Our Home from Scratch

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We are Lisa and John and we run a home DIY blog. In addition to our projects, we also share our adventures in cooking, baking and whatever else comes along.

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The Forum

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Have questions about your own projects? Of course you do! Our Forum section is THE place to ask other blog readers for their advice and opinions. We have readers of all levels of skill and experience. To post a question or comment in the Forums, just sign up for a free user account by visiting our Registration Page....

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The Podcast

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This winter we’ll be launching our very own home improvement podcast.  Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when the show goes live.  If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to hear, use the contact form to leave us a comment.  You can read more about the upcoming show on our Podcast page.

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Office Cable Management

Authors: John

In this post, you’ll learn:

- How to organizer your office cables with inexpensive hardware
– Tips for using a hole saw for large diameter holes

Now that we’ve actually been using our new home office for a few weeks, we’re starting to really enjoy the space.  On top of that, we’ve noticed a few areas that...

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RIDGID Drill and Driver Combo Giveaway

Authors: John

Happy Holidays!

This time of the year is gift buying season and boy do I have a gift for you.

RIDGID Drill and Driver Combo Giveaway

The folks from RIDGID have hooked us up with their newest drill and driver combo and I’m giving away one set to one of our newsletter subscribers.

Here are the contest details.

Giving away one R9000K...

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Media Center Plans Now Available

Authors: John

Well it’s been a while, but our latest set of woodworking are now available.  If you are a newsletter subscriber, you can download this tutorial from our plans page.

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The media center plans includes:

- A...

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Our Favorite Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Authors: John

In this post you’ll learn about

- Our favorite hardwood floor cleaner

- How you can save $3 on your next Bona product purchase

This is a sponsored post by Bona.  You can read about our sponsored post policy here.

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday fast approaching, Lisa and I will be in a near constant state of house...

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Reflections on the Home Office Remodel

Authors: John

With the year-long office remodel project behind us, I decided to take last week off from house stuff.  As much as I enjoy working on adding value to my home, it’s important to have some meaningful down time, especially when the project is fairly large.  You don’t want to get burned out with home projects or it sucks all t...

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Home Office Remodeled

Authors: John

Well, the time has finally arrived.  We’ve crossed the finish line and are now ready to give you a tour of our home office.  It’s been nearly a year since we first started and boy has this room changed.  Even though we’re saying it’s done, the room still needs to be dressed up with some decor, but we’ll ge...

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Cabinet Door Hinges and Drawer Slides

Authors: John

In this post, you’ll learn all about

- Cabinet door hinges

- Cabinet drawer slides

- What you need to consider when selecting this type of hardware

After nearly a year of part time work, our home office remodel is finally finished.  Stop back on Wednesday and you’ll get a close up of our newly remodeled space.  In the m...

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