Category Archives for "Home Remodeling"

The HVAC Unit

Our original HVAC unit used electricity for cooling and natural gas for heating. For several years, our electric and gas bills had become simply outrageous. Especially our gas bill even though we were keeping the house warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter than we normally would. Also, from time to time during […]

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Kitchen Remodeling Process

Kitchen remodeling can be an enormous task, but it is also the most rewarding home remodeling project you can do. The kitchen is also one of the two areas in your house that will bring the greatest value for your money when you sell your home. The bathroom is the other area. The single most […]

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Guidelines in Selecting Kitchen Lighting

Selecting kitchen lighting is a very important aspect in the design of your kitchen. By now you should have the new kitchen floor plan laid out in detail. If not, go back to kitchen appliances and kitchen cabinets to do the lay out. Kitchen lighting serves two purposes: It is decorative as in highlighting something […]

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Layout of Kitchen Appliances

The three primary items for the layout of your kitchen appliances that you need to plan for are the sink, the range and the refrigerator. Once you have these three items placed in your work triangle, add the other kitchen appliances. These are the dishwasher and wall ovens. If there is going to be a […]

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Build Your Own Pizza Oven

I came across this article in one of our local newspapers. It was written by Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times. Should you want a pizza oven at your house, you can convert your regular range for less than $40. The goal when building a pizza oven is to build a wide insert with a low […]

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Dishwasher Installation – The How To

Without a doubt, a dishwasher installation is the easiest of all the appliance installations IF the necessary plumbing and electrical are in place and, of course, there is a space in between the cabinets to place the dishwasher. This space should be 24 inches wide. Less space is not acceptable. More is kind of OK […]

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Outside Yard Projects and Exterior Home

Are you ready to work on various exterior home and yard projects such as that¬†wood privacy fence. We will be covering everything from the planning, to pricing and then construction. Don’t forget permits! You will need to call your local state “DO NOT DIG” or “One Call” telephone hotline before you put one shovel in […]

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The Right Wood Fence

The most common wood fence, at least in the middle Tennessee area, is the 6 ft. high dog-eared picket pressure treated wood fence. This fence is very easy to build and gives you privacy. Pick the fence you are looking for by picking the specific design to satisfy your needs. Do you want a dog-eared […]

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Lawn Sprinkler System – Is Mine In-Ground?

Question: How can you tell if you have an in-ground lawn sprinkler system? I recently purchased a house with a sprinkler system. The front and side yards all have pop-up sprinkler heads, but the back yard doesn’t have any. The control board for the system says there are 4 zones, but the 4th zone doesn’t […]

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What About a Gas Smoker?

If you like barbecue, you need to have a gas smoker. What is a smoker you say? It is a SLOW outdoor cooker. If you are in a hurry, go buy some ready made barbecue from the frozen food section in the grocery store. But if you want REALLY GOOD EATING keep reading. There are […]

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