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Old Dishwasher

When my wife and I bought our first house almost a decade ago (wow, has it been that long?) appliances weren’t at the top of our necessity list when placing our final offer (although the hot tub did convince me).  We came from a tiny apartment with no …

July 18, 2018
Bosch Impact Driver Cover

In the world of power tools and impact drivers “nut busting” power is term you can say straight faced to another pro and not get so much as a smirk.  You might even get a nod of approval.  The name of the game is torque, run-time and tool …

July 12, 2018
DIY Built In Closet

So you’ve built some DIY furniture and maybe dabbled into the world of fine woodworking, you want a real “How To” challenge?  Try your hand at built in closets in a house that’s almost a century old.  You’ll have a new appreciation for carpenters and then you’ll go …

July 6, 2018
Exhaust Fan Wiring

If you’re a guest at someone’s house, there are usually three instances that strike fear into the hearts of any person while using the bathroom:  a toilet that won’t flush, an empty toilet paper roll or an exhaust fan that won’t turn on when you need it the …

June 27, 2018
Philips Hue Smart Lighting

Sure, anyone can turn on a boring light with a smart device like an outlet switch or even utilize smart light bulbs these days with a Jetson’s style voice command.  While we don’t have a Rosie the Robot yet in our Smart Homes, we are finally seeing the …

June 21, 2018
Live Edge Rustic Bookcase

“Do you think you can build a children’s bookcase?  Can you design a bookcase for our daughter’s room?  Have you come up with a design for the bookcase yet? Do you think you can start the bookcase after this next project?  What do you mean you’ve only worked on …

June 19, 2018
Netgear Orbi Satellite Cover

You might remember last year I teamed up with The Home Depot to bring you an all out Smart Home blitz in my post about How My Dumb Home Got Smart.  Well I’ve teamed back up with The Home Depot to bring you a whole series of Smart …

June 12, 2018
Emergency Roofing Repair

Maybe it’s my magic power (why couldn’t it be the ability to control squirrels?) or maybe it’s because I’m actually getting time to work on the house, but without fail, it seems like we run into the need for an emergency repair on something around the house whenever …

June 7, 2018
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