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.
When looking at windows we tend to focus on their size. Because most windows have four straight sides, we forget that there are many different custom windows with more/fewer than four sides. It’s hard to remember their shapes. So we’re going to start collecting photos of custom windows with different shapes. We invite you to share photos of … Read More
You might think bay windows were named for the San Francisco bay but they’ve been around a lot longer. Their first use was as highly ornamented additions to buildings during the baroque era. They provided extra living space indoors in contrast to a balcony with outdoor space. They were a popular feature in Victorian architecture and from the United … Read More
Unless you’re an architect or builder, you probably don’t know what is a double hung window, or how it’s different from a single hung window. And while they look identical, there are important differences that are worth understanding. These differences are especially important if you’re planning to buy or build a new home. We hope … Read More
French doors were originally used in the 17th century as windows, not doors. They were brought to America by early settlers of Louisiana, and remain popular in places like New Orleans. These doors provide maximum light to the interior of your home. The glass and visual space makes rooms appear larger. Often French doors are decorative, although they may … Read More
Most of us take homeowner insurance for granted. When we finance a house, the mortgage holder requires insurance. We often assume any national insurance company is trustworthy, without realizing
Wondering why I’m writing about construction jobs for women? There are some great reasons that you probably aren’t aware of. Construction jobs offer better pay equity than any other industry. In the US women earn about 80% and a whopping 93.4% of men’s earnings for construction jobs according to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Construction … Read More
When buying a home, you probably don’t know enough to conduct your own home inspection. Your real estate agent can suggest someone and they might be great but how do you know that? You want someone inspecting your new home is top notch, to protect the investment you’re making. That’s why you want to find a certified … Read More
Do you have a hard time locking your front door? Or find yourself placing a door draft stopper under your door when it gets cold? Most of these problems are due to a bad door installation, something you’re not likely to notice when you buy your house or have a new door installed. The installer needs … Read More
Lally columns (red posts above) are found in basements. Sitting in Arizona, it’s funny because there aren’t any basement but I’m from the northeast where everyone has a basement.