Category: Planning

We are Actively Looking for a Home in Dickinson, TX

Yes, we are actually actively looking for a home in Dickinson, TX. Did you read the laundry list of what needs to happen to every last flooded house in the last post? All the...

!@#$%^&*…How Do I Fix This Problem?

Like most normal people, I planned on hanging mirrors in the bathroom. The mirrors I chose are particularly fancy because they have the ability to tilt up and down. With little people in the...

Find Any Item in Home Depot Without Help

Imagine asking for help finding a stud finder at Home Depot if you were a girl. Tip from personal experience: don’t ask a guy associate. Some are better poker players than others (the first...

How to Use Home Insurance Claim Money: A New Mindset

Your house is in shambles. Yet, when you rip open the first check of home insurance claim money out of the envelope what is your first thought? Run away on a month-long vacation to...

Rebuild After Hurricane Harvey: Reviving a Beloved Home

Is there a place in your life that you feel so connected to, there isn’t a thing you would change about it? A home that is so ingrained in your memory you can still...

How to Determine Countertop Overhang

When you are putting in a new countertop you need to determine how much of the countertop overhang should extend past the top of the cabinet. A general belief in home buying is you...

Learn a New Skill: Read a Book (It’s Not Heart Surgery)

Read a book. It sounds too easy. Probably because oftentimes it is difficult to understand directions even with pictures. How many times have you struggled with directions on how to assemble a simple piece...

Learn a New Skill: Find a Mentor in the Business

Is there someone in a skilled trade you know who you look to as an expert? Or perhaps there are several people who collectively may help you learn a new skill? How many times...

Learn a New Skill: Help a Friend

Free labor! It sounds like a gimmick. Perhaps your friends may question your sanity for volunteering. But asking to help assist someone else’s DIY remodel is a great way to learn a new skill....

Start Now! Begin House Projects When You Move In

How many HGTV shows have you watched where a family improves their current home to sell it and go buy another one? The homeowners pay the general contractor $10K and they get the biggest...