Older homes and rentals I come across still have these 2 Prong Outlets, but there is a money saving fix!Read the rest of this entry »
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My dad came to me with this project; I guess you could say I went a little “Tim Allen” on the idea. He was worried about his well head cover being plowed over by his snow plow guy when the snow piles up.Read the rest of this entry »
I love having fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden. The only downside is I move around a lot, usually once a year, depending where I work. I have lived mostly at apartments, studio apartments on the back of someones property, or renting a room at a house with other friends.
Because of these issues I haven’t been able to Read the rest of this entry »
I completely changed the look of this fireplace. The original fireplace with the red brick, didn’t match the look of the rest of the room. The homeowner had installed new wood flooring and painted the walls.Read the rest of this entry »
I am sometimes asked about what tools I really like to work with. So I decided to give some of my reviews of some of the tools I like to use on my projects.
For all the tile projects I have done, I love using my Imer Tile Saw. It has a table design that makes it easier to make precise cuts. It has a “Radial Arm Saw” design, which means your tile stays flat on a surface and the saw slides.Read the rest of this entry »
Good Information to know about your Hot Water Heater
I have found that homeowners don’t know that hot water heaters should be maintained until it is too late. When your hot water heater decides to fail, it will leak out all of it’s water causing water damage.
First thing you should do is look on the side of the hot water heater tank, to find out the Manufacturing Date. If it is older than 20 years, I would recommend immediately changing it out. It is like a ticking time bomb, it may decide to last another 6months or leak out the next day.
That is exactly what happened Read the rest of this entry »
This is a fairly inexpensive project I did for Sportivo (Coffee Bar with a Gym). The owner wanted a simplistic way to get the body balls out of the way, up on the wall. She showed me a design she had seen of another product in a magazine. I then fabricated this rack out of PVC pipe and fittings.Read the rest of this entry »
Since everyone seems to like the slate tile bathroom so much that I did, I decided to post this project. This is actually my neighbor’s front porch. She came up with the size of the slate tile to use, (4x4in & 12x12in) and some what of a pattern she liked from the back porch, she had done a few years ago. The diamond pattern I placed in the middle.Read the rest of this entry »
This sink was a mess when I opened up the cupboard door. The owner of the house complained it leaked.
I could understand why, the garbage disposal was Read the rest of this entry »
This was part of the House Flip I posted about.
I removed the old wood paneling, mantle, and shelving. It looked terrible, and outdated, and didn’t utilize the space very well. It also had fake gas logs in the fireplace, with a worn out brass screen. I had to move the electrical & cable to the new locations, patch the open drywall areas, texture the walls to match exiting, painted the walls, and installed baseboards.Read the rest of this entry »