Dump Trucks, Bulldozers and Cranes, Oh My!
Building your own home is extremely exciting and, often times, this excitement leads to the strong possibility of missing out on certain aspects of the custom home that weren't considered. Here are four things that are often overlooked:
The Future: Strongly considering your future is important when building your custom built home, especially if you plan on making it your forever home. However, even if you plan on selling, you need to consider how your home design is going to impact the resale value in the future.
Water patterns and flooding patterns change over the years as cities are remodeled and natural landscapes change. Your home may not have been in a flood zone when it was built, but that does not mean it's not in a flood zone today. If you have noticed water beginning to seep in or pool around your home, you might be prone to flooding if a heavy rain comes or a nearby body of water overflows.
If your home seems to be like swiss cheese and causing you to have cold feet, improvements to the insulation will help stop air leaks. It is not just the insulation of your home that could be contributing to many of these problems, it is also things like poor materials and lack of modern air barriers. You may want to consider improvements like adding insulation to the attic or encapsulating the crawl space to stop the cold drafts in your home.
If you're like many consumers, you consider immersion in water to be the kiss of death for your leather items such as purses, jackets, luggage, and furniture. However, strategies exist for minimizing the damage water wreaks on leather. Following are three of them that are particularly helpful for situations where significant amounts of water are a part of the picture such as flooding or the aftermath of a household fire that was put out by water.
There is a lot of satisfaction in remodeling your home, or making your house feel more like home with updates. One of the very best ways that you can improve the look and feel of your home is to paint the walls. Painting the walls can transform a room for a relatively low price point, and the dividends are noticeable right away. However, it does take a little bit of preparation to make the paint look professional.
Welcome to my blog. I'm Kara Montgomery. My entire life, I have had an obsession with construction. When I was a little girl, I had a whole set of construction equipment toys I'd play with. As I got older, I read so many books on construction. Even though I didn't follow construction as a career path, this has continued to be something I'm interested in and I thought it'd be fun to create a little blog that covers various construction topics. There is really no specific construction topic this blog will cover, so anyone who has an interest in the construction industry will find something of use.
Building your own home is extremely exciting and, …
Water patterns and flooding patterns change over t …
If your home seems to be like swiss cheese and cau …
If you're like many consumers, you consider immers …
There is a lot of satisfaction in remodeling your …