Stick Built home Vs. Manufactured or Mobile Homes
Deciding between a mobile or manufactured home and having a stick framed home built on your site? This article will give you some food for thought.
Construction Terms and Definitions
Have you ever wondered what OSB, or House wrap, or Portland Cement is? Click here to see definitions to nearly 800 construction related terms, many of which you will come across during the building of your home.
Identifying Harmless Cosmetic Mold from Harmful Black Mold
There has been much in the news and much incorrect information about mold in recent years. This has caused confusion and on occasion sparked unwarranted fears among home buyers. Read this article to become fully informed about the various types of molds and the small percentage which are actually harmful.
All modern homes built in the United States have some system for disposing of effluent (AKA “Poop”) from the house. Here are some basics about septic systems.
Setting up your Temporary and Permanent Power
Part of home building for Washington Home Builders is getting electricity to your new home. This involves 2 phases: temporary and permanent power. The timing of installation of both of these is critical in getting your home built on time. Read some important things that you MUST be aware of :
There are lots of options on the market for custom countertops.
Decorative and Functional Landscaping
Good landscaping can make an average house seem more luxurious as well as benefit your entire home environment.
Blinds and Window Coverings
Home Theater Systems
Why spend a good part of your paycheck on going to the movie theater when you can bring the movie theater to you?
Building on an Existing Foundation
Another builder started your house, but left town? Your old house burned down or became run down but you like the location and the foundation is still good? There may be various reasons why you want to use that existing foundation. Read more about it.
What is an ADU?
How to Make a Small Home Feel Larger
Full House Sound System
Framing with Fir Trees
Why do many Washington Home builders choose to use Fir or hem-fir wood for home construciton?
What is a Drainage Plan?
There is one thing that all home builders in Washington state are equally familiar with-RAIN! When it rains, water runs off the roof and into the gutters and downspouts and to the ground. But then where does it go?
Tips for Painting
What is OSB?
What is OSB and how has it come to replace plywood in the new home construciton industry?
Cemplank Lap Siding
Cemplank lap siding is an attractive and durable alternative to vinyl and hardboard siding. The cedar grain texture of Cemplank provides a wood appearance with proven fiber cement performance. Learn more
Selecting Your Furniture
Buying a piece of furniture is a long term investment of sorts next to a house and a car. The furniture that we buy should last us a long time so we should be careful in selected the right furniture for our home.
Painting Doors and Trim
The quality of doors and trim that you find in a stick built home is typically superior to what you would find in a mobile or manufactured home. Washington Home Builders find that the most people choose a 6-panel white doors with matching white trim.