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When it comes to building a custom home you have construction options. For some that are contemplating building a new home, they feel like they know what they want and they want to have the control over the subcontractors and process of how their home is built. By acting as their own general cont...
09/23/2019
Modular construction is not a new concept. The first documented prefabricated home was the Manning Portable Cottage built in the 1830’s by a carpenter in London. Fast forward to the present day. Disruption in construction by the off-site modular method has been coming. Modular construction’s impa...
08/26/2019
On average, your home’s appliances which include: clothes washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, air purifiers, etc., account for 20 percent of your home’s total electric bill. But all appliances aren’t created equal, some appliances use more energy than others. Most appliances so...
08/12/2019
The field of home technology is exploding! For most, it is just plain overwhelming. Are you Team Amazon, Team Google or Team Apple? Doing your homework to figure out what devices to install in your home can be intimidating. There are lots of factors at play. It can start with the device you are c...
08/05/2019
Each year the American Pet Products Association produces a survey of pet owners. This year, the Survey shows that 67 percent of U.S. households own at least one pet; an estimated 84.9 million homes.  Millennials represent the largest segment of pet owners for all pet types owned. And for the firs...
07/22/2019
If you can afford a new home, then you can afford a zero energy ready home. There are simple, low cost, steps you can take to significantly reduce your energy use on the path to zero net energy use. The technology exists, coupled with good design, to reduce the energy footprint of your new home. ...
07/08/2019
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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”– Chinese ProverbThis is a great quote because… everyone wishes they started something earlier. I wish I had started exercising back in my 20s. I wish I had discovered being a YouTuber before it got saturated. I wish I ...
07/01/2019
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Lemmings are small rodents that have been known to follow each other as they charge to their deaths off the edge of cliffs. This is actually an unsubstantiated myth about Lemmings, but they’ve become a metaphor for people who go along unquestioningly with a group with potentially dangerous conseq...
06/17/2019
You see it on the news and hear about it on the weather reports. Rain, rain, rain. It seems like we have felt its impacts more than ever over the last 18 months. When building a new home, the first thing that has to be done is to build a foundation. Whether it is a slab, a crawlspace foundation, ...
06/03/2019
Off-site construction is in the news! For residential construction, you may hear terms like modular, prefabricated, panelized, ICF’s, etc. The need to find a better way to build is being driven by severe labor shortages in the construction industry, a housing affordability crisis, and a lack of n...
05/28/2019
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