Construction Tips

Preparing Your House for Season Change in Alaska

Making sure your home is prepared for the changes that come with the seasons is important in any climate and environment. However, in the more extreme environment of Alaska, that can see annual seasonal temperature ranges from -40 to more than 100 Degrees Fahrenheit, preparing for winter becomes an absolute critical necessity. Read more...


Tips For Survivng A Large Home Remodel

If you want your next renovation to have as few problems as possible, then follow the guidelines below. Doing so can mean the difference between your remodel being a pleasant memory or a cautionary tale. Read more...


11 Often Overlooked Places To Add Storage, Seating and More!

Struggling with a small living room? Are making the most of the space you have? You may have more space in your living room than you think! Take a look at these ideas and see how you can maximize wasted spots, from tricky corners to slim alcoves. There are endless possibilities. Read More...


To Do's: Your January Home Checklist

January may be cold and dark here in Alaska, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of the Winter by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for the year ahead. Here are 10 to-dos to give your home a little midwinter TLC. Read More...


Simple Pleasures: Stocking Up for Winter

Have these essentials and treats on hand to make even blustery days and snowed-in time feel special. Knowing you have all you could possibly want tucked tidily away is a wonderful way to kick off a season of coziness. Read More...


Construction Timeline - What You Need to Know Before You Build

There are many variables that have to be factored in before we can adequately assess the time and cost of a project. One thing that most homeowners don’t see initially is that for a properly planned and designed project, the design and construction phases can last roughly the same amount of time. Learn the details of building schedules to lessen frustration, help your project go smoothly and prevent delays. Read More...


Simple Pleasures: Fall Traditions for a Special Season

Traditions become rich with meaning when returned to year after year, and sharing them with family and friends only makes them sweeter. Check out these 15 fall traditions to consider adopting during your remodel. Read More...


8 Ways to Stick to Your Budget

The budget of your remodel or renovation isn’t always as straightforward as you hoped, or as easy to create and plan. Knowing exactly what you want and being consistent, and finding a balance between holding your ground when necessary but also considering alternatives, are just a few examples of how to stick to your budget. Read more ways to cohere to your renovation goals. Read More...


To-Do's: Your June Home Checklist

Get your house set for summer with a mix of maintenance musts and breezy room refreshes. Here is a 15 tip guide to help you whip your house into summer shape! Read More...


15 Design Tips to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are often the room in the house that is the dullest, most boring and most overlooked when it comes to design. Before starting a remodel, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into before you tear the room apart, such as how much it will cost, how long it will take and what kind of vanity will fit and look right. This article offers helpful tips to take before jumping into your bathroom remodel. Read More...


13 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Tackling A Renovation

Have you considered how you will balance a realistic budget with your storage and materials preferences? Is accessibility a current or future requirement for your family? Ask yourself these 13 questions before making the big decision to tackle a renovation. Read More...


10 Tips For Choosing and Working With A Builder

Selecting the right builder can be an overwhelming process. First, consider the scope of your project. Do you need a specialist or a general contractor? After you have laid out your specific expectations, let the builder take the reigns. With the right builder, your project will go as smoothly as possible. Read More...

4 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Room Color

Painting a room can totally transform it’s the look, but it can also ruin the atmosphere and decor of an otherwise beautiful room. Because painting a room is very time consuming, rather costly and exhausting, you want to do it right the first time. To help you choose the right shade for your room, we've put together a list of 4 common mistakes people usually make when choosing a room color. Read more..


4 Great Kitchen Upgrades that Won't Break the Bank

Each month over 6 million Americans tune in to watch professionals fix and renovate homes. They look at these shows for inspiration and ideas. However, in this renovation DIY craze, people are often left with so many ideas but a small construction skill set and even smaller budget. Here are four great kitchen upgrades that will refresh and revive your kitchen! Read more...


Tips to use during the process of hiring a remodeling company

Remodeling your home is a very huge decision that you can make as a homeowner. Making improvements to your home increases your lifestyle as well as the beauty of the home. Everyone would like to get the best services after the remodeling process. Read more...


Top Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer to Help with your Remodel Project

Remodeling projects can be quite complicated, problematic or even overwhelming. In addition to the design, you also need to buy the materials, move the furniture around and spend precious time redecorating your house. If you’ve already invested good money into your home and you want to keep up the good work, it is wise to hire an interior designer. Read more...


Replacing drafty winows will make your Alaska home more energy efficient

Did you know that over 44% of homes across the nation were constructed before the year of 1970? While most of these houses consist of beautiful architecture and solid foundations, many of them could benefit from a few upgraded features. Windows are one of the primary features that often benefit from intervention, due to the amount of energy that is lost from various factors surrounding older window models. Read more...


Hiring a professional in a DIY world

It's safe to say that we definitely live in a "DIY" world. Everywhere you look on the Internet, you'll find tons of jobs and projects that used to be done by professionals but have now been crafted into fun Pinterest projects. While there's certainly nothing wrong with doing projects yourself, it has its ups and downs. There are many instances in which it'd be wise to consider hiring a professional, such as with most large home projects. Read more...


Choosing the Right Contractor Bid

Choosing the right contractor to manage your home construction or restoration projects is a time-consuming activity. You are going to spend a lot of money and time in ensuring that your project is implemented, so it is important to get things done in the right way. One of the most important considerations is settling for a price range. Studies show that one in every 10 clients get construction bids that are 25% off the estimations of their engineers. Read more...