Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Ice Lanterns Light a Path to Your Front Door

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

The holidays are upon us and friends and family will be knocking on your front door.  Make your own ice lanterns and wreaths to create a unique one-of-a-kind pathway to your home.  Ice lanterns and wreaths are as easy to make as freezing water! 


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Tags: Design, Outdoor Space, Entry Doors, Front Door

Variety of Railing Options for Decks

Posted on Sun, Nov 20, 2011

There are a variety of railing options for decks and each option can greatly alter the overall look of your deck.  The railing selection can be from the classic wooden posts and balusters to the contemporary look of glass.  The railing is the most visible feature of your deck so choose according to the color scheme of your deck and the style of your home.


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Tags: Decks, Design, Outdoor Space

How to Choose a Color for Your Front Door

Posted on Sun, Nov 13, 2011

Your front entry door is the first thing that greets your guests and is a focal point of your home.  Just what color should it be?  You could go with a classic black or use a pop of color to create a true focal point.  The great thing about working with color and your front door, we’re not talking about a large space to paint and/or repaint (hopefully not).

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Tags: Entry Doors, Doors, Front Door, Front Door Color

Can I Use My Sunroom in the Winter?

Posted on Sun, Nov 06, 2011

A vinyl sunroom is a great addition to any home, but can you use it during the winter?  The answer is yes, with some specific details that must be considered when building your sunroom.   There are three main components that create a room that is usable in the cold winter months:  windows, insulation and a heating unit.

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Tags: Sunrooms, Sunroom Uses, Vinyl Sunroom, Heating