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 25, 2017

9 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Any Budget

Outdoor kitchens are huge right now – and so they should be! They’re an excellent place to host summertime guests. Even if you’re not planning on […]
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 […]
March 21, 2017

5 Secrets: How To Use Natural Lighting To Lower Energy Usage and Improve Mood

If you’re thinking that it’s time to let the light shine in to brighten your home and improve your mood, psychologists, architects and building officials all […]
March 14, 2017
single women homeowners

What a Single Woman Homeowner Wants in a House

One of the more interesting statistics to come out over the last couple of years is the rise in homeownership among single women. Data from June […]
March 9, 2017
Case Study Alexander Lumber

[Case Study] Customer Service Success with KLM Builders

Customer service shone through during recent homebuilding project of the Krol residence on Lake Michigan. Working closely with KLM Builders, Alexander Lumber was able to solve a […]
March 7, 2017
Midwest Home Addition Ideas

The Most Popular Midwest Home Addition Ideas

Home additions are popular projects, especially among homeowners that have older homes or mid-sized homes with plenty of utilitarian spaces but not a lot in the […]