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Innovative Insulation

January 29, 2021 - Recently, for one of our projects we had the opportunity to try out a new product- Rockwool Comfortbatt. Wow…what a prod...
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Mitsubshi Indoor Unit

June 22, 2020 - A few weeks ago, in the last blog I talked about HVAC ductless systems I wanted to show you an indoor air handler unit.
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Mitsubshi Outdoor Unit

May 15, 2020 - When I was a kid my parents’ house had hot water baseboard heat. This idea (popular in the late 60’s) was thought to be...
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Hunter HC Pro or the Rainbird Smart Wi-FI Sprinkler Controller

July 10, 2019 - Everything has an ‘ APP ’ anymore. This past summer on a rental property we were building, the landscape contractor inst...
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Booster Pump

June 19, 2019 - “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” claims the Declaration of Independence. In a society where everyone claims,...
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Magic Drawers!

December 12, 2018 - Hands full? No problem…. These drawers open all by themselves! Just simply push on it with an elbow or a knee and the dr...
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Where to put the TV?

November 21, 2018 - A television set above a fireplace? You see this often, however oftentimes it looks odd. In my mind there is something t...
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Exposed Beams

October 31, 2018 - Exposed beams in the ceiling can often add a nice element to a room. Oftentimes they are structural and sometimes they a...
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Ode to a Carpenter

October 10, 2018 - Ode to a Carpenter By Kim Hanson A carpenter has a keen passion and intimate relationship to the building on which he...
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Kitchen Appliance Lift

September 12, 2018 - “That Kitchen Aid mixer is sure cool and fun to use, but it is so darn heavy!” If you have one of these, you can probabl...
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Lower Kitchen Corner Cabinets

August 22, 2018 - I hate things that slither! Snakes and worms and creepy used-car salesmen come to mind. That being said, I like this sli...
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Lift and Slide Door

July 11, 2018 - Lift and Slide doors are a way to make large wide portions of a wall open to the outdoors all at once. They bring the ou...
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Astronomical Timers

June 20, 2018 - We have been using Intermatic astronomical timers like gang busters as of late. We use them mostly in accent lighti...
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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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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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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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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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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 grou...
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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...
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What's in Your Drawers?

February 24, 2016 - We have found that almost every kitchen has a “junk drawer”. In this drawer you will find some paper clips, a hammer, br...
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LED lights have changed

February 03, 2016 - Over the years, many clients have asked us about bulbs and what is the latest technology. Several years ago, we were one...
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Claustrophobic Stairway

December 09, 2015 - Claustrophobic is defined as: “Of a room, space, etc.: not having enough space for people to feel comfortable”. This i...
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Pets Love Good Design Too!

November 18, 2015 - For many people animals are a very important part of the family. Cats, dogs, birds – all have been part of our family fo...
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