Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.


Lawn Care & FertilizersSustainable Living & Design

Composting allows you to turn leftovers into nutrient-rich soil fertilizer, but it's not a catchall form of disposal! If you put the wrong items inside your compost bin, you'll wind up attracting unwanted pests and potentially hurting your plants!

Sustainable Living & Design

If you're looking for an easy gift idea, or just have a lot of extra teacups at home, turn them into candles! This DIY project is easy and looks like it jumped out of the pages of an Anthropologie catalog! Here's how to turn an old teacup into an awesome candle.

Sustainable Living & Design

If you're using store-bought aerosol fresheners at home, you're likely spraying two toxic chemicals in the air: benzene and formaldehyde. By making your own air fresheners, you'll avoid these harmful chemicals and the health problems that can come along with them.

Sustainable Living & DesignRain Barrel - Water Conservation

At least 36 states suffer local, regional or statewide water shortages annually. By adopting a few simple habits, you can dramatically decrease your household water usage.

Sustainable Living & DesignInterior Designers and Decorating

Modern life is high-tech, fast-paced and stressful. It's a jungle out there! Turning your home into a sanctuary from the always on, always-connected world we live in is not only good for your mind, it's good for your health! Make your home a relaxation zone with these design fixes.