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Heat Loss

May 30, 2018 - When I was a young man I liked the original Star Trek. Do you remember that Mr. Spock had a Tricorder that could detect...
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ModularArts Wall Panels

May 09, 2018 - Instead of hanging art on the wall, how about if the wall becomes the art? This can work really well for certain situat...
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Spring Garden

April 18, 2018 - I love to garden. Some of my happiest gardening memories are early in the spring when the sun has just risen. The sky is...
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Tuscan Tile Leveling System

March 28, 2018 - I remember an older bully in our neighborhood when I was a young boy in Minnesota. He would say to me, as a third grader...
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Ditra Heat by Schluter Systems

March 07, 2018 - It is hard to beat walking on warm floors. I believe that having hydronic or water heated floors is the ‘cat’s meow’. Se...
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Rotten Rim Joist

February 21, 2018 - Do you ever think, “Man! Those guys were idiots—what were they thinking?” This was the case for a recent project. This...
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Qualified Remodeler’s 2017 Master Design Awards

January 31, 2018 - Hanson Carlen is happy to announce the achievement of a bronze design award in the Residential Specialty category fro...
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Are your pictures level?

December 06, 2017 - Does it drive you crazy when things that are supposed to be level are not? Nice artwork on the wall does not look quite...
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Grilling Season

August 23, 2017 - Hosting an outdoor barbeque is a favorite summer tradition. However, more people increasingly find themselves barbequing...
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How to choose a paint color.

November 02, 2016 - How do you choose the right paint color for your room? First, you will need to look at the size of the room and how much...
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Today's Murphy Bed

October 12, 2016 - I like the name, “Murphy Bed”! Nowadays they call this, “Wall Bed” but I still stick with the old name. The bed was i...
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Legacy

September 21, 2016 - Legacy: something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past; heritage. Some of the...
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Night Lights For All Ages

August 31, 2016 - When I was a youngster, I remembering always wanting my mother to leave a night light on when I went to bed. Somehow the...
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How to build a custom tub that doesn't leak!

June 29, 2016 - One thing we enjoy is a challenge! This past year we had a bathroom where the client wanted a tub that could be used as...
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