What lessons do you hope to instill in your kids?

By Robert Robillard

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Closet Door Upgrade

By Robert Robillard

Replacing Bi-fold Doors With A Double  Doors BEFORE: AFTER: A customer recently asked me to remove a double bi-fold door and come up with a better alternative for their entry hall way closet.  This area was in need of a closet door upgrade. Seems that the bi-fold doors always fell off it’s track and were…

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Recycled cast metal floor grilles

By Robert Robillard

I recently came across these really cool floor registers and drain grates and I felt it was a worthy product to blog about.  People don’t often think about recycled cast metal floor grilles but they are usually better built then today’s versions. The company, Iron Age Designs offers creative decorative register grates based on popular…

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What is green remodeling?

By Robert Robillard

Green Remodeling People often talk about building green but what is green remodeling?  Green remodeling is a thinking approach to remodeling with the goal of making the home, its envelope and its mechanical systems work more efficiently with the goal of sustainability. To live sustainably, the Earth’s resources must be used at a rate at…

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Pollen Tec Screen Fabric

By Robert Robillard

Pollen Tec Screen The PollenTec Screen was introduced in 2007 and is now available for the first time in North America by Screens inc of Phoenix Arizona. The Pollen Tec Screen Fabric allows fresh air to flow into your rooms while filtering out up to 100% of pollens. Tests verified that 100% of grass pollens,…

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Developing Repeat Business

By Robert Robillard

Repeat Customers Are Key In this economy of bankruptcy and unemployment, it’s been very difficult developing repeat business.  For me, that means finding new remodeling clients. Now more than ever is a time for re-modelers to take a step back and look to their past clients as their most lucrative and successful leads.  Take the…

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Dangers Of Teen Dating Violence

By Robert Robillard

“A Cry For Help,” was shot by Somerville High School students Mitch Freitas, Jason Corey, Aakash Sharma, Jerry Alphonse, Anthony Bohan, and Stefanie Vivian. This dramatic and creative video won a contest held by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. The contest was a project for teens by teens, and was designed to help create positive…

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Replacing A Wood Porch Post

By Robert Robillard

Wood Column Replacement Wood columns can make a real statement, whether as part of a grand entrance way or a porch support.   Replacing a wood porch post was recently a task needed on one of my clients homes. This work was coordinated with Mark from O’Lalor Painting.  He and his crew will be following my…

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