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  • DIY

    How to Build and Install Functional Wood Shutters

    Adding functional shutters to the exterior of your home is an excellent way to increase curb appeal! It’s also very doable as a DIY. In this article, I’m going to show you exactly how I built and installed them on the house we are renovating.

    November 20th, 2021
  • Building Tips

    How to Increase the Roof Pitch on a House and How Much it Costs

    We knew from the start that in order to totally transform the exterior of the flip house we had to increase the roof pitch. The house had a typical split foyer look, even though it wasn’t a split foyer. This look was created by the cantilevered second story and the low roof pitch. The cantilever we could live with, but the roof pitch had to change! I’m going to give you some insight into how we increased the pitch of the roof and roughly how much it cost.

    September 25th, 2021
  • Building Tips

    Basement Waterproofing: How to Waterproof Your Basement

    Basement waterproofing can be essential if you’re having water or moisture leak into your basement. Water and moisture seeping into your basement can cause water damage that will cost you a pretty penny to clean up and fix the damage it caused. The water damage not only causes structural and foundation problems but also creates the perfect environment for mold to grow in.

    August 29th, 2021
  • DIY

    How to Build Horizontal Deck Railing

    There are many different styles of deck and porch railings. For our house, we decided to go with a wide horizontal style. Not only does this style have a more modern look, but I think it is also easier to build. In this tutorial, I’ll show you step by step how you can build this type of railing for your deck or porch.

    August 28th, 2021
  • DIY

    How to Lay Tile for Pool Decking

    We decided to go with ceramic tile for our pool decking because we felt like it would be easier as a DIY. We’ve laid plenty of tile in the past and felt confident that we could get the job done and be happy with the end result. Of course, using tile meant that we would first need a slab of concrete poured to lay the tile on. This added some extra expense, but we offset that plus some by installing the tile ourselves.

    July 31st, 2021