Archives: Interior Spaces

How To Install A Wall Safe

By Todd Fratzel on Closets & Storage, Safety

Installing a Biometric Wall Safe Many home owners choose to buy safes for their home to protect valuable jewelry, documents and even guns. One of the more popular choices today are the biometric wall safes. Installing a safe in the wall provides extra security and takes up very little room. In addition, the cost of…

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Gladiator® Tool-Free Rack Shelving

By Todd Fratzel on Closets & Storage, Product Reviews

Heavy Duty Garage Storage Shelving Having a clean organized garage, workshop or basement seems to be high on every home owners wish list. However, many of the products available for shelving and organization are plastic or contain plastic parts. The inexpensive designs often lead to broken components and disappointment. I had the pleasure of reviewing…

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How To Build Shaker Style Cabinet Doors

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry

Building Shaker Style Cabinet Doors with Beadboard Panels Building custom cabinetry can seem very daunting especially when you consider the doors and drawer fronts. However, with some basic instruction, building cabinet doors and drawers isn’t that difficult. In this article I want to show you how to build Shaker Style Cabinet Doors. Shaker style doors…

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How To Stain Pine To Look Like Mahogany or Brazilian Cherry

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing

Staining Softwoods Dark Colors Like Mahogany Recently I started building a custom built-in entertainment center that consists of white painted wood cabinets and a wood countertop that needed to match some existing Brazilian Cherry in the house. In an effort to save time and money I wanted to build the 10′ long countertop from plywood…

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How To Insulate Basement Walls

By Todd Fratzel on Basements, Foundations, Insulation

How To Insulate Basement Walls Insulating a basement properly is rather challenging in cold climates. In this article I’d like to discuss how to insulate basement walls in cold climates. Insulating basement walls in cold climates is a great way to keep your home warmer and drier. However, special care should be used when insulating…

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Basement Insulation

By Todd Fratzel on Basements, Framing, Insulation

Basement Insulation – Walls Basement insulation is far more complicated than insulating regular wood framed walls. In fact, improperly insulated basement walls are one of the biggest reasons for mold in homes. If you don’t do this correctly you’ll be exposing your family to dangerous mold exposure. In this article I’ll show you How To…

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Racor Home Storage Products Review

By Todd Fratzel on Closets & Storage

Racor Home Storage Products Keeping my garage space clean and organized has always been a chore and something I’ve neglected. We have two young children with bikes, bats, balls and toys. Along with that we have the usual gardening equipment and home maintenance tools. Needless to say our garage needed some serious organization. So I…

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Lead Paint Opt-Out Bill May Soften Tough New Lead Law

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing, Safety

Lead Paint Opt-Out Bill Introduced In The Senate Back in April of 2010 the EPA started enforcing the new Lead Paint Law. Since then home owners and contractors have been in an uproar about insanely steep fines and harsh restrictions. One of the biggest complaints from homeowners that we have received is the in-ability to…

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