DIY Home Repairs

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How To Install a Strong Doorstop

I need doorstops in my home. Strong! Inexpensive! Doorstops! I recently repainted my oldest son’s room and as part of the process needed to make a few repairs in the walls. (Life happens.) One of the repairs I had to do was fix a hole in...

Tuck Point

This is the wall in the basement of the house where I’m staying. It’s a very old wall. And this is what is happening to the wall. It is being filled with a wall cement.  After filling the holes we’ll run a skim coat...

Christmas Door Remodel

April is ambitious when it comes to projects. I have had a small hole in a ceiling for almost 3 years that I can’t seem to find the time to patch. But April wouldn’t even see that as a project. (Notice the door behind the cute...

The basement apartment plumbing

April and I have been tending to some plumbing at the basement apartment. Last week we worked on plumbing which involved removing the old traps, and the old fixtures for new fixtures. We also put on new turn-off valves so that plumbing...

2011 END???

Where did this year go? Looking around at all the other blogs on the internet I just figured out that it’s the end of the year! So this morning I’ve been looking around here at Home Hinges and I am shocked.  We managed to...

Kitchen Window

Niel, our Dentist in Waiting, came home for the holidays and to my house to help with some finishing touches. First up: electrical. We’ve had wires sticking out of the ceiling for the past several months for potential pendant...

Basement Plumbing Repairs

So a few weeks ago I mentioned that we have been helping our cousin with some repairs in her basement apartment.  It’s taken a bit of time to get back to work there, but a week ago April, Robear, and I found some time to work on...

Trisha’s Basement Apartment

One of our dear cousins, Trisha, has a basement apartment to rent out.  The hold up has been some minor cosmetic, and plumbing issues.  Somehow this blog has given her the idea that we are handy enough to help out and so she has...

Baseboards and Casing

New baseboards and door casings are part of the master plan for the entire downstairs.  Catherine was nice enough to come over in September (yes I’m back posting) and help me do about a fourth of the total.  Since then I’ve...

Trim Gnomes

Wednesday night I came home from work to find two trim gnomes working on my house. They had removed some unsightly trim that I had hacked into place and were making my efforts beautiful. The picture quality isn’t great because...