January 23, 2013

Designing your kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a beautiful kitchen – Part 3  If you missed parts 1 and 2 of our series, you can click here to find them. Cabinets When it comes to cabinets, in our opinion, you get what you pay for. If you have […]
January 14, 2013

Designing your kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a beautiful kitchen, Part 2 Welcome to Part 2 of our feature on kitchens. If you missed part 1, you can find it by clicking here: Designing your Kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a Beautiful Kitchen, Part 1 This […]
January 10, 2013

Designing a beautiful kitchen: Part 1

When I got through writing some of this article, I noticed that it was quite long, so I decided to split it up into a few parts. Here is Part 1. Part 2 should be out some time next week. Before we start getting into kitchen design, we want to […]
December 5, 2012

Accessibility is in the Eye of the Beholder: A Case Study of Major Mark Campbell Sometimes, planning a project for accessibility requires more than just following codes and guidelines. Here’s a look at an accessibility project that Robert and I are currently involved in. The homeowner, Major Mark Campbell, lost […]
November 27, 2012

How to choose a contractor We’ve all heard that if a contractor pulls up in an old VW Bug with a step ladder strapped to the top of it with a frayed rope, we should probably not hire them to do our home renovation. So, what should you be looking […]
November 22, 2012

Another Beautiful Kitchen Here are some before and after shots of a kitchen we finished a couple of weeks ago.  The new cabinet layout combined with the removal of a wall between the kitchen and the dining room helped to turn this once cramped kitchen into a spacious, eye pleasing […]
July 30, 2012

D-D-I-Y    Don’t Do It Yourself  How not to install wall tile I found this display at a local big box retailer. Although the tile design is kind of neat, the fact that they aren’t fastened to the display correctly really puts into question what kind of D-I-Y advice you’re […]