Three Season Room Problems - There Can Be Many Not too long ago Philip reached out to me. I’ve mentioned in past columns that each week I solve countless problems for homeowners just like you. For me, it’s similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle or playing the board game of Clue. You present me […]
Building a Front Porch - Size Matters Does your home have a covered front porch? Do you need front porch building ideas? If so, I've got valuable ideas about how to build a front porch just below. Every house I’ve owned, except for the one I live in now, has had one. It’s important to […]
Treat Your Own Wood Question #1: Tim, is there some other safe DIY treatment I can do to prevent the wood from being destroyed by wood rot and insects? I’m chemically sensitive and don’t want to rely on the normal treated lumber that one buys from lumber yards. Is there a downside to DIY treatment […]
Quick Column Summary: Want to hang porch swing without thru bolts What size eyelet lag bolt Not safe to use single eyelet bolts Hang from a created, steel bar Sean Kelliher, who lives in Readington, NJ, reached out with a compliment and a question. "I'm an avid reader of all your tips and you've been […]
Not all existing patios are good candidates for turning into a screened-in porch. Factors such as roof lines, existing walls and patio size and shape, can cause issues when converting a patio to a screened-in porch.
Proper hold down anchors are required when building a deck or a screened-in porch, that is being added to an existing patio. The manufacturers of the hold down anchors sell the correct bolts, screws, fasteners to make up a system that will provide you with all the structural integrity you need for both jobs.
An outdoor porch is a great place to spend an evening. Using the proper outdoor porch lighting, you can enjoy the outdoors and see into the night. Be sure your outdoor porch furniture, including that outdoor porch swing, can handle the elements.
A screen porch makes a great place to spend a quiet evening. But before starting your screened porch project, be sure your screen porch design complies with local zoning regulations. Once your plans have been approved, you can begin building a screen porch.
A screen porch is a great place to enjoy summer evenings. A screened porch will keep insects from ruining the evening. Discover some screen porch design tips you should include when you build a screen porch.
A screened-in porch makes a great addition to your house. You can enjoy the great outdoors in screened in porches without fighting annoying insects. A screened in porch design must allow for any outdoor furniture you will be using. Proper planning is a must when building a screened in porch.