insulating an crawl space attic door

Insulating A Crawl Space/Attic Door

I love our nice big closet in our bedroom but I don’t love the uninsulated access door to our crawl...

our new garage doors the garaga difference

Our New Garage Doors (the GARAGA Difference)

Did you know garage doors can account for almost 40% of your home’s facade? That’s a pretty large...

repairing rotted door jambs, doors, woodworking projects, My customer had 6 door jambs that had rot in about the same place and size These were large double door units and I did not want to remove the unit and replace the complete jamb

Repairing rotted door jambs.

My customer had 6 door jambs that had rot in about the same place and size. These were large double...

how to shorten faux wood blinds, home maintenance repairs, how to, window treatments, windows, So much better with the proper length

How To Shorten Faux Wood Blinds

I love my faux wood blinds but they were always too long and bunched at the bottom. Of course, I...

super fast 2 ingredient car de icing spray, cleaning tips, outdoor living

Super Fast 2 Ingredient Car De-Icing Spray

I'm not sure about you, but there isn't much worse than going out to my car to leave, and finding my...

how to weatherproof your vinyl or wood screen door

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

I've always loved the old fashioned screen doors. And the home improvement stores have a nice...

the 1 67 travel trailer door fix and a lesson, doors, home maintenance repairs, how to, The door HAD to come off and I had to investigate what the issue was or spend 750 So I killed my trailer

From $750 to $1.67... the travel trailer door fix. And a lesson.

This post is indeed about how I fixed a travel trailer door and saved $750! But... it comes with a...

how to repair old pocket doors, diy, doors, how to

How to Repair Old Pocket Doors

Our old house circa 1910, has a set of beautiful wooden pocket doors. The only problem was that the...

10 ways technology has changed your house, electrical, fireplaces mantels, home maintenance repairs, hvac, Joe Lodge Flickr

10 Ways Technology Has Changed Your House

From Judith Flanders' The Making of Home (available at: www.JudithFlandersBooks.com) here are ten...

material of the week insulation kits

Material of the Week: Insulation Kits

Winter is in full swing, and while our spirits are high, temps are low! If you’ve already made your...

the simple cure for drafty windows

The Simple Cure for Drafty Windows!

We finished our attic space as my home office, and the window above my desk faces due west. Since I...

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How to Make Your Windows Airtight in 9 Steps

When Kevin O'Connor, the host of This Old House, renovated his 1894 Queen Anne, he never once...

catio all done at least mostly so

Catio, All Done! (At Least, Mostly So.)

We've been working for several months on a catio so our indoor cats can get a tiny taste of outside...

how to trim the screw posts on a drawer knob, windows

How to Trim the Screw Posts on a Drawer Knob.

I lived 55 years before I found out the easiest, best way to shorten the screw posts when I am...

how to install sliding pantry door, closet, doors

Sliding Pantry Door

I found this door while browsing online looking for a salvage place. I was looking for unusual...

how to install stained glass windows, doors, The finished product See my blog post for more details

How to Install Stained Glass Windows

When I brought this old door home for restoration, I had a vision for it. In completing the final...

squeaky doors eliminate them in less than 10 minutes, doors, home maintenance repairs, Removing squeaky hinge pins is pretty darn simple

Squeaky Doors: Eliminate them in Less Than 10 Minutes

This past weekend I'd had enough of our squeaky master bedroom door. I'm an early riser and feel...

window privacy

Window Privacy

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this project with you. I have a long window next to my front...

a diy tutorial on window trim, diy, how to, windows, woodworking projects

A DIY Tutorial on Window Trim

We’ve all heard the story of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Then he wants some milk, then a straw,...

bubble wrap window insulation hack

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

If you're like me and come from a small town with old houses, you can remember insulating your...

shoji screen sliding doors getting the look without using glass, doors

Shoji Screen Sliding Doors - Getting the Look Without Glass

Last week I posted about our dining room transformation after we removed a wall. If anyone were to...

how to paint window sills and trims

How to Paint Window Sills and Trims

I'm in the middle of doing a room reset, changing up our formal lounge room. Our house is about 20+...

how to install a screen door, decks, doors, home maintenance repairs, how to, painting

How to Install a Screen Door

how to install a screen door
I love those old wood screen doors that just push open and then bang
...