Designing a custom home is an exciting — albeit stressful — experience. One of the most important decisions you'll need to make when building a custom home is the floor plan or layout. While standard floor plans work for many homeowners, others prefer to design it themselves. If you are wanting to design a floor plan that is all your own, keep these three tips in mind to ensure the design is successful:
25 April 2017
While everyone dreams of building a home or business that meets their exact specifications, the actual process may feature more trepidation than anticipated. Custom designs can be fraught with complications and delays, and even when completed, you can find yourself dealing with issues that no one anticipated. Blazing new trails is fun, but selecting reliability is responsible. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the advantages of purchasing pre-engineered design build structures.
25 April 2017
A mold problem caused by water damage can be quite a nightmare to clean up. Although many homeowners' first instinct at the sight of mold is to douse it with bleach, bleach is actually only useful for killing things on a flat and non-porous surface. If you have mold growing on a wooden wall, the bleach will only kill the parts of the mold that are on the outside of the wall and will not extend into the wall to kill the roots of the mold.
19 April 2017
Tankless water heaters have become very popular due to their image as a power-conserving, water-conserving modern invention that will last longer than old, rusty tanks. In some respects, tankless water heaters really are good; they do conserve power, and they do last longer than your typical tank-style water heater. However, there are advantages to having a tank-style heater as well, and if you've been having issues with a tankless heater, it might be time to switch back or use a combination.
7 April 2017
If you have recently purchased a large plot of agricultural or ranch land that has yet to be developed properly, you may be simultaneously thrilled and nervous about everything that you have to do. If you have any large rivers or streams that cut through your property, though, one of your first priorities will likely need to be to build a bridge over that waterway to give yourself better access to your lands and maneuverability around your property.
24 March 2017
If your power bills are higher than your friends or neighbors, yet you still feel too hot or too cold in your home, then your house probably isn't very energy efficient. If you live in an older home, it could have single pane windows and inadequate insulation. Before you spend a lot of money on upgrades, it's best to have an energy audit so you know exactly what needs to be done.
24 March 2017
If you have decided that a screened-in porch would be the perfect addition to your home, you will want to make sure that you are carefully reviewing the following points. This way, you will have a better chance at ending up with a quality screened-in porch that you will be able to enjoy for many years. Carefully Consider The Placement Of The Door When you are building a screened-in porch, you will need a door that opens up to the yard.
16 March 2017
If you run a business and you lose your keys to the building, you may be surprised at how secure your building is. When you aren't able to get into the building to find a spare set of keys, or you don't have an employee who carries a spare, you may have to call an emergency locksmith to help you get into your commercial space. Once you have lost your keys, it's impossible to know if they've been stolen.
1 March 2017
Snow and ice have a major impact on vinyl siding in winter. They collect on the siding and make it very heavy. The snow and ice can also collect underneath the edges of the siding and cause damage behind the siding. Your best bet to protect the siding and your house from winter damages is to clear snow and ice whenever you can. Here are some helpful hints on how to do just that.
1 March 2017
Santa will be climbing down your chimney soon. To prevent him from getting injured, there are some things you should check. These things will also keep you and your family safe this winter when you use your fireplace. Keep reading, and you will soon be able to enjoy a warm fire and be ready for the man in the red suit. Hire a Chimney Sweep Hire a chimney sweep in your area to come to your home and clean your chimney before you light your first fire.
1 December 2016