I love the look of black mulch and I've used it for years to enhance all of my landscaping beds, but it's frankly becoming a bit too much maintenance. And a bit too expensive. I've come to realize, I now have to try to find the perfect ground cover that can slowly take over certain well-contained large landscape areas on my … [Read More...]
We installed our swimming pool a little over two years ago, and going through the research alone was a tremendous effort. There are so many items to consider regarding the design and construction; it's frankly a little overwhelming. And if you're going through the same research right now (for above ground pools or an in ground … [Read More...]
This guest post is by Landscape Designer, Joe Ciaglia.
It’s your turn this season for hosting the annual family reunion! You’ve decided on planning your party as a “start of the summer kick off” barbecue. Your preparation checklist includes who will be invited, a list of foods and drinks that you will provide to your guests, … [Read More...]
Now that the dining room hardwood flooring preparation efforts are completed, it's time to get this floor in - and really bring the room, overall, to a whole new aesthetic plateau. For those of you who read the article or who watched some of the videos in the Part 1 portion of this hardwood flooring effort, you know that this is … [Read More...]
Marble thresholds (sometimes called marble saddles) are very common in many homes, often found at bathroom entries. They look really nice, they're cool and smooth to the touch - and they're not terribly expensive.
Having recently installed a marble threshold as part of a more comprehensive home rehab project, this summary … [Read More...]
Updated — Originally Published October 6, 2012
When we enclosed my yard with a cedar fence 11 years ago, it seemed like a good idea to create a removable section so we could get a truck inside. You never know when you might need to get back there, right? So I built one. And as it turned out, this came in handy time-and-time … [Read More...]
So, what does it take to install a hardwood floor? Is it easy? Hard? Expensive?? How much time will it take, and can I do it myself? Will I need special tools that I may not already have? These may be some of the questions you're considering if you've never done something like this yourself, and they're all good questions.
A … [Read More...]
When you own a home, toilet maintenance is something that comes with the territory. You can always call a plumber, of course, but even if you do - it's still always best to know what it takes to get something done yourself. What follows is a little chronicle of one Saturday afternoon at my house, and my toilet replacement … [Read More...]
We’ve all become increasingly dependent on WiFi within our homes for our iPads, smart phones, game systems and laptops. And as great as this all has been (I love watching South Park from wherever I want), there are those occasionally-frustrating “dead spots.” Well, not any more!
Below, I’ll summarize my use of a WiFi Range … [Read More...]