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Great Balls of Fire!

The month of August is a hot one, but that’s nothing compared to “Las Bolas de Fuego” (Balls of fire) celebrated in the small town of Nejapa, El Salvador every August. That’s when competing groups of young people in the village hurl flaming balls (comprised of old cloth and wire soaked in gasoline) at each other. … Read More »

Thanks

Before sharing a quick remodeling tip below – we wanted to thank you for reading our emails and for your support.

Please don’t hesitate to reply to our emails (even this one!) with your remodeling questions or just to let us know how you, your family, and your home are doing!

We are happy to help and would love to … Read More »

Unfortunately, very few people saw it

New in June

June 25, 1951 marked the introduction of something new for the American public: CBS aired the very first commercial color TV program.

Unfortunately, very few people saw it because almost nobody had color TVs at the time. That’s not surprising, since – even several years later, a color TV sold for $1,295—the equivalent of $11,411 in 2015 … Read More »

Nate’s Custom Renovations Honored With Big50 Award

Nate Bahm, owner of Nate’s Custom Renovations, has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. The Big50 awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Oct 25-27 in Kansas City, Mo. The 2016 Big50 winners are featured in the May issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by … Read More »

Before you start your remodel

April Showers and May Flowers

You know the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.” The month of May brings a lot of other fun stuff, too, including: May Day, Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you!”), Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day – just to mention a few. On top of that, the whole month of … Read More »

Three tips

April Fools pranks are not a uniquely American tradition – but in other countries they have their own character. In France, for instance, the victim of a prank on the first day of April is referred to as a “poisson d’avril,” or “April fish” (Referring to a young fish that is easily caught.) Many French pranks include a fish or … Read More »

Prepare for the hammers and saws

With March here, it may not quite be time to start planting your garden, but it’s a great time to “plant seeds” for a home remodeling project.

That’s because a successful home remodeling project doesn’t happen overnight. It requires thought, planning, and preparation. Doing your homework now means that when it’s time to actually start your project, you’ll be better … Read More »

Every four years

Leap Year Traditions

Every four years February presents us with an extra day—and this is one of those years. But in addition to giving us an extra day, Leap Year has also given us some rather interesting traditions.

In 1288 the unmarried Queen Margaret of Scotland is rumored to have enacted a law that allowed women to propose to men … Read More »

Only 8 percent

New Years Resolutions for Your Home

New Years Resolutions are still a big part of our post-holiday culture. Unfortunately, according to Forbes.com even though 40 percent of Americans make resolutions, only 8 percent keep them! Of course the most popular resolutions tend to focus on losing weight and getting fit. No wonder only 8 percent of the population keeps those … Read More »