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An Unexpected Home Feature: Walk-in Closet Location

Right now a walk-in closet location in the master bathroom is a hot trend. It is a matter of convenience to slip right into a walk-in closet while toweling off after a shower rather...

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The Home Depot Bathroom is Better than Any Showroom Floor!

Yes, the Home Depot bathroom is better than a Floor and Decor, Ferguson or any local fancy showroom floor. Any Home Depot bathroom is better than those found in Saks Fifth Avenue, a penthouse...

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The Best 20 Ton Jack: The Cheap One You Own

When we hired two foundation crews for two different houses they both rolled up with an arsenal of 20 ton bottle jacks.* If professionals use them by the dozen, DIY weekend warriors should too....

Do You Need to Remove Tile After Flood Water Invades?

Do you have to remove tile after flood water has invited itself into your home? To be clear, we are not talking about your waterline breaking and flooding out your house.* We are talking...

Build a Granite Shower Curb with a Prefab Granite Backsplash

Building a granite shower curb in preparation for glass in the walk-in shower was my greatest fear when remodeling the master bathroom. The plan was to have a shower curb running the distance of...

No One Else Will Care About Your Home as Much as You

A wise man (my brother) once said something along the lines of the following, “no one else will care about your home as much as you.” I can’t remember the conversation surrounding that nugget...

Buying Versus Renting Tools: When to Rack Up Rental Fees

I kicked my car out of the garage for several months, replacing it with my DEWALT D24000 wet tile saw.  On days I used my wet saw I moved my car across the street,...

Using Zillow for Current Housing Market Research

Are you interested in buying a new house?* Do you have a new job somewhere else and need to sell your current house before you can put down 20% to avoid PMI on your...

Building an Attic Walkway of Your Dreams

Are you considering replacing all the electrical in your house? Do you ever need to service the A/C in your attic? Perhaps you would like a internet line dropped in the spare bedroom you...

Bringing Up Neighborhood Morale

It was just another too early morning after going to bed earlier that same morning. I would have rather slept in and leisurely enjoyed a nice hot cup of coffee. However, it was admittedly...