10 Money Saving Tips For New Homeowners

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Buying a home for the first time can be exciting and overwhelming. With so many things to keep track of it's easy to overlook some pretty basic stuff. On the list of things new homeowners should do, I've covered Preparing For The Repair: knowing where your utility shutoff switches are in case of an emergency. … Continue reading 10 Money Saving Tips For New Homeowners

Building The Right Size House

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There has been a growing trend (pun intended) in the United States over the past few decades. Average home sizes have increased even though the average household size has decreased. The more house you have the more you need to heat/cool, clean and light. It increases your carbon footprint and your bills. Average Home Square Footage By … Continue reading Building The Right Size House

A Greener Way To Remodel

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There are so many easy ways to increase the environmental friendliness of your home, many being cheap or even free, that going green has become pretty simple. Changing bulbs as they burn out to more efficient, longer lasting LED bulbs. Lowering your thermostat by 3 degrees in the winter or raising it in the summer. Lowering … Continue reading A Greener Way To Remodel

Review: Bug-A-Salt Insect Killer

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Are you fed up with bugs invading your home? Do you want to keep flies from landing on your food at the picnic or barbecue? The Bug-A-Salt insect killer is a great option. As someone who lives in a woodsy area in the Pacific Northwest, I have no shortage of insects invading my home. I … Continue reading Review: Bug-A-Salt Insect Killer

Think Long Term When Planning A Remodel

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You may have already read my post about the house upgrades that get you the best return on your investment, but a lot of people still don't consider the long term financial affects of a home upgrade. You'd be surprised how many times I've heard someone insist that they remove the only bathtub from their … Continue reading Think Long Term When Planning A Remodel

You Get What You Pay For: Price Vs Quality

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I'm a strong believer that you can get a quality product at a reasonable price. Especially in the construction industry. A good contractor should learn and grow to build up industry contacts that give them good deals and develop methods that increase efficiency. Even using employees that demand top end pay should be a cost … Continue reading You Get What You Pay For: Price Vs Quality

10 High Tech Gadgets For Your Home

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This was not the easiest blog post to write. When I searched the internet for high tech gadgets for your home, I was brought to multiple lists that were full of really cool gadgets... Except they weren't available. I noticed that people were compiling lists of devices, but a majority of them were not available … Continue reading 10 High Tech Gadgets For Your Home