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Sandy Reed
Valley Springs, CA
Crafting unique home environments since 1985 - turning your dreams into reality...
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When we receive calls about building a new deck, the conversation frequently centers around whether to use the new composite decking or real wood. This gives us an opportunity to explain the pros and cons of each. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
A good remodel should do more than increase the value of your home — it should increase the value of your life. But with the average new deck or bathroom remodel costing well over $10,000, controlling costs is essential to keep remodeling from becoming a financial nightmare. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Think a new home is out of your reach? Maybe not with a tiny home like the one below. This little house packs a lot of living space into every nook and cranny... Easy to clean, less expensive to own and maintain - what's not to love? Not only that, they're just cute! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 6, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Very few homeowners feel like they have plenty of storage space. And sometimes just a little more living space would be nice too... If you have a large crawlspace area under your home, you can have all this and more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
For most people, their home is the biggest investment they’ll make in their lifetime. Many hope their home will help fund their retirement years. If you’re one of those folks who wants to sell their home when they retire, keeping it well maintained and up-to-date can increase your return on investment by thousands of dollars. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Some people would say the bathroom bonanza going on these days is no more than an unnecessary indulgence. After all, how many bathrooms do two people need? Apparently more than one per person… Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
As we creep further into the colder seasons, we should be thinking of things we can do to our homes to be better prepared for the cooler weather. Whether you live in an area where it snows or not, it's better to be prepared for the really cold days rather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Home design trends come and go, this is for sure. We've all heard of the Tiny House Movement, right? What about the whole "turn an old shipping container into a home" craze? Well, have you heard of upside-down homes? Yea, it's a thing! Various architectural firms around the world have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
At Uniquity Builders, we love building! We love creating new spaces for families to enjoy. We love being able to help a family create the dream home they've always wanted, through their vision and our expertise. We can turn a cramped living room into a spacious great room perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
If you haven't had the potentially cash draining experience of working with an unlicensed contractor, you probably know a friend or family member who has. It's becoming so common these days that the victims are beginning to fight for tougher laws to end the home improvement scams. The Contractors State... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
If the time has come to upgrade your old smoke alarms, consider getting the Atom Smoke and Fire Alarm from First Alert. It's called the Atom because it's tiny...I mean like an inch and a half in diameter tiny! But, don't let it's diminutive size fool you. This little guy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Every home owner has different styles and tastes when it comes to the overall look of their home. But there are a few things that should be the same in every home, no matter what your personal style is. Here are just a few of those must-haves... Energy Star Appliances... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Labor Day has come and gone, which means summer is unofficially "over." Even though it's still plenty hot outside and we do still have a few more weeks of summer ahead of us, according to the calender. But, still, as Labor Day passes the BBQ's stop, pool parties are replaced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Have you made a few upgrades at your house lately such as replace old, leaky windows, or upgrade to a new energy efficient air conditioning unit? If you have, you could be eligible for a rebate from PG&E! Through the Energy Upgrade California program, homeowners could qualify for rebates of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
You've been recycling your cans and bottles for years now, you're doing your best to use less water, especially with California's extreme drought conditions. And you make sure you keep the lights off and use natural light that flows in from the windows whenever possible. In short, you're doing your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
It's hard to believe that summer vacation is past it's halfway point and school will be starting in just a few weeks. There are still so many things we haven't done on our Things-To-Do-This-Summer list! And it's not just weekend getaways, but those little home improvement projects that we swore... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Some may say that the phrase "The Home of The Future" is kind of a moot point these days. It seems as though every home product out there is able to connect with your smart-phone or tablet through your home's WiFi connection. If we so choose, we can all have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Ahh summertime! The days are longer, our skin gets darker and our hair gets lighter. We spend more time outdoors playing, relaxing, and BBQing. There is also a lot of entertaining to be done at home, most likely outside on your deck. But what if your deck just isn't up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
As the weather warms up and allergy season subsides, we'll all be spending more time outside. We'll be taking more walks, having more picnics, playing more golf and of course, more outdoor entertaining! Between BBQ's, parties and family get-togethers, your home is bound to be a busy place this summer.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
I'm sure you've seen some of the amazing before and after photos we've posted of some of the remodeling projects we have recently completed. Or even some of the many decks we've built throughout Calaveras County. But did you know we also build houses? That's right! Brand new custom homes... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
We have recently completed yet another amazing kitchen transformation for some very patient customers in Sonora. A kitchen that we completely gutted and expanded for them. The build was going swimmingly until we got to the counter tops. Although our customers chose a very beautiful granite, it proved to be... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
When it comes to choosing new flooring for your home, you might think your options are limited to either carpet or hardwood. Well, you'd be wrong! Flooring choices have really come a long way and some of them may surprise you. Here are just a few. Concrete - Concrete in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
We have all either heard of, know someone or have ourselves been a victim of a bad contractor. There are, unfortunely, people out there who just want to take your money without doing any work...shocking, I know! It's such a big problem, that the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) conducts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Everyone has had dreams about remodeling a part of their home at one point or another. Maybe you're tired of making dinner in your tiny kitchen. Perhaps you've stubbed your toe again on the cabinet after getting out of the shower and you're sick of it? Or, maybe, you just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Do you have a Daylight Savings checklist for your home? You know, a list of things to do around the house along with changing the clocks? Well, you should! There are a few things every homeowner should be checking on a couple times a year, such as change the batteries... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.