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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

12-30-2010 09:13 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 5 comments »

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many of us focus on our list of resolutions for the New Year. Often times, personal improvements such as healthier diet and a routine exercise plan are at the top of the list. We recognize that we have neglected ourselves, but what about our homes? When evaluating your possibilities for home improvement, take a moment to think about creating a more efficient and healthier atmosphere. Jump-start your creativity by considering not only cosmetic chan...

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5 Ways to Ready Your Home (and your enjoyment of it) for Winter

11-22-2010 11:20 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

As the famous Christmas carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, coupled with the magic of the season, can be harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out! Here are five popular and sensible ways to get your home ready for the winter: 1. Exterior Home Inspection – Stop issues before they start! Harsh weather can happen all y...

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Book Review: Transforming Your Kitchen With Stock Cabinetry (and Free Draw)

08-03-2010 12:35 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

I started flipping through this book, Transforming Your Kitchen With Stock Cabinetry, without any vision of redoing my kitchen, but just after a few pages I was inspired and hopeful! The book, by Jonathan Benson (a cabinet and furniture maker) and Sherry Benson (an executive chef), not only shows a variety of different styles and layouts of kitchens, but also walks the reader through the “how-to’s” of redoing a kitchen using ready-made cabinets. Throughout the page...

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My first refurb blog

03-01-2010 03:42 AM by Jimi_C | 2 comments »

Been busy working on home improvement stuff, and haven’t had a chance to do any wood working (it’s also still been pretty cold here), so I thought I’d share some of the work I’ve been doing. First up was our bathroom, which needed a new shower fixture. The old one was extremely old, and I couldn’t find replacement parts to fix a valve stem issue, so I decided to upgrade. The first problem I ran into was the fact that the wall was way thicker than I thought, ...

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My free air compressor is costing a fortune #1: The little woman got her new fridge today

11-08-2009 05:16 AM by Bothus | 2 comments »

I actually told the story about my free air compressor on Lumberjocks but since it has led to a kitchen/laundry room remodel I decided to follow up here. The short version is that I got a free air compressor years ago and it recently quit working. I went to Sear’s Outlet to see if they had any and ended up buying the little woman a new French door refrigerator that we were planning to buy after the first of the year. The new fridge wouldn’t fit where the old fridge was becau...

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Kitchen remodel #11: Wood Trim Primer

10-27-2009 07:06 AM by 3fingerpat | 8 comments »

Here are a couple of pics of the baseboards installed, nail holes and edges puttied, sanded and primered: I also mudded\floated out the remaining sections of the wall where the top coat of plaster had been removed. Just trying to level it all out before I primer the walls and ceiling this weekend. Then I hope to get the walls and ceiling retexturized. Happy Halloween!

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Kitchen remodel #10: Doorway Wood Trim additions

10-22-2009 04:22 AM by 3fingerpat | 1 comment »

I worked on making new door trim moulding, well the bullnose trim anyways. The trim is just painted 1×4 MDF trim from the BORG. The bullnose trim is 1x pine that I planed down to 3/8” and then routed a bullnose profile. It is not much for detail but it matches the existing trim that was already in the house, so I thought it should stay as it was: After finish nailing the trim, I set the nails and then used wood putty to fill all nail heads and joint seams to try to give t...

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Kitchen remodel #9: Finally some progress!

10-13-2009 01:43 AM by 3fingerpat | 4 comments »

Well, it has been almost a year since my last post on this project; never thought this was going to take as long as it has, but….a lot has happened in one year. Let me skip all the events and just say I am slowly back to working on this remodel. I am still recovering from shoulder surgery and am not able to work on this as much as I would like, in fact, I just recently got to the point where I could raise my arm enought to hold\work a trowel. So I started by continuing on with the ...

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Rental House Work #2: Kitchen, Bath and Hallway Cabinet refinishing

08-22-2009 05:50 PM by 3fingerpat | 2 comments »

Another issue we didn’t expect was the poor condition of the finish on all the Kitchen, Bathroom and Hallway cabinets. They are all raised panel oak doors and in need of refinishing; here are some pictures of the before shots from the kitchen cabinets (the other cabinets were in the same condition): So after scrubbing the cabinets clean, some light sanding, next we found the perfect matching stain and then applied some wiping varnish to finish the job. Lots of work but ...

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Kitchen #1: A little this.. a little that...

02-11-2009 06:23 PM by MsDebbieP | 33 comments »

Feb 11, 2009 (Note: no pictures available) It’s been a few years that I have held back from moving stuff around in the kitchen. I’ve waited patiently until I just couldn’t wait any longer! The “before” is irrelevant, other than saying that the “before” annoyed me. So Monday, I moved the upright freezer out into the porch, removed the shelving units that surrounded my chimney (which has fake red brick on the surface and I love the look). Ri...

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