fence installation

Tips For Easy Fence Installation

We have one of those craftsman house plans, so we knew before we even broke ground on building our new house that we wanted a simple styled fence that will look like it’s meant for the Craftsman architecture of our home. And, when choosing our siding and trim colors with our builder, we definitely wanted to choose bright white trim that will coordinate nicely with a new white fence. Read more

new sod

How To Care For New Sod

It’s always a very good day when the sod is going to be put in! No longer will we be worrying about muddy paw prints on our wood floors when the dogs come in, and it just makes new home designs look complete and settled in. Something tells me this time of year is a busy one for sod companies since everyone builds through the summer months. Read more

dogs on patio

Tips For Adjusting Your Pet To A New Home

If you’ve been following this blog, then you already know that one of the main reasons we decided to move was so our two dogs could have a yard. We were coming from one of those duplex home plans without our own backyard, and we decided it was time to make things easier for them and us.

Although we’re making the situation much better for the dogs, how will they respond to the move? It took us some time to feel comfortable and at ease after our move, so I’m sure it’ll no different for our furry friends. But, here’s some ideas for keeping the pets in the family less stressed in their new environment.

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installing stamped patio

What You Need To Know About Stamped Patios

We decided to add a patio to the exterior of our home. We like the look of a stamped patio and our builder only installs a basic concrete slab patio and it is pretty costly. The builder’s expertise is not worrying about the exterior of your home, and I think most builders prefer not to offer patios at all, but some people still have their builder install their patio before they close. The only downside to not having the builder do the patio is Read more