Why Your Bathroom Needs a Squatty Potty

Why Your Bathroom Needs a Squatty Potty

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Hey everybody. Today's post isn't a tutorial or a chronicle of my home improvement attempts. Instead, it's a light review about one of the most underrated pieces of equipment that should be standard in every bathroom. I'll go over some of the benefits of the product and show you my personal take on it. Some of you might have heard it about it before, I'm talking about the squatty potty. If you already know what this then great for you. I hope you're using one and are noticing the benefits of having it in your home. If you've never seen this thing before and still have no idea what I'm talking about, then you're about to learn something that will change your life :) What is a Squatty Potty? To…
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Shed Demolition

Shed Demolition

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Hello everybody. When my wife and I moved into our new home there was an old shed in the backyard. It was run down and ugly, the roof wasn't really complete and I was sure it was running rampant with scorpions. It was positioned right next to the palm tree in the backyard, which we also cleaned up and documented. I'd never done a shed demolition before, or any type of demolition work for that matter. I asked my dad visit me and help me out on this one. Since it was more hands on I didn't get a chance to take as many images so this post will be a bit shorter and more bare. What We Used: Hammer ($5) Pry Bar ($13) Dust Masks¬†($16) Power Drill ($93) The…
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Staining Wood Furniture

Staining Wood Furniture

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Hello everybody. One of my favorite experiences about being a home owner is going to thrift stores and yard sales to look for old furniture that I could make use for. Most wooden furniture can be restored and given a new shine when properly sanded and stained. This is exactly what I attempted to do with an old bedside desk I found at my parents house. It wasn't particularly ugly when I found it. It had some scratches and dents that could use some work and some of its original color was starting to peel off. I also wanted to get a lighter color on it if I had the patience to sand it enough. I don't own a belt sander so I'd be doing this one by hand. Here's…
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Carpet Removal

Carpet Removal

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Hey everybody.¬†Today's post actually features my parent's home instead of my own. They have two vacant rooms and more free time so they decided their flooring was due for an upgrade. They've had a very unpleasant brown carpet in each of the rooms since they bought the house; I'm quite glad to see it go. They decided to go with a bamboo wood flooring and of course we'll be doing all of the work ourselves. This post is dedicated to the carpet removal, but I'll provide an update once the new flooring has been installed. For the removal portion the items used were: Utility Knife ($5) Gloves ($10 - $15) Dust Mask ($15) Hammer ($5) Pry Bar ($12) Flathead Screwdriver ($8) Onto the Carpet Removal For now we'll cover the…
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