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Remodeling trends – Brought to you by Windsor Door Wall hung cabinets – what I’ve learned Plan plumbing and electrical carefully Remember your giving away some storage Don’t forget you have to clean under them If your using wall mounted faucets spend extra time lining them up All sides are exposed so the wall surface has to be flat and plumb. If you’re using LED strips : Where are you going to switch them Where are putting the driver What temperature do you want – typical is 3000 t ...

Green Remodeling Tip : Use Responsibly-Sourced Hardwood Flooring Use Responsibly-Sourced Hardwood Products Hardwood panels and flooring are among the greenest wood product options available, provided you choose responsibly sourced wood. One way to do this is to use FSC Certified wood. The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is dedicated to ensuring that their members market only sustainably harvested and produced hardwood products. By using businesses that sell FSC Certified wood, you’re supporting efforts to keep our forests green and plentiful. “A great deal of wood products are now imported, so always use care in selection and sourcing. For engineered wood, as used in furniture, cabinets and flooring, look for CARB and TSCA...

In our Alex’s World Segment – Brought to us by Windsor Door! Before you hire that remodeling contractor ask yourself: Why are you hiring them? Is it for the right reason or the wrong reason? #1 – Not all projects are created equal and neither are contractors. Do not hire someone just because they’re cheapest bid. Remember it’s not just about getting what you pay for it’s not getting what you pay for. #2 -It’s at least ½ the price to do it right the 1st time or putting it another way at least twice as expensive to redo the redo. #3-Experience pays, lack of experience costs…..someone. You have to live with the mess no...

Green Remodeling Tip : Install a Smart Home Thermostat Install a Smart Home Thermostat One of the best and most popular green remodeling tips today is to install a smart home thermostat. Smart home thermostats can be connected to most electronic devices and controlled from afar, which allows you to adjust your home’s heating and cooling even when you aren’t there. Some thermostats can even detect when you’ve left the house and adjust the temperature on their own. Installing a smart home thermostat is a great way to cut down your energy bill and increase your home’s efficiency. ...

HOW ARE PLASTIC BOTTLES RECYCLED? Plastic bottles make life so much easier. They're lightweight and easy to hold, and they're also strong and hard to break. A plastic bottle is the best way to contain and carry many kinds of liquid, from water and soft drinks to oil to household cleaners and baby formula. The plastic bottle is a great invention, but what happens to it when that handy container is empty? How Bottles Can Hurt the Environment Since the 1970s, people who care about the environment and the health of our planet have been worried about how to dispose of plastic once...

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out An extended power outage in extreme cold can be more than an inconvenience — it could jeopardize your safety. Bad weather and a power outage often go hand-in-hand, when ice, heavy snow, and high winds down power lines. And when temperatures dip into the nether-regions, losing your home’s heat is no laughing matter — especially when widespread power outages may take days to repair. Follow this step-by-step plan of action to help you successfully ride out a power outage: 1. Prepare now. Check out FEMA’s guidelines for creating a home emergency preparedness kit and assemble everything you’ll need before you experience a power outage. Your kit...

M Washing mugs in the tub and getting hooked on Pop-Tarts — here’s what to expect if you stay at home during construction Becky Harris September 13, 2018Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe...

Green Remodeling Tip : Replace Old Appliances Replace Old Appliances Spending thousands on a new fridge may not be the most cost-effective green remodeling tip, so this tip really depends on your budget and how important new appliances are to you. Either way, it’s important to keep in mind that older appliances were built without efficiency in mind. That means your refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and washer/dryer could be sucking up excess energy by the minute. ENERGY STAR provides a great list of resources for checking how much money and energy appliances with their certification can save you. You can also take advantage of rebate programs to get additional dollars back. f ...