Building Tips from a Stagehand

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 

Learn How To Get Your Garage Door Out Of A Jam With These Helpful Tips

Imagine you're running late to that all-important meeting or your loved one's soccer practice, only for your garage door to get stuck at the last minute. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for this "highly reliable" piece of equipment to suddenly freeze up and become exceptionally hard to open using conventional means. The following offers some helpful tips on how you can keep your garage door from holding an impromptu jam session of its own. Read More 

5 Reasons to Choose a Shed Roof for Covering Your Porch

Porches help you expand your living space into the outdoors without the high price tag of a full room addition. Covered porches are best because you can kick back and relax even when it's raining or snowing. Before you just use whatever roof style is capping the rest of your home, find out why a shed roof is a better option. Lower Costs Trying to add a porch to your home on a tight budget? Read More