Volume 9 Issue 2

One of my favorite parts about the arrival of spring is daylight saving time. Who knew that the idea of advancing the clock one hour would make such a big difference in my happiness and productivity? And who doesn’t enjoy warmer weather and prolonged evening hours of sunlight? Of course with an ever-improving forecast, comes an ever-expanding honey-do list around the house.

When the weekend finally arrives, instead of knocking out my self imposed to-do list, I find myself kicked back on the couch, flipping through TV channels.

Soon I’m captivated by some of my favorite home improvement stations – DIY Network and HGTV. As embarrassing as it may be, I can’t get enough of shows like Bath Crashers, Ellen’s Design Challenge, Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Love It or List It, and endless others. So after countless episodes of
home buying, selling, and renovation, I’m now a self-proclaimed contractor. But I should know better – that is like learning to perform surgery by watching Grey’s Anatomy. Not a good idea!

I’ll be honest, sometimes I really want to buy the worst house on the best street so I can either hire the Gaines duo or say, “Now, what would Chip & Joanna do?” But for every shiplap-loving episode of Fixer Upper that makes me feel like I can conquer the world there are shows like Renovation Realties that make me realize I’m glad there are professionals who can do it for me!

Saline County is a beautiful community, blessed with wonderful homes and subdivisions, and a long list of talented builders who built them. In this issue we highlight a handful of the best in the business. We all know that not everything we see on television is real, but these builders have the ability to make what we see on reality TV, a true reality!

Home builders must wear many hats in order to deliver a quality home where the new owner can hang their own hats, raise a family, and build lifelong memories. These are the things that make a house, a home. Your town. Your life. Your magazine.

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