This article is the last of a three part series on staining, finishing and installing an unfinished, pre-hung wood door. The first article, “How To Stain and Finish A Wood Door” covers choosing the right door for your application, unpacking it and staining it in preparation for replacing an old door. In the second article, I covered […]Keep Reading..
Here’s my second article in my “Exterior Door Installation” series. You can see my article just prior to this one on How To Stain And Finish A Wood Door for pictures and description of the work I did on the new, unfinished wood door for this project before preparing the doorway. Be sure and check out the […]Keep Reading..
Recently I won a bid to install a new rear entry door on an older home. The homeowner loved the old wood door she already had, but it had so many problems, it was impractical to try and repair it. It needed a new threshold, an entirely new jamb, and the original installer had cut […]Keep Reading..
Snowmen, nativity scenes, Santa and his reindeer, stockings, snowflakes, candy canes, wreaths, inflatable characters, garland, ribbons, colored Christmas lights! Christmas decorating ideas start with inspiration! Your house and yard can be a ton of fun, but without some pre-planning it can become rather cluttered looking and appear thrown together. Here’s to inspiration!Keep Reading..
Armed with the right knowledge and tools, you could save hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars by performing your own appliance installation. Having the wherewithal to just do it, many installs can be done by the average homeowner. Let’s explore various appliance installations and the things you’ll need for the job. We’ll also look at […]Keep Reading..
You can get everything you need for simple black and white curb address numbers at your local home improvement store for under $30, along with a few things you probably have around the house. There are more complex designs you can do too, and we’ll explore some of them as well in this curb number […]Keep Reading..
With rising energy costs ballooning our bills month after month, figuring out ways to conserve energy is on everyone’s mind. Recent heat waves haven’t helped and the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a colder than normal winter for the southwest this year. With a little upgrading and maintenance, your systems can hum and purr, saving you money […]Keep Reading..
Having a room with stars on the ceiling used to conjure images of nurseries and kid’s rooms, but not any more! High end ceiling murals, fiber optics, star scapes and glow in the dark ceiling stars have transitioned to front and center decor applications in media rooms, lounges, bedrooms and spas everywhere. In this article, […]Keep Reading..
Are you considering building a fence this coming spring? If so, it can be helpful to get an overview of the different types of fencing materials and styles available. Check out these options, and get ahead of the game by taking some time to think about how each one might look in your yard!Keep Reading..