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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

We made a list and we checked it twice. Our annual list of gift ideas for the home improvement enthusiast includes tools and gadgets galore to help with projects big and small. Did we compile this list to help guide your holiday shopping, or for you to pass along to your family as a wish list? Maybe a little bit […]

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Step-by-Step Outdoor Spiral Staircase Construction

Photo illustrated spiral stair project with 24 step-by-step photos By Matt Weber Constructing a spiral staircase is a daunting task even for experienced carpenters. For this reason, most DIY homeowners either avoid the project or fork over big bucks to pay a pro for a custom build. The manufacturers of the Arké spiral staircases recognized the demand for spiral stairs […]

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DIY Deck Building – Step by Step

Cool New Deck For A Lakefront Man Cave by Matt Weber The huge outbuilding that Joey Prestage built as his Man Cave needed a deck. It sits on a beautiful lakefront lot which requires a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view. The lay of the land meant the deck would connect to the building at ground level beneath […]

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Coating a Countertop

A countertop is among the most prominent features of a kitchen or bathroom, the work surface around which all activities revolve. Because it’s such a central feature of the room, homeowners want a countertop that complements the interior décor. Of course, styles and tastes change over time, and that holds true for countertop designs. Countertops are used on a daily […]

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Protecting Outdoor Wood

By Matt Weber We’re all aware of the wonders of wood as a building material, but to preserve its natural good looks when used outdoors, it’s necessary to apply a stain/sealer to protect it from Mother Nature. From mold and ultraviolet rays to insect infestation and rot, the threats to wood are plentiful. Choosing the right sealant, prepping the wood […]

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MoistureShield® Serves Up New Cold Brew Color to Vision® Line of Capped Composite Decking

MoistureShield®, a division of Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, introduces new Cold Brew, a warm and inviting medium-roast brown with subtle color variegation to its Vision® capped composite decking line. “Vision’s Cold Brew captures the imagination with an on-trend natural color that has the look of a rich, roasted coffee blend,” said Matthew Bruce, VP of Sales, MoistureShield. “The distinctive […]

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Two-Tone Mouldings Add Holiday Sparkle to Homes

Get ready to add some new sparkle throughout your home this holiday season. Easy-to-install Haute 2-in-1 Moulding from Ornamental Moulding & Millwork features the choice of stylish gold or silver accents in crown, baseboard and chair rail mouldings. The Haute Moulding Collection makes any room glitter during the holidays and all year round! The elegant mouldings feature a removable pre-finished […]

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Installing a Radiant Heat System

By Rob Robillard Consistent performance, easy installation and simple climate control—Electric radiant heat warms the home from the floor up. New England mornings can tempt some of the toughest to roll over, turn off the alarm clock and go back to sleep. Getting out of bed and stepping onto a cold wood or tile floor can send chills up your […]

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Red Devil® Announces Onetime® Wallscapes Challenge

Red Devil®, a leading manufacturer of caulks, sealants, and painter’s hand tools, announces the Onetime® Wallscapes Challenge, which launches Nov. 1, 2020. “I love using things in unexpected ways and that’s what this Challenge is all about,” said Chelsea Lipford Wolf host of Today’s Homeowner and Checking in with Chelsea. “I can’t wait to be inspired by all of the […]

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Tool of the Month November 2020- Greenworks Pro 60V 16″ Chainsaw

“Dude!!!!! Its a beast!” -This customer review is 100% accurate when talking about the new Greenworks Pro 60V 16″ chainsaw. When a large tree branch fell in the yard, it was too big to saw by hand and too small to call the tree removal guys. The Greenworks Pro 60V 16″ Chainsaw was the perfect solution. We were able to […]

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Deckorators® to Showcase New Composite Decking, Railing Accessories at virtual DeckExpo 2020

Deckorators®, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, deck railing, balusters, post caps and related products, will feature new-for-2021 products for deck builders at the virtual DeckExpo 2020, Nov. 11 – 13. The brand will showcase new Trailhead wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking, new color options for Vista WPC decking, and several stylish and functional railing accessories. New Trailhead WPC decking Deckorators […]

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GROHE Introduces Wireless Remote, Multi-Spray Shower Head

Easy DIY Upgrade for the Modern Bathroom  GROHE, the leading global brand for bath and kitchen water solutions, introduces the GROHE Rainshower 310 SmartConnectTM shower head with wireless remote control. Developed to the exacting standards of German engineering, this sleek, smart digital duo allows the user to easily switch between two spray functions, or a combination of both sprays, with […]

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