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Video! Mark and Theresa’s crown molding tips

Want to know a few professional tips to installing base, chair, and crown molding? Learn a few tips from Mark and Theresa. They shared these tips live at the Craftsman Experience in Chicago.

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MyFixitUpLife radio show: Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big House

Not So Big House w/ Sarah Susanka. We’re going small, saying goodbye to the old way of thinking that bigger was always better. We’re talking with the bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary, Sarah Susanka, who is leading a movement to redefine the American home and lifestyle. Her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential architecture [...]

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Video: Deck ledger board

In the first episode of this series on deck building, Mark Clement explains the importance of ledger boards while demonstrating the steps for installing them properly. Click below to view the video.

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Insulate Interiors Walls?

Question: I’m gutting my kitchen and the entire room is open framing. Before I hang new ‘rock’ what’s your .02 cents on insulating interior walls? Answer: Click below to read on HGTVpro.com

Video! Mark & Theresa build their favorite work station

Watch Mark and Theresa share the steps to building their favorite workstation. It’s simple and inexpensive, plus will save you tons of time while you are building your FixitUp projects. Mark & Theresa shared this how-to at the Craftsman Experience in Chicago.

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Worked Up Worm Drive: Milwaukee tool review

Wormdrive saws, historically, are a West Coast phenomenon. Long, heavy, and all muscle, they were originally marketed and sold West of the Mississippi River while the lighter, more compact sidewinder circular saws were sold East of the Mississip. But, to reduce one of the greatest economic forces since supply and demand was invented (globalization) to [...]

Why does one tile make a funny noise?

Question: I just installed new tile in my front entry way. Seems like it came out just fine but there is one tile that makes a funny noise. When my wife walks on it in her high-heel shoes it sounds hollow underneath. Why is it doing that (is the tile broken—or breaking?) and can it [...]

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Select Your Perfect Wood Stove

Ever since I was a little kid, there was something pleasantly hypnotic about a home heated with a freestanding wood-burning stove, something that spoke to me. While I couldn’t verbalize it then, what I later realized was that I liked the direct, physical, easy-to-understand connection between a warm house and the natural world. It was [...]

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FixitUp Find: Theresa’s work pants

You might think that I spend more time thinking about my clothes than my husband. But, it’s not always true. The historical track-record is that the compliments for Mark’s work pants pretty much outweigh anything I could ever wear. Sometimes it seems that other guys actually ask him about his pants almost as much as [...]

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MyFixitUpLife talk show: US Holmes Inspection

We’re all inside a US Holmes Inspection. We’ve checked all our thermal breaks, and overworked our levels to make we’re sitting up plumb-straight for today’s guest. Because if it’s not right, he’ll want to tear it all out and Make It Right. Mike Holmes from the popular HGTV hit Holmes on Homes is touring the [...]

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