With mortgage rates being lower and demand for housing increasing, new construction for the housing market is also expected to increase in 2015. Builders take into consideration the economy and buyer behavior when deciding whether to begin new construction. Once you begin noticing more builders breaking ground on new homes, you may start wondering how […]

A finished basement in a home can be added space for play, office work, entertaining or even bedrooms. It may seem like a daunting task to transform what used to be a storage only basement to a warm and inviting family area but depending on the design, it can be basic construction. BASIC STEPS INVOLVED […]

With the increasing popularity of natural remedies, you may be wondering what ways you could use them around the house. Here is a list of some handy ways to maintain your home with a more natural approach, or what I like to call chemical free home hacks! KITCHEN ~ PESTICIDE ~ No matter how hard […]

When jumping into the housing market one of the first things you must ask yourself is whether you are looking to purchase an older home or a new construction home. There are great advantages to both types of homes and also some downfalls that have to be kept in mind. Below are some general characteristics […]

When you purchase a home, you may find you need more space or decide certain aspects of your home need an update. Renovations and additions can be done by the homeowner or by a licensed contractor. Regardless of who tackles the project, be sure to get the appropriate permits and keep your home safe! Why […]

Everyone would love to have a beautifully landscaped yard but not all of us have the budget to have it professionally done. Designing and creating your own landscaping from scratch is a great DIY project. With a little time to prepare, plan and plant, any homeowner can create a wonderful landscaping masterpiece! Budget Before anything […]

When deciding to have a home custom built, one of the first and most important things to do is to pick a builder. Depending on your budget, style and location there will be a number of builders to choose from. Here are some helpful tips on how to find the perfect builder to construct your […]

Today builders and homeowners have a variety of materials available in stone. From limestone to granite, here are the most common stone options in housing today and some good information on each! Consider this a helpful resource for any future home remodeling! LIMESTONE Characteristics Limestone is a sedimentary rock that weathers very well as it […]

When designing your home, one feature that is often overlooked, is lighting. This feature can significantly affect the visual comfort and functionality of your rooms. With a little research and planning you can design a great lighting layout for your home! Here’s a hint: Mapping out each room and its furniture is a good way […]

Maximizing space is a common wish for many homeowners. One area that is often overlooked for additional storage is the area under staircases. Here are 8 creative ways to make the most out of your staircase!   1. Coat Closet/Mudroom Storage Staircases are often found near the entryway of homes, making it a perfect location […]