May 16, 2019

Whether you're looking to sell your home or simply spring cleaning, make sure you "detail" your stainless steel to really make it pop!

To keep your stainless steel bright and clean clients have mentioned that they like to use a light mist of wax-based aerosol spray once...

April 27, 2015

Ever hear of In Sync Exotics?  Most of you probably haven't and neither had I until yesterday afternoon.  My wife wanted to do something other than spend Sunday with me cleaning out the garage, and she found this really great place for the whole family to visit.  In Sy...

April 17, 2015

If you were thinking of zero-scaping then go to the front of the class!  But if you were thinking that it means only putting native plants in your yard...well...that's incorrect.  I always believed that misconception, too.  Apparently, xeriscaping is when you select pl...

April 1, 2015

Whether you live in a 5,000 s.f. house or a 2,500 s.f. house, downsizing can be a challenge.  But try moving into a house that is 161 square feet.  Yes, I said 1-6-1 square feet.  I'm not sure when it started but the latest craze in smaller housing is the "tiny house."...

March 22, 2015

One of the latest trends in not only residential construction but commercial construction as well is the sliding door, a.k.a. the Barn Door.  They come in all shapes and sizes and can be adapted to any situation.  You can even take a antique door and add a bit of hardw...

March 21, 2015

Many moons ago my mother and grandmother lived in a four-plex house which had a stoop with marble steps.  Whenever it started to look worn and dingy, Grandma would grab a box of Tide laundry detergent.  On her hands and knees, she'd use a stiff scrub brush (not steel)...

March 18, 2015

If you have a refrigerator with a ice/water despensor in the front you may see that there's a build-up of hard water residue in the spill tray.  I don't know what causes it, but it looks terrible.  We tried using CLR on the tray but that didn't work.  I'm not sure what...

March 16, 2015


If you've recently purchased an old home with a claw foot tub chances are that it's original to the house.  A lot of times people have these removed because over the years the tub starts to look a bit dingy, but 30 minutes and some elbow grease with a good abrasive cl...

March 14, 2015

It's nearly spring and time to do some spring cleaning.  Don't forget to check your dryer vent where it exits the house-and don't be surprised if you find that a bird has decided to build a nest there!  Not only does this block exiting moisture but it can also be a fir...

March 14, 2015

Everybody loves a large front porch - or a large rear porch for that matter.  People often think, however, that just because it's a porch it's inexpensive space to build onto a house.  In fact it costs nearly as much to build as the interior finished space in a house....

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