Category: Deck

Design Ideas to Make Your Deck a Destination

Whatever its dimensions—expansive or small, narrow or wide—a deck is the ideal place to kick back and relax outdoors. But if you don’t make the most of your deck, it can end up being just a bland stretch of wood—wasted space—rather than the attractive destina… By Manasa Reddigari   Raise the Bar   Build along […]

May Home Maintenance Checklist

May Home Maintenance Checklist

The April showers have hopefully brought the May flowers to your yard, along with the fantastic spring weather. One of the best parts of spring is opening the windows and letting the home fill with fresh air. But, you may also discover some areas that can use a touch-up. While many May home improvement projects […]

Outdoor Upgrades That Make Your Home More Valuable

Exterior upgrades enhance the look of your property and can offer recreational benefits. Not every renovation, however, produces a return on investment, and some upgrades (like swimming pools) make your home less attractive to potential buyers. If you want to refresh your yard and build equity at the same time, consider one of these outdoor […]

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18 Design Ideas to Make Your Deck a Destination

Whatever its dimensions—expansive or small, narrow or wide—a deck is the ideal place to kick back and relax outdoors. But if you don’t make the most of your deck, it can end up being just a bland stretch of wood—wasted space—rather than the attractive destination that it could be. Make use of every inch of […]

Change The Look Of Your Yard With An Arbor Or Pergola

Change The Look Of Your Yard With An Arbor Or Pergola

This season, are you looking for a new way to improve your backyard? The latest trend is creating an outdoor “room” or a space in your yard where there is a specific purpose. Regardless of your backyard’s size, this can be easily done with the help of an arbor or pergola. From enhancing the value […]

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Enhancing Your Home from the Outside In

In the middle of the winter, enjoying your home’s outdoor spaces might be the furthest thing from your mind. But before you know it, the weather will warm up and you’ll have plenty of time to do just that. If it’s time to rebuild or add a porch, deck or other exterior element, remember this: […]

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CCI Subcontractor’s Corner: Jeff O’Rourke, GoliathTech

At Custom Contracting, we work hard to incorporate the latest advances in the field so we can deliver greater value to homeowners. A case in point is our adoption of screw pile footings in certain projects.   Screw piles are an alternative to traditional concrete footings or foundations. The website of our vendor of choice, […]

Remodel to increase home value

The Best Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for residential remodeling. Home values are up, which means it’s a good time to invest in your house by making key upgrades. Keep in mind, however, that not all remodeling projects offer a decent financial return on your investment (ROI). For instance, when the time comes […]

See a House Transform from Start to Finish with this remodel

Sometimes we need to think outside the box…in this case, way outside. These homeowners needed more square footage, but didn’t have a level lot to work with. Without extending the existing basement, we added a full-length addition, including a deck, on high tech screw pile footings. The deck stairs lead down to a stone patio […]

How to Make the Most of Your Existing Space

Feeling squeezed into your current home? You have three basic options: buy a bigger house, build an addition or do more with the space you already have. From Kitchen to Kitchen Lounge Today’s kitchen is a place where the whole family tends to congregate. While Dad cooks, the kids do their homework at the island […]