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My Love of Remodeling

Hello I'm Risa Lee. When my husband and I bought our first home, it was with the intention of doing some major remodeling. We liked the basic floor plan, and it was cheap, but other than that, nothing was right about the house. It took us a while to get started because neither of us had the time or the knowledge. Finally, there was a summer when he had a three-week vacation. Instead of going on a trip, we used our time and money to finally get started on our remodel. To our surprise, we both fell in love with amateur construction! We have since bought and remodeled a few other homes because we love it so much. We're in no way professionals, but please feel free to join in our love and experience in basic construction. Maybe you will learn something!

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Creating A Kid-Approved Swimming Pool In Your Backyard

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Common Electrical Repairs You Might Need If You Buy A Historic Home

If you are in the market for the charm and beauty of an older home, you also know that you might be embracing plenty of repairs to bring the home up to modern standards. One of the most important aspects of updating an older house is improving the electrical system. Many older homes have had some electrical upgrades, but without an inspection, you won't know what's going on inside the walls. Read More 

4 Ways That Jacuzzi Placement Helps Reduce Repair Bills

The first step in maintaining your Jacuzzi is to make the best decision on where to place it. While they are easier to repair and maintain than full-size pools, Jacuzzis still have a lot of moving parts. Caring for these moving parts on a regular basis is the number one way to keep costs level and low.  Here are 4 placement tips that will help keep your Jacuzzi in great shape. Read More 

Sinkholes And Your Home: 4 Signs The Ground May Be Sinking Underneath Your Home

Sinkholes are a costly, scary and, sometimes, devastating reality for many homeowners. In fact, it's estimated that about 25 percent of the world's population lives above natural underground water aquifers that contribute to the development of sinkholes. While living above such an underground void does not guarantee that your home will fall victim to a sinkhole, it is a risk factor. So how do you know if your home is susceptible to sinkholes? Read More 

How to Get Year Round Use From Your Fireplace

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