Primers, sealers, paints, sprayers, and rollers; soapstone and concrete countertops; greenwashing and the true costs of net-zero homes; and woodworking and rocking chairs.
Lumber, trim, deck ledger flashing, wood rot, wood putty, dogs, and bacteria in the plumbing.
For great results with wipe-on polyurethane, you have to go beyond the instructions on the back of the can.
If you could recreate your house from scratch, what trim material would you use?
It is not always easy to optimize small spaces into usable living areas.
Buying a house, ventilation, carpeting, paint, remodeling, built-ins, garages, humidity, attics, basements, and windows.
Bed molding versus crown molding, busted gate valves, cornices, ceiling paint, and when to jump into a project when your skills are not quite up to par.
Avoid using an oil or latex paint; try a vapor-permeable mineral-based paint.
Textured interior finishes, electrical panels, landscape lighting, flooding, PVC disposal, and heat-pump water heater issues.
Beauty underfoot: custom concrete, whimsical paint, rug-patterned wood, and rug-like tile make for unusual, amazing floor options.
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