About Me
Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!


Buying Security Shutters: 3 Important Considerations To Factor In

1 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you want additional protection for your windows during storms or you are trying to keep burglars out, security shutters make for the perfect addition to your home. However, you shouldn't simply buy the first set of security shutters that you come across. If you're serious about keeping your home safe, you need to make sure that you take these three things into consideration before you make a purchase: 1. Durability Read More …

3 Reasons To Install Sliding Glass Doors As Your Business Entry

1 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

You've probably used plenty of commercial sliding doors when entering other establishments, but you might have never thought about purchasing these doors for your own business. However, installing sliding glass doors as your business entry can be a smart business decision. These are a few reasons why. 1. Save Space One great thing about sliding glass doors is the fact that they are great space savers. You don't have to worry about people opening and closing more traditional doors and taking up space in your entryway. Read More …

4 Tips For Purchasing A Newly Constructed Home

22 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There are many benefits to purchasing a newly constructed home—you typically have a warranty, everything is brand new, and you won't have to worry about making immediate repairs. But buying a new home can be just as complicated as buying an older home. If you are in the market to purchase a newly constructed home, use the following tips: Hire an Experienced Realtor While the negotiations involved in buying a new home are a little different from buying directly from a private seller, it is still essential to have a real estate agent working on your behalf. Read More …

Design A Dream Kitchen For Your Custom Home

5 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The kitchen is the hub of the home. It's where you cook and clean up. However, it also tends to be a meeting place for the family and friendly gatherings alike. As such, you want your kitchen to be beautiful as well as functional. As you make plans for your custom home, design a dream kitchen. Customized Island As you're planning your kitchen, be honest about the tasks that will take place there as well as the needed storage. Read More …

7 Ways To Keep Energy Costs Low While Using The Air Conditioner

30 May 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

As the weather heats up, so will your home's energy costs. Keeping your home cool can take a toll on your energy source and air conditioning units. Here are some tips you can use to keep your energy bills within reason.  Service your air conditioning system. If your system is running inefficiently, it will work harder to cool your home. As a result, your bills will be higher. Before the extreme summer weather hits, have a HVAC technician perform maintenance,, such as checking the refrigerant. Read More …