How Flashing Valleys of Pitched Roofs Saves Headaches and Cost

With the onset of Spring, seasonable rain and floods are a reality many homeowners face. That in mind, simplifying a new home’s exterior architecture and finishes is a popular trend in the current economy.

Reducing number of gables, trimming cladding varieties and not cutting roofs into a hodgepodge of angles and intersecting slopes are all part of the process.

More than just good advice, the process of simplifying also reduces hard costs and boosts curb appeal, while mitigating callbacks. Read more

Designing His and Her Baths Takes Thought and Time

Other than kitchens, bathrooms are another main consideration when building and designing the interior of your home.

Three main factors determine how you will design a bathroom for both genders:

  1. Routines
  2. Habits
  3. Physical Attributes
Before you begin, identify all the activities that will be performed in the living space. Modern master baths tend to have more extensive types of activities than those of the past.  Read more

How to Select the Right CounterTop for Your Home

Today’s kitchen countertop’s come in a wide variety of colors, materials and styles, so how do you know which ones to choose? Here’s what to consider when buying countertops in regards to function, look and style of your home and budget:

Although granite’s been a common favorite in recent years, the latest trends in countertop surfaces include soapstone, solid surface and laminate.Decorative and durable, these surfaces range from affordable to expensive and glossy to matte, all of which can fit your kitchen needs. Read more

How to Compare Home Insulation Options and Energy Savings

Icynene-Insulation-In-Exterior-Walls-resized-600.JPGKey considerations when building your home are types of insulation and energy efficiency. Though there are many options to consider,geographic location, your budget and compliance with federal regulations for energy efficiency will be the primary factors involved in selecting the right insulation for your housing needs.

Following are the main types of materials used for home insulation: Read more

Should I Build a New Home or Buying An Existing Home To Remodel?

custom-country-home-oberlin-ohio-resized-600.jpgPurchasing a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding accomplishments in life. However, it can also become a difficult decision to make when setting out to build a new home or purchase an existing home in today’s market.

Here are some variables to consider as you move through the decision making process:

Before you begin exploring your options, consider whether you’ll work with a general contractor to build a custom home, or purchase a new pre-built home. If you’re thinking about purchasing an existing home, you will need to complete an inspection and also provide an estimate of costs associated with the remodeling process. Read more