Building Tips

  • Building Tips

    Five Important Tips for Being Your Own Contractor

    The thought of serving as your own contractor can be scary, but when you start to talk about saving money, it helps people get over that fear. Over the past sixteen years, we’ve served as our own contractor on several houses, and we’ve learned a lot! I won’t be able to tell you everything in this one article, but I’m going to share with you some of the most important things you need to do and remember when building your own house.

    June 22nd, 2019
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    Cost to Build a Detached Garage

    A few months ago we wrote an article talking about if a three car garage is worth the cost. And of course, we think the answer is a resounding “yes”. We received a lot of questions from that post, one of which was “How much did it cost to build your garage?”

    Updated August 6th, 2020
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    Composite vs Wood Decking

    You might have heard me say before, I am a huge fan of real wood. There is just something about that wood grain and texture that faux wood cannot measure up to. However, in some applications, I think careful consideration should be made over the choice of real wood or fake. Decking is one of these applications.

    Updated June 8th, 2019

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