A Step by Step Guide to Planning a Home Renovation Project

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Planning a home renovation can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are numerous steps to take and several factors to consider no matter how big or small your project will be. As long as you take it one step at a time and consult with professionals, it will be… Read more »

Independent and Safe Living: Home Renovations for Seniors

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People are living longer than ever, and many are choosing to stay in their homes as long as possible. There are several reasons older adults prefer to continue to live in their homes as they age. AARP reported that 90% of people prefer to stay in their homes as they age, and for many that… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a General Contractor

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The planning process is a crucial stage of any home improvement or building project. Part of the process is hiring a general contractor for the job. A solid relationship between client and contractor ensures efficient communication and thorough understanding on both sides. Both parties should come prepared initially with questions and answers to establish the… Read more »

Energy Efficient Home Cooling Solutions

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Most of us love summertime, but we don’t like the higher electricity bills that always go along with it! Fortunately, there are cost-effective and energy efficient home cooling measures you can take to keep your house at a pleasant temperature during the hot summer months. These methods are more environmentally responsible than turning down the… Read more »

Patio Design – Tips for Creating a New Backyard Oasis

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The most exciting thing about a new patio design is that it can transform your outdoor space into a retreat that’s all your own. From a simple place to gather with friends on warm nights, to a luxury poolside sanctuary, to a nook where you can enjoy your surrounding garden, a patio can enhance almost… Read more »

What Is A Reasonable Kitchen Remodel Timeline?

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Planning and designing a new kitchen can be a dream come true. The first time you and your family cook and eat a meal in your gorgeous new space, you’ll know that the minor inconvenience of the installation was all worth it. So how long does it usually take to have a new kitchen installed?… Read more »

Most Popular Energy Efficient Home Design Features

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As our energy needs keep increasing, so do our home energy bills. With each family member owning several devices at least, it’s important for everyone to do their part to use energy more responsibly. Saving some money in the process is usually a very welcome benefit of migrating over to greener, more energy efficient home… Read more »

What is the Process of Building a Custom Home?

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A custom home is the ultimate luxury — it’s something everyone wants but few will ever realize. Building a custom home is also a journey, one that takes perseverance and a fair amount of time. The more you know about the process, the easier it will be to navigate, and the more patience you will… Read more »

FAQs for Delaware County Home Additions

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The winter months can be a great time to start thinking about additions and renovations to your home. Not only can an addition add to the attractiveness and enjoyment of your home, it can also add significant value to it. Below are some frequently asked questions about Delaware County home additions and renovations, covering issues… Read more »

New Construction in Media, PA – Come Build Your Dream Home!

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Welcome to The Hills at Garnet Ridge, a quiet cul-de-sac of five custom homes designed and built by Alan Mancill Builders. We have been building top-quality new construction in Media and the surrounding areas for the past 40 years, and our years of experience is visible in every custom home we build. This development is… Read more »