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Before and After Cottage – Siding and Colors

By |July 16th, 2019|Before and After Photos, How To's|

As readers know, I love a good before and after project. The following is from a cottage that didn't look very cottage-like with its beige dutch lap siding that was installed by the prior owner. I knew there were cedar shakes underneath but wasn't sure of the condition that they were in. Fortunately, they were [...]

How I Dealt With Mold In Our Cottage / Cabin / Seasonal House

By |July 16th, 2019|Handyman & DIY Tips, How To's|

Mold! MOLD!! MOLD!!! How do I get rid of mold and the mold smell? Step 1! Everyone will tell you this. Everyone should tell you this. Deal with the moisture coming into the home first! The following is an extensive list of products to help with mold and musty smelling houses. Ours is a seasonal [...]

Basement Musty? That’s not Healthy!

By |October 22nd, 2012|Interior Projects|

  Building science research has shown that the quality of indoor air is more often than not worse than that the air outside your home. The air inside the living spaces in your home can be contaminated several ways: pet dander, insect infestations, unwanted mammalian pests, excessive moisture, poor ventilation, radon gas, and toxic chemicals [...]