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Light The Stage For Outdoor Fun

One of our readers recently asked about extending her living space into her backyard through lighting options. She didn’t have any lighting and was interested in creating a space her family could use at night. Here are some of our thoughts and recommendations for lighting your outdoor space. The first thing to know about outdoor lighting is that it should …

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6 Questions To Ask Before Building

Homeowners build new homes for many reasons: to customize the design, choose features that preexisting homes cannot provide, or maybe to live in a specific location. For something unique, you could choose a timber framed, panelized, or other type of “kit” home. These are constructed with “building systems” prefabricated in a factory, and then delivered to the site for completion. …

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7 Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor

All this week, we’re exploring the top 7 tips to successfully choosing a contractor. Read on to learn about our recommendations in making a sound decision! Tip #1: Follow your gut More than once, I have found that an inkling about a contractor, supplier or provider has proven to be right. You know that feeling I’m talking about: that twinge …

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Create the Perfect Patio

With all of the rain falling from Oregon’s skies today, it’s hard to think about spending time outside, but having a space to enjoy outdoors is still a critical component of Oregon homes. It doesn’t have to be extravagant or sport an unparalleled view, but it should be comfortable and functional for you and your family. A patio is an extension …

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A House Like in the Movies?

How about living in a house identical to the one in Pixar’s hit film Up? This home in Herriman, Utah is just that. An exact replica of the house in the movie, builders and homeowners everywhere are releasing their creative energy and designing homes after their favorite pop culture icons. “Many dedicated sub-contractors and suppliers who worked on this one-of-a-kind home have …

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