Posts By: nate

Nate’s Custom Renovations Honored With Big50 Award

Nate Bahm, owner of Nate’s Custom Renovations, has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. The Big50 awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Oct 25-27 in Kansas City, Mo. The 2016 Big50 winners are featured in the May issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by … Read More »

Prepare for the hammers and saws

With March here, it may not quite be time to start planting your garden, but it’s a great time to “plant seeds” for a home remodeling project.

That’s because a successful home remodeling project doesn’t happen overnight. It requires thought, planning, and preparation. Doing your homework now means that when it’s time to actually start your project, you’ll be better … Read More »

Every four years

Leap Year Traditions

Every four years February presents us with an extra day—and this is one of those years. But in addition to giving us an extra day, Leap Year has also given us some rather interesting traditions.

In 1288 the unmarried Queen Margaret of Scotland is rumored to have enacted a law that allowed women to propose to men … Read More »

Only 8 percent

New Years Resolutions for Your Home

New Years Resolutions are still a big part of our post-holiday culture. Unfortunately, according to Forbes.com even though 40 percent of Americans make resolutions, only 8 percent keep them! Of course the most popular resolutions tend to focus on losing weight and getting fit. No wonder only 8 percent of the population keeps those … Read More »

The one thing

About Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” List

A big part of the holiday season seems to revolve around the “Jolly Old Elf” we call Santa Claus. The legend of Santa can be traced back to the 3rd century where he was admired for his kindness and became the subject of a variety of legends.

He first became popular in American culture … Read More »

Five common mistakes

Tantalizing Thanksgiving Trivia Questions

If you dread those awkward moments around the Thanksgiving dinner table when the conversation drags, here are a few trivia questions that can get things going again.

  • How long have Americans celebrated Thanksgiving? This is a trick question. Although the tradition extends back to the days of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, Thanksgiving didn’t become a
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Don’t Be in a Hurry

October is More Than Jack-o-Lanterns

For many of us, the first thing we think about when we see the calendar turn to October is Halloween. The grocery stores have had Halloween candy for sale since August. Big box stores have had candy and costumes on display for almost that long. But Halloween isn’t until the end of the month.

There’s … Read More »

It’s September. Are You Prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month – a month when all of us are reminded to make simple plans that can have a huge impact if we’re faced with natural disasters. This year, ready.gov will focus on a different theme each week:

  • Week 1:  September 1-5th – Flood
  • Week 2:  September 6-12th – Wildfire
  • Week 3:  September 13-19th
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Remodeling Lessons from the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, in the northern Indian city of Agra is without question one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The majority of the structure—commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1632—took 11 years to complete and additions to the project went on for another 10 years.  Approximately 20,000 artisans were employed to create and decorate the building, which cost … Read More »

Three Important Documents for Your Home Remodeling Project

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were without question two of the most important documents in the building of our country. There are also some very important documents you should pay attention to when you’re remodeling your home.

1. Your Contract: The contract you sign with your remodeler spells out all the terms and conditions involved in doing the … Read More »