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  • 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.

  • Building Tips

    What are Standard Window Sizes?

    Let’s discuss an often overlooked but crucial aspect of home design and renovation – standard window sizes. Understanding the common dimensions and variations of window sizes is very important. This knowledge can make the difference between a seamless installation process and unforeseen construction headaches. It can also help you visualize your space more effectively and even optimize your home’s energy efficiency.

  • Bathrooms

    What is Rough In Plumbing?

    When it comes to plumbing, there are several terms and concepts that you may come across while discussing or working on a project. One of these is the term ‘rough in’. You may have heard a plumber or a contractor mention this term while they are working on a project. In this article, we will be discussing what is rough in plumbing and everything else you need to know about it.

  • Garage

    How to Align Garage Door Sensors

    It can be annoying when your garage door won’t shut. In my experience, nine times out of ten its an issue with the garage door sensors. I’ve been tempted to disconnect them, but garage door sensors are a crucial component of your garage door setup. They ensure your safety by detecting when something is blocking the garage door’s way and stopping the door from closing. However, they can be a bit finicky at times, and misalignments can occur, causing the sensors to stop working correctly. If you are experiencing problems with your garage door and suspect that the sensors may be the issue, this blog post is for you. I’ll be discussing how to align garage door sensors, offering a step-by-step guide for homeowners.