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Fresh energy efficient lighting ideas

An easy update and powerful update to any room is the lighting. Here are a few lighting ideas to consider.


Crap design. No seriously, designing for what we all do: Poop

Call it it poop, ca-ca, #2, the deuce, potty, or just nothing at all, it happens. And we live right next to it. Whether it’s our pets or the tiny people we love so much what comes out of us is, at one point or another, inside where we live. So when it comes to [...]

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Halloween treat ideas to impress

If you are looking for fun Halloween treat ideas, we’ve got you covered. Check these out. Halloween is the start of what I like to call ‘sweet season.’ And candy season lasts a long time, past Valentine’s Day and all the way through Easter. If you are running out of ideas to make this year’s [...]

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Halloween Door Decoration Ideas

When trick-or-treaters come to your front door this year on Halloween, greet them with a special candy wreath for the holidays. And, once Halloween is over, change out that wreath for a decorative autumn accents wreath. “The main entryway of the home presents an ideal location to showcase seasonal wreaths and handmade creations,” says Theresa [...]

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How about going beyond style for outdoor LED lighting?

Sometimes function can truly dictate the specific LED lighting that’s perfect for you outdoor space. Whether it’s for security or to help decrease light pollution, outdoor lighting fixtures have a variety of features that can meet your lighting needs. And there are tons of stylish solutions for every feature. So before you shop for your [...]

Bostitch LPF33PT Low-Profile Framing Nailer.

Framing Nailer that’s Light and Compact

As dependable as screws are for decking, about the last tool I’m going to leave in the shop is my framing nailer. Any deck project without a framing nailer on site is a slow-moving affair. This is even more true with porches, whose framing has a lot of the same elements as straight-up house framing. [...]

Therma-Tru replacement doors

Replacement doors, a beautiful investment. Bring the bling

I love replacement doors. It’s one of the few upgrades you (or a contractor) can do soup-to-nuts in a day or weekend. The pay-off: Awesome. Seriously. Even if you don’t use the front door a lot, you see it. And you can feel the air that leaks—or doesn’t—through it. And so can people milling through [...]

Fypon Phoebe Bathroom Shower

The perfect molding for your bathroom

Molding in the bathroom is an often overlooked design feature. Who thinks about crown molding or raised panels in the john? But our question: Why wouldn’t you? As much design poetry you’ll read with words like ‘oasis’ and ‘refuge’—and it’s true—what gets lost is what we really use the bathroom for. Everyone knows what happens [...]

National Hardware Showq

What are the top DIY trends this season?

So what are the top DIY trends? DIYers are doing everything from crafty holiday decor to lawn care and more this season.  Mark and Theresa hosted a twitter chat with the National Hardware Show’s Industry Edge about the top DIY trends, favorite new tools, big misses in DIY attempts, and how retailers can help DIYers [...]

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Light up your entryway with LED Lighting

And, there’s a whole host of tech terms that are important to understand when shopping for the perfect LED light fixture.

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