Thank you for the overwhelming response last week on our point versus flat marble flooring layout debate. We had an overwhelming response to our simple A or B question. And though the responses ranged from thought provoking, to those based on opinion and personal experience, to the layout most likely to...
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Today is the day for soccer/futbol/football or whatever you like to call it. Yes, today is the day the United States Men's National Team takes on Germany for a chance to advance to the knockout round in the World Cup, and the whole country is all a buzz! I can't...
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It's minute detail difficult decision time in our bathroom. Yes, it's true, in a project full of difficult decision after seemingly difficult decision, we've reached yet another biggie that involves one of our smallest (by size), but largest (by quantity) items. We're at that fateful stage of the project where...
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Overkill is a part of my soul. There's little I like more than overkill. If I were a professional wrestler, my name would be "Overkiller!" And my finishing move would allow me to pin you to the count of six rather than only three. But my entrance music would surely...
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What defines an old home?Beyond the obvious stat of "so many years old," what combination of parts and pieces are characteristic of an old home? What elements must exist in an old home's DNA that allows us to classify it as an "old home?" It's certainly more than the mortar between...
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Few things bring a project to a screeching halt like that of "new process" intimidation. But that's just the thing about DIY, you're constantly learning and trying out new processes, so this unfortunately comes with the territory. The paranoia over royally screwing up a DIY project can be almost paralyzing....
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We have a somewhat major bathroom progress update for you, and it involves some serious steps forward on the floor and how hot it will be. Quite some time ago we mentioned the debate we'd been having about our master bathroom's radiant floor heat. It wasn't a debate about whether...
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Our master bathroom renovation seems to be the project that just won't end. Days have turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years. As far as I'm concerned, a relaxing and hot bubble bath in our salvaged claw foot tub is a faint light so far off in...
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