We loved working with the homeowners on this project! An incredibly unique and beautiful home we had the honor of building here in eastern North Carolina.

If there’s one thing you’ve noticed about construction lately, it’s that prices have skyrocketed. No, your contractor isn’t trying to price gouge you – the prices of materials have gone up THAT much. Not only has their been an increase in cost, but you just can’t get materials in a timely manner any longer either. Check out this article – and remember to be patient with your contractor and home project; we’re just as frustrated with it as you are.

With the lumber prices and the cost of other building materials on the rise, the cost of construction is constantly increasing. What does this mean for you and appraisals? Take a look at this insightful article from the National Association of Home Builders to learn more!

Hurricane Florence did her best; this home’s first floor was completely destroyed and we remodeled it essentially from scratch; we’re thrilled with the results and glad Florence didn’t have the last word. Check out the slideshow in our Portfolio or check a couple of the shots out here:

Chester finally got a chance to visit home for a morning. It’s safe to say, he loved it! 

Closets, bookshelves and pantry shelving were worked on today. Paint is coming soon. I should probably figure the colors out. 🤔 
Jake and I are usually obnoxiously agreeable about everything design wise; but colors will be the death of us. <kidding kidding> As long as he lets me pick, we’ll be fine. 😆

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We picked out our countertops this morning and made a stop at the house to check out the progress. The kitchen cabinets are in, and the fireplace is bricked!
I have to say, we have the best guys working on our home. ❤️ 

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We made our weekly trip to the house, but we didn’t get to clean— because the guys of Bender Remodeling were busy bees getting things done! 👊🏼

• Floors are making their way through the house. 
• Interior doors and trim were on the docket today. 
• Kitchen cabinets get installed Monday.

So many neighbors were also at their homes today. It felt like home again as we were able to chat with them as the kids played with their friends. ❤️

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Sheetrock is coming along!

I feel like we are finally making some progress on the house rebuild….things have been happening, they’re just not always super visible. But insulation is in the walls, hvac is getting done today, and Sheetrock will be coming up next! We are so very thankful we have a home to stay in for the next couple of months, but we are oh so eager to get back into our home. ❤️

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Just a little bit of “home” left at my home. These last few weeks have been a whirlwind, yet feel like years. So many lives affected by Hurricane Florence. We’ve cleaned out and cleaned up, thanks to so many amazing volunteers. Now we rebuild.

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