Tag: Today’s Home Remodeler

Help … My Drain Is Clogged – Part 2

As they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Prevention in this case is defined as a sound home drain preventative maintenance program. In other words, don’t give drain troubles a chance to start! With care and a few simple preventative measures, the homeowner or renter can minimize drain, sewer or […]

Help … My Drain Is Clogged – Part 1

As they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Prevention in this case is defined as a sound home drain preventative maintenance program. In other words, don’t give drain troubles a chance to start! With care and a few simple preventative measures, the homeowner or renter can minimize drain, sewer or […]

New Fall Episode – Painters and Allied Trades

The new season of Today’s Home Remodeler starts this weekend! We’ll visit the Painters and Allied Trades Training Center, the renovation of Camp Randall Stadium and the Building Trades Career Fair. Don’t miss the premiere this Sunday at 7:30 am on WISC TV-3, just before CBS’ award winning program, Sunday Morning. http://www.btrades.com/ http://www.iupatdc7.com/main/main.htm For more […]

Home Security – Some Basics – Part 4

New homeowners often ask, “What do I need to do to make my home secure?” Here are some tips that can help you conduct your home security review. By following these tips and precautionary measures, you’ll become 6 times less likely to be the victim of a crime in your home. Response – When was […]

Home Security – Some Basics – Part 3

New homeowners often ask, “What do I need to do to make my home secure?” Here are some tips that can help you conduct your home security review. By following these tips and precautionary measures, you’ll become 6 times less likely to be the victim of a crime in your home. Interior Security – The […]

Building A New Home – Interior Components – Part 1

Cabinets & Counter Tops – Visiting showrooms and trade shows is a great way to educate yourself and allow your senses to help you select the level of quality you would like and can afford in your home. Decisions need to be made on cabinet styles, types of materials, types of finish, configuration, hardware, etc. […]

Building a New Home – Landscaping

Landscaping – Consider meeting with a Landscape Designer to help you lay out a 1, 3, 5 and 10 year plan. Shrubs and trees will grow into spaces and planning is necessary to create short and long term curb appeal. Make sure you have sufficient allowance for this phase and be realistic about how much […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for October

General walk-through; work on fall projects, winterize, roof and chimney maintenance. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Have furnace or boiler cleaned and inspected if not done in spring. Call for oil delivery, if needed. Change air filter in furnace. Change storms/screens and close all combination storms. Check weatherstripping on doors […]

Garden Calendar | For the week of Sept. 29

Here’s a link to this week’s garden calendar for northern climates. #gardening http://host.madison.com/lifestyles/home_and_garden/garden-calendar-for-the-week-of-sept/article_43dec512-1115-5434-9132-58e75795ffdd.html Be sure to check back often for home improvement and maintenance tips. For more go to http://www.crewcuttv.com/