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Cost Build New House

Construction Costs of Building a New House – Contracts & Fees

Before my family began the process of having our home built, I learned that we should expect to go at least 10% to 20%...
Home Vegetable Garden

How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden – Benefits & Saving...

I love gardening. Every spring I start dreaming of all the veggies I'm going to plant, and I love going to my local farmers'...
Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Do It Yourself (DIY) or Hire a Contractor for Home Improvement...

When you buy a home, the money you pay up front is just the beginning. You're also on the hook for a whole slew of ongoing...
Simple Diy Landscaping Ideas

10 Simple DIY Landscaping Ideas for Your Home on the Cheap

As any seasoned landscaper or gardener can tell you, a home's landscape is more than just a few haphazardly placed trees and shrubs. It...
Small House Living

Living in a Small House – Benefits & Challenges

Drive around many new neighborhoods, and you often see the same thing: street after street of behemoth homes, most that look like they came off an...
Live Renovated Church Home

Would You Live in a Renovated Church Home? – 3 Important...

Imagine walking through your front door into a room the size of a cathedral. Tall, gorgeously designed stained glass windows allow endless rays of...
Buying New Construction Home

Buying a New Construction Home – Process, Upgrades & Unexpected Costs

When my husband and I set out to buy a house, we searched high and low for the perfect home. Unfortunately, the more we...
Going Paperless Home

How to Go Paperless at Home – 11 Tips & Solutions

Before I became a full-time writer, I owned a professional organizing business. Clients often complained about the constant influx of paper into their homes....
Remove Stucco Popcorn Ceiling

How to Remove a Stucco Popcorn Ceiling and Update Your Home

Popcorn ceiling is the bumpy-looking ceiling treatment home builders used from the 1950s to the 1980s to improve acoustics and mask ceiling flaws. Also...
Renting Buying House

Renting vs. Buying a House – How to Make a Decision,...

Given the hefty upfront costs associated with purchasing a home, most young people begin their independent lives renting an apartment. As they build careers, save...
Questions Ask Before Building Own House

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Build Your Own...

Back in 2005, on a whim, my husband and I decided to look at home contractors - and thus began the 18-month process of...
Install Gravel Driveway Types Ideas Costs

How to Install a Gravel Driveway – Types, Ideas & Costs

Many detached houses have private driveways. In suburban and rural areas, nearly all do. Improving and maintaining these rights-of-way is a necessary but oft-overlooked cost...