How to Find the Best HVAC Contractor

Be very careful in vetting contractors as to why they are chosen over other companies. Remember, the more a contractor knows, the more available contracts they will get for your home. Their answers to questions you have are likely to be more helpful than the quality...
Gift Wrapping with Kraft Paper

Gift Wrapping with Kraft Paper

I somehow discovered kraft paper at Home Depot when we repainted our first house.  I was inspired to use it as gift wrap and was pleasantly surprised that I liked the way it looked with some fancy red ribbon I purchased through my nieces’ school gift wrap sale. ...
The Anatomy of Trim Work

The Anatomy of Trim Work

Trim work is essential to construction and it hides certain aspects of the house while creating a cohesive look.  There are four major types of trim: Baseboards, Crown Moulding, Door Casings, and Window Casings.  Window Casings and Door Casings often match or are of a...
Laundry Room Organization

Laundry Room Organization

There were two aspects of our house that drew us to it: the first was that the original owners were the builders and they carefully customized it, taking great pride in its design and construction.  The second was that the house was full of...
The Design Process:  The Inventory Phase

The Design Process: The Inventory Phase

A few weeks ago, we covered the design process in four phases.  The four phases of design include the Inventory Phase, the Inspiration Phase, the Design Phase, and the Construction Phase.  Design involves going back and forth between these phases, but you must start...

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