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From Trash to Toys: 6 Creative Repurposing Projects

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 05, 2015

Question: How can you help reduce the load on our country's landfills while providing your children (or grandchildren) with toys that are fun, sturdy, and stimulating to their sense...


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Building a Barn

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 04, 2015

When you plan to build a barn, it may be intended to serve one or more purposes -- to shelter your livestock; to act as a workspace; or to store feed, tools, and equipment. Before construction...


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Install Energy-Efficient Windows

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 17, 2015

Energy-efficient window installation not only decreases your carbon footprint and lowers your utility bills. It also helps reduce your HVAC equipment requirements, while keeping your...


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Build Stunning, Safe Wooden Stairs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 11, 2015

Wood stairs and railings are workhorses – built to get you where you want to go. But beyond this basic purpose, there are many different types, which can help to make your home...


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Install Closets and Built-ins to Save Space, Add Charm

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 08, 2015

An acquaintance of mine has just embarked on what promises to be a great adventure. She and her husband recently bought a new home and before they move in, plan on remodeling from the...