How to Paint Exterior House Trim

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When you’re planning an exterior painting project, you hope for dry, sunny weather. That means this summer is the perfect time to paint some trim! Here are tips on how to prep and paint exterior house trim so that your work will last for years. Ask the Expert: How to Paint Exterior House Trim Step…

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How to Budget for Home Maintenance

In this post, we’re going to look at a key area for financial planning: monthly home maintenance costs. As a homeowner, you not only have to cover mortgage and taxes, you also need to account for ongoing maintenance, planned upgrades, and emergencies like burst water pipes or storm damage. You may be asking, “How much…

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Aging in Place Checklist

This checklist contains features you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project. Even if you aren’t thinking about remodeling for aging or retirement, many of these features will make future accessibility modifications easier down the road. No matter where you are in your remodeling journey, it’s nice to know that…

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Award-Winning Universal Design

This award-winning universal design received a CotY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) for a residential bathroom in the $75,001-$100,000 price range. Designed to Foster Independence All projects are transformative, but every once in a while we are given the opportunity to take making a difference in a…

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The Taj Ma’Outhouse

Some homeowners want to make another kind of statement. A few years back I racked up another CotY award for a bathroom project. I was renovating my own cabin in Wisconsin and I couldn’t get out of my head that a cabin should have an outhouse. We didn’t technically need an outhouse, but it was…

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Thank you, Les Anderson

When I talk about remodeling for over 50 years, 39 years of that has been with our friend Les Anderson. All of you know Les and his carpentry skills, patience in solving problems, and general construction knowledge. But we know him best for his ever-present smile and the positive attitude he has brought to the…

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