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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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August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

April 27, 2020 - August Smart Lock Pro + Connect These days there are many different types of smart locks. Recently we installed the A...
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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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Faux Barn Wood

August 01, 2018 - Faux barn wood? This is a cool product! It is from Coronado Stone and it looks authentic. It is made from the casting...
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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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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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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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"No Curb" Shower

January 10, 2018 - A lot of people would prefer a ‘no curb’ shower where the floor flows in evenly from the bathroom. However, from the bui...
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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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