Why I Decided on a Corded Drill over Cordless

If you’re anything like I was back when I started building up my tool collection you have to be really selective about the tools that you buy. I knew I needed a drill, heck I wasted away a bunch of Saturday nights hand-tightening screws for pictures, curtain rods and...
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Are Vinyl Windows Right for Me?

If you’re considering vinyl windows you’re probably doing so because you’ve seen how affordable they can be. Compared to aluminum, fiberglass and especially wooden windows vinyl looks like a serious bargain. The price isn’t the whole story though, and while it might seem like a great deal to get...
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How to Understand Window Measurements

If you’ve ever gone to look for windows to purchase and you saw something like a 2020 window or a 3838 window you probably weren’t sure what the windows were talking about. The measurement system used to label windows is actually very simple, and once you understand how the...
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Locating Studs Using the Nail Method

Finding studs to attach fasteners to can be one of the most challenging parts of any interior project around your home. Whether your mounting a television, putting up a fancy loft bed, or you simply want to hang up a couple shelves you’ll have to know how to find...
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How I Successfully Mounted a TV on My Fireplace

After moving into our new house we soon decided we wanted a television mounted in the family room to enjoy it as a second living room and to give the kids a place to hang out to play their games. The task was daunting at first, and I even...
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Estimating your fence using Google Earth

I have a massive fence project coming up in a few months, once Upstate NY decides to warm up a bit and the ground thaws out, and I wanted to get a head start on all of my estimating and material gathering. I originally planned on taking a tape...
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