Does the Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit work? Well first of all what is it? The product I used is a one part epoxy by Homax and sells at both Home Depot and Lowe’s.
In the Lakewood Ranch community, each home has an irrigation system that is tied into the reclaimed water retention ponds. Each subdivision is on a different watering day and the system is controlled by a timer. Ours happens to be a Toro Irrigation timer and I’m guessing most of the homes in Lakewood Ranch are […]
Just like any home our Lakewood Ranch home had some builder grade items like ceiling fans, faucets, and lighting fixtures that we have replaced. Builder grade screams cheap, but because the items are used so often most of the home improvement stores stock replacement parts. So we lucked out on our exhaust fan where we were able to simply purchase […]
Since we purchased our Lakewood Ranch home 3 years ago we have had to replace a number of things. Can you say contractor grade? We replaced ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, the kitchen sink, the washer/dryer, and even the refrigerator. These items again were contractor grade, mismatched, and very dated (and the house is only 10 […]
7 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid Article From HouseLogic.com By: Oliver Marks Published: March 15, 2010 Novice gardeners can get their landscapes off to a healthy start by heeding some tried-and-true tips from the pros. Gardening is just about the simplest do-it-yourself home improvement work there is. If you can dig a hole, turn on a […]
Solar Pool Heaters Can Lower Energy Costs Article From HouseLogic.com By: Julie Sturgeon Published: March 25, 2010 The upfront investment is high, but solar pool heaters can lower energy costs by harnessing the renewable energy of the sun. Homeowners in search of a greener and more economical method of keeping their swimming pools warm are […]
Detect Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Insects Article From HouseLogic.com By: Brad Broberg Published: March 09, 2010 Early detection can protect your home from damage by wood-destroying insects. One of the biggest threats to your house comes in the form of tiny pests that silently and invisibly consume or live in wood-from the sills of your […]
Hurricanes: Protect Your Windows and Doors Article From HouseLogic.com By: Mariwyn Evans Published: April 23, 2010 Improvements that protect your windows and doors from hurricanes can lessen damage and lower homeowners insurance premiums. Hurricanes can be devastating for homeowners. Insured losses vary from year to year, depending on the severity of the hurricane season, but […]
Tips on Painting a Room | Lakewood Ranch Florida Homes It breaks down like this: prep day, prime day, paint day, and clean up day. What is prep day? Moving the furniture, lamps, the TV, tables and chairs to the center of the room and cover with tarps or drop cloths Take picture […]
Sunroom Additions: Top Features Article From HouseLogic.com By: Gil Rudawsky Published: March 26, 2010 Designing the perfect sunroom addition means thinking about windows, skylights, tile floors, and window blinds. A sunroom addition is like a cross between a family room and backyard patio. You get an indoor room with an outdoor feel-and a brand new […]
We like using our Lakewood Ranch Lanai for relaxing, cooking out and we enjoy the spa, too. I found an article from This Old House that is a step by step guide to building a bar cart. The tools needed are a miter saw, drill, jigsaw, clamps, and a brad nailer.
I like to watch a show called Man Caves on the DIY network and today they had a show worth blogging about. Typically I watch these shows and feel a tremendous amount of jealously because in Florida we have no basements and as long as I live here I will never have a “Man Cave”. […]
I applied this wonderful product to my Lakewood Ranch home a year ago with great success. It has been very durable and continues to look great. Because we don’t have basements in Florida some of us tend to use are garages almost like the basement we had up north. We do have our lawn equipment, […]
I can’t remember the exact place where I was introduced to Murphy beds, but I wanted one. Over a year ago I stopped into a store called More Space Place in Lakewood Ranch and I was hooked. My wife wasn’t sold immediately, but liked the idea too. We have an odd shaped bedroom and we […]
My Florida home is cooled by a 10 SEER (Seasonal Energy-Efficiency Rating) air conditioner that is over 10 years old. It is time to replace and what better time than now considering the 2010 tax credit on air conditioners. Be sure the model your interested in qualifies before purchasing. I thought a 15 SEER was the cutoff, […]
We have recently insulated our garage door to make it more comfortable and keep our costs down. As you all know it can get pretty hot and unbearable in the garage during our Florida summers. Most people don’t realize the garage is the largest uninsulated area of the home.
About a year ago (early 2009) I stumbled upon furniture that was from a Walt Disney Resort. The ad in the Sarasota, FL Craigslist described armoires, side tables, mini fridges, bedding, curtains, and other Disney items and memorabilia. The items for sale were from the Walt Disney World Caribbean Resorts. We were interested in the bed […]
About two months later we found a reasonable electrician to run the power to the back of the house and fire up the tub. The tub needed a major makeover. The cover was shot and the wooden sides were covered in mildew and dirt. Fortunately the heater was in good shape. Here is what Josh […]
Yeah that’s what we thought. So 2 years ago we decided to get up early on a Saturday and hit the Lakewood Ranch Neighborhood Garage Sale, which happens twice a year. Right off the bat we walk up to a house where a lady is standing out front with a sign around her neck that […]
I bought some landscape lights clearanced at Lowe’s a few months ago and have been waiting for the spring weather to install them. They are packaged 4 lights in a box and I bought 4 boxes. Each box comes with a power pack and the instructions are a joke. What I need to do is […]