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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...


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Build Wood Decks/Porches/Ramps Good-Looking and Safe

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 26, 2015

Nothing beats the look of real wood. Natural woods add eye appeal to any part of your home, but are especially important in highly visible outdoor decks, porches, and ramps. Of course,...


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Nothing Says Welcome Like a New Wooden Door

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 12, 2015

A brand new wooden door gives that special feeling to your front entrance. It welcomes you and your family home after a long day at work or school, greets your visitors, and projects...