Category: Helpful Tips for Homeowners

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

Management Memo: Taking the Fear out of Remodeling

Investing in a home renovation or addition is an exciting prospect, but it can also be scary. While there’s considerable upside, there are also perfectly understandable concerns about everything that could go wrong. At Custom, we get it. That’s why from our first conversations with potential clients, we follow a number of best practices to […]

Microfiber cloths

The One Must Have Cleaning Tool You Need In Your Home

Microfiber cloths have become incredibly popular in recent years. Especially within the “green clean” crowd. And with good reason, while they might look like just another cleaning cloth they are actually in a class of their own. In fact, you could think of them as the heavyweight champions of the cleaning cloth world. Because of […]

2019 Window & Door Trends

The Latest in Window & Door Trends

Windows and doors are the first impression of your home. They can enhance both the exterior and interior of your home drastically. However, old windows and doors can be an eyesore and might be costing you money. If it’s time for an upgrade, make 2019 the year to replace your older windows, doors, or hardware. […]

Storage Hacks to Clear Clutter in Your Family Spaces

Storage Hacks to Clear Clutter in Your Family Spaces

Did you know that clutter can actually impact your mood? At least, that’s what a group of experts at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families recently found when then explored the relationship between 32 California families and their belongings. Particularly for women, stress levels go up when there is too much stuff cluttered around […]

remodeling projects

January Home Maintenance Checklist

A new year has arrived! You likely have plans to create better habits and find new ways to improve in the next 365 days. To set yourself up for success, it’s best to make sure your home is ready for the changes you’re about to make in your life. When it comes to home maintenance, […]

Generac 8000-Watt Electric Powered Portable Generator

Do You Need a Portable Generator?

Generators differ mostly in wattage, permanence, fuel source and cost. Depending on how you use it, you may be inclined toward one of three basic options.   Home standby generator Automatically powers your home when the power goes out. Rated at 5,000 to 20,000 watts. Costs $3,000 to $6,000 plus installation fees for an electrician. […]

Grout Cleaner

Make Your Own Homemade Grout Cleaner

Nothing ruins the impact of an otherwise clean bathroom or kitchen quite like dirt between the tiles. This recipe for homemade grout cleaner will have your floors sparkling in no time. By Donna Boyle Schwartz No matter how hard you work to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean, they’ll always look dingy if they’re plagued […]

Bathroom Remodeling

Quick Fixes For Your Bathroom

If you think your bathroom needs some major renovations, but you aren’t sure you can foot the bill for a full bathroom makeover, there’s good news. While a complete bathroom overhaul can be one of the most expensive projects in your home, little changes can make a big difference. Read on for tips on how […]

Places Where Mold Hides

Surprising Places Where Mold Hides in the Home

One of the most common living organisms in the world may have taken up residence in your home, and you may not even know it. Mold—the common name for thousands of different types of fungi—can grow wherever moisture and organic matter are present, and that’s n… By Donna Boyle Schwartz   Under the Sink Mold […]

December Home Maintenance Checklist

December Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter has arrived along with many festivities that make the season bright. Depending on the area of the country you live in, you may have already shoveled once or twice. For many, this is a busy time of year preparing to have family and friends over for the holidays. However, there are some home maintenance […]