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Refinished Deck

We were asked to give new life to an old deck (or three) at this house in Castle Rock, CO as the owner was about to put the house on the market.  We not only fixed what was broken, but also re-painted with deck paint.  The owner was ecstatic with the results.      …

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Framing a Floating Wall

Here, in Castle Rock, Colorado, we have this problem with shifting ground.  The newer homes are built with basements that are suspended a few feet off the actual foundation so that the basement floor is already floating and able to accommodate any shifts in the ground below. However, when you are trying to finish a…

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Replacing a Rotting Fence Post

I had a client call me a few weeks back.  She didn’t have the money to replace her entire fence, but as-is it was about to fall over.  The solution was to replace a couple of her rotting fence posts.  How did I do this?  It’s fairly simple to do, but be prepared to work…

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How to Patch Drywall

I’m doing some drywall patches and re-texturing this weekend.  If you need some help, give me a call.  Or here’s a short video that does a pretty good job of explaining it:   DIY Dry Wall Repair

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How to Tile Your Kitchen Counter

I’m re-doing a kitchen counter this week.  I saw granite slabs starting at $39/sq. foot, but we just bought granite tile for $8.37 / sq. foot.  I haven’t done the math, but that’s a WHOLE LOT of savings!  I’ll post some before & after pics as soon as I’m done. Would you like to re-do…

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Need Extra Storage? Build your own box shelves!

  Here’s a great article from Family Handyman.  I’ve made some of these in our home.   Box shelves are inexpensive, easy to make and highly versatile. Make the combination of sizes and depths you need for any room, from the living room to the laundry. Box construction techniques are always the same. http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Organization/Bookshelves/diy-box-shelves/Step-By-Step  …

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