Building Tips

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    Is a Three Car Garage Worth the Extra Cost?

    Is a three car garage worth the extra cost? This is a great question! It is one we always ask ourself before we start a new build. If doing a poll, I’m sure most would vote to do a three car garage, but the number one thing holding people back would be the cost and the space.

    Updated June 19th, 2019
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    4 DIY Projects That Will Save You Money While Building

    During the building process, we have been able to save tens of thousands of dollars by doing some of the projects ourselves. Although, I have to say, Henry is quite the handy man, most of these projects didn’t require an expert. These labor saving areas mostly just required some research, tools, and hard working hours. If you are one of these people who love doing projects and are willing to put in some sweat equity, you will allow yourself to save some money!

    Updated May 22nd, 2019
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    Items to Splurge on When Building a House

    The word splurge always excites me! I mean what woman doesn’t want to spend a little extra money on upgrading some important items in the home? The best part is, this is money well spent! I love knowing I can upgrade on a few areas and feel good about it. It is money that will actually play a big part on making your home look more high end. I’m going to discuss five areas that we chose to splurge on in our current home. We will also be doing the same in our upcoming build.

    February 12th, 2019
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    4 Reasons to Choose Engineered Hardwood Over Solid

    We are always getting asked about our floors. It’s probably the most asked question on our Instagram posts. Our floors are a engineered hardwood, and we absolutely love them. But many of the people that ask about them don’t have much experience with engineered.  So I thought I would write an article about why we like engineered so much and why we actually prefer it over solid. 

    Updated June 3rd, 2021
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    How To Maintain a Happy Marriage While Building a House

    While building a house can be very fun and exciting, it can also be mentally and physically draining. It can make dreams come true, but it can sometimes lead to marital problems. Henry and I are often asked, “How have you maintained a happy marriage through the building of several homes?” This is a great question that I’m going to try and answer within this post.

    January 10th, 2019