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Painting the Dahl House

We chose Benjamin Moore for our interior and exterior paint and couldn't be more happy with the results.…

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Build a Garage Workshop on a Budget

Being on a budget shouldn't persuade you from building your dream garage workshop. You can still put together an awesome garage workshop, with gently used tools and storage equipment.…

Review of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

For two people who don't own a truck, 1-800-GOT-JUNK was a perfect solution to our very time-sensitive problem.…

Fireworks Safety Tips To Ensure Everyone Has a Great Time

We’ve had our close calls with fireworks growing up and its always because we were being dumb. If you always remember that fireworks are unpredictable and take care to protect yourself then you should have no problems. But here…

Big Ass LED Lights

Need to illuminate a large space? Big Ass Fans has just unveiled a Double LED Bay Light, that would make a great replacement to fluorescent lights everywhere.…

Farmhouse Sinks Add Style to Any Kitchen

Farmhouse sinks, AKA apron front sinks, continue to grow in popularity. Their distinct look make a bold statement in any kitchen and place a gorgeous sink and faucet setting to the forefront. …

John Deere Has Upgraded Their Zero-Turn Mowers

This month John Deere has announced the Z700 series of zero-turn mowers which will provide larger property owners with commercial-grade construction. They've hit that sweet spot for residential owners who need a zero-turn to handle their yard, but don't…

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New Composite Deck Colors

Year after year, composite decking materials continue to get better and better. At this years International Builders Show, MoistureShield introduced two new colors of composite decking featuring their CoolDeck technology. …

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A Mid-Century Modern Prefab

This month Yankee Barn Homes is celebrating their 50th anniversary. And to celebrate this milestone we are sharing one of our favorite homes of theirs, the Mad River Modern. …

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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs make our list of the worst insect invaders, and studies have shown they are becoming increasingly resistant to insecticides. But following these basic steps for detection and extermination will help you get rid of bed bugs and…

Father’s Day Garage Makeover

As a car and tool enthusiast day—finding proper storage is a never-ending challenge. So when Lowe’s announced they’re now the home for the CRAFTSMAN collection and invited me to check out the latest products, I jumped at the opportunity!…

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The New Purple Mattress

Purple mattress has introduced a major update to their popular mattress. They now offer three different comfort levels as well.…

How to Soundproof a Room

Whether you play in a big house or a small apartment, it’s important to strike a balance between quiet and the sound of music. Here are a few tips to help.…

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The Argument For Gentrification

At it's most surface level, when an area is gentrified, a once-blighted urban community is repaired, reoccupied, and revitalized. This doesn't go without hard work by dedicated people, and it isn't an overnight process. …

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When Gentrification Fails

Between existing neighborhood conditions, rehabilitation projects, attracting like-minded new residents and later profitable businesses, finding the proper balance in between both the controllable and uncontrollable forces is no simple task.…

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Yuppies In The Ghetto: What Exactly Is Gentrification?

The word conjures everything from visuals of empty-nesters and yuppies sipping lattes from their million-dollar renovated brownstones to angry hipsters and working class people protesting the construction of new buildings where old ones once stood, fighting for the perceived…

Black Friday Deals at Lowe’s

Lowe's has just launched their Black Friday deals which include a ton of appliances, tools, and other home improvement products that you've been coveting.…

The Dahl House

We bought a house! After nearly 9 years of living and renting in Los Angeles, we finally found a home we can call our own. The Dahl House has arrived.…

Suburban Slums

As more homes foreclose due to the sub-prime crisis, empty homes linger, fall into disrepair, attract vagrants, and become plights on neighborhoods which at one point were vibrant and safe.…

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How to Setup a Crossfit Home Gym

With the cost of gym memberships rising and the time it takes to travel too and from a gym, we've been inspired to setup our own Crossfit home gym. …

Masonry Restoration Using Natural Hydraulic Lime

Do you have a masonry restoration project and are looking for a unique exterior or interior finish for your home that’s naturally beautiful? Put aside that wood siding or hand-cut stone and opt for the smooth finish of Natural…