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Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Westmoreland custom home builderThere’s nothing like gleaming new hardwood floors. Hardwood can take a lot of abuse, but it’s also susceptible to scratches and damage from pets, furniture, and all of that holiday foot traffic. Experts often recommend that everyone remove their shoes in the house to reduce dirt and allergens indoors. But that’s not always a practical option. Here are some care tips to keep your hardwood in good shape for years to come. Continue reading

Building a Home in the Winter Months

Westmoreland custom home builderWinters in Westmoreland County and Pittsburgh area have been a mixed bag in recent years, everything from brutal cold and ice to the occasional day of T-shirt weather. Even in a typical, snowy winter, you might be surprised to know that construction crews are still out there building houses. Stored lumber is in good shape as long as any snow is brushed off before melting. It requires some extra preparation and planning, but you can work a winter home build to your advantage.

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Why Westmoreland County is a Great Place to Live

westmoreland county custom home builderIf you have decided to build a custom home in the Pittsburgh area, you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing where you want to live. Proximity to family and work are two of the most important things that people consider when deciding on a neighborhood.
But for anyone relocating to Western Pennsylvania for a job or other opportunity in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area, Westmoreland County has much to offer. From communities such as Murrysville and Penn Township, you can commute to downtown Pittsburgh in under an hour, and still enjoy the lower property taxes and gorgeous scenery that Westmoreland County offers.

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Craftsman 101: Why This Style Is So Popular

At the end of the Victorian era, a growing middle class meant more and more families were becoming homeowners. Between 1905 and 1930, Craftsman-style architecture became hugely popular for its emphasis on natural light, earthy colors and materials, charming scale and open floor plans. It was, in part, a reaction to the oversized, ornate and very formal Victorian home.

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10 Must Do Items for Fall – Home Maintenance

10 must do items for fall - Home maintenanceEven though most of us still have the central air running, it’s time to get started on some fall home maintenance. If you’ve been living in the Pittsburgh area for any length of time, you know that winter weather can sneak up when you aren’t looking and cause exterior damage to your house. Here are 10 things to check off of your list while the weather is fair. Then you can rest easy, knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.

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