Budgeting, building, fooding and other tips for those of us with champagne taste on a beer budget

Budgeting, building, fooding and other tips for those of us with champagne taste on a beer budget

Category: Building

What’s the best lawnmower?

What’s the best lawnmower?

In my opinion, any lawnmower with a Honda engine. They purr so lovely as they sip gas and I know that with proper maintenance it will run until everything else rusts and falls apart around it. My lawnmower is not a Honda, it’s a Husqvarna. […]

How to manage your remodel contractor

How to manage your remodel contractor

Not all contractors are going to treat you fairly or with respect. Shocking eh? Make sure you do your research and explain what you want them to do — exactly what you want them to do.  If they don’t, stand firm and have them fix […]

My Saw Regret – and what Saws to Buy

My Saw Regret – and what Saws to Buy

Are you going to do more than one remodel project that involves cutting wood?  If yes, for the love of making your life easier, buy a table saw — perhaps a few other things that cut as well. Learn from the amount of suck I […]

Avoiding the Suck – of a remodel

Avoiding the Suck – of a remodel

For most, when we look at damaged linoleum or broken tile in our home, we can agree that it sucks. Then, when we think of replacing it with our own sweat (maybe some blood), we think that it will suck more. Here’s some ways to […]

When to Rent and When to Buy Tools

When to Rent and When to Buy Tools

There were four questions that I always asked myself: Can I find a place to rent it? What’s the fully loaded rental cost vs purchasing? How long do I need the tool? Can I resell the tool? Can I find a place to rent it? […]

How to Choose a White

How to Choose a White

What seems to be such a simple thing – choosing white for the walls and trim of a room – proved to be one of the hardest parts of our recent remodel.  I will admit to having to repaint an entire bathroom when the white […]