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Building your dream home: choosing windows

Building Your Dream Home: Choosing Windows

21Jun 2019

Coming out to the job site today, your home is starting to look more like a house and less like a kid’s clubhouse. You actually have all the doors installed and the roof looks good. Now its time to think about the windows. Let’s take a look at the different types of windows and their options.

You might think that you could just go into a hardware store and just say, “I would like 6 windows, please,” and they would be delivered just like that. Like many things in life, this purchase comes with as many choices as buying clothes.

House Plan Spotlight: The Florida Collection

House Plan Spotlight: The Florida Collection

19Jun 2019

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to kick back and relax. Enjoy some swimming. Slather on the sunblock. Drink some of those fancy coconut drinks with the little umbrellas. It’s that time of year when we all start having dreams of Florida and the beautiful sandy beaches. So, let’s look at some plans that are so perfect for The Sunshine State that we named the collection after them.


Examining House Styles: The Florida Collection

Examining House Styles: The Florida Collection

18Jun 2019

Warm sand, palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, the smell of coconuts and suntan oil; who wouldn’t want to live in a beach paradise? On the East Coast, Florida is the prime beach location. It’s warm for most of the year, its mostly surrounded by the ocean and it only occasionally gets the horrific weather. Wouldn’t you just love to build a home in Florida? Yeah, me too.


Outdoor Living Week: DIY Build a Deck

Outdoor Living Week: DIY Build a Deck

14Jun 2019

This week is Outdoor Living Week and I’ve shown you some great house plans that give you a wonderful space and some great grilling gadgets. But what if you aren’t in the market for a new house and you don’t have a nice place to grill? Well, we can fix that. Grab your tools and let’s build us a deck!


Building a deck is a relatively simple process. Basically, if you know how to use hand tools and a measuring tape, you can build just about anything. So, we’re going to walk through the basic process of building your own DIY deck.

Outdoor living week 20 great grilling gadgets

Outdoor Living Week: 20 Great Grilling Gadgets

12Jun 2019

I don’t think it is any coincidence that Father’s Day is in the middle of June and that June is when you really start grilling out. So in honor of Father’s Day, I went and found 20 of the coolest grill gadgets. Some of them I have seen before, some we actually own ourselves and some just make me go “Oh that’s cool!” And all of these products are available with Amazon Prime shipping so if you have prime, you can get it delivered in two days.

outdoor living week house plan spotlight

Outdoor Living Week: House Plan Spotlight

10Jun 2019

Well summer is in full swing and that can only mean two things; mosquitos and oppressive heat. No, wait that wasn’t what I meant to write. I meant to say Father’s Day and Cookouts! Yes! Father’s Day is right around the corner kids and I hope that you have that perfect gift picked out for dad. And what do dads like to do? Grill out and give you unnecessary advice. So let’s celebrate dad this week with our Outdoor Living Week! Starting with some house plans that make you want to slap some hot dogs on the barby.


Summer Safety Week

Summer Safety Week: Severe Weather and Tornadoes

07Jun 2019

This year is shaping up to be both dangerous and deadly. So far this year there have been over 1,000 preliminary reports of tornadoes in the United States alone. Of that number, nearly 800 have been confirmed. In those storms, 38 people lost their lives. There have been at least 4 confirmed EF4 tornadoes in 4 different locations. Let’s keep us all safe this year, ok?


Summer Safety Week

Summer Safety Week: How to Protect Your Home in a Flood

05Jun 2019

In 1993, there was an historic flood throughout the Mississippi Delta and its tributaries. I was a child at the time, but I remember hearing my parents talking about the river rising and the chances of the levee breaking. I didn’t understand what was really going on at the time, but I remember that we took steps both at home and at school to be prepared for if the flood came. We were spared that year but thousands had their lives ruined. Forecasters are saying that this year may be the year that we see a devastating repeat of the Great Flood of 1993.

Summer Safety Week

Summer Safety Week: Swimming Safety

03Jun 2019

With the temperatures rising and the days getting longer, swimming is just too much of a temptation to be ignored. A relaxing dip in a cool pool, lake or river is perfect for these hot summer days. But a relaxing day can turn tragic in an instant. Death due to drowning claims over 3,500 people per year. And to make it worse, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under 5. As a mother of 2 beautiful little girls, I never want to see anything bad happen to a child. So let’s talk about swimming safety.


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House Plan Spotlight: Pool Houses

30May 2019

Summer is here! The kids are out of school and the temperatures are skyrocketing. It’s time to uncover the pool and get it ready. Maybe this year you won’t have one of the kids tromping through the house with wet feet and walking all over your carpets. Or maybe you won’t have the pile of soggy clothes sitting in the laundry room smelling faintly of chlorine and sunscreen. Who are we kidding? You need a pool house.

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