Tips for Building Your Own Kitchen Island

March 12, 2014

Without a doubt, a kitchen island is one of the best upgrades that any homeowner can make. They add working room, storage space and an extra place for dining. Here are some tips for adding a truly functional one to your kitchen: Butcher Block for the Countertop – This durable material is beautiful and long

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More Money Was Spent on Construction This Past November

January 31, 2014

There’s some good news available to builders in the United States: construction spending in November 2013 rose at a pace unseen since March 2009. It may not be the actual, definitive end of the recession but it is may be the beginning of the end. The U.S. Commerce Department just released figures showing that the

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Constructions Spending is Still Increasing

January 23, 2014

While economists continue to debate and assess the state of the economy, home builders realize that construction spending is definitely on the way up. This single fact bodes well for the U.S. economy as a whole, but most especially for those involved in residential and commercial real estate. In the month of November, construction spending

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Build Your Own Cocktail Bar at Home

December 28, 2013

Would you like to have your own cocktail bar right in your home, but think you don’t have the room? A vertical cocktail hutch takes up very little floor and wall space and is surprisingly easy to make. The frame of the hutch is fairly simple to create and assemble, and you can install shelves for bottles

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Lumber Prices Expected to Rise in the Next Two Years

December 18, 2013

In any industry, prices are directly tied to the cost of needed materials. Construction is no different and, if lumber prices are any indicator, getting your construction work done today could save you money over waiting. Three of the most popular types of wood for homebuilding, the softwoods spruce, pine, and fir, are looking to see

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Tips for Building a Wood Dog House

December 13, 2013

Though plastic pre-made dog houses are easily found, there is something timelessly endearing about building your own dog house from scratch.  The time and work you put into the house will leave you with something to be truly proud of, and give you a unique shelter for your dog.  If you build the doghouse with

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How the Construction Industry Has Changed Recently

November 29, 2013

The construction industry is changing in what consumers are looking for; the green building movement is gaining momentum as people are exploring ways to use eco-friendly materials and alternatives to new builds. Many urban areas are using innovative ways to create homes and buildings suitable for new businesses by using already existing structures, giving clients

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Construction is Expected to Improve in 2014

November 27, 2013

There is a growing trend of construction that is expected in 2014, and Kansas City lumber is expected to play a large part in that growth. As one of the best in green building materials, themselves in ever increasing demand, wood is going to play a significant role in the overall growth in US new

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Tips for Using Your Jigsaw When Cutting Wood

November 25, 2013

A jigsaw is an incredibly versatile tool when it comes to cutting out intricate designs or making precise cuts. Still, they do take some practice to get used to. Here are a few suggestions to help you do that and get the most out of your powered jigsaw: Always Keep the “Shoe” on the Wood –

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How Wood Walls Can Warm Up Your Home

November 18, 2013

Whether the deep, dark tones of mahogany or the bright, lively shine of knotted pine, there’s no doubt that the color and texture of wood adds a warmth to any room it touches. Here are just a few ways to incorporate this wonderful material into your home décor: Accent Wall – From traditional through mid-modern

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