DIY Improvement

06/24/2017 08:15 AM
DIY Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table with Faux Metal Base

Hey Remodelaholics, I'm so glad to be popping in today to share all of the details for building this DIY Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table. You can find me blogging on the regular over at This Mamas Dance– where I tackle DIY's, builds, and design projects. This coffee table has been on my to do list […]

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06/23/2017 08:15 AM
Get This Look: Fixer Upper Chip 2.0 Living Room

If you're a fan of the hit show Fixer Upper, you likely fell in love with the Chip 2.0 house as soon as you laid eyes on it! I love virtually every space in the home. Last fall, I shared how to achieve the look of the kitchen and dining room in this home, and today we're going […]

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06/23/2017 12:00 AM
Friday Favorites: Garden Ideas and Indoor Spaces

Hello there! Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites and Remodelaholics Anonymous! We love seeing and sharing great ideas — so send them our way! If you have a blog, you can link up below, and if not, drop us a line here or message us on Facebook. Before we get to the Friday Favorites, we […]

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06/22/2017 08:08 AM
Dining Room Hutch Makeover: Painting Furniture with No Sanding, No Priming, No Sealer

This post has been created in partnership with Beyond Paint.  All opinions are my own.   When we moved into our home my very favorite thing, and the reason I fell in love with this home were all the built-ins.  Who doesn't love a good built in? This built-in hutch in the dining room particularly […]

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06/21/2017 08:15 AM
DIY Boho Bedroom Inspiration

DIY Boho Bedroom Inspiration In this post: Page 1 // Page 2 // Page 3 Boho style has become a major player when it comes to interior design, and it's a great trend to jump onboard for summertime.  Going boho means embracing an airy, breezy vibe full of lightness and color – perfect for this […]

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06/21/2017 08:05 AM
Fourth of July Patriotic Parfaits

Here at Remodelaholic we love all things home decor and DIY, but we also love RECIPES. While we will continue to share our latest and greatest remodeling projects we want to start sharing some really yummy recipes once a week. Enjoy the recipes and know that we are still Remodelaholics. Fourth of July Patriotic Parfaits […]

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06/23/2017 04:28 PM
10 Cheap Ways to Bring the Beach to the Backyard
During the dog days of summer, hot weather and sunny skies may make you wish you could be at the beach every day. Unfortunately, little responsibilities, like having a job and taking care of a family, can come in the way of that. If you can’t make it to the beach, the next best thing is bringing the beach to your backyard. Check out these 10 essentials that will make lounging at home feel like you're relaxing on the sandy shores.
06/23/2017 01:16 PM
Video: 9 Mistakes That Make Your Home Dustier
In some homes, it seems like a thin layer of dust has settled over your tables, shelves, and other surfaces almost as...
06/23/2017 12:30 PM
Porcelain or Ceramic: Which Tile Type Is Right for You?
When considering a tile refresh for any floor, wall, or countertop, keep porcelain and ceramic tiles top of mind for ...
06/23/2017 12:22 PM
8 Backyard Projects That Start with a Bag of Concrete
Now that the mercury's rising—but not yet too high—it's the perfect time to amp up the landscaping and spruce up the patio in preparation for a summer filled with play, relaxation, and fun with family and friends. But what about those outdoor projects you only dream about? You know, the ones you've delayed for lack of time, energy, or money. Whether you've been angling for a stylish side table, a whimsical walkway, or a fire pit that's too hot for words, you can build all these artful accents and more without breaking a sweat—or breaking the bank—using just a bag of Quikrete and some basic tools. The ready-to-use concrete does most of the heavy lifting for you. No one needs to know just how easy it was for you to create your own outdoor oasis! Well, what are you waiting for? Don your safety glasses and gloves, and get cracking on one or more of these concrete projects that can enhance the whole backyard.

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06/23/2017 08:30 AM
Solved! The Best Decking Material
Q: I’m putting a new deck on my house and I want to make sure it is constructed properly. What is the best decking ma...
06/22/2017 10:39 AM
17 Log Cabins We Love
The rugged beauty and fuss-free style of log cabins made them one of the most beloved American home archetypes of all time. Today, the wooden retreats are cropping up in neighborhoods around the country as modern-day homeowners catch on to their rustic charm and time-tested construction. Ahead, a collection of our favorite contemporary examples of the enduring log cabin.
06/21/2017 06:22 PM
Video: How to Clean Oven Racks
You know the saying "out of sight, out of mind. " Well, when it comes to your oven's interior, it's "out of sight, an...
06/21/2017 06:00 AM
How To: Get Rid of Creeping Charlie
Creeping Charlie—also commonly known as ground ivy—is an insidious weed that is both resilient and adaptable, making ...
06/21/2017 05:00 AM
The Dos and Don'ts of Building a Shed
A backyard shed frees up your home and garage by storing cumbersome essentials like your riding mower, hedge trimmers...
06/20/2017 05:25 PM
The 10 Most Dangerous Plants for Your Pet
You may be surprised at the number of very common plants—both indoor and out—that are toxic to pets. Check out our list of landscaping stalwarts that can make your furry friends seriously ill, or even worse, and then think about making a few quick changes to your garden.
06/20/2017 10:15 AM
June 20, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
In just a few days, I leave on the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Dawn ship for a one-week cruise to Bermuda. WOOT! I've never been on a cruise before. I've been in contact with the NCL public relations department and they're working with me trying to get me into non-public areas of the ship so […]
06/20/2017 08:40 AM
Treated Lumber Rotting
Treated Lumber Rotting TIPS Treated lumber does rot - it's a dirty little secret the industry keeps Preservatives might not be formulated correctly Products are available to minimize water infiltration into treated lumber DECK COLLAPSE VIDEOS - watch them below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: In just a few […]
06/20/2017 07:13 AM
Porch Decking
Porch decking needs to be prepared and installed properly to get a lasting porch. Composite porch decking is not always the best porch decking material. Wood can make a great long-lasting front porch decking.

06/19/2017 09:09 AM
Concrete Stain DIY
Concrete Stain DIY TIPS Multiple ways to change the color of existing concrete Stains work best on steel-troweled smoother concrete and require diligence Best DIY method is easy-to-use concrete resurfacer products - add pigment for color Stenciling concrete with the resurfacers produces the most dramatic look CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]
06/19/2017 07:05 AM
Concrete Steps Leaking
Concrete Steps Leaking TIPS Concrete is not waterproof - common misconception Water can enter tiny hairline cracks Special concrete epoxy stops water  WATCH concrete epoxy video below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I live on the upper floor of a converted villa. The access is by a stairway at […]
06/16/2017 06:35 PM
Matching Mortar
Texture and color matching of your mortar to use in a brick or masonry repair job takes a bit of legwork. You will have to determine the size of the sand used in your mortar. Your mortar will also need cement and lime. Bricklayers from your area may be able to direct you to the source of sand used in older homes.
06/16/2017 04:41 PM
Septic Tank Maintenance
Septic tank maintenance is a must. Without proper maintenance, septic tanks can fail. Follow these do's and don'ts to keep the septic system and leach field working for years.
06/14/2017 07:20 AM
Attic Fan Installation
An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy.  Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.
06/13/2017 10:18 AM
June 13, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
I'm in the early stages of a huge project I've been putting off. Decluttering all the storage areas in my house is my new summer project. Besides getting things in order, a secondary positive benefit is that I get to meet interesting people. Just this past Sunday morning, I was out on my driveway talking […]
06/12/2017 10:08 AM
Paying Contractors Up Front
Paying Contractors Up Front TIPS Deposits put you at a huge disadvantage Deposits are only required if job has special-order or custom non-returnable materials Professional contractors don't need deposits - see below Watch How-To-Hire-A-Pro video series below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! A little over a week ago, I devoted part […]
06/24/2017 02:25 AM
Waterfalls in Your Own Backyard
This is a wonderful way to add that touch of life to your backyard.

Bubbling Urns - A Summertime Joy

a fun water feature !
Its 92 degrees outside right now. Sweltering. The air hangs like heavy drapes upon the landscape. There is no breeze. The garden quietly endures. So what can you do to lighten the oppressive atmosphere?
ADD A BUBBLING URN -  a recirculating water feature
Japanese style bubbling urn by Jan Johnsen
Why do this? Because the sound of water and its dynamic presence ( ask the great Dr. Emoto) add life and energy to a stultifying summer garden... 

Bubbling urns and fountains bring sparkle to your garden. You can build a recirculating water fountain cheaply by buying parts in a hardware store or more expensively by going to a pond supplies vendor....I am not good at hardware so I buy kits.

Bubbling Urns are set atop an underground reservoir that keeps re-circulating the water. Once the urn fills with water, the water spills over into the underground basin, which pumps the water back up through the urn.

flavio website

There are many how-to do-it videos on You Tube...The one I like the best comes from the pond supplier Aquascape  Like this one.

Aquascape provides a wide variety of decorative pieces that can be used as a water feature from ceramic urns to brass sculptures to carved stone structures.
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