Front door handles rarely (maybe never) get discussed when talking about curb appeal or front doors. But the right front door handle can truly change the personality of your home’s appearance, like wearing the right necklace with that little black dress.
Income taxes can be filed using the standard deduction or itemized deductions. Most homeowners prefer itemized deductions to reduce their taxable income by what they’ve spent on mortgage interest, property taxes and more. It does take more time to gather all the paperwork needed to support itemized deductions and it’s usually worth it.
Maybe you’re thinking about buying a new house and have to prioritize the features you want? can afford? Or you think an addition will give you the space you need. Your home is a huge investment and you want to spend your money wisely.
New England gets cold in the winter and sometimes that discourages homeowners from putting tile in their kitchen or bathrooms. Now there’s a solution that heats tiles, and your room from the floor up. It’s called radiant floor heating.
When you hear the word blocking, most Americans probably assume the discussion is about football. That’s why construction terminology is so confusing. Until you understand the concept which enables you to discuss construction blocking whether you remember the correct word or not. Blocking refers to short pieces (blocks) of dimensional lumber used in wood framed buildings. The … Read More
We’re getting older with 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, yikes! We’re healthier and many older people are working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Most people want to stay in their homes so it’s important that we all learn
Once the kids finish college and the mortgage is paid off, many couples decide to invest in a second home. There was an open house fund raiser benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando, and Landmark Custom Builders was gracious enough to give me a personal tour a week later when my trip to Florida got delayed. What … Read More
While spend more time indoors and get outdoors when the weather is nice. New houses have decks, patios and sometimes balconies. Where safety is a concern, building codes require the use of balustrades or railing systems.
Most new houses come with a deck accessible from the family room, kitchen or both. When these decks are 30 inches or higher off the ground, deck building codes require them to have railings. We’re familiar with the top railing where we put our hands and don’t really know what the materials supporting the railing are called. … Read More
Do you love your home office? If you don’t, do you know why your home office design isn’t working for you? There’s a story behind these questions which prompted my research on this topic.