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What’s the Best Time of Year to Build a New House?

October 17, 2019 7:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Once you’ve made the choice to build your own home, there are a number of decisions that follow, including the contractor you’ll use, the kinds of design options you’ll choose, the materials you’ll go with and, of course, when you’ll actually start building. Timing out your home construction project is important, because the proper timing will help you to avoid some delays in the construction process, which also helps you to avoid some unplanned costs that might arise from those delays. The biggest consideration, obviously, will be the weather. You’re going to want to get most of the construction done...


Design Your First-Floor Master Bedroom with Aging in Place Solutions

October 8, 2019 5:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you have mobility issues—or anticipate that they may come with aging—you should start considering what it would take for you to be able to live independently in your own home. Many adults with mobility issues would prefer to take care of themselves. With a few adjustments and a little thinking ahead, you can design or remodel your home with an eye toward making life easier in the future. WSL Incorporated is an ADA-certified contractor and certified aging in place specialist in Pennsylvania. We have a track record of success in designing and remodeling commercial and residential spaces for disabled...


The Benefits of an Open Floor Plan in Pennsylvania

September 24, 2019 5:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Open floor plans refer to the result when two or more traditionally separated rooms (the living room and dining room, for example) have been combined for a more open space. This is done by eliminating the partition walls between rooms. This has been trendy for the past 30 years or so, and shows no signs of losing popularity. Homeowners love the open, airy aesthetic and improved traffic flow. If you’ve ever hosted a party and found that all your guests ended up in the kitchen, an open floor plan can be very appealing! Popular configurations Prior to the World Wars,...


How to Prevent Home Building Delays

August 30, 2019 6:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Delays in construction projects can be quite frustrating, especially when it’s your new home that’s being delayed. However, these delays are more than just a nuisance—they can also result in increased costs, which hits you right in the bank account. With this in mind, what are some steps you can take to prevent building delays when working with a custom home builder in Pennsylvania? Here are just a few examples: Limit changes: Have a plan before you go into the construction process, and make all your decisions ahead of time. One of the biggest reasons that building projects tend to...


Avoid Taking Shortcuts When Building a Custom Home in Pennsylvania

August 16, 2019 6:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re working with a custom home builder and are creating your own dream home, then it’s important to make sure that the contractor does not cut any corners during the building process. After all, if you’re making such a significant investment in your future, then it only makes sense that you do the job right. Here are just a few examples of some of the areas where you shouldn’t try to cut costs by taking shortcuts when working with a custom home builder in Pennsylvania: Framing: When it comes to the actual structural elements of your new construction project,...


What Factors Affect the Cost of Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels?

July 31, 2019 2:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We frequently have customers call in and ask how much we would charge to remodel their kitchen or bathroom. This really isn’t a question we can answer, though, because every project is so different, and there are so many different factors that can affect the price you’ll need to pay for kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Pennsylvania. With that in mind, here are a few of the biggest factors that will affect your pricing: Layout: If you’re not doing much to change the layout of your kitchen or bathroom, then you’ll save quite a bit of money. The more you...


Tips for Staying Within Your Project’s Budget

July 17, 2019 2:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A big part of commercial project management is proper budgeting and cost control. It is crucial for construction managers to be able to stick within the budget, and to plan for unforeseen issues that can result in delays or change orders. The majority of projects that end up costing much more than originally expected play out that way because the management of the project simply wasn’t good enough. So how can you stay within your budget on your commercial project? Here’s some information about how you can achieve more efficient commercial project management in Pennsylvania. Be thorough in the design...


What Are the Benefits of Buying Pre-Designed Home Plans in Pennsylvania?

July 3, 2019 2:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You’ve decided you want to build a new home. Great! One of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a homeowner is moving into a house that was built specifically for you. It’s a great feeling. But the road to getting there can be a little rocky—especially if you’re not quite sure how to design your ideal home. Thankfully, the convenience of pre-designed home plans in Pennsylvania makes it simple to get started. There are actually many benefits to buying pre-designed home plans and working with a custom home builder to act on them. Check out of a few...