Ultimate Recycling-DIY Trees To Boards

We live in a disposable world, and with each Solo cup or plastic wrapper we contribute to global warming. Living in a modern society has many advantages, but some of these short-term perks can have long term consequences. Like many, I try to turn off my lights, and I...

My Mobile Office

In 1993 I bought a cell phone, and I thought I had arrived. I could take and answer phone calls from anywhere. In those days texting was not an option. Over the years my reliance on using technology has increased, and I now have a complete mobile office. I still need...

More On The Window Wells

You may recall that I enlarged both the basement windows and the window wells on the townhouse that I’m renovating. The window wells are a lower priority job on this project, and I’m continuing to work on them as time permits. Below are some of my more...

A New Roof

The most recent phase of my townhouse remodel has been the replacement of the old roof. It was around 20 years old, and was showing its age by its faded and stained appearance. Beyond style issues the roof had areas of leakage and other spots of wear and tear. A bad...

Just Enough Skylights!

How do you make a smaller space appear more spacious?  The answer is to open it up, add volume, and increase light.  I’ll talk about this last factor today. If possible, it is best to increase both artificial and natural light.  Generally, natural light...