Building a Home the Right Way

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  • Two Tips For Ke...

    April 8th, 2016

    Metal is among the more durable roofing materials that you can choose for your home, but it will still require regular care to protect it against some of the more common forms of wear and tear. Sadly, it can be easy for homeowners to overlook some basic care tips for [...]

  • How To Seal A S...

    March 7th, 2016

    If you have recently had a stamped and dyed concrete driveway installed on your property, then you likely want to protect the concrete from damage. The best way to do this is to keep the concrete safe from freeze and thaw cycles that will cause cracks to appear in the [...]

  • Three Signs You...

    January 22nd, 2016

    If you live in a historical home built more than a few decades ago, you may be wondering what the expiration date on old electrical wiring is. There isn’t one, exactly, although experts do recommend that you have an inspection by an electrician if you know that the wiring is [...]

  • 3 Ways Your Fri...

    December 4th, 2015

    For most people, the refrigerator is one of the most indispensable appliances of all. Yet that’s no reason to let your fridge drive up your electricity bill unnecessarily. If you would like to learn more about home appliance maintenance, read on. This article will teach you about three ways your [...]

Prep for Building

Prep for Building

There are many small preparatory, but important tasks that must be performed before building your home. This includes choosing a lot, obtaining permits, and planning everything out. You should take up a lot of time in this phase because if you rush it, you may run into problems down the line.

You can’t prepare too much for a home build. Make sure you go over everything several times with your contractor. They need to know exactly what you want so that they can deliver. Good planning leads to a great home.

During the Build

During the Build

Keeping a level head during the construction of your home can be difficult to do. There will be surprises and situations you did not anticipate. It may take longer than you thought or you may have a problem with a sub-contractor. No matter what, you should try to keep your stress levels down.

Taking a vacation, putting more trust in your contractor, or planning well ahead are great ways to avoid or get rid of stress. If you start to feel stress, impatience, and anger start to creep up, nip it in the bud and reduce your stress levels.

Finishing Construction

Finishing Construction

Trim, paint, carpet, flooring, windows, doors, and other finishing touches are the last things that are done to your home. There is usually a long laundry list of small tasks for you and your contractors to perform before your family can actually move in. While it may be tempting to move in early and finish everything yourself, avoid doing this. Once you get furniture in the home, it will be much harder to finish projects. Along with that one tip, there are several other things you should remember during the finishing phases of construction.