My Love of Remodeling

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My Love of Remodeling

Hello I'm Risa Lee. When my husband and I bought our first home, it was with the intention of doing some major remodeling. We liked the basic floor plan, and it was cheap, but other than that, nothing was right about the house. It took us a while to get started because neither of us had the time or the knowledge. Finally, there was a summer when he had a three-week vacation. Instead of going on a trip, we used our time and money to finally get started on our remodel. To our surprise, we both fell in love with amateur construction! We have since bought and remodeled a few other homes because we love it so much. We're in no way professionals, but please feel free to join in our love and experience in basic construction. Maybe you will learn something!


Three Places To Add Bulkheads In Your Custom Home

Ceiling bulkheads probably aren't the first thing on your mind when you begin to imagine how your future custom home will look, but that doesn't mean that you should forget about them altogether. Bulkheads add value to a lot of different locations in your home, so it's advantageous to think about where you want them — and then confer with your custom builder to ensure that your plans are doable. In most cases, your builder will be able to add this simple, yet valuable, boxed structure to the ceiling in your desired locations. Read More 

3 Important Facts To Know About Tree Pruning

When you have lots of trees on your property, you need to make sure that you understand how to take care of your trees. Taking care of your trees will help you keep your property looking nice and will help increase the curb appeal of your home.   Important Fact #1: Your Trees Only Need Pruning Once a Year  First, it is important to understand that your trees don't need to be trimmed multiple times throughout the year. Read More 

Four Good Reasons To Repave That Parking Lot NOW

When you have an old parking lot that is a mess, you know it is time to repave, but you want to wait for a better season. That is not a good idea. Here are three good reasons why a parking lot re-paving is in order now. Winter Is Going to Make the Problem Worse The reason why roads and parking lots end up a mess is because rain, snow, ice, and ice melt get into the tiny cracks of asphalt and cause it to expand and break apart. Read More 

3 Types Of Horizontal Patterns For Your New Siding

If you plan on having siding installed soon, not only do you need to choose what type of siding you want to have installed in your home, you also need to determine how you want the siding to be installed. There are horizontal, vertical, and shake patterns for siding. Horizontal patterns tend to be the most popular, with three different options for you to choose from. Horizontal Pattern #1: Traditional Read More 

4 Signs A Home May Not Be Structurally Sound

You may not need a home with the most updated counters or the trendiest wall colors, but you do need a home that is structurally sound. Whether you're shopping for a fixer-upper or are simply concerned about an older home that you're already living in, it pays to know the signs that a home may not be as structurally sound as it should be. Here are a few of those key signs. Read More