One of my favorite things to do on this blog is to profile recent projects. It's a fun opportunity to show what's possible, and maybe brag a little. … [Read more...] about One That Got Away: Challenging Retaining Wall in DC
I grew up in a 1950s ranch house in Rhode Island. It's the one in the photo above. You can see that there are two doors on the front of the house: the … [Read more...] about What’s behind door # 1? Helping guests find your front door
We see a lot of concrete porches, especially on older homes (1950s-1970s for sure). If I had to guess, that’s about the time the prior … [Read more...] about Can I paint or put stone over an old concrete porch?
I get a lot of requests from people interested in adding a pergola to their landscape. They’re cool to begin with and they’ve been made all the more … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Building a Pergola in Northern Virginia
In the past year I decided to become a dealer for Danver stainless steel cabinets. I get approached many times a year by companies who want me to hawk … [Read more...] about What Makes Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry So Great?