With temperatures dropping and flurries in the forecast Estes Custom Builders thought it would be a great time to discuss home building in Maine, during the winter months. We wanted to break 3 popular myths around constructing a new home during the winter! There are some serious perks about deciding to build at this time. New technologies, building methods and products now allow new home builders to effectively build throughout the winter months. Continue reading “Winter Home Building In Maine” »
This Year, Make A Resolution You Can Keep!
As the snow falls and the temperature drops, 2013 comes to a close and we all start thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. These promises we make are filled with good intentions and optimism, but they often get put on a back burner as the stresses of a New Year take up our time. This year, why not make a resolution that you’ll keep, one that you’ll be proud of for years to come. Resolve to improve your home, making it a happier place for you and your family to live. A clean and organized home will give you increased energy…maybe enough to follow through on the other resolutions you made! Continue reading “New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Home For 2014!” »
Tis the season for partying the night away! And this year, you were bold and invited all your friends and co-workers over for a New Years party at your home. With parties also comes messes: inevitably, red wine on your white sofa and guests tracking in snow and slush when they walk in the door. Use some of these tips for party proofing and you will feel calm and collected instead of frantic when hosting this season. Continue reading “Party-Proof Your House With These Smart Tips!” »
We’re less than a week away from Christmas, and like most people, you may be scrambling around trying to find a gift for your husband or wife. Finding something that says how much you love them is easier said than done! Why not take the weekend to make over a room in your home for them? Nothing says love and devotion like spending a whole day updating a living room or bedroom. An easy way to do this is to take a peek at their Pinterest board for ideas. Also, think back to any past conversations you may have had about how they want to spruce up your home. It’s a great way to show you’ve been listening all year as they expressed what they like. Continue reading “This Holiday, Give The Gift Of Home Improvement!” »
As winter creeps up on us, we spend time making sure that our homes are ready for the colder months ahead. However, many people forget to protect the most vulnerable part of their home: their lawn and garden! From dealing with leaves to moving lawn furniture, there are several easy ways to keep your lawn and garden healthy through the winter! Continue reading “Protect Your Lawn & Garden This Winter” »
Recently, Estes Custom Builders held a mixer to introduce local Real Estate Agents to a few great new industry tools. We welcomed independent real estate agents as well as some from local or national agencies. The first 45 minutes of the mixer served as a networking event, allowing agents enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while meeting each other and becoming acquainted with Nick Estes and his new realtor incentive program.
The snow is falling gently outside your window, and the eggnog is out on the kitchen table. Yes, we’ve made it to the holiday season, complete with Christmas trees and Menorahs for Hanukkah. But do you know how to protect your home? Be prepared with these tips and you won’t have to add your home’s safety to your list of things to worry about this holiday season. Continue reading “Protect Your Home By Avoiding These Holiday Hazards” »
Prepare now before the snow falls
Now that the days are getting chillier, it’s the ideal time to think about winterizing your home. Although it’s not quite winter, you’ll find that preparing for cold weather and frozen precipitation now will help you later. Your heating costs and electricity bills will go down and you’ll gain peace of mind in knowing that you and your home are efficiently prepared for winter. Continue reading “Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready For The Colder Months” »
When you think about heating your home, do oil or radiators come to mind? Your home can easily be green or more “eco friendly”, saving you hundreds of dollars per year and saving the environment at the same time! Take a look at these three green options, which are easily becoming the most popular ways to heat your home.
Radiant Floor Heat
Radiant Floor Heat is an option that many people don’t know about. For those that do know, using radiant floor heat can be great if you want to keep your feet toasty all winter. Unlike oil, radiant floor heat is designed to bring the heat up. You’ll no longer have to worry about your feet being freezing, while your head is overheating, because radiant heat is designed to rise. All parts of you are warm at the same time. And unlike noisy radiators, you’ll be able to forget you have a heat source going because it’s quiet, allowing you to enjoy the peace and comfort of your home in silence. Although radiant heating can initially be expensive to install, especially if you don’t have pre-existing floor tubes, it pays for itself with a thirty percent decrease in energy costs. Continue reading “3 Greener Options For Heating Your New Home” »
Another Beautiful Summer, Another Great Project!
Here at Estes Custom Builders we’ve had a busy Summer! The warmer months are a perfect time for us to do big projects, and we’re always excited to show off the end result. This case was unique because the home had been vacant for 10 years and needed a lot of work. When we first saw the house at 74 Illsely Street in Portland we saw how much potential it had and knew that with some hard work we could turn it into a beautiful home.