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storm door on garage

Installing a pre-hung exterior door

Replacing a screen door on the garage with a new steel door on a block and stucco garage.
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Widening a Closet Door

Widening a Closet Door

A 24 inch door on a five foot wide closet wasn't practical. Widening the doorway and installing bi-fold doors allowed for full use of the closet space.
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/ Framing and Structure
metal framing

Framing with metal studs

Comparing of advantages and disadvantages of framing with metal studs vs wood, especially in a basement, plus tips for working with metal framing.
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/ Yard and Garden
Wood Privacy Fence

Wood Privacy Fence

A solid wood fence built using as few screws and nails as possible.
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/ Bathroom
Budget bathroom update

Budget bathroom update

When money is tight and a complete renovation is out of the question, a bathroom can still be updated on a small budget by replacing a couple of fixtures and adding a fresh coat of paint.
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/ Basement
The Basement Renovation

The Basement Renovation

A complete gut and remodel of a basement from start to finish.
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/ Basement
The Basement Renovation: The Floor Plan

The Basement Renovation: The Floor Plan

Basement renovation ideas: creating the new floor plan.
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/ Basement
covering ducts in basement

The Basement Renovation: Hiding Stuff

Creativity plays a major roll in incorporating obstructions in the design of a basement while keeping important things accessible.
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/ Basement
The Basement Renovation: Window Workaround

The Basement Renovation: Window Workaround

We had a perfect location for a partition wall in the basement, except it bisected the existing window. This was the solution.
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/ Basement
The Basement Renovation: Installing the Doors

The Basement Renovation: Installing the Doors

A sloping floor in the basement caused some complications when hanging doors. Here is what we did.
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/ Basement
The Basement Renovation: The Stairway Transition

The Basement Renovation: The Stairway Transition

Overcoming some of the challenges faced in making the transition from the main floor to the renovated basement
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The Basement Renovation: Finishing under the stairs

The Basement Renovation: Finishing under the stairs

Replacing a rotted support post for the stairs in the basement and finishing the area under the stairs.
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