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Embrace the Slope: How to Make the Most of Your Sloping Backyard

November 19, 2018

  You are probably aware of the fact that every home is made differently. Some homes have a flat backyard, and some may have a sloping backyard. In this case, you’ve got to work with what you’ve got. Sure, landscaping for a slope may seem challenging, but we’re here to tell you it can be a blessing in disguise. Our team at Progressive Builders has put together five ways to turn your sloped backyard into a design you love. 1. Add some steps. Garden steps are a practical sol...

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A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Prep Guide for Your Home

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year, and if you’re hosting it at your house, our team at Progressive Builders knows that’s a big responsibility. Here are a few tips to make preparation for the big day as stress-free as possible this Thanksgiving. 1. Prep a few weeks ahead. It might sound like a long time before Thanksgiving, but it’s never too early to start getting things in order. Walk through your house and make an assessment of any areas that need obvious repa...

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4 Cleaning Tips to Help You Get into the Autumn Spirit

October 19, 2018

Move over, spring – autumn has arrived and is coming in full speed! As we approach the colder months, now is the perfect time to stay in and do a little deep cleaning. To help out, our team at Progressive Builders has put together four cleaning tips to get you settled and into the autumn spirit. 1. Bust out the blankets. Before you break out all the cozy blankets and throws, make sure you’ve cleaned them properly. They may be musty from sitting in storage during the summer months. If y...

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Kitchen Remodel Runs Smoothly

October 12, 2018

  You probably wouldn’t think the terms “remodel” and “piece of cake” belonged in the same sentence. Maybe “stress” and “hassle” were more along the lines of what you imagine a remodel entails. Sure, sometimes remodeling can seem overwhelming. But we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Our team at Progressive Builders have put together five ways to ensure that your kitchen remodel feels less like a sprint and more like a walk in the park. 1. Ha...

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3 Questions to Ask Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

September 12, 2018

There are several factors to consider when it comes to renovating your kitchen. Everyone has different needs and it all depends on the changes you want to make and how much value it will bring you. In addition, the amount of time and the resources you have is a big part of picking the renovation that is right for you. To begin, here are three honest questions to ask yourself before deciding to renovate your kitchen: What’s the overall goal? Consider your daily activities. Do you p...

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5 Ways to Beat the Heat and Your Electric Bill

August 24, 2018

Cash flow stopping you from being able to have air flow? Even with the summer season drawing to a close, it doesn't mean you need to melt your way to the end. With a little extra planning, your house will be the coolest place on the block. Shoot the Breeze Install a screen door where you might not have one already. Control the climate by allowing the air to circulate in your house. Adding screens to your windows can also help keep the air cool by moving it around instead of staying hot...

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3 Lighting Fixtures Your Home Needs

August 17, 2018

When it comes to lighting, choosing the wrong light fixture can wreak havoc on the design of your space. It's important to go for fixtures that are harmonious with your living space and not too overpowering. Want to brighten up your lighting game? There are a few types of lighting fixtures that work most of the time for any home. Here are three to try: Flush-Mount Lighting Most often, flush-mount lighting is one of the most common choices we see in home remodels. With this kind of l...

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3 Reasons to Leave Remodeling to the Pros

July 27, 2018

So, the time has come – you’re ready to remodel your home! A renovation project can be time-consuming and stressful, but with the right help, you can spend your days relaxing while the pros work on remodeling your home. As a professional in the industry for over 20 years, Progressive Builders will guide you through the remodeling process and make sure your home renovation dreams come true. Whether it be a small bathroom fix or a full-range kitchen remodel, here’s why you should conside...

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Remodeling Stress: 3 Tips for Making it Through a Home Renovation

July 10, 2018

Embarking on your first home remodeling journey can include a whirlwind of feelings – from excitement to anxiety. Home remodels can be extensive projects, and very few homeowners consider the mental toll it can take on them. Take a look at these three typical maladies that can pop up when remodeling your home, along with suggestions on how to deal with them. The “Why Are We Here?” Symptom. Since you are seeing the progress, day in and day out, it can be really inspiring to see th...

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How to get Backyard-Ready for the 4th of July

June 29, 2018

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our independence, of course, but it’s also one of the best parts of summer! It’s a time to be outside with family and friends, barbequing and enjoying a cold drink or two. With some work, your backyard can be a crowd pleaser. Here are some tips to help you get your backyard ready for the upcoming festivities. 1. Create a shady area. Sitting outdoors in the blazing heat is not a comfortable experience for anyone. Add some shade to your yard using fre...

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