Category: Planning

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Window Replacement: Increase Wealth, Health and Happiness

It was officially 119° here in Mesa on June 20th, 2017, when I started writing this post. I could feel my legs frying as I biked my measly three miles home from work. Upon...

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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...

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...

We are Actively Looking for a Home in Dickinson, TX

Yes, we are actually actively looking for a home in Dickinson, TX. Did you read the laundry list of what needs to happen to every last flooded house in the last post? All the...

!@#$%^&*…How Do I Fix This Problem?

Like most normal people, I planned on hanging mirrors in the bathroom. The mirrors I chose are particularly fancy because they have the ability to tilt up and down. With little people in the...

Find Any Item in Home Depot Without Help

Imagine asking for help finding a stud finder at Home Depot if you were a girl. Tip from personal experience: don’t ask a guy associate. Some are better poker players than others (the first...

How to Use Home Insurance Claim Money: A New Mindset

Your house is in shambles. Yet, when you rip open the first check of home insurance claim money out of the envelope what is your first thought? Run away on a month-long vacation to...