It’s All In The Plans: 4 Tips For Avoiding Problems While Designing Your New Home

If you've decided to design your own home, it can be easy to get caught up in the glamour of it all. Unfortunately, that's a good way to end up with a house you didn't want and a design that doesn't suit your needs. Before you start designing your home, you need to take the time to create a plan that will work for you. Here are four things you should do before you start designing your dream home. Read More 

5 Small Signs Your Roof Is Leaking

Often, a leaky roof isn't obvious. Thankfully, there are some surprising signs that you might have a roof leak on your hands, enabling you to take necessary action as soon as possible. 1. Moss Is Growing on Your Roof Moss is a green plant that can start to grow on your roof under the right conditions. Since moss needs moisture to thrive, the fact that it's growing on your roof shingles often indicates that there is moisture to be found there. Read More 

Coloring Inside The Box — 5 Tips For Painting Your New “Tiny House”

When designing your "tiny home," you will be making a lot of important decisions. And by its very small nature, there's not a lot of room for error when it comes to building and decorating a tiny home. Paint can be one of the biggest — but least planned — aspects of tiny home preparation. To help you make the right decisions, here's a 5 step guide to painting your new tiny house. Read More 

3 Times When a Homeowner Can Benefit from the Services of a Civil Engineer

If you are a new homeowner and would like to make some changes to the structure or intended use of certain parts of the home, it is important to understand that in many cases, a civil engineer is the ideal person to design those options. For instance, he or she will be able to correct the drainage around your home when the existing drainage is not functioning as it needs to, and getting unique design placement of a septic system is also an option. Read More 

Worn Down And Out? Tips For Giving Your Carpets The TLC They Need

The carpets in your home serve many purposes – keeping the floor from getting too cold underfoot, providing padding, acting as a crash buffer, adding to the décor – so it's easy to see why this home furnishing mainstay can end up looking a little worse for wear as the years start to pile up on each other. But how do you know how to give them the pampering that they so richly deserve for their hard work? Read More