As temperatures drop and homeowners feel the effects of winter, it’s common to hear complaints about cold houses, seemingly constant drafts, and dramatic increases in heating bills. The solution to these issues might be behind the sheetrock of your home. Comfort and energy savings in many homes (especially older homes) can be improved by checking the air flow around windows and doors and properly maintaining or adding high quality insulation.
Have you browsed our website lately? Our ‘For Homeowners’ page provides a variety of resources to help with your home improvement projects. From DIY articles and videos to requesting a quick quote, we are here to assist.
Are you looking for a project this Memorial Day Weekend? We suggest building your very own planter box. The best part about this project is it is completely customizable to fit your needs. Big or small, tall or short, modern or traditional, the design possibilities are endless.
According to the National Cancer Institute, formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products. Formaldehyde also occurs naturally in the environment. It is produced in small amounts by most living organisms as part of normal metabolic processes.1
Today we take a deeper look into the benefits of insulation. Check out our latest infographics below.
Check out these deck winterizing tips from Parr Lumber decking experts.
Winter is about a month away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to take care of your home maintenance and winterization tasks for the Fall. Check out our Procrastinator’s Guide on Fall Prep Infographic below.
Check out this awesome coffee table. It features nine puzzle pieces that can be taken apart and used as individual tables. Neat, right? Continue reading to find out how you can make this puzzle table.
If you have a log or two lying around, here’s a project idea for you: build a lounge chair out of logs. For this project you will need a saw for cutting the log and a drill for attaching the logs together. In addition, you will need 1/4″ x 6″ lag screws, 1/4″ x 9″ lag screws, and some metal brackets to strengthen the floppy parts of the chair. Note: the hardware should be galvanized so they don’t rust in the rain.
If you ever wanted to sleep in your van, here’s an interesting DIY project idea: build a sofa bed that also serves as storage. We found these photos on Pinterest. There are no step-by-step instructions, but the photos give you a rough idea what you need to do. After you’re done building and securing the sofa bed to the van, all you need is a futon mattress for a comfortable night’s sleep.