Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

    December 15, 2013
    When it comes to energy use in your home, only the kitchen rivals the bathroom. If your home has more than one bathroom, the energy use can increase even more. Large amounts of heat, water and lighting are used in the bathroom every day, by every member of the household.
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  • Maintaining your Hot Water Heater

    December 1, 2013
    Few household appliances are depended on more and thought about less than the hot water heater. For many homeowners, installing or replacing the hot water heater is the only time this essential appliance enters their minds.
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  • When to Update Your Kitchen Appliances

    November 15, 2013
    You will need to carefully consider whether or not you are making a kitchen upgrade for personal pleasure, or with the more specific aim of increasing the value of your home.
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  • Organizing Tips for your Kitchen

    November 1, 2013
    One of the key ingredients to great cooking is good preparation. In the culinary arts, this is also known as Mise-en-place (pronounced [miz on plas]), a French term that means "everything in its place".
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  • Environmental Benefits Of Building With Wood

    October 15, 2013
    Don’t let anybody tell you wood is not a “green” building product. Wood circulates energy savings throughout its life. To start, wood-frame construction is easy to insulate to high standards when compared to alternative framing materials.
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  • Fall Protection Equipment Improvements

    October 1, 2013
    Fall Protection Equipment Improvements Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials said recent technological improvements in fall protection equipment was a factor in the decision to tighten standards for residential contractors.
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  • Is it Time to Add More Attic Insulation?

    September 15, 2013
    So, you’ve got your new windows and doors. All of your weather-stripping is in place and your house is sealed against the elements. You may think you’re all set for the approaching cold weather.
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  • Remodeling in time for the Holidays

    September 1, 2013
    Remodeling in time for the Holidays   With summer winding down it might just be time to start thinking about your indoor fall projects.
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  • Create a Living Room Outdoors

    August 15, 2013
    The backyard patio or deck has long been a favorite place for summer fun and cookouts, but more and more, people are discovering new ways to repurpose their outdoor space. An outdoor living room can expand the functional area of your home by taking advantage of your extra space outside.
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  • Deck Building & Mold Prevention

    July 15, 2013
    Of course, homeowners bear the greatest burden for keeping new decks free from mold, but there are some things a builder can do: Gap the decking properly (minimum 1/8”) for drainage. Pitch the deck properly away from the house for drainage (minimum 1/8” in 8’).
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