First off, I want you to know that this is NOT a how-to post. Actually, most of the posts about this duplex will NOT be because I am not personally building it, just helping out. And because of that, I thought it would be nice to share what goes into building the foundation and walls of a duplex. And just so you know a lot of this is what goes into building a house. So remember this is NOT a how-to and I am just sharing things I have learned about the building process. Some links in ... Read More about What goes into building the foundation and walls of a duplex?
We are officially done with the process of building a shed but I wanted to finish it off with a breakdown of how much it cost to build a shed. Remember our shed is 6'x10' with a paver foundation. If you happened to miss any post of the project be sure to check out the links below. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A SHED? (I have rounded up dollar amounts!) 2x4's = $174 2x6 ... Read More about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Shed?
Do you need a smart thermostat? This is a question I was asking. I had a couple different question inside this one like can a smart thermostat actually save money because they can be expensive. Well, we decided to purchase one and I wanted to talk about it. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A SMART THERMOSTAT? OR WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT? First I think we need to talk about the purpose ... Read More about Do you need a Smart Thermostat?
Are you looking for a storage solution in your shed or garage? Well, I have an easy way to build storage shelves for either the garage, shed, or maybe a storage room. And all you need is some 2x4's, plywood, screws, and some tools. SIDE NOTE: The way I decided to build these shelves was attaching them directly to the wall, so these cannot be moved after they are built. HOW TO BUILD STORAGE SHELVES Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our ... Read More about Build Storage Shelves for a Shed or Garage
This plan has been in the works for over a year and I am so excited to finally share it with you! Are you ready for it? I am helping design and build a DUPLEX (more the design side)! The duplex is for my in-laws and my father is building it for them (we will help on the side). I have spent hours and hours creating the plans. Trying to fit everything that is wanted but making it work inside the building lot (which is a funny shape). We went through lots of contenders and I mean a lot but we ... Read More about “D” Plans
While building the shed, we decided we wanted a pop of color for the door. And to tie in the cedar fence with the shed, we decided on using cedar. Now, this door was very simple to build, probably less than an hour of work times. But why don't I stop talking and explain to you how to build a simple cedar door for a shed. Want to see how we build this shed, start at creating a blueprint. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate ... Read More about Build a Simple Cedar Door for a Shed
This is the part where the shed starts coming together. If you happened to miss another part of the shed build, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to find that info. But let's get back to how to install siding and trim on a shed. HOW TO INSTALL SIDING AND TRIM ON A SHED Before I list all the materials we used, I wanted to talk about the type of siding. We decided to use LP Smartsiding because of how easy it is to install and cut. Please note that this is not a sponsored ... Read More about How to Install Siding & Trim on a Shed
I have a love/hate relationship with cleaning... I love having things clean but I do not love cleaning, especially if I have to scrub. Do you have this problem? Well, I have found an easy way to clean a bathtub without scrubbing and I am sharing this cleaning tip with you! EASY WAY TO CLEAN A BATHTUB There are only 4 supplies you need! Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. SUPPLIES: dawn dish soap white ... Read More about Easy way to clean a bathtub
I am not going to sugar coat this because this is the part that took the longest of the whole shed building project. But we had some obstacles and mistakes that made it that way. So I am going to share with you an easier way to build a lean-to roof for a shed. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. BUILDING A LEAN-TO ROOF FOR A SHED SUPPLIES: 2x4's (framing) 7/16" sheathing 3.5" framing nails 2" ... Read More about Build a Lean-to Roof for a Shed
Do you need more storage at your house? Maybe your garage is overflowing with stuff or you don't have anywhere to store stuff. A solution to this storage problem could be a shed! And why not DIY it... In another post, I share how to create a blueprint (plan) for your own shed. And in this post, I will share the process of building shed walls. Please remember that we are not Professionals and we are not responsible for the outcome of the project, you are! In addition to the walls, we ... Read More about Build Shed Walls plus Floor
This year has been the year of DIYing some big projects, ones we still don't feel qualified to do. But even with some bumps along the way, we did them and they turned out well (if I say so myself). One of these big DIY projects was building a shed from the ground up. And because this is a big project, I will be breaking the process into multiple posts. This post will talk about how to create a shed blueprint or in other words creating a shed plan. Please remember, we are NOT pros but with ... Read More about Create A Shed Blueprint (AKA: the PLANS)
Are you struggling with using a circular saw? Or you have no clue how to use one? Believe me, I have been there... And that is why I wanted to share some tips on using a circular saw to cut wood. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. WHY DO I NEED A CIRCULAR SAW? One of the biggest benefits of a circular saw is that it is completely portable (has no base like a miter or table saw). The saw can cut wood, masonry, ... Read More about Tips on using a circular saw to cut wood