September 2008

Find a great local builder. If you are building in a new location or if you are building a vacation home, find a local builder. Doing this gives you a lot of advantages. Builders oversee the house, while sub-contractors do the actual building, and a...

Do you dream of having plantation shutters in your new home? If you do, you are not alone. They are one of the coveted must-haves in many new homes and rate up there with hardwood floors for many. Not only do they serve as a...

It's a common joke that we are behind the times here in Alabama. I personally like to think that we move a little slower here because we allow ourselves to stop and smell the roses every once in awhile...

Courtesy of Cottage Living Magazine Unique light fixtures resembling gas lights make a statement in this clean-lined kitchen. The use of neutrals contrasted with the white stone countertops creates a light and airy feeling throughout. An innovative way to break up your counterspace is shown in this built-in...

The Chicago Tribune recently wrote an article titled, "Built to last? Check home's life expectancy." This was a great quick overview of how long you can expect the major purchases you will make in your new home to last. It also gave a few tips...

There is a contest going on right now, put on by Popular Mechanics Magazine, for the "Ugliest Front Door in America." www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/home_improvement/4282576.html 13 submissions deemed to be truly hideous are offered to be voted on for the title of "Ugliest Front Door in America." These people don't...

1: Paint - it's relatively cheap and you can easily get a room done in less than a weekend. If you want a small change, try painting a different shade of the color you already have. Go darker for a more dramatic look, or lighter...

Remember your grandmother's brown and browner checkerboard linoleum kitchen floor? You know, the one where the seams were visible and the glue no longer stuck at the edges? Well I do. Which is exactly why I turned my nose up at the thought of putting...