Exterior Maintenance Matters

While we didn’t have a terribly harsh winter this season in St. Louis, we can now officially say that Spring is just around the corner. That means more outside activities, and the perfect time of year to give your home some attention. While we’re able to control the environment inside our homes, we have little authority over the what the…

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Welcome 2015 With These Home Resolutions

A New Year is upon us, and with that comes the traditional New Year’s Resolutions. Now that we are a couple weeks into January, how are you doing with sticking to your resolutions? Here are some resolutions you can make for your home this year that are not only simple, but your house will certainly thank you for. Home To-Do…

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What Affects the Cost of Your Remodel?

One of the first questions people ask going into a remodel meeting is “how much will this cost me?” There is no simple formula to how much a remodel will cost, and every situation has its own set of variables and circumstances that affect the final price of a project.   As a home owner going into a remodel, here…

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Diary of a Home Remodeler – Part 1

By Amie Riggs   As someone who has helped hundreds of people design the homes of their dreams, you would think when it comes time to remodeling my own home it would be a cake walk, right? Well… not so much. I have found that it is much easier helping others in the planning, design and remodeling phases than it…

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Home

Home repairs and regular maintenance can seem like a pain in the…you know what! But those small Saturday afternoon projects are more important than you may think and will have a lasting effect on the future of your home.   Houses, while strong and sturdy, need continued care to stay that way. When a leak starts it will continue to…

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Cash for Caulkers – What Home Maintenance & Remodeling Projects are Covered?

As a follow-up to the popularity of the “Cash for Clunkers” program, the federal government recently launched the Cash for Caulkers program as an incentive for homeowners to fix or update their homes for increased energy efficiency.  This program offers a 30% tax credit, up to $1500 per household, on the cost of (in most cases, only) the materials needed…

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