Building Tips

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    How Many Steps Are In a Flight of Stairs?

    If you have ever been involved in building a staircase, you have probably asked the question: How many steps are in a flight of stairs? In this article, we’re going to answer that question and tell you why it can vary based on a few different factors. Having designed and built several staircases myself, I can tell you that it is extremely important to do it right and according to your local building codes!

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    Wood vs MDF Baseboard

    If you’re planning a renovation project or building a new home, you may be considering what type of baseboard to use. When it comes to choosing, there are two popular options – wood vs MDF baseboard. Both types have their pros and cons and it’s important to understand the differences before making a decision. We’ve used both in the homes that we’ve built and remodeled, and I have to say that there are definitely pros and cons to each. So let’s break down what those are so you can make the right choice for your home.

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    Why Do I Need a Permit to Finish My Basement?

    You’ve finally saved up enough money to finish your basement. You’ve been dreaming of that extra bedroom, home office, or family room for years, and now you’re ready to make it happen. But before you start tearing down walls and laying carpet, there’s one important step you need to take: pulling a permit.

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    How To Plan a Home Addition

    A home addition can be a big expense. So you want to make sure and do it correctly. Since there are several steps involved, it’s extremely important to be prepared and ready for the upcoming project as much as possible. So taking some time to research, plan, and get organized is well worth it.

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    Difference Between New Construction and Replacement Windows

    What is the difference between new construction and replacement windows? And which one is the right choice for your project? These are questions that we had to ask as we planned our flip house project. Part of the project included a large addition. We also needed to replace and relocate several existing windows. So we decided that the best option was to go with new construction windows for the addition and the same windows for the existing part of the house, but with no nailing fin.