Category: Pro Tips Blog

  1. Our House Blog- December Winterization

    Our House: Show Winter Weather the Door with these Essential Winterization Tips   Brrr! If you haven’t felt the first cold front of winter yet, you’re either a major homebody or a migratory bird. Our guess is the former, and there’s nothing at all wrong with spending as many waking hours by the fire, cocoa in-hand, as possible. In fact, the real crime is old man winter dropping in unannounced to crash your cozy evenings indoors, as he’s wont to Read More


  2. Our House: Three Ways to Make Your Winter Merrier & Brighter

    This holiday season, conventional wisdom will tell you to deck the halls as usual. That’s all well and good, but you can do better. Really! Between preparing to host relatives and making sure your secret Santa doesn’t stink, it’s tempting to just default to interior styling that’s essentially already been laid out for you time and time again. You know the old standards. Think gaudy tinsel and Technicolor lights. Think putting more tchotchkes on your countertops than there are snowflakes Read More


  3. Our House: Essential Tips to Turn Any Home Into a Stone Cold Stunner

    The timer is on, the oven mitts are off, and your pecan pie is just beginning to bake. The Keurig sputters with the last drops of pumpkin spice goodness, filling your go-to mug to the brim. You sink into the sofa next to a roaring fire, ready to sink your teeth into a real page-turner–or to binge watch, we don’t judge. You’re living the perfect picture of fall, and nothing could be better. Except, it could. You can tick every Read More


  4. Our House: Tips & Tricks to AVOID Window Shopping

    August means it’s back to school for the kiddos and back to work for your windows. Summer may seem like it’s never going to end this year, but we promise that the cold snaps of fall aren’t far off. With them come the brisk autumn winds and hard rains that can really put your panes through their paces. So, before you break out that stylish sweatshirt you got on sale in June, take a second to check in with your Read More


  5. Our House: The Easiest Ways to Transform Your Bathroom!

    A little change goes a long way. Sometimes, that little change is all you need to feel revitalized. Freshening up such a frequently used (and frequently overlooked) space as your bathroom is the perfect way to give your home a little pick-me-up. Luckily for you, a bathroom remodel doesn’t have to involve fully gutting your space and starting from scratch. With these easy and accessible pointers, you can completely transform your W.C. while cutting time and costs! If you’re looking Read More


  6. Is Roofing Over Your Head?

    Falling dreams have given us all a good scare. One second you’re plummeting to earth, the next you’re in bed, heart pounding like a piston. Unfortunately, when duty calls and a roof needs repairs, inexperienced homeowners all too often turn those dreams into reality. If you feel like roofing is way over your head, Our House is here to set your shingles straight. First and foremost, we can’t stress enough that no homeowner should attempt roof repairs without the proper Read More


  7. Your perfect Father’s Day gift is…

        “What a catch! He’s at the fifteen, the ten, the five–touchdown!” The only thing better than the perfect play is watching it in the comfort of the perfect man cave. You can’t always guarantee dad’s team will win, but if you’ve got an unfinished basement and the right professional on the job, you can make sure his season of spectating goes undefeated. With some imagination and little more space, you can even turn what amounts to a languishing Read More


  8. Counter Point

    They’re always there for you. Your keys call them home at the end of a long day. The kids (accidentally) share their juice with them. Despite your best efforts, the cats call them a playground. Well, no more! It’s time you paid more attention to the unsung heroes of your home, your countertops. Show your appreciation and reinvest in the most useful spaces your home has. Birmingham’s local builders and dealers agree that three materials stand out in the construction Read More



  9. Top Design Trends for 2018

    At the start of each year, the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) recognizes dozens of new projects from this past year that featured the most innovative layouts and eye-catching design elements. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home, thinking about renovating your current one, or you’re just interested in what’s new in home design, here are some the biggest trends that you’ll see dominating in 2018. Open but defined floor plans. Instead of one large, undefined space, open Read More