8 Must-Have Tools for Fall Yard Prep

Fall is in full force here on the northern Pacific coast. All of this wind and rain have me bunkered down indoors and dreading the work that is waiting for me after the storm clears. Fortunately, there’s a ton of helpful tools to handle everything that autumn can muster. The Read More

A Savvy Shopper's Keys to Sales

Ever see how candies is ridiculously cheap daily after Easter or Halloween? That is because retailers are working to unload the unsold inventory as fast as possible. Take that concept and apply it to things like markets, electronics and home furnishings, and you will not ever want to purchase full Read More

The Way to Read a Nail

Nails have been around forever, but it is only over the last century or so that the mass-produced nail has come to be an inexpensive and common means to combine materials. It’s a simple concept: wedge a sharp piece of metal into wood. As the wood fibers expand back the Read More

Architect's Toolbox: 6 Drawings on the Way to a Dream Home

From thumbnail sketches to detailed construction drawings, architects and other design professionals produce all sorts of drawings. While these drawings are often quite amazing in their own right, their purpose is twofold. First, they help flesh out ideas, enabling us to test different design strategies. In fact, by shifting what Read More

8 Bathroom Updates Have Ideas for Every Style

Tired of their homes’ cramped or problem-ridden baths, these homeowners adopted total transformation. Feeling restricted by the design or square footage, or your budget of your bathroom? These eight toilet makeovers may offer just the thought you were looking for. View the before and after photos, then click through to Read More