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  • Silvelox Garage Doors

    Silvelox Garage Doors are proud of their craftsmanship and expertise in building garage doors for your home that can be showcased or made “invisible”. All of their garage doors are produced…

  • Outdoor Deck Materials

    It’s the middle of winter and you’re either freezing (if you’re in the Northeast or Midwest) or sweltering (here in Southern California). Either way it’s not to early to start considering…

  • Dog Urine and Your Lawn

    We love dogs. In fact it’s tough to imagine life without the furry creatures. But there are a few drawbacks, specifically to your outside landscape. Beyond the bad habits of digging,…

  • Build Your Own: Bat House

    photo: Yaquina Bird houses are so 2008. Be bold and bring in the new year with a bat house. The fact that 1 brown bat can consume up to 1,000 mosquitoes…

  • Decorating with Hanging Lights for Christmas

    photo: wishymom We’ll leave the decor ideas and inspiration to the experts but we do know a little something about safety when it comes to hanging your outdoor Christmas lights.…

  • Winterize a Swimming Pool

    Unless you live in the Southwest, winter has already hit you hard and this article may have arrived a bit late for you but MonkeySee has some informative home improvement videos…

  • Gutter Repair and Installation

    Water runoff management is important to protecting your home. When water is allowed to settle bad things happen. Here are some links for installing, cleaning, and repairing your water gutters. Patch…

  • Front Porch Progress

    Curb appeal can be enhanced in many ways. We first like to consider what can be done with the existing landscape. Many times an afternoon spent pruning and trimming back overgrown…

  • Lancaster Conservatories and Sunrooms

    We recently discovered Lancaster Conservatories. They offer DIY or professionally installed Sunrooms, Conservatories, and Greenhouses that blend into the character of your home. Their conservatory and sunroom kits are comprehensive and…

  • How To Board Up Your Windows Preparing for a Storm

    As hurricane Irene is approaching the Eastern seaboard, residents in low-laying areas must seek higher ground immediately and have little time to prepare their homes for the storm. But for those…

  • Green Building a Garden Shed

    After reading this nice review of our site from Green Gate Ranch Remodel, we took some time to peruse their site and found a couple of great projects that are documented…

  • Build a Custom Dog House

    We just “rescued” a puppy from a family member who could no longer care for her and even though she’s a handful and we can no longer sleep in, we love…

  • Fix Those Potholes Yourself

    Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll…

  • Roof Lines Revisited

    If you’ve never built a house and would like to follow along with someone else who is just as inexperienced as you, then check out this house blog. They are at…

  • Rainy Day Solutions

    It’s a rainy day here in NYC which reminds us of all the fun projects that rain and water bring to homeowners. Enjoy this eclectic selection from Charles & Hudson. +…

  • Locating Your Property Lines

    Before starting that outdoor project such as building a shed or laying pavers, you may want to check to see where your property line is so you avoid any complications down…

  • Build It Yourself: Sign Table

    We’re always looking for interesting ways to repurpose common goods into everyday items and this sign table certainly fits the bill. The sign was salvaged from a junkyard and the remaining…

  • Are Shingle Warranties Relevant?

    Earlier this week we discovered a homeowner who was going through the process of selecting cedar siding for his home. One of his considerations for selecting siding was durability and the…

  • Cedar Siding Shingles

    The Times Union out of Albany, NY, has a great home improvement blog on their website that is edited by Joe Keegan who chronicles the home improvement of his 1883 Shingle-Style…

  • Green Siding Options

    Calfinder brings us some green siding options any of which are a great alternative to vinyl but they all have drawbacks as well as positives. I think our favorite of the…

  • Build It Yourself: Garden Arbor

    Need a bit of shade that still provides great ventilation and indirect sunlight? Consider building a garden arbor. Calfinder lays out the materials needed and step-by-step instructions that will have you…

  • Stylish House Numbers

    Clearly marking your address is not only good form to allow guests and deliveries to easily find you but also increases the likelihood that the fire department or police know exactly…