Building Tips from a Stagehand

6 Ways To Protect Your Foundation

The foundation is an extremely important yet often overlooked aspect of your home. It's what keeps your home standing, providing support for the entire structure. If you don't take precautions to properly protect and care for your foundation, it can become cracked, water-damaged, leak, and even change the structure of your home for the worse. Luckily, most foundation issues can be prevented with a little basic home maintenance and know-how. Here are six ways to protect your home's foundation: Read More 

Concrete Restoration - Why You Should Choose Polymer Resurfacing

If you have a rough concrete surface across your driveway, patio, or pool, then it may be time to have new concrete poured. This is wise if the structural integrity of the concrete has been compromised in some way. Large cracks, crumbling concrete, and deep surface deterioration are all signs that new concrete is needed. However, if the concrete is merely discolored, somewhat uneven, or if it contains small imperfections, then an overlay can be placed over the surface instead. Read More 

Use Reclaimed Wood To Bring Something Special To Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is your sanctuary, and you should take the time during your remodel to make it into something special. Reclaimed wood has become a popular way to create unique pieces that are environmentally conscious. Regardless for your reasons for considering this option, here are some ideas that make use of reclaimed wood to get your creative juices flowing. Vanity Perhaps the easiest place to make use of this material is with your bathroom vanity. Read More 

Five Attractive Garage Door Styles to Boost Your Curb Appeal

The garage door is an all-too-often overlooked opportunity to increase your home's curb appeal. By choosing a garage door that coordinates with the rest of your home, but also stands out and calls attention to itself, you can set your home apart from others in the area. Here's a look at five unique, attractive garage door styles to consider. Industrial Metal If you have a modern home exterior with clean lines and simple geometry, an industrial-style metal garage door will look perfect. Read More 

Looking For Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows? Consider These Options

One of the most common reasons to replace windows in a home is to improve energy efficiency. The right windows can stop air leakage and also prevent heat transfer through the glass, reducing both your heating and cooling bills. Here's a look at three features to look for in windows if your goal is to save energy: Low-E Glass The "e" in low-e stands for emissivity, which is a term that refers to the transfer of heat and UV rays through glass. Read More