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Found 7 blog entries for August 2016.


Building a new home in Idaho is not a novel idea. Every year, hundreds of Idahoans, as well as those who are newcomers, decide to venture out and build their own home. Building can be a tricky process, and, in order to navigate the waters more carefully, it is important to have a good builder on your side. Even though choosing a builder is a long and very detailed process, here is brief overview of some of the builders in the area. This is just for quick information, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all their pros and cons or what they offer—for that information you will need to contact each builder specifically.

Boise Hunter Homes

The Boise Hunter Homes company is a well-known building team in the Treasure Valley. They are…

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If you have ever looked into buying a home in the Treasure Valley, then you have probably heard of the City of Meridian. It is the third largest city in the state (by population) and is almost an inseparable part of the City of Boise as well. Meridian is settled just west of Boise—east of Nampa. It started out as a tiny farming community but quickly grew into the thriving suburbia that it is today. More and more people move to Meridian every year which begs the question: what makes it so great? What makes Meridian Idaho such a great place to live? Why have over 83,000 people decided to call it home, and take up residence there?

Meridian, Idaho’s Atmosphere

Even though Meridian is a large suburban city and is home to hundreds of…

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There are many hobbies that you can occupy your time with. There’s outdoor recreation, there are games, and so on and so forth, but have you ever considered beekeeping as a hobby you might enjoy. Over the last few years beekeeping has grown to new acclaim. It has grown so much that there are actually several organizations in the Boise are that are dedicated to the education of beekeeping and spreading of natural bee products. In this article, we will explain what beekeeping is, why beekeeping is getting so popular, how to get started, and how to know if you are allowed to keep bees on your property.

What is beekeeping?

In short, beekeeping is when you purposely provide an area for bees to colonize (sometimes known as an apiary). People…

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The great thing about living in the Boise area is that you really do have the ability to choose between rural and urban communities (as well as hybrids of the two). This has caused a bit of a conundrum for people who have never lived in the country or a rural community, but are considering it. It is so easy here in Boise to find yourself a great piece of rural property, so what should you do? Should you stay in the city with what you know, or venture out into the great world of rural living? In this article we will give you a pros and cons list regarding this question. Now, these are not the only pros and cons, and your personal situation will also greatly alter these lists. However, for now, they can act as a jumping off point if you are…

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So, you bought a new house and you have a spare room, an extra room, or just some space in your house you want to make use of? Well, never fear, your new home problem is now going to be your favorite part of this house! Here are 8 ideas that you can use to make that space work for you. So strap in!

Getaway Room/ Meditation Chamber/ Zen Room

Now, this is one of our favorites. It is the Zen Room! Well, for all intents and purposes, it can be called the getaway room, the meditation room, or anything else for that matter. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, the purpose is the same: it is a room to help you relax. Put in your favorite scented candle, some potted plants, some soft lighting, and something comfy to sit or lie on.

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Thinking of adding something to your home in your next remodel to add some pizzazz? Why not go for the exotic and add a hidden room? Now, you can hardly say that you haven’t once thought it would be cool to have a secret room like Bruce Wayne, or a hidden passageway like a haunted mansion. Many people have, and now, with modern technology, that kind of mystery can be added to your home for less hassle than you think.

Recent innovations in construction have unearthed new ways to make an ordinary home into the extraordinary, and one of those ways is by adding secret rooms to the floor plan. Depending on the footprint of the home, how deep you can dig, and how much you are willing to add on will determine the kind of hidden room you can have. But…

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Boise and its surrounding are often said to be characterized by the plenitude of outdoor activities that are available. The foothills that give Boise its iconic backdrop are the scene of many of those activities, and this is made possible by the expansive system of trails found therein. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System is the product of an inter-agency partnership of entities on the city, county, state, and federal level. The purpose of this partnership is to make available and maintain a network of trails nearing 200 miles in total length for the use and enjoyment of area residents. Situated primarily in the Boise foothills and extending to the Boise River, these trails provide a number of outdoor recreational opportunities for locals and…

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