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17 Different Types of Saws with Pictures

Featured Image: Wendy O'Brien Interior Planning & Design Different projects require different tools to get the job done right. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or looking to get some construction work done around the house, it’s essential to have the right kind of saw at your disposal.  From hand saws, to power saws, to other wood-cutting tools, there are many saws on the market that each provide specific benefits and features. It can be confusing trying to figure out which saw works best for which job without having a decent overview of what they are and how they work. [...]

2021-01-22T07:07:32-06:00January 22, 2021|Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 17 Different Types of Saws with Pictures

What Is Whitewood?

Featured Image: Frank Good Builders When you are investing in a remodeling project, you will quickly learn that you have a lot of choices to make. Everything from the size and shape of your cabinet knobs to the make of the cabinet itself must be considered according to your preferences as well as your budget. When browsing your available furnishings and materials, you may come across something known as whitewood.   It’s a clean, light-colored wood that provides a lot of durability. But that’s probably not the first thing you will notice about it; in fact, whitewood is known [...]

2021-01-19T06:42:42-06:00January 19, 2021|Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Is Whitewood?

10 Important Things You Need to Know Before Building a House

There is nothing as rewarding as building your dream home from scratch. It's an exciting and unique experience. Besides, it gives you the flexibility to use your designs and continually improve them in your ways. The project involves making numerous decisions and hence requires your presence through all aspects. But, anyone who has done it can tell you that it's a time consuming and very demanding process. Nonetheless, building a home doesn't have to be such an overwhelming activity if you consider the following strategies. Set A Budget Before you start building your home, determine what you can [...]

2020-12-28T19:53:51-06:00November 9, 2020|Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 10 Important Things You Need to Know Before Building a House

7 Best Spray Foam Kits [2020 Reviews]

Fiberglass batts, cellulose, foil-faced kraft paper, foam blocks, and more. These are just some of the types of insulation commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. But over the past decades, spray foam has been playing catch-up with all these other types of insulation. Spray foam is virtually impermeable and durable. You can spray it on a variety of surfaces, but its main draw is that it can be used to fill in gaps, cracks, and corners. When applied properly, it can be an effective barrier against pests and moisture and comparing the cost to hiring a [...]

2020-09-14T08:22:29-05:00September 14, 2020|Categories: Home Remodeling, Homeowner Tips, Tool Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Best Spray Foam Kits [2020 Reviews]

7 Best Paint Edgers [2020 Reviews]

Painting a room, in general, is one of the easiest tasks you can do at home. It's tiring, but it's not as complicated as replacing an electrical outlet or building a deck. But one of the things that you dread most when painting a room is when you have to paint edges. It doesn't matter how careful you are when cutting in -- streaks of paint always end up on the opposite side, ruining your baseboard and crown molding. You can always use some painter's tape, but those things are so expensive and cannot be reused. Masking your [...]

2020-08-27T04:25:31-05:00August 27, 2020|Categories: Home Remodeling, Homeowner Tips, Tool Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Best Paint Edgers [2020 Reviews]

7 Best Workstation Sinks [2020 Reviews]

The kitchen is your favorite room in the house. Here you can prepare your favorite food, be nourished, and spend time with your family. But there is a specific area in your kitchen that you don't like, and it's the sink. Water drains slowly down your sink, and it's not deep enough that you can wash a large pot comfortably. Then there's the scratches and dents you can't seem to get rid of no matter how much you try. It's time to shop for a replacement. You've seen a workstation sink while shopping in your favorite store a [...]

2020-07-06T19:14:40-05:00July 6, 2020|Categories: Homeowner Tips, Kitchen Remodeling, Tool Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Best Workstation Sinks [2020 Reviews]

What is an Impact Driver? Cordless Drill vs Impact Driver

Imagine walking down the aisle of your favorite hardware store. You're looking for a power tool that can fasten those long screws for your current project. You're new to woodworking, so you're unsure if you should just get a regular cordless drill or if it's better to buy an impact driver because one of your friends told you to. Or is it better to get both? And because you're new to woodworking, you're wondering what even is an impact driver? Does it function like a standard drill, or does it offer something new? Is it more powerful than [...]

2020-07-03T09:51:16-05:00June 29, 2020|Categories: Homeowner Tips, Tool Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What is an Impact Driver? Cordless Drill vs Impact Driver

How Long Does it Take for Stain to Dry?

You finally finished that table or kitchen cabinet you’ve been working on for a couple of weeks. Sharp edges have been rounded out using your trusty router, and the surface has been sanded to perfection. You’re ready to put some finishing touches, but you’re still debating which wood stain will make it stand out.  Should you use an oil-based or water-based wood stain? Or is a gel stain better than other types of wood stains on the market? How long does it take for the stain to dry, and what is the best brand of wood stain? Moreover, [...]

2020-06-25T22:47:53-05:00June 25, 2020|Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How Long Does it Take for Stain to Dry?

7 Best Drain Cleaners [2020 Reviews]

Imagine waking up one morning and finding that you can't use your shower or kitchen sink because it's clogged. A hassle, right? You have to get your plumber's snake out and start working on that clog so you can (hopefully) get ready for work. But there are stubborn clogs that plumber's snakes simply cannot dislodge. You need the strongest drain cleaner for stubborn clogs like these. Drain clog removers are made with chemicals that are powerful enough to dissolve several months' worth of hair, grease, food debris, and other gunk trapped in your pipes. There are different types [...]

2020-06-22T22:50:30-05:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Homeowner Tips, Tool Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Best Drain Cleaners [2020 Reviews]

41 Privacy Fence Design Ideas

Featured Image: Scot Eckley, Inc. Fences are able to make or break your curb appeal. They're not merely for securing an area and marking boundaries; fence walls are commonly used today as the edging to block your yard, the highlight to the landscape design, or perhaps as the focal point of your frontage. Picking out the best one amongst a huge selection of fence ideas and styles is essential. A great fence complements the homeowner's design, as well as its surroundings, and offers a solution to privacy needs. Check out our 41 privacy fence design ideas and be inspired! [...]

2020-09-15T14:26:47-05:00June 1, 2020|Categories: Design Trends, Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 41 Privacy Fence Design Ideas