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How to Repel Summer Pests

Enjoying summer weather means putting up with some not-so-fun visitors around your home and yard. Here are some tips for getting rid of, or at least coexisting comfortably with, insect pests that can find their way inside your home or make eating dinner, entertaining, or working outdoors a challenge.

How to Display the American Flag at Home

On this date in 1937, Pennsylvania became the first state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday. National Flag Day was signed into law in 1949, and citizens are encouraged to display Old Glory in front of their homes and businesses.

5 Elements of Home Design

Maybe you know that you want to build a new custom home, but have no idea where to start. You don’t have to be a trained architect or interior designer to understand some basic design principals that will help you make layout and materials decisions for your home project. Hiring a great builder, of course, …

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Your Moving Day Checklist

You’re almost there — ready to start living in your completed custom home. Before you can start decorating and setting up that gourmet kitchen, you have to get through moving day. Everything will go a little easier with a list (or lists). Here are a few tips that can save you some aggravation as well …

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

One of the best ways to protect your investment in a new custom home is to get in the habit of running through a maintenance checklist. Now that spring has arrived, here are some of the main things you should look over to keep your house and property in top shape.

Tips for Childproofing Your Home

When you designed your custom home, having a family might have been in the back of your mind as you chose your layout and the number of bedrooms. Once you actually bring baby home, you start looking at your home’s interior from a whole different angle. There is no substitute for constant supervision when it …

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5 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

As we enter the spring real estate season, you might be looking to sell an existing home as your new custom home project gets underway or nears completion. Here are 5 tips for getting it sold quickly.