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Five Common Household Repairs That Should Definitely Be Done by Professionals

  Home repair comes in many forms. There are many projects we are able to do ourselves, which often provide us with a sense of accomplishment that can be deeply rewarding. However, we sometimes need to prioritize our safety and…

Resolutions for Your Home Ring in Lasting Satisfaction

If you’re like most people when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, you aim for self-improvement goal like exercising daily, getting organized, eating better, reducing personal debt. Things you’ve been putting off for a long time and that require diligence…

Today's Bathroom Trends

Clean, uncluttered lines, energy- and water-efficient features, the open and accessible aesthetics of universal design, materials and colors drawn from nature, and a spa-like feel of comfort and relaxation: That’s today’s bathroom. Sinks and Vanities Floating vanities enhance the open feel…

Aging in Place: Safety Precautions for Seniors Who Live at Home

Older Americans maintain expectations of living independently as long as possible, despite the misgivings of family members and growing health concerns. According to a recent AARP poll, 87 percent of senior citizens indicated their intention to age in place and…

6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Building a Home

Building a new home can be a very daunting project. It’s hard to know where to start and what you should know from the beginning to avoid mishaps. Is it more important to get those glass-front cabinets or the reading…

CONTRACTS - A roadmap to a successful project

Your home is one of the most important investments you will make.  It should provide you with a place where you feel comfortable and secure; it is where you celebrate life.  So, when it comes to building a new home…

5 Essential Design Questions to Ask Yourself Before Tackling Your Next Project

As fun as redoing the rooms in your home can be, it’s also a little intimidating. After all, it’s not easy to take an old space and have it come out like something that could be featured on HGTV. There…

Ultimate Lighting Guide

Pick the Right – Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something…

Smarts Tips to Help Simplify Your Bedroom Remodel

Many homeowners believe that of all the possible home improvement projects they can undertake, renovating their bedroom is the most worthwhile. This tends to be an accurate outlook; after all, a functional and attractive bedroom can be a great selling…

Building Strong Foundations

By Sara Bos, Grand River Bank Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 1766651 You need a strong foundation to build a home, and that starts with the appropriate financing and the right experts to help guide you through the construction process. Building your…

Key Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

It’s official, the colder temperatures are here and it’s time to plan for winter. Severe winter storms can knock out heat, power and other services to your home. That’s why it’s important to take a few steps now to prepare…

Build your New Home With Confidence

Building a new home should be a positive, fulfilling experience, but sometimes we hear stories from new homeowners that tell otherwise.  When that happens, we think about what we as builders, and you, can do to ensure you Build with Confidence. …