About Me
Advice for Home Extensions, Additions and Adaptations

Thanks for checking out my blog! My name's Olivia, and I'll be sharing my advice about construction and contractors here. When my husband and I first decided to move in together, we didn't fall in love with any of the homes on the market so we decided to build our own. We learned a lot about construction and contractors during that time, but our journey wasn't over yet. Over the years, we've had multiple changes made to our custom home, including extensions to accommodate new babies, adaptations for in-laws moving in and even an outbuilding studio for my son's music production endeavours. As you can imagine, I've had to do a lot of research on home building over the years, and now I'd love to pass that advice on to anyone else who needs it. Look around—I'm sure you'll find something useful.


Why Shutters Could Be a Great All-Round Solution When Protecting Your Property

17 January 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you worried about your home or business when you are not there and wish there was some way to deter a would-be burglar without making the property look like an uninviting fortress? If you haven't thought about installing automatic shutters yet, this could be your solution, so what do you need to know about the advantages? Aesthetic Many people think that traditional shutters are too overwhelming and make your home or business look more like a prison when they are deployed. Read More …

What Are Some Types of Water Pumps You Can Have Installed at Your Home?

22 November 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There are entire businesses out there that specialize in making, selling, and installing water pumps. Right now, you could benefit from installing one or more water pumps on your property. Water pumps can be used for different purposes on residential properties and elsewhere. For example, these are some of the different types of water pumps that you might want to have installed at your own home. Pool Pumps If you have a swimming pool, then you might be aware of the fact that your swimming pool uses a water pump for things like pumping the water through your filtration system. Read More …

Why Your Old Shower Screen Could Be Holding Your Bathroom Back

6 October 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to renovations and upgrading your home, the last feature you probably think about is your shower screen. After all, it is just a utilitarian piece of equipment that doesn't seem like it would need replacement frequently. However, the wrong type of shower screens can make your bathroom feel smaller, dirtier and more enclosed than it needs to be. One simple upgrade to a modern, glass shower screen can make all the difference and really brighten up the rest of your room. Read More …

Two Tips to Follow If You Want to Turn Your Basement Into an Extra Bathroom

19 July 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you'd like to do renovations to your basement to transform it into an extra bathroom, here is some advice to keep in mind. 1. Find a basement waterproofing solutions firm and waterproof the entire space Depending on the waterproofing regulations in the area where your property is located, you may only be legally required to waterproof certain areas of the basement in preparation for the construction of the bathroom. Read More …

Top Things Your Excavation Contractor Should Be Focused On

19 July 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you need to have an excavation project done on your property, such as if you need to have digging done so that you can have a septic tank or pool installed, then you will need to hire an excavation contractor who will be focused on the important things. If you are like many homeowners, you might not know much about excavation and might not really know about the things that your contractor should be focused on. Read More …