What is a Drip Cap?

  Door, window, and water table (aka skirtboard) areas are parts of your home that are potentially prone to water infiltration if their installs are not conducted correctly. Compounding their already natural vulnerability as a possible location of allowing water into your home (due to the fact that these areas are all obviously “open” areas […]

How Many Years Do Wood Fences Last?

During periods of time when we spend longer stretches at home (the best example of which may be most recently when folks have not had a choice but to spend longer stretches at home!), we obviously have a higher tendency to notice “things”. Particularly if the weather is nice, we may be working in the […]

Natural Wood Cabinetry Refinishing & Restoration

  As cabinetry ages, whether it is in the Kitchen, Bathroom, or another room, it typically begins to show the signs of wear and tear. This is especially true if it is cabinetry that gets a good amount of use. Assuming this occurs and the owner of the cabinetry grows a bit concerned of this […]

Deck Project Ideas

  Although the New Year has just begun, I kid you not, if this is the year you are planning on working a deck project into your home improvement agenda, NOW is the time to get your ducks in a row, particularly if you live in New England.   Why is this the case? New […]

Selling Your Home? To Repair or Not To Repair??

  Whether your home or a family home is getting ready to be placed on the market, there is always the question that comes up as to what should be done and what should not be done. Recently, I looked at a home for a Client that was put in a position of needing to sell a home for a family member pretty quickly. They […]

When is Rotted Wood NOT Really Rotted???

  As the old saying goes, “If I had a nickel for…” In this case the 2nd part of this sentence would be “…every time someone told me that they had rotted wood that needed fixing, I would be a rich man!”   So then… If I had a nickel for every time someone told me that they had rotted wood that […]

How to Save the Destruction of Your Home for $2.87…

Ok, so maybe the headline is a bit drastic, but, believe it or not, it is not too far off!! Over time, we have come across a variety of damage on people’s homes – some monumental – that could have been prevented for $2.87 or less. I just got off the phone with a local paint […]

What is Behind That Drop Ceiling???

  I am fairly certain that the majority of people reading this have seen a drop ceiling in the past. There is also the possibility that you have even seen them before and not recognized what you were looking at was a drop ceiling.   Drop ceilings (or ‘acoustical ceilings’ or ‘suspended ceilings’ as they are often also referred to) are usually […]

What is Lurking Behind YOUR Walls???

  One of the areas of one’s home that the goings on within are pretty much completely unknown to every homeowner, is that space in between the exterior walls of their home and the interior walls of their home. This “invisible” area would pretty much never need to be accessed, unless, of course, it needs […]