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6 Questions to Ask Your Builder Before Building Your Custom Home

When it comes to building, no two builders are the same, which is why you should be prepared with questions to ask your builder as you begin the process of designing and building your dream home. A custom home is your opportunity to create a place that is truly yours, uniquely designed to suit your lifestyle, personality, and family

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An Aging-in-Place Remodel in Mt. Lebanon

A Main Level Home Addition Prepares a Couple for Future Aging-in-Place Needs This older couple had aging in place in mind when they sought out Prime 1 Builders to remodel their home. While they were not experiencing any mobility issues now, they wanted to modify their home to create more of a one-floor living space. They were concerned about

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Preparing Your Fireplace for the Cooler Months

On chilly fall mornings, there’s nothing quite like curling up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Here are some tips to make sure your fireplace is ready before the cool, damp mornings of autumn set in. Clean the fireplace For traditional wood-burning stoves, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimneys be

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Design with a Focal Point in Mind

Any designs you create cease to exist without a definitive “focal point.” But what is a focal point, and why is it so important in design functions? Based on the Gestalt principle, a focal point or emphasis works as the star of the room. It captures the attention of the viewer and accentuates the surroundings. The use of “focal

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The Home Office Re-Imagined

2020 has changed so many things, especially how and where we work. Before this year, many of us only conducted a few hours of business a week at home. We answered emails on our smartphones or did a little work on the laptop while sitting on the couch or at the kitchen island. McKinsey recently wrote, “…estimates suggest that

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