Swing sets are a popular spring project for families with young, energetic children with energy to burn. Installing a swing set is not difficult but it does take more time and patience than most people realize. Home owners should be realistic in estimating how much time they need to assemble the swing set and
Bathrooms and specifically showers and bathtubs are prone to leaks. Do you have a shower door that leaks? Maybe the corners of the glass enclosure leak every time you take a shower? If you answered yes, you may have water damage on your walls, baseboard or the floor outside the shower. The problem and solution … Read More
There’s something to be said for a more traditional approach to laundry room storage, with cabinets on the wall above the machines. A top-load washer doesn’t have to look dated. Many new models are undeniably modern, with sleek lines and as many wash cycle options as a front load set and room for laundry storage … Read More
Outdoor dining is a special treat in summertime, but summer can also be the enemy of fresh food. Mayo-based salads, meats and many other dishes can spoil quickly in hot weather. You’ll want to find ways to keep them cold and safe with your outdoor remodeling plans, so here are some outdoor kitchen ideas to … Read More
When kitchen renovations cost $20,000 or more, you might think you’re stuck with an outdated, inefficient or simply boring space forever. That simply isn’t true as this article demonstrates by outlining the various cost items for any kitchen remodel. Budget kitchen renovations aren’t new and
Forget the man cave, a woman cave (or she shed) is what you want. And there’s a big difference. Where the typical man cave is filled with manly things, a woman cave is filled with whatever makes you happy. It doesn’t even have to be in the basement. If you love all things pink and … Read More
Downsizing from our Victorian house in Portsmouth, NH to a condo near the ocean, meant coming up with a new furniture strategy. The master bedroom was a lot smaller so we explored lots of floor plans
Ipe wood is a popular green building material used for decking, furniture and flooring. Like mahogany, Ipe is typically a deep rich brown with some pieces displaying red and amber hues.
When searching for a new house, one of the first questions you get asked is how many bedrooms do you need? This question probably makes perfect sense for young couples planning a family. For others, the question is often less about sleeping and more about spare bedroom ideas
While spend more time indoors and get outdoors when the weather is nice. New houses have decks, patios and sometimes balconies. Where safety is a concern, building codes require the use of balustrades or railing systems.