How to Keep Pipes from Freezing

February 13th, 2019

Few things are as miserable as the winter woes created by frozen pipes. At the minimum, you’ll have trouble getting water where you need it. At the worst, your pipes may burst, leading to plumbing expenses, damage to your home and thousands of dollars in repair expenses.

To keep costs and hassle from skyrocketing, be sure to protect your pipes when temperatures plummet. According to this article published in Consumer Reports, pipes in basements, attics, garages and other unheated interior spaces are most at risk. But, other pipes inside your home can also freeze. Take precautions and read these tips for keeping the water flowing when winter is at its worst.

Feed the Birds

February 6th, 2019

Feathered friends can offer so much enjoyment to those who love the sights and sounds of backyard birds. But, during the winter, birds can use a little help as they seek food and shelter. While nature provides protected places in dense vegetation or evergreen branches, many birds flock to the security of cozy, winter roosting boxes Read More...

FAQs for New Construction Buyers

January 30th, 2019

If you’re shopping for a home in a new construction community, you may soon realize that choosing your builder and home style is just the beginning of many decisions you’ll need to make. At Sal Paone Builders, we want our buyers to be well informed and ready to manage the details of the home buying process Read More...

Deck the Halls All Year ‘Round!

January 23rd, 2019

You know that feeling when you take down all the holiday decorations and the house just seems so blah?  Before putting everything back the way it was before your holiday extravaganza, stop and consider how you might keep your seasonal ideas going all year long.  We’re not talking actual decorations Read More...

Do you really need a bathtub?

January 9th, 2019

One of the emerging trends in home design is the no-tub trend. Bathtubs are no longer considered a must-have. With today’s busy schedules, leisurely soaks in a candle-lit bubble bath are just not happening for most people.  So, many homeowners are opting to forego the tub in all baths, other than the master bath, where a soaking tub or whirlpool is still common Read More...

New Home Visions Dancing in Your Head?

January 2nd, 2019

Winter is the perfect time to dream.  If you dream of building a beautiful custom home, here’s a little inspiration, compliments of Houzz and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  This gallery of ideas and photos shows some of the coolest, trendiest, most colorful and comfortable exteriors, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms Read More...

25 Firewood Facts

December 26th, 2018

If you love the look and feel of a roaring fire in your fireplace or woodstove, and you light things up the old-fashioned way – with wood – you should watch this video! .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, Read More...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 19th, 2018

One of the reasons Sal Paone Builders creates communities in suburban Philadelphia is because our locations provide easy access to this awesome city. Right now is the most wonderful time of the year to enjoy Philly-style holiday fun!  Take in Christmas Village, the Macy’s Christmas Light Show, The Nutcracker or the Mummer’s Parade Read More...

Smart Bathrooms

December 12th, 2018

If you like to sing in the shower, you might also enjoy talking to your bathroom.  Voice activated, high-tech lighting and music are just two of the new technologies now available in the smart bathrooms category.   Mirrors can do more than simply reflect your natural good looks.  Now, you can enjoy automatic fine tuning of light, or heating controls that do away with condensation Read More...

New Construction vs. Existing Homes

December 5th, 2018

Home buyers always have a choice between purchasing an existing home or a new construction home.  As a builder with more than 40 years of experience in new home construction, the Sal Paone Builders team naturally sees the advantages of buying a brand, spanking new home.  Many of our buyers tell us that they love the idea of a clean, fresh, never-lived in home that won’t reveal any hidden surprises down the road Read More...