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Members of Spokane Preservation Advocates

May 10, 2017
This past year Hanson Carlen became a sponsor of the Spokane Preservation Advocates whose goal is, “To preserve and enhance the historic character of Spokane and Spokane...
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Darn Grout!

April 19, 2017
Darn Grout! I do not like to swear. But one thing that takes me to the brink is trying to scrape out filthy, dirty grout. You may have nice tile work, but if your grout...
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Color Stories

March 22, 2017
Color stories is a newer paint from Benjamin Moore that I have found interesting. These colors are called “full spectrum” which means all that the colors are mixed with n...
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Raised Pavers

March 01, 2017
When I was a younger man, we built many decks out of Redwood. In retrospect, I kind of feel guilt-ridden about using so much redwood knowing how rare and old these beauti...
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Open soffits - do you like them?

February 15, 2017
In our area of the country, most eaves are enclosed soffits. WAIT! What is a soffit, you say? A soffit is defined as: “The underside of an architectural structure such...
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