Glass Showers – a quick primer

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Excerpt: Glass showers are very popular in today’s bathroom designs and this quick primer will illustrate the differences between a “good – better – best” selection of them.  The choices are fully framed, semi-frameless and frameless glass shower enclosures.  Click on any picture for a larger view. The “Good” –  The fully framed shower and shower doors are the most budget friendly.  The main difference between the fully framed glass shower and the next step up, the semi- frameless glass shower, is the door.  Both have a framed enclosure but while the fully framed shower door is framed, the semi-frameless door is…

If This Patio Were a Man, It Might Be Channing Tatum!

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Excerpt: Channing Tatum has just been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.   While we don’t know much about that, we have speculated in the past about what kind of home would Esquire Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive be. So it’s only fair to give the gentlemen equal time here. We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of…

Beadboard Wainscoting in Bathroom Remodel Design

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of the cities of Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth, but their opinions are hardly homogeneous! What’s really interesting is when we receive an overwhelming response, either positive or negative, on a home improvement or remodeling picture.   That’s when I enjoy sharing…

Window Seat with Books!

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of the cities of Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth, but their opinions are hardly homogeneous! What’s really interesting is when we receive an overwhelming response, either positive or negative, on a home improvement or remodeling picture.   That’s when I enjoy sharing…

My Vote For Funniest Commercial of The Year

The morning after reading to my son about Lion’s and Antelopes for his bedtime story, this commerical was on the TV. I thought it was brilliant!

How do you feel about heights?

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Excerpt: And now for something completely different… After spending time in the military and a lot of time as a contractor here in Hampton Roads and climbing some of the steepest roofs on homes in Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth, heights really don’t bother me much. However, some folks are fearful of heights and wouldn’t even consider enjoying this transparent balcony on the Sears Tower in Chicago Transparent balcony on 103 Floors Of course, there’s always the infinity pool in Singapore: The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore The pool…

As Sandy Prepares to Make Landfall in New Jersey and Delaware, People Here Complain About Boredom

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Excerpt: Sandy is still on her roll up the east coast, but we have been spared major damage here in Hampton Roads: our area of SouthEast Virginia that consists of the cities of Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth. Check our other Hurricane Sandy posts here: Why is Sandy so Nasty? and Lots of Flooding in Coastal Areas. Sandy is eyeballing the Delaware River Click to Enlarge Currently, Miss Sandy is looking to cross the Delaware from New Jersey to Delaware in much the same way George Washington did when he made standing up in…

Hurricane Sandy Day 2: Lots of Flooding in Coastal Areas

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Excerpt: It’s Monday morning and officially Day 2 of the “Hurricane Sandy Experience”.  Check our other Hurricane Sandy posts here: Why is Sandy so Nasty? and Sandy is Prepared to Make Landfall. I’m not sure but I think I’ve already gained the “Hurricane 15″…but the food around here has been wonderful!  Although, I think the worst damage I was done at the grocery stores  We’ve seen a lot of flooding in the tidal and coastal areas here in Hampton Roads, our area of Virginia that consists of the cities: Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth.   The news is predicting a…

I did not wake up in Bahrain this morning…

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Excerpt: This is the Bahrain World Trade Center It is the first skyscraper to have wind turbines integrated into the structure of the building.This airfoil tapering allows the wind to enter the turbines at a perpendicular angle and increases air speed as much as 30 percent in each of the 95 ft wide turbine rotors. The turbines supply about 15 percent of the electricity used by the skyscraper approximately the same amount of electricity used by 300 homes. While I’m still here in Hampton Roads, during this election season make sure your home votes for Jim Hicks: Pro-Improvement & Anti-Bad Things! Yorktown, Virginia Beach,…

Hurricane Sandy, Why Are You So Nasty?

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Excerpt: I met Sandy in the Summer of 1978. The radio had her and Danny’s song from Grease on heavy rotation where I lived in Homestead, Florida and the movie had hit like a Hurricane!  What guy didn’t almost pass out when she said “Tell me about it…Stud!” 14 years later, in 1992, another Hurricane paid a visit to Homestead, Florida, but his name was Andrew. I remember my father, who had been the Chief of Construction for the Air Force calling me and saying “I just got the aerial pictures of your old paper route on Homestead Air Force Base…looks like we dropped…