How to Install a Basement Egress Door

Posted by John on May 30th, 2017

A few weeks ago, our home received a major upgrade.  We had an egress door installed in our basement wall.  Now we have direct access from our basement to the backyard.  In this post, I’m going to share with your some of the details of this project so you’ll know how to install a basement […]

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Your Home from Scratch #2: Colette’s Amazing Deck

Posted by John on April 17th, 2014

Today we’re exited to bring you another edition of Your Home from Scratch.  If this is your first time to our site, Your Home from Scratch is a new series where we interview our readers and other bloggers to bring you their challenging home improvement projects.  Last week in our first Your Home from Scratch post […]

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When DIY Fails

Posted by John on September 30th, 2013

I had high hopes for today’s post.  I thought I had learned from my mistakes enough to get this one right.  You were supposed to stop by today and see a black, concrete planter on our front porch freshly adorned with festive orange mums. Not so much. Instead of being stuffed with fall flowers, this […]

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Keep Mulch from Washing Away

Posted by John on June 25th, 2013

Summer is in full swing around here, which means just about every weekend we have some sort of family activity.  Certainly not complaining.  Given the choice between spending time with family or working on my house, I’ll choose hanging out with my family 100 times out of 100.  Consequently, our DIY projects have been relegated […]

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Mailbox Flowerbed

Posted by John on June 2nd, 2013

So even though we haven’t officially hit the summer season yet, we’ve already managed to finish one of the projects on our Summer To-Do List.  Our mailbox flowerbed overhaul is all done.  Only thing left to do is water it everyday for the rest of my natural life.  Yay! Last week we showed you how […]

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How to Paint a Mailbox

Posted by John on May 27th, 2013

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day!  Thanks always to those who gave their lives in defense of the freedoms we hold dear. This past weekend we had a small family get together for our daughter’s Christening.  Good times.  We also managed to squeeze in some gardening and DIYing, of course.  As much […]

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Pinterest Challenge: Monogrammed Concrete Planter

Posted by John on May 8th, 2013

It’s Pinterest Challenge Day everybody!  It’s like “show and tell” for bloggers… times ten.  Since the weather has been getting warmer, the yard has been on our minds more often lately.  What better way to kick off our outdoor season than with garden style Pinterest Challenge project.  We attempted a somewhat ambitious project and decided […]

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What I’ve Learned About Flower Beds

Posted by John on September 19th, 2012

Instead of bringing you a post on some of our latest outside work as I’d planned, I’m forced to goto Option B and discuss something else.  I was hoping to come home from work and snap some quality photos of our mums, and the finished front door paint.  However, due to some pretty nasty weather, […]

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Adding Curb Appeal with Shutters

Posted by John on September 6th, 2012

If you’re like us, you occasionally wonder how to improve the overall curb appeal of your home.  In addition to having a clean and organized exterior there are some no-brainer improvements.  For example, you could add landscape lighting, dress up the front door or spruce up the yard with shrubs and flowers.  Keeping the grass […]

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Keeping Up with the Yard

Posted by John on June 27th, 2012

Despite the fact that our current raised panel project has been pretty time consuming, we’ve still had to make some time for the normal seasonal work.  Just this past week we did some basic outdoor sprucing up.  We’ve had to do the typical weeding of the flower beds and I reinstalled the drip irrigation controller.  […]

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