Building Tips

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    Detached vs Attached Garage

    Our current house has a detached garage as you can see in the photo above. This is the first time we’ve had a detached, and I have to say, we’ve really enjoyed it. Many would argue they would only have an attached garage, but I could go either way. I feel like they both have pros and cons. So let’s take a look at each.

    November 14, 2019
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    Three Home DIY Projects That Will Save you Money

    To buy it or to DIY it? That is the question. Some would rather save the time and energy, while others would rather save the money. I do think it depends on what it is and really how much money you are actually saving. Also, you must consider how much value is it going to add for all the time and effort you will be putting into it.

    November 12, 2019
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    How to Make New Brick Look Old

    As much as Henry and I love building new homes, we love the character of older homes as well. It is sometimes hard to achieve the character and older look on a brand new home, but it can be accomplished. One way we are implementing this character is trying to give our exterior brick somewhat of an older look.

    November 5, 2019
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    Tips for Painting Your Home’s Exterior

    Whether brick or siding, we love the look of a painted exterior. Paint can completely change an outdated home or give a unique look to a new one. We have painted both new construction homes and remodels and it always adds so much curb appeal. Even though we struggled with deciding what to do on the exterior of the new build, we ultimately decided to go with our original plan of painting the brick.

    October 2, 2019
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    How to Choose the Right Interior Moldings for Your Home

    As we’ve built and remodeled several homes, we have learned that trim and moldings play such a big role in completing the look of an interior. This is a very exciting part of building a house because at this point your vision is starting to come to life by seeing a more completed look. This phase can also be very overwhelming. There are so many choices and options for trimming the interior of a home. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right molding for you home. Hopefully this will help make this process a little easier.

    October 1, 2019

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