Tips For Easy Fence Installation

Tips For Easy Fence Installation

We have one of those craftsman house plans, so we knew before we even broke ground on building our new house that we wanted a simple styled fence that will look like it’s meant for the Craftsman architecture of our home. And, when choosing our siding and trim colors with our builder, we definitely wanted to choose bright white trim that will coordinate nicely with a new white fence. Read more

How To Care For New Sod

How To Care For New Sod

It’s always a very good day when the sod is going to be put in! No longer will we be worrying about muddy paw prints on our wood floors when the dogs come in, and it just makes new home designs look complete and settled in. Something tells me this time of year is a busy one for sod companies since everyone builds through the summer months. Read more

What You Need To Know About Stamped Patios

What You Need To Know About Stamped Patios

We decided to add our own patio to the exterior of our home. We really like the look of the stamped patios and our builder would just be putting in a basic concrete slab patio, which was still pretty costly. The builder’s expertise is not worrying about the exterior of your home, and I think most builders would prefer to not offer patios at all, but some people still have their builder put their patio in before they close. The only downside to not having the builder do the patio is Read more

Home Projects You Should Complete Before Moving In

Home Projects You Should Complete Before Moving In

We closed on a Thursday late in the afternoon and we were set to have the movers move us the following morning, but Mother Nature had a different plan. Unfortunately, our moving day had to be postponed due to a tropical storm that was making its way over the Midwest after moving inland over Texas a couple of days before. Read more

10 Things To Do Before Closing On Your New Home

10 Things To Do Before Closing On Your New Home

Long before closing, our builder emailed us a pre-closing review that listed 10 items that needed to be completed prior to our closing day for things to go smoothly. I found this very helpful for staying organized and getting everything that completed well before it was required. The last thing anyone ever wants is an issue at the last minute that can hold-up or cause issues at their closing. Read more

Preparing for a Walk-Through with Your Builder

Preparing for a Walk-Through with Your Builder

As you’ve seen throughout the entire building process of our home, we have been quite present. Never more than a day or two would go by that we didn’t visit the jobsite. Our builder was very patient with our frequent visits, and that was a definite plus. One thing to keep in mind, the more often you’re there, the more flaws you can bring to the attention of the builder. Read more