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While we've talked for years about many of the advantages of building a barndominium, one thing we don't usually discuss is the ease and simplicity of putting Christmas lights up on a metal roof. Technically, this applies whether the building is a barndominium, or a traditional stick-frame home with a metal roof. The concept would be the same, and the benefits are universal. As the holidays approach, here are some tips...

When you own a home, you will have something done at some point. If you’ve never handled a major home renovation or restoration, this guide is for you. Here, we will offer a brief rundown of things you might expect based on common home updates.   The Contractor Vetting Process   You can’t just pick the first contractor you see in your search results. If you want the best possible job, you’ll have to...

Planning on embarking on an extreme backyard installation of your own? Then it’s best to proceed with caution before you take on anything that is going to probably require a massive overhaul of your backyard to transform into something else entirely. Here’s how, presented below by CMW General Contractors. The benefits of taking on an extreme backyard project   Before we delve into the what, how, when and why’s of how to install...

For most of us in the Hill Country, the allure of building a dream home on a lot that we have selected is undeniable. We like to visualize that perfect home in a perfect place – the scenery, the drive to work, and the exclusivity of not having the same plans as your neighbor. People often start their new home journey with two major options: building on your own lot...

The vacation rental industry has exploded over the last decade. It’s now normal to stay in someone else’s home, and more and more travelers are discovering the benefits. In many cases, vacation rentals are more comfortable, more private, and offer more amenities than a hotel stay. Plus, it’s often less expensive.    There are plenty of benefits to consider as an investor as well. You can generate steady passive income, enjoy value...

Time is money, and if your rental property is vacant, you are losing money day after day. While you may be only thinking about the home itself, you may be losing renters before they even walk into the house. But there are some tricks of the trade to make your rental property eye-appealing from the start. CMW General Contractors has the skills and expertise to help you design and create...

As you get ready to welcome your new little one into the world, you’re going to turn your attention to the nursery at some point. When designing your ideal nursery space, it’s important to invest in the right things that will keep your little comfortable while at the same time    Let’s take a look at a few ways you can design your nursery while saving a little money and ensuring the...

Simple Updates can go a Long Way to Further Your Bathroom Remodel   Thinking about taking on a home improvement project? One of the most popular rooms to renovate in any house is the bathroom—after all, you use it every day! You might be thinking about selling your home, or perhaps you’re tired of outdated fixtures. Either way, you’ve decided that it’s time to renovate. In a bathroom, you’re looking for a few essential...

Price and preparation: the two main ingredients of a house that sells quickly. Price is going to be the first thing buyers check, so be sure to set a dollar amount that is fair, yet competitive. When buyers come calling, be sure to offer easy, hassle-free showings and frequent open houses. Price gets them in the door, but it’s preparation that gets you the offer.    You can’t just stick a ‘For...

A massive renovation to your home is a beautiful thing. People either renovate in order to make money (which is great), or to create a more desirable living space for themselves and their family (also great).    Of course, the renovation process isn’t as beautiful as the end result is - major renovations will often involve knocking down walls, ripping out floors, people yelling, dust billowing, and loud machines. Now, if you’re...