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Top 10 Tiling Tips From the Experts

This season is all about tile. With its many different variations, materials, sheens, and grout colors, the tile you install in your home will take on its own personality, even if you use the same tile as the guy across the street. Learning how to install tile can be a little tricky, but with these tiling tips you will be an expert in no time. Let's dive right in. 1. Design When you're thinking about...

Good Work Ain’t Cheap and Cheap Work Ain’t Good

A Different Perspective In our line of work we often get asked, “why is it so expensive?” This is a loaded question, but generally when you are looking from a homeowner’s perspective, you only see a certain percentage of what actually needs to be done by your general contractor. Think about it this way. If you have a bedroom wall that is 10 feet long by 10 feet high, you only see 100 square feet...

Moving vs. Completing a Home Renovation – Weighing the Pros and Cons

It's finally here! After a long and uncertain winter and spring, we're approaching the summer home buying season! Not as excited as you thought you would be? Well, you're not alone. In this blog, we're going to walk you through what everyone is going through at the moment - choosing between buying move-in ready vs. pouring a bit of sweat equity into a home renovation to make your dollar stretch just a bit further. And...

Wellness In The Home

Believe it or not, our homes actually have a huge impact on overall wellness. Everything from the air you breathe to the way you layout your rooms can play an active part in achieving wellness in the home. The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. Many wellness models include at least 6 dimensions: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and...

How to Smoke Meat

Memorial Day in our company is always bittersweet. The majority of our team members are veterans, married to military, or close family of military. Remembering the loss of our compatriots is always a sorrowful time. The gratefulness we have for our fallen brothers and sisters reminds us to celebrate the freedom and life they've given us while remembering to cherish the people we have around us, including the families of those that have fallen. I...

Achieving Flow with Home Projects

While we’re all stuck at home, you are probably realizing that you can’t ignore the areas of your home that just aren’t working for your family’s needs anymore. This might be that wall color in your family room that you absolutely hate, the coffee table your puppy took a bite out of, or the planter boxes falling apart in your backyard—whatever it may be, these little things are often too small to hire a professional...

Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

Seeds? Check.  Soil? Check. Sunshine?  Check.  Still in lockdown? Check. Many of us find ourselves reliving childhood skills that we haven't dusted off in decades while others are using the beautiful weather and the pandemic as an opportunity to explore new hobbies.  As food prices for vegetables and fruit continue to climb, it just makes sense to get some dirt under your fingernails and take in some Vitamin D.  For those of us that have never...

5 Organization Strategies for Productivity

Balancing work, cleaning, and entertainment for the kids during Covid can be utterly exhausting. These tasks combined with a restless feeling that you aren’t being productive and life is on hold can make you feel emotionally and physically drained. How do you go about breaking out of this rut and returning to a sense of normalcy? Implementing some organization strategies. Often the stress of children and family dynamics can be directly related to home organization...

Teaching a New Generation

As tempers and frustration are running high on the tail end of a 1+ month quarantine, we're beginning to wonder if we should rewatch The Office for the 12th time. Monopoly doesn't sound nearly as fun as it did two weeks ago either. We understand the stress, being parents ourselves, so we've put together a short list of projects to do at home. Not only will it keep your kids entertained, but it will provide...

The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

We receive many questions about spray foam insulation and its benefits in your home. Many homeowners feel intimidated when it comes to building science and are especially wary of seemingly uncommon solutions like spray foam insulation.  For this issue’s Q & A, we will answer the questions you’re all asking. What is spray foam insulation? Spray foam insulation is a spray-applied cellular product created by two materials - isocyanate and polyurethane. When combined, these substances...