The Johnsons' House Building Journey

2-Step Guide To Naturally Rejuvenating Your Old Wooden Kitchen Cabinet Facings

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If you have older, wooden kitchen cabinets, their facings may be showing the signs of age, such as dull grains because of ground in dirt and grease. If you are looking to rejuvenate them, use the two-step guide below to clean and polish the facings using natural products you can find in the supermarket or pharmacy. Step 1:  Scrub The Wood With A Homemade Cleaner The first step uses a homemade cleaner made with castile soap and baking soda.…

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How To Replace A Leaking Soffit

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Roof leaks can lead to costly damage to your house.   While you may blame a broken shingle or a hole in the roof for the water leak, your roof surface may not be to blame after all.  Water could be leaking in through the soffit because of clogged gutters, ice dams, or rotted fascia.  The evidence of water intrusion will be evident on the edges and corners of the soffit.  Take a close-up look at your soffits and check for cracked, peeling paint, and curling and rotted plywood.…

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5 Ways That Concrete Can Keep Your Home Safe From Fire

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The use of concrete has traditionally been limited in house plans become many homeowners consider it to be a cold and ugly substance and only tolerated it because it made a strong foundation material. However, concrete isn’t just for lowly foundations anymore – it’s showing up everywhere from dining room floors to the exteriors of rooftops. One of concrete’s main appeals to homeowners is its fire-resistant qualities. Following are five attractive ways to include concrete in your house plans and lower your risk of fire at the same time!…

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