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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

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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

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Flooring & Cabinet Selections To Consider

I have been waiting to see the color of the floors we picked along with the cabinets since the very first day we selected the interior finishes for our home. Originally, I wanted the dark chocolate brown cabinets and flooring you see so often on Pinterest and other places, but our flooring color selections for hardwood floors kept me from finding the perfect color without making two more upgrades. Read more

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Important Things To Know About Pouring A Concrete Driveway

It looks more like a finished home once the driveway gets poured and as you can see, they’ve completed that job. Our builder contracted the driveway company, so luckily we didn’t have to find a concrete company to do the work. But, there are some things you need to know about pouring a concrete driveway before you start whether you do the work yourself, or hire a concrete company.

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Using Various Types of Siding

When we originally picked out our color selections for the interior an exterior materials, if you remember we drove around looking at various combinations for the exterior look of our home. Craftsman house plans like ours often include many types of siding styles. Our home was no different. All of the various textures no doubt add character to the exterior of Craftsman style homes, but it can be hard to get the finished look you were trying to achieve without the home appearing too busy. Read more