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Things You Need to Know About Modern Kitchen Remodeling

Things You Need to Know About Modern Kitchen Remodeling

As a rule, the issue of remodeling your kitchen rises right after moving in into a new home. Even if your kitchen needs are not exorbitant, there are still things to consider before rushing to peel...

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Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Everyone loves wood interior walls! In this video I'll show you three tips to ensuring your wood walls look great after installation. The wood in this video is reclaimed from the 30's house we were remodeling and was used originally as a wallpaper backer.

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A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

Creative solutions open a kitchen space while keeping costs down.

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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Spray-Painting a Door

Spray-Painting a Door

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Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things...

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Whats that Finish?

What's that Finish?

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Wood surfaces with clear finishes can often be freshened up with a light sanding and a new application of what’s already there. Here’s how to figure out what's there.

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Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets

Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets

Spray-painting can achieve a quality finish cost-effectively. But there's a secret to making the job look hand-painted.

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A Drying Rack for the Road

A Drying Rack for the Road

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Constructed from common building materials, this drying rack can be easily transported and quickly set up wherever kitchen cabinets need painting.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

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EPA official tells NAHB webinar participants that the agency is increasing inspections of RRP job sites and stepping up enforcement

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Do Rules on Disturbing Lead Paint Apply to a Detached Garage?

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A neighbor has hired someone to clean and paint a detached garage on his property, and now paint chips presumably containing lead are everywhere

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Concern Over EPAs Proposed New Lead-Safe Rule

Concern Over EPA's Proposed New Lead-Safe Rule

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A dust-wipe testing rule would further boost the costs of renovations and repairs involving lead-safe practices, a recent survey indicates. But would it also alleviate liability concerns?

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Ballasts for holding down plastic sheeting

Ballasts for holding down plastic sheeting

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Ballasts made from pvc pipe filled with sand and capped are vey useful in holdiing down plastic sheeting when pressure washing or scraping the exterior of a house. The sheeting can be wrapped around...

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Is your vac compliant with EPA lead regs? (hint: who knows...)

Is your vac compliant with EPA lead regs? (hint: who knows...)

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So, by now we all know about the strict lead regulations being handed down by the EPA (if you don't know, you aren't visiting www.finehomebuilding.com nearly as often as most doctor's would...

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Attention Contractors: Your Lead-Paint Certification Deadline is Approaching

Attention Contractors: Your Lead-Paint Certification Deadline is Approaching

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Plan to repair or renovate a house that was built before 1978? If so, you’ll need to follow some new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Here's what you need to know...

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Save Your Old Paint

Save Your Old Paint

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Save valuable leftover paint without the danger that it will gluck up your walls

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1970s Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

1970's Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

This bathroom was straight from the 1970’s!  Not only was it ugly, but it was in desperate need of repair.  The original tub / shower was cracked, flaking apart and leaking.  The...

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Old style mixed with ultra slick New

Old style mixed with ultra slick New

Cacique Construction (www.cmcdesignbuild.com) specializes in residential interior design and construction.  We have a strong commitment to excellence in craftmanship and service. 

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