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Replacing the Motor in an Electric Roof Vent Several years ago, we installed an electric roof vent where an old plastic roof vent used to be. Let me tell you, that vent really helps keep the power bill down by Read more…


Step Up Your Curb Appeal with a New Mailbox Post! Generally, we give our homes and our yards a lot of attention. The house gets a new coat of paint, a transformation to the front door, or a fresh look Read more…


How to Use Auger Anchors in Drywall I am a huge fan of auger anchors. I live in a house where the interior wall studs are not at 16″ on center – they are 24″ on center. If I want Read more…


A Crown Molding Cutting How-to The time has finally come for Matt and I to install crown molding in the Rebel House – yay! After nearly a year, we are almost finished! I’ve always found crown molding a little intimidating… Read more…


Kitchen Remodeling Essentials I was compensated to post this article on Designs by Studio C. The post was not written by me but I do agree with the content. Posts like this are what helps DbSC add more great plans and Read more…


An Easy Way to Cut Posts for a Deck Matt and I are in the process of building the railing for the deck at the Rebel house. I’ll tell you what – the materials for a deck are expensive! We Read more…


A Few Tips on Using a Pocket Hole Jig Most of my plans call for using pocket holes to join the pieces to each other. I find this type of joinery to be the easiest, quickest, and strongest method of Read more…


Wiser Air Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schneider Electric for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love things that make my life easier… In my home, I have a keyless Read more…


A Safe Way to Cut Narrow Trim on a Miter Saw Please make sure to use safe cutting practices when using a miter saw, and make sure you are wearing adequate eye protection! I wanted to cut narrow (1/2″ wide) trim for a Read more…


Cutting Tiles Cutting tiles can be a scary and almost incomprehensible task if you’ve never attempted it before. However, it is an inevitable part of tiling. There will come a moment when your tiles are too big to fit into Read more…

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