Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

Installing A New Masonry Wood Burning Fireplace? 3 Maintenance Tips To Keep You Safe And The Fireplace Looking Great

If you are planning to install a new masonry wood burning fireplace in your home, you know how expensive this can be. It also takes time and you need to hire a skilled mason to help with the installation. Once it is installed, however, you need to ensure you learn how to properly care for your fireplace. This will not only keep you and your family safe but will also keep the fireplace looking beautiful. Read More 

3 Signs Of Mortar Damage

Bricks are among the most durable construction materials. Unfortunately, the mortar that holds bricks together isn't designed to last quite as long as the bricks themselves. Water can leave your mortar in poor condition. You must address mortar problems quickly to ensure that your home remains structurally sound. In order to invest in timely repairs, you need to be able to identify mortar problems quickly. Try looking for the following tell-tale signs of mortar joint damage when inspecting your brick surfaces in the future, Read More 

Going Big Or Keeping It Simple: The First-Time Home Buyers Guide To Finding The Perfect Balance When Building A Custom Home

Buying your first home will probably cause you to have more questions than answers, and a custom home is going to bring you even more difficult decisions. How big do you want your new home to be, what features meet your needs, and where are you going to build? These are just a few of the many questions that you will have when building a new home, but with a little help, you will have the perfect balance of size and design to satisfy all your needs. Read More 

Five Reasons To Remove Excess Chlorine From Your Water

Water treatment facilities add chlorine to the water in order to kill harmful bacteria and other pathogens. This is a necessary component of water treatment. After all, you do not want to come down with an infection after drinking or bathing in your tap water! The residual chlorine in the water is not an immediate hazard because the levels are low—but that does not necessarily mean the chlorine residue is safe or ideal, either. Read More 

4 Hardscaping Options For A Livable Backyard

A hardscape is a landscape where man-made features are added for both functional and aesthetic purposes. These features contrast with the vegetation in the yard, and the result can be a better-looking and a more useful yard area around your home. There are a few approaches you can try out depending on your budget and your personal taste. Outdoor Kitchen Hardscaping combines function and aesthetics, and as far as function goes, an outdoor kitchen can be an amazing addition to your home. Read More 

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Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

When my wife and I were looking for a new home, we only had a few homes to choose from that were within the district we wanted our children to attend. That made it tough to find a home that was "perfect" for us, but thankfully, we left room in our budget to make changes to the home we bought. Thankfully, the home we bought was large enough for us to live in during the renovation process, although we did have to make our children share rooms until we added that bedroom we needed. We learned that careful planning is important to ensuring the final result of your renovation projects is exactly how you want it, and we dedicated at lot of time to planning. We learned so much during the process that we wanted to make a blog to share our tips and experience on!