Building Tips

  • Building Tips

    Self-Contracting vs Hiring a Contractor

    Henry and I have always self-contracted our builds and projects up to this point. We love being hands on and enjoy doing lots of the work ourselves. Throughout the past eighteen years of several builds and re-models, this is the first time we have hired a contractor.

    September 4, 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
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    Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Roof Color

    From the beginning, Henry and I had in our minds we were for sure going with cedar shake roofing. After comparing prices, on cedar vs composite, and learning more about the upkeep and cons associated with cedar, we quickly decided to go the composite route.

    August 2, 2019



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