Gear

Say No to (Butt) Crack

This is more a public service announcement than a product review posting. Attention all tradesmen! Please do yourself and your clients a favor by heeding this product announcement. Few situations match the indignity of walking …

Kitchen

Everything AND the Kitchen Sink

Picking out sinks can be a chore. Under-mount, drop-in, stainless, granite, single basin, double basin, etc. There are a lot of options and a lot of manufacturers. I’m partial to stainless under-mount sinks myself, I …

Building Materials, Decor

Decorative Iron

Who says Heavy Metal is dead? Not the folks over at Decorative Iron. I stumbled across DecorativeIron.com while researching metal supplies. Our house has a fair amount of wrought iron and I was already contemplating …

Lighting

On the Spot Lighting Options

Lighting in our house has sadly become the laughing stock of the neighborhood. It consists mainly of really heinously ugly “vintage” fixtures, and in many cases, bare bulbs. Nothing says Spanish Casa like a couple …

Flooring, Green

Old Wood Made into New Floors

With so much waste and landfill being created by construction and remodeling, it’s great to see some eco-friendly re-use in building materials. A company called Southern Wood Floors “harvests buildings, not trees.” This immediately conjured …