Naperville Remodeling

How Many Contractors Does it Take to Complete My Renovation Project?

How Many Contractors Does it Take to Complete My Renovation Project? By Ryan Siebert This article is for all of you out there that are looking to take on your next renovation project on your own.  Coming from someone that knows about the renovation project I tip my cap to you for having the confidence […]

Naperville Custom Built Home

Custom Built Home in Naperville, IL

Custom Built Home in Naperville By Ryan Siebert We recently wrapped up on our latest custom built home in Naperville.  I wanted to give you a tour of my favorite rooms of the house so you can keep your eyes open when custom building your own home.

Chicago Custom Home Building

How to Prepare for Coffered Ceilings

How to Prepare for Coffered Ceiling Installation By Ryan Siebert If you think installing a coffered ceiling is a simple task you can wait for the last second, you may find yourself in serious trouble.  

Wallpaper

Return of Wallpaper

Why Does Wallpaper Matter? By Ryan Siebert The thing about custom renovations and custom  new construction projects is that they are custom. Follow me for second. I am a systems person. I love putting things together you can replicate. I’m constantly working with my project management team to come up with ways we can replicate our custom construction process […]

master bathroom tips

How To Select Your Plumbing Fixtures For Master Bathroom

How to Select Your Master Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures By Ryan Siebert It is important to be careful with the plumbing fixtures that you choose when making your selections for your master bathroom! 

White Oak or Red oak

White Oak or Red Oak Floors?

Red Oak or White Oak? By Ryan Siebert What difference does it make if you are using white oak or red oak?  You are staining the floors anyways, right?  Not so fast!

Custom Home Building

Costs of Custom Home Building

Custom Home Building Costs By Ryan Siebert Have you ever spent more than a few hours of your time debating between a different shade of paint to select for a room in your house?  When customizing your new construction home you will be spending loads of hours making the finish selections.  In general terms the […]

Rough Construction Costs

Plumbers, Electricians and HVAC, The Rough Costs

Rough Costs of New Construction By Ryan Siebert I’ve been told that in Real Estate times are going to get rough.  When it comes to building your house it is a fantastic time to be working on the “rough” installation of your electric, plumbing and HVAC.  The rough installation is better described as the bones […]

Framing Costs of Custom Home Building

Framing Costs for New Construction By Ryan Siebert Imagine with me for a second that you are in a freshly framed new construction house early in the am on a cool spring morning.  The ground is thawing out, the sun is high in the sky with just enough clouds to make you appreciate the blue […]

Why Start a Podcast?

Why Start a Home Building Podcast? By Ryan Siebert I was recently asked to explain why we started our “Secrets of Homebuilders” Podcast.  We recognized that inherently people do not like to read, but are constantly searching for ways to stimulate their mind through noise.