Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture

By Jeff Williams

Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture A few months ago, my family and I move into a new house. Well, a new to us house but pretty new as well. It was built in 2010-11 so it has all modern wiring, plumbing, and ventilation. Our last house was a complete fixer-upper but now that we have…

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Wedi Waterproof Shower System

By Robert Robillard

Building a Waterproof Shower I think we can all agree the single most important thing to consider when building a shower is waterproofing.  Building a waterproof barrier is an essential part of preparing these showers and unfortunately, many people do it wrong or cut corners. We all know countless shower pan and waterproofing horror stories.…

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Kreg Storage Screw Organizer Containers

By Michael Hopp

Kreg’s Organizer KTC25 & Containers KKS-S & KKS-L Kreg Tool Company continues to keep you productive with their new organization and storage solutions.  With the launch of the Kreg System K5 (KTC55) Organizer in September 2015.  They are adding to the Kreg System with the screw organizer (KTC25) and hardware containers (KKS-S & KKS-L).  These organizers will…

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Reducing Silica Dust

By Robert Robillard

Reducing Respirable Silica Dust is a Requirement On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a ruling on respirable silica dust. This ruling put the spotlight on how companies will need to reduce silica dust in drilling applications. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been tasked with enforcing this regulation.  As…

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Warmup Towel Warmer

By Sarah Carmichael

Warmup Towel Warmer By Sarah Green Carmichael Say what you will about British plumbing — there’s a lot to say about it, and almost none of it is good — but one of the things I’ve enjoyed on my trips to the UK is that you can be staying in the world’s remotest, tiniest wayside…

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Bathroom Insulation and Ventilation

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Insulation and Ventilation Remodeling Concerns A lot of client questions that come up during a bathroom remodel, but one question that never seems to make the discussions is bathroom insulation and ventilation. Sure people want a bath fan and their walls and ceilings insulated but do they REALLY know what the contractor is scoping…

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Creating an Outdoor Living Space

By Robert Robillard

Planning An Outdoor Living Space: When entertaining the favorite hangout in my home always seemed to be the kitchen. There seems to be a magnetic pull to the kitchen, especially when my wife is in there entertaining the crowd with her culinary skills and great sense of humor.  A sense of humor, I might add,…

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Bathroom Remodeling Upgrades

By Rob Foster

Style, Comfort and Performance Drive Bathroom Remodeling Upgrades Each year Hanley Wood’s Remodeling magazine produces its Cost vs. Value report chronicling the most common remodeling projects and what homeowners can expect in terms of the return on their investment. The top five projects that deliver the best ROI include attic insulation, manufactured stone veneer, garage…

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