Building Tips

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    How Much Does a Finished Basement Cost?

    Many people wonder how much it cost to finish a basement. During the process of building or remodeling, some people decide on waiting to finish a basement due to not knowing how much it will cost. When we were building our house, we decided early in the process to finish most of our basement. I will say for us, it was actually more affordable to go ahead and finish the basement while we were building. It allowed us to have more finished square footage at a much more affordable price.

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    The Best Wood to Use on the Exterior of a House

    There are several factors to consider, but the most important should be weather resistance. Cedar, Cypress, and Redwood are extremely weather-resistant compared to other woods. Because of this and the fact that they are easy to find, these three are the most commonly used woods on the exterior of a home.

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    Hardwood Flooring: Does it Add Value to Your Home?

    Does adding hardwood floors add value to your home? This is a very good question that comes up often. Most people would agree that they for sure do add value to a home. Although the answer is quite simple, the explanation may need to go a little further.

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    Four Elements of a Beautiful Staircase

    There are so many components that go into the building or remodeling a home. While we were building our new home, we made sure to plan out every single part of our staircase, all the way from the treads to the decor. It was all so important.

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    Things To Consider Before Purchasing Garage Doors For Your Home

    So all throughout our build, I was set on doing something different for our garage doors. There were things I just knew I wanted to change up and things I wanted to leave the same. I had always dreamed of doing real wood garage doors and I had made up my mind that was exactly what I wanted to do. Henry kept trying to get me to look at other options and I just wouldn’t have any part of it. You know how women can be at times, a little set in our ways…or maybe that is just me?