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Tips for Cutting Down Trees

While it’s true that most homeowners with a chainsaw (and the fortitude) can cut down a tree, it should be stressed that this is a project to be approached with the utmost care. Safety is the number one concern. Not only are chainsaws dangerous, but falling trees are equally so. It stands to reason therefore, that any trees of considerable size should be dealt with by a professional. If you have any doubts, err on the side of caution and consult or hire an expert.

The Dust-Free Jobsite Is Overdue

It helps to walk in someone else’s shoes—even the dust-covered shoes of a remodeling client. As a former contractor, I’ve generated my share of dust tearing out plaster, sawing and drilling concrete, and sanding joint compound. But I had always done most of the remodeling at our home in Vermont (which is contractor-code for saying that the house was in a constant state of renovation).

7 Innovative Ways to Add Windows into Home Remodels

It helps a living space feel more expansive and can also improve the mood of the occupants. Adding windows or patio doors into a home can be more than just filling a rectangular space with a piece of glass. Check out these 7 innovative ways to add windows and patio doors into your next home remodeling project: 1. Clerestory or stacking windowsPlacing windows above eye level helps diffuse light entering the room and maintains privacy.