How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit

    Last year we decided to build a fire pit behind the house. We had originally planned on building a simple stone fire pit. After some discussion, we decided to build a modern one made of concrete. We thought it would be a nice contrast with the brick retaining wall along with the other elements we would add around the fire pit.

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  • Kitchen

    Kitchen Must Haves I Can’t Live Without

    I don’t know about you all, but we spend so much time in our kitchen. From cooking, eating, to socializing, the kitchen seems to be the gathering place at our house. This could be because we have such a love for food. Actually some of our greatest memories have taken place in our kitchen.

    August 15, 2019
  • Design Decisions

    Designing Our Living Room Finishes: Built-ins, Fireplace, and Beams

    One of the best things about building your own home is being able to make it custom to exactly what you want. Well, that is within what your budget allows. I love planning and coming up with each room’s unique design and finishes. It’s always important, as I have stated before, while making each room unique, the look still flows with the remainder of the home.

    August 14, 2019
  • Building Tips

    Seven Ways to Add Character to a New Build

    Do you ever wish walls could talk? As Im walking through an older home this is always going through my head. I can’t help but think about all the stories an older home could tell us. I sometimes can even imagine it so clearly in my head of all the great memories that were created in a historic property.

    August 8, 2019
  • Building Tips

    Does It Pay to Splurge on Windows?

    From previous experience with building and remodeling, we quickly found out how spending a little more money on windows was well worth it. There are so many places that you can overspend on a build or remodel, but going for a higher end window is one place you will never regret.

    August 6, 2019