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  • DIY

    How to Frame a Canvas

    Brooke had been saying she wanted something new for the foyer. Feeling a bit inspired, I thought, “Why not paint something myself?” You know I love a good challenge. So I got to work and whipped up an abstract landscape painting. She was ecstatic with the way it turned out and it gave our entryway that personal touch she was looking for.

  • Design Decisions

    How Wide is a Hallway?

    When it comes to home and building design, one question often arises: “How wide is a hallway?” The answer is, unsurprisingly, it varies. To be honest, I never gave much thought to the width of hallways until I started designing homes. But the width of a hallway is contingent upon several factors, including its purpose, the building’s requirements, and aesthetic considerations. In this article, we’ll dive into the standard hallway widths, what influences those dimensions, and some interesting facts about hallway design.

  • Garage

    How to Program a Garage Door Opener

    Garage door openers are a modern convenience that most homeowners have grown to rely upon. Whether you’ve recently moved into a new house, purchased a new remote, or had to reset your garage system due to security concerns, programming your garage door opener is a straightforward process. In this article, we’ll guide you step by step on how to program a garage door opener, ensuring that you can access your garage with ease.

  • Landscaping

    Boxwood Disease: What is Killing My Boxwoods?

    This spring, we noticed that a lot of our Boxwoods appeared to have a disease. They had been thriving for the three years that we have lived in this house. So I thought it was strange that they suddenly developed brown leaves and dead branches. So I set out to figure out what could be causing this. I learned that there are several boxwood diseases that could be the cause, but I finally concluded that it was root rot that had killed these particular boxwoods. In this article, I’m sharing what I learned to help you if you have boxwoods that are suffering the same fate.

  • Lighting

    How to Remove a Ceiling Fan

    Not that we would ever remove the ceiling fans on this porch. But sometimes, you might want to remove one and install a light that is more aesthetically pleasing for the area. It’s no secret ceiling fans can be pretty bulky, and the thought of removing one could probably frustrate anyone, even the most skilled DIY enthusiast. But don’t fret, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. In this article, I’m going to take you through a simple, step-by-step guide on how to remove a ceiling fan.