The front steps of our project house had two problems: They were ugly and dangerous. We needed to make them pretty and safe.
Today’s treated wood is harvested more responsibly than ever. By Belinda Remley
By Rob Robillard A storm door is very much part of a home’s curb appeal. We were recently asked to replace an existing French-style combination screen and storm door on a client’s house. The existing door was constructed of pine and had metal clips that held the screen or storm panels in place. Both screen/storm panels would overlap the opening […]
Staining and sealing for protection from the elements By Matt Weber
SYRACUSE, IN – The often overlooked “fifth wall” in a room can be a showstopper — when a coffered ceiling is added. Tilton Coffered Ceilings offers hundreds of impressive Box Beam and Shallow Beam ceiling treatment design options to create the “wow factor” for any room. “Coffered ceilings are a strong, beautiful and versatile design element in a home,” […]
The two large garage doors at the front of the Hollingsworth house accounted for a great deal of its exterior decor. To give the house a fresh boost of curb appeal, Jeremy Hollingsworth upgraded the two aluminum overhead doors with a couple of handsome new insulated units from the American Tradition Series […]
Rescue an old wooden porch from the elements. By Clint C. Thomas, Esq.
By Matt Weber Water leaks are house killers, and this drywall repair story is testament to that. Act fast at the first sign of a water problem, because chances are good the leak has existed for a while before you’ve discovered it. This means that damage which has already occurred might […]
Check out these four DIY-friendly approaches to wall trim. By Matt Weber
By Sarah Green Carmichael Photos By Ben Carmichael Photography If you’ve redone a bathroom lately—or even taken a peek inside a home design magazine or coffee table book—you know that one thing many desirable modern bathrooms have are frameless glass showers. When we were redoing our upstairs bathroom, we knew we wanted to […]