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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

As the popular children’s book proclaims – if you give a mouse a cookie, it will want a glass of milk. With winter closing in fast, mice and other rodents are looking for warmer, more sheltered areas to survive the cold day ahead. Chance are, if you let them find a cookie in your home … Continued

Preparing Your Outdoor Kitchen & Grill for Winter

Luckily we all survived our quick dip into Winter this last weekend as we experienced the earliest measurable snowfall in Wichita history before rebounding back into more Fall like weather later in the week. It was a good reminder, however, that Winter is fast approaching and we should all be preparing for whatever crazy Kansas … Continued

Do I Need Land or a Lot Before Finding a Builder?

If you are thinking about building a new home or planning for one down the road, there is plenty to think about and many ways to prepare and plan before construction begins. One of the initial questions we get when potential homeowners first sit down with us, is what they need to work on first … Continued

Why Building a New Home is Better Than Buying an Old Home

          Depending on the specifics of your situation, there are pros and cons to either building a brand new home or purchasing a resale home and fixing it up. As a custom new home builder, our perspective is naturally a bit skewed, but given similar constraints, we feel there are several … Continued

Five Safety Items Every Home Should Have

The safety of our homes and loved ones is important to just about everyone, but rarely do we put thought into how we would deal with an emergency in our homes or what items we might need until the need arises. While we hope we never have to go through an emergency situation, especially in … Continued

DIY or DIWhy?

Building a new home is not cheap, but it is a worthwhile investment for you or your family that can add significantly to your quality of life. When talking with potentials homeowners we often get asked if there are portions of the home that they can DIY, either during construction or after, in order to … Continued

Give Some TLC to Your AC

Beat the Heat

Here in Kansas we have already had a glimpse of the summer heat, so before we hit those inevitable stretches of 100+ degree days, it is a great idea to do some preventative maintenance on your Air Conditioning (or AC) unit, if you haven’t already. There are a few items that you can take care … Continued

Severe Weather Awareness Week and Your How to Prepare Your Home

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas and for those of us who have lived here awhile, we know that our local weather is constantly changing. Just this week we have had snow, fire, high winds, dust storms, and everything in between. As we get into Spring it is important to take the … Continued

Models & Pinterest & Houzz, Oh My!

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Whether or not you are thinking of building a new home or remodeling your existing one, chances are you have watched HGTV, thumbed through This Old House, or browsed home photos online at Pinterest or Houzz. Maybe all three. It is hard to not lose hours of your evening or weekend thinking of the possibilities … Continued

Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring is finally here it seems, and with the rains this week the yards and trees will be greening up and blooming out. As you pack away the winter clothes and finally get the last of the salt off your car, there are things you should be cleaning around your home too. Preventative maintenance around … Continued