Building Advice from a Seasoned Woodworker

Three Ways To Update Your Brick Exterior

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Over time, your home’s brick exterior can begin to look drab or shabby. Unfortunately, although brick is durable, it is not as easy to give it a facelift as painted siding. The good news is that there are other options to take your brick from drab to fab, as the following ideas will show. Idea #1: Win with a wash Sometimes, all brick needs is a deep cleaning. The brick and the mortar is relatively porous, which causes it to darken over time. Read More»

2 Things to Do About Your Electrical System After a Flood

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Having water is good. Having electricity is good. Having the two of them mixed together is not so good. If your house has flooded because of weather, you are going to have problems with your electrical systems. There are things that you need to do to make sure that you are safe after the flooding and that your electrical systems are going to be OK.  Pull the Meter Before anything can happen, you will want to have someone from the fire department, local power company, or an electrician come out and take out your power meter. Read More»

How To Repair Damaged Fascia Boards

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The fascia of your home are the boards that cover the rafters on your house. Over time, they can rot for a number of different reasons - one of them being due to your gutters being clogged or sagging, causing rain water to eventually damage your fascia. If left damaged, water can get inside your home, damaging walls and ceilings, leading to a very costly repair. Replacing damaged fascia boards is a repair you can do yourself. Read More»

4 Ways To Save Energy Via Automated Light Control

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Are you in the habit of leaving lights on after walking out of the rooms in your house? If your bad habit has led to you being left with high energy bills, getting your home wired for automation features is something worth considering. This article covers some of the beneficial features that can be included with a home automation system. 1. Allow Lights to Automatically Turn Off Being that you are in the habit of leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms, you can benefit from the installation of sensors. Read More»

Shower Enclosure Designs That Are Holding You Bathroom Back

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Dated bathrooms seem dingy and depressing, but a new space with fresh designs adds so much energy to your day. Since you basically begin and end your day in your bathroom, you need a design that adds to your routine, instead of takes away from it. Your shower enclosure can make or break an energetic, fresh design. Here are some ways your shower enclosure might be holding your bathroom back. Read More»