Category: Helpful Tips for Homeowners

September Home Maintenance Checklist

September Home Maintenance Checklist

The leaves might’ve not started to change color yet, but fall is in the air. So, it’s time to begin some of your cooler weather home improvement projects! This September is all about preparation. Cleaning your upholstery and prepping your garden for spring are just two tasks that are important to begin now. Here’s your […]

Nautical Home Décor Ideas

Nautical Home Décor Ideas

Do you ever just want to escape away to the beach? Even in your own home, incorporating nautical décor can help be the daily get-away you need. Beach- and ocean-themed items are perfect for summer throughout the house or can be a great way to style a bathroom. Are you ready to incorporate nautical home […]

Building Code Violations

10 Building Code Violations Your Home May Be Guilty Of

Building codes promote safety and uniformity, but they’re usually enforced only during construction and remodeling projects. If you live in an older home—or if you undertook a DIY renovation without acquiring a permit—your property might not comply with moder… By Glenda Taylor     Missing Handrails Building codes typically stipulate that handrails or guardrails between […]

Ed Teehan

How To Clean Wood Cabinets & Make Them Shine

Wood cabinets are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. However, over time they can become dirty and dingy. It’s likely that you’re familiar with the sticky and greasy feeling that can occur from just working in the kitchen. It’s time to make your kitchen cabinets like new again. If you want to refresh your kitchen […]

How to Make a Home Renovation Less Disruptive

How to Make a Home Renovation Less Disruptive

Living through a home renovation can be difficult, even if you’re working with an outstanding remodeling firm. At Custom, we recognize how disruptive this experience can be, and we do all we can to lessen the impact on clients’ lives.   In preparation for a major renovation, you can also take steps to help minimize […]

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

Are We a Fit for Each Other? CCI Management Memo

At Custom, we don’t see ourselves as salespeople. We’re not here to sell you our home remodeling services. Rather, starting with our initial interaction, we’re focused on determining whether we’re a fit for you and your project — and whether you and your project are a fit for us. It’s a totally different mindset than […]

Built In Beverage and Wine Refrigerators

Five Hot Kitchen Appliances

Thinking about a kitchen remodeling project? It’s never too early to choose the appliances.   The thing is, choosing kitchen appliances has never been more challenging because there have never been more options to consider. Today’s appliances come in a wider range of sizes, styles and colors, with all sorts of variations in terms of […]

The Wall/Weng Home

Bathroom Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Bathrooms are an important part of the home, and even more so if you’re trying to sell it. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel or just a few updates, you’ll want to know what projects you should be investing most of your money and time into to see the best ROI. From updating old fixtures […]

How To Create A Practical Kitchen

Everyone wants the picture-perfect kitchen, but the fact is, it might not be a practical addition to your home. Useful kitchens look different to everyone. A small, intricate light fixture may not be enough for a home chef. Open shelving may not be the most practical for a family with young children. Fear not. We’re […]

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 […]

Kitchen & Bath Space Savers

8 Kitchen & Bath Space Savers Worth Trying

No matter how big or small of a house, all homeowners want to know how to save on space, especially in their kitchen and bathrooms. Regardless of how much room you have, it’s likely you’re always collecting and, therefore, utilizing your square footage to its full capacity. Smart space savers declutter your home, make it […]