"Make the permanent things in your new home universally appealing and have fun with things that are easy to change." Each time we watch a commercial from Lowe's or Home Depot, we see a home that looks great. From the color palate to the cabinet design to the floor finish ... it all looks so in line with today's trend it is scary. But remember, the commercial you just saw … [Read more...]
Green is no longer ‘Elective’
Earthcraft Certified. LEED Certified. ‘High-Performance’ Housing ‘Energy Star’ Compliant. The incredible and powerful shift to responsible building techniques is both powerful and permanent. Building GREEN will continue to become more and more prevalent as both techniques and materials become more accepted and less expensive. It is a trend I think we all recognize as … [Read more...]
Buyer - “Look at the hardwood floors…. they are beautiful!” Seller – “Cha-ching” It is the most common refrain from almost any buyer when they see wood floors (of ANY age) that have been well maintained. Not only do they add a sense of luxury and class, they last far longer and greatly enhance air quality. A good wood floor is arguably the ultimate investment in that it is … [Read more...]
Building a New House from A to Z and then back to D…..
Have you ever really thought about the steps it really takes to build a house? Here is a breakdown of roughly the 30 steps it takes to construct a new home. Clearing Rough Grading Stone installation for Driveway Footing Layout by Engineer Dig Engineered Footing Pour Footing Engineer Sets Brick Points Foundation Block & Brick Backfill … [Read more...]
What is a Single Hung Window versus a Double Hung?
Windows are an integral part of your new home and it is important to understand the differences. A single hung window is a more affordable window that only has one workable sash (meaning only the bottom part goes up). Usually this type of window does not have wooden trim surrounding the window and they will have a sill at the bottom that is the total trim package. These … [Read more...]