Chris Holbrook

Who Should I Hire?: Project Manager, Contractor or Interior Designer

Who Should I Hire?: Project Manager, Contractor or Interior Designer Depending on your project and your background, you might need all, none or any of the combinations.  First, what do they all do? Interior Designer: They make spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and …

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Beat the Summer Heat: Safety Tips for your Construction Project

Beat Summer Heat!  With the summer knocking on the door, are you wondering whether it is safe enough to go on with your DIY or professional construction project in the scorching heat?  Rather than stopping your construction work, you can take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and the other people safe on a construction …

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Renovating vs Restoring: Whats the difference?

Renovating vs Restoring:  Whats the difference? Terms get thrown around all the time, some in context, others not.  So, renovating vs restoring, whats the difference?  And, just to make sure the conversation is complete, how does remodel fit into the conversation?  Just a quick article to shed some light on the subject. Restoring is bringing something …

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Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen

Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Lever

Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Lever with Camelot trim and Flair Lever Total Price: $151.60 Time to Complete: 20 minutes (including clean-up) Level of Project Complexity: Very Basic Overall Rating: (5.0 of 5.0) Excellent.  Great keyless lock for most any keyless lock with a handle. Link To Amazon: Schlage Touch Camelot Lock with Accent Lever (Aged Bronze) FE695 …

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Unifi AP AC Lite

Unifi AP AC Lite by Ubiquiti (UAP‑AC‑LITE)

Unifi AP AC Lite by Ubiquiti (UAP‑AC‑LITE) Total Price: $79.93 Time to Complete: About 1 hour including the installation of management software and configuration. Level of Project Complexity: Install, Basic.  Configuration, Overall Rating: (4.0 of 5.0) Good, but lack of 802.af POE support is a bummer. Link To Amazon: Schlage Touch Camelot Lock with Accent …

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WinDor vs La Cantina

WinDor vs La Cantina BiFold Patio Doors

WinDor vs La Cantina Bi Fold Doors Bi Fold (Bi-Fold) patio doors are amazing and WinDor vs La Cantina is a good place to start.  These manufacturers (three if you add Western Doors, see bottom of article) are building great products.  Jeld-Wen recently acquired La Cantina and Shea Homes started installing WinDor.  Here is why I decided to buy …

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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Gen2)

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller knocks it out of the park.  It is easy to install and easy to configure.  The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller allows you to take control of your yard watering. The Rachio app and website provide incredible analytics on water usage.  Adjust run times, start and stop …

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