The 25th anniversary of Energy Awareness Month in October serves as an ideal time for builders and home buyers to pay special attention to the construction of new homes. Originally designated by President George Bush in 1991, Energy Awareness Month spotlights how specifying energy-efficient products when a home is built can help homeowners save […]
By Larry Walton Photos by Mark Walton It may look like home improvement skills come naturally for my brothers and me, but it’s mostly due to a lifetime of lessons strung together. Early on we learned from our dad, a professional carpenter and a prolific remodeler of the house we grew up in. […]
Removing Wallpaper to Create a Painted Wall Surface By Larry Walton
Using Gypsum Board for Creative Interior Décor.
By Mark Clement Tips and tricks for working with plaster walls—from pulling it down to patching it up.
Building with pre-manufactured panels makes it simpler to brace walls for high winds and earthquakes.
This years design interests in soft metallics has opened up a fresh approach to decorative plasters. Lusterstone provides the technical ease and beautiful results that are unmatched in the decorative world. To make Lusterstone even more user friendly, a set of 43 colors and a tint base have been created for you to choose from. Materials: Antique Parchment Lusterstone Brown […]
Use a masonry waterproofer to conceal stains and prevent water intrusion.
Yards are like people, they come in all shapes and sizes. Some folks are fit, others are flabby. Some yards are flat, others are hilly or sloped. And, like people, some yards could use a little work. When necessary to create a level surface on a slope, building a retaining wall has been the answer for thousands of years. […]
We’re giving 3 of our X2R XCHANGER™ Reversible Basement Fans away. Improve Indoor Air Quality – Cure Damp-Musty Basements, Cellars or Crawl Spaces Tjernlund Products offers a pair of unique, energy-saving fans that are capable of automatically and simultaneously ridding basements or other areas of stale, musty or smelly air and drawing in fresh outside air. Called “XCHANGER™”, the fans […]