Lumber and Building Materials

June 21, 2017
screened in porch

3 Deck Enclosure Options for Your Midwest Home

There is only one problem with a deck is if you live in a climate like the Midwest, it gets too cold over the winter to […]
June 6, 2017

Building a Home? New Home Construction Costs to Guide Decision Making

Would-be homeowners often ask builders how much per square foot it should cost to build a new home. The problem is that the new home construction […]
May 30, 2017
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Grad Party Season: Prep Your House with These Home Improvement Tips

Graduation season is here! If you have a grad in your family, then you know what that means: You’ll need to throw him or her a […]
May 23, 2017
deck vs patio for midwest homes

Deck Vs. Patio: Which is Better for Your Midwest Home?

Deck vs. patio? Which one is right for your home? For starters, you’ll need to know the difference between the two. Decks are raised, often made […]
May 9, 2017
cabinet blocking installation

How Cabinet Blocking Leads to Easier Cabinet Installation

One of the most essential aspects of kitchen cabinet installation is blocking. What is blocking, you ask? It is a way to make life a lot […]
May 2, 2017
backyard shed

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know When Building a Backyard Shed

This is the time of year when homeowners everywhere are thinking about how to make life outdoors a little better. Backyard sheds top many to-do lists […]
April 18, 2017
midwest deck wood vs. composite decking

Your Next Midwest Deck: Traditional Wood vs. Composite Decking

Spring has sprung and if you’re a homeowner, that means you’re probably thinking about decks and outdoor spaces. One of the biggest questions on every homeowner’s […]
April 11, 2017
millennial housing preferences

These Are the Millennial Housing Preferences that Builders Need to Know

The eldest of the Millennial generation turns 36 this year while the youngest will be turning 20. At 75 million strong, Millennials already outnumber the Baby […]
April 4, 2017

The ROI on 5 Top Home Renovation Projects

Summer is almost here and that means homeowners everywhere are gearing up to check off the items that top their home renovation lists. Savvy homeowners will […]
March 28, 2017
home remodel renovation budget

Key to Successful Home Remodel Starts with a Well Planned Renovation Budget

Findings in a recent study of home buying and remodeling trends included the comforting fact that 79 percent of owners completed a home remodel project either on […]



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