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6 High-Performing Features for a Better Home

Posted Today at 10:39 AM by lge77
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High-performance homes are like an orchestra. You must make certain that all of the energy-saving features are perfectly coordinated for optimal performance. If just one instrument, or feature, is “out of tune,” it can disrupt the entire performance. Get some ideas about how your home can work with these 6 high-performing features, then talk to an architect who specializes in green homes. He or she will be the conductor, ensuring that each of the features will perform properly with the other features...
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Should you invest in new siding?

Posted 03-23-2017 at 07:55 AM by Windows on Wash

Is your home's exterior looking a bit ragged after years of long, harsh winters? Are you considering whether shelling out your hard-earned money for new siding is a worthwhile investment? What do you stand to gain, besides a boost in curb appeal?

Consider what the experts, the pros in the real estate industry, have to say on the matter, and you will begin to see why investing in new siding means a great deal more than just providing your home with a facelift.

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Corrugated Metal & Cedar Raised Beds

Posted 03-22-2017 at 10:50 AM by Holmberg
Updated 03-22-2017 at 10:53 AM by Holmberg

Hey all,

I've been looking around on this website and getting inspiration to build some raised beds for vegetable gardening, since the soil at my new home is clay and not so great for planting.

I put down some stones for a foundation and to keep the play chips from spreading, then made the frames with cedar 2x4s, 4x4s on the corners and 2x6s on the top. I used dowel plugs to put the top rails on so screws wouldn't show through.

I scalped the grass in the...
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Floor Finishers Crack

Posted 03-12-2017 at 05:39 PM by RickMacKay

Jerry didn't have a plumber's crack, he had a floor finisher's crack. While watching him on his knees scraping old finish from the corner of a floor, I asked him why he didn't hire someone to do that? He stopped, worked himself into an upright position, and said:

"When I lived in LA, I had a small fleet of vans and we were doing jobs all over the city. Half a day in Brentwood, a 4 day gig off Sunset, down into Long Beach, business was great. I just had trouble hiring good help....
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5 DIY projecst to "spring" into Spring

Posted 03-11-2017 at 10:43 AM by Windows on Wash

Winter is finally coming to an end and Spring is in the air. Everyone is looking forward to the first daffodils, buds on the trees and the opportunity to spend less time cooped up inside and more time outdoors in the fresh air.

Spring also ushers in the start of home improvement season, which makes this a perfect time to do some jobs around the home to see how it held up during the harsh winter. To give you a head start on the process, here are 5 home improvement projects to...
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