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DIY that adds Value to your Property #2: DIY in the Kitchen to add a touch of Value

04-24-2015 10:56 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 32 comments »

In the second part of this blog, instead of just thinking about the house as whole, I thought I’d focus more on just the kitchen in which adding a touch of DIY could increase the value of your home. Using a fair bit of my real estate experience, my slow but steady gaining of DIY experience/knowledge and an article I found online here at TheMoveChannel, I thought I’d write this short piece to carry on with the series! Now no one is expecting you to have a PHD in electronics here and create ...

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Building the Arch Top Bookshelf

06-16-2018 05:30 PM by BenhamDesign | 17 comments »

This bookshelf was built using walnut to follow the existing architecture of the home and to spruce up the curved drywall corners that where previously installed as the ache. The interior designer of the project had the alcove of the bookshelf faux painted with a metallic paint to reflect light. then had an electrician come in and backlit the walnut trim to make the bookshelf glow. If you are interested in how it was built please watch the video Video Recap When I went to the cli...

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My Blogs #1: 5 Things You May Be Surprised to Learn about LED Lightbulbs

12-23-2013 05:32 AM by Michele Duchet | 14 comments »

LED lights have really taken off in the last couple decades, with these little devices lighting millions of homes across the US. While many people are familiar with LEDs, they are still largely unaware of just how these lights work or how much better they are than incandescent light bulbs. For most people, LEDs are little more than a replacement for their traditional incandescent bulbs, but it would be a mistake to think that that’s all LEDs offer. In fact, LEDs have a number of features that...

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Top Home Remodeling Trends for 2011

02-07-2011 11:48 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 13 comments »

As the new year is picking up steam, I thought it would be a good time to share my views on the future… the future of home remodeling that is. Here are the top remodeling trends for 2011. This year has been challenging for homeowners and remodelers alike. The good news is that although progress is slow, remodelers across Lancaster County, PA say that things are looking up. Many homeowners are looking to 2011 with a renewed sense of optimism about remodeling their homes. Home prices have...

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DIY Ideas #2: Creating a Vintage Interior Look

08-04-2015 11:26 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 12 comments »

I’m sure we can all have a good go at creating a modern interior with modern styles and trends. We can all buy a bunch of materials and tools and get to work on a brand new untouched space and finish with a masterpiece. However, what if you’re looking to create a more vintage look rather than a modern one? How can you create that antique look yourself? I did a bit of research online in an attempt to figure out for myself and for this blog just how can I create a vintage look for my interior o...

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Wood Reclamation – A Dangerous Job

09-30-2014 10:47 AM by ReubenD | 11 comments »

I love the look of authentic wood crafted many years in the past. Roughhewn timbers, old barn boards, inch thick hardwood flooring, and the exquisite carved mantle places and cabinetry all hand crafted many decades before. Some of the most beautiful wood I have ever seen was reclaimed wood from a farmhouse built in the 1850’s. It is not just the dimensions and sturdiness of this wood which would be easy to mimic. There is no way to truly replicate the color and perfect imperfections from bein...

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Waking to a beautiful spring day!

04-07-2008 04:01 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 11 comments »

We’d like to share a few pictures of our backyard this morning. I walked around the block today, & took some pictures of our van. I haven’t seen it since last Saturday. We’ve been sticking close to home. <div></div>

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No Good Deed

04-08-2014 01:53 PM by reedwood | 8 comments »

I’m in the process of moving a few things over here from LJ. As a contractor, I should be posting here anyway. .. I love woodworking and like many of you, I love to write about it. This short story is my first attempt at something dramatic and I wanted to share it with you. I hope you’re OK with it. It was very hard to write. Based on a true story.. No Good Deed. I believe you should pay it forward.Our immortality lies in the knowledge you leave behind.Our mark in ...

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Our new old apartment #2: Let's start refurbishing

11-12-2010 06:45 PM by mbulla | 8 comments »

Ok, I get a break with refurbishing so finally I have some free time. Since we spent most of our money on buying the apartment, we decided to refurbish only one room and make create entry way through a wall from kitchen to living room. We decided to refurbish one bedroom. It’s always good to have at least one room nicely refurbished so you can live in new place. First we removed old paintings from all walls. Since the walls were really crooked, it was necessary to put new polishe...

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Do not take R value of solid wood at face value

02-05-2009 06:37 AM by daltxguy | 7 comments »

This is a reprint of a recent article on some studies done to show that the straight R-value of solid wood is misleading. Even though it seems worse than other materials, because wood has a lot of mass it actually can store energy, not just prevent the ingress ( or egress) of energy, which is only what R-values measure. Wood insulation properties studied Lincoln University researchers have studied the paradox of houses built from solid wood seeming to have greater levels of heat retenti...

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