Master Bathroom Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Master Bath Partridge Lane Project This is a brief synopsis of our Partridge Lane Master Bathroom Remodel. From the bright marble tile to the octagonal shower floor and niche backsplash, this modern bath feels modern, clean, and refreshing. Bathroom Fixtures We used Grohe “Lineare” fixtures in this bathroom remodel. The shower is controlled by a…

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Kitchen Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Chestnut Hill Kitchen Remodel Project Summary: Chestnut Hill, MA ~ Kitchen Remodel Kitchen designer James Forsaith and I have been working together for 28 years. We joined forces again to incorporate a . We approached this kitchen remodel with the goal [codename for budget] of using stock cabinets but enhancing it with high-end options, stainless…

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Anderson FullView Retractable Screen Storm Door

By Robert Robillard

Anderson 10-Series Storm Door Installation The Anderson 10-Series Fullview Retractable Storm Door is Anderson’s top-of-the-line storm door. I’ve been recommending and installing the 10-Series storm doors to clients for two reasons: Their a durable, quality storm door with a great seal They’re super easy to install In this article, I’m installing an Anderson Fullview Retractable…

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IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set

By ralph mroz

Every carpenter needs chisels, and the IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set (Model #M444SB6N) fits the bill well for many of them.  Here’s a little context to explain why I say that. Six main carpenter types I separate carpentry into the following general categories, from most rough to least: timber framing, stick framing, finish (trim) work,…

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Installing An Infratech Heater

By Robert Robillard

Using Infratech Infrared Heaters On Screen Porch Staying home during the COVID pandemic showed us that space at home is premium. Extending the outdoor living spaces longer into the fall, or even a winter season is something people are looking at more than ever.  We’ve seen the restaurants build out their outdoor ding, many using…

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Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer

By ralph mroz

Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer The Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer is a good representative of what a cordless nailer is all about.  The model we’re looking at here is the CMCN618C1 which is the kit version, coming with the tool, charger, and battery.  It incorporates the features that both the…

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RYOBI 18-volt ONE+ Compact Brushless ½-inch Hammer Drill

By ralph mroz

RYOBI 18-volt ONE+ compact brushless ½-inch hammer drill The RYOBI 18-volt ONE+ compact brushless ½-inch hammer drill we’re looking at here is model PSBHM01.  It’s only 6.7 in. long and compact, providing good access to tight workspaces. RYOBI claims that this compact hammer drill provides up to 2X more runtime than the earlier brushed model…

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Irwin Spade and Auger Bits

By ralph mroz

Irwin Spade and Auger Bits If you like tearing big, rough holes in construction materials — and who doesn’t? — then you’ve got your choice of drill bits: spade, auger, self-feed bits, and hole saws…and other less common things to hang off the end of your drill.  For most DIYers bits such as the Irwin…

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