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Changing the color of your front door can give your house a whole new look. A beautiful option is to stain a fiberglass door unit, which is made to look like a wood door. In the pictures below you can see the before and after results of a fiberglass door unit that Scott installed for one of our customers. Please contact us HERE if you have a renovation idea that you would like to talk to us about.
We just finished a natural stone fireplace (pictured below on left) for a client. These pictures show the comparison between natural stone (left) and cultured stone (right). Natural stone not only has a ton of character, but it looks amazing!! Yes, it is a bit more expensive, but it is worth checking out the price difference to see if it fits within your budget. Cultured stone is more affordable and there is a generous selection of colors to choose from. Contact us HERE to talk about any of your renovation ideas.
We really enjoy it when our customers choose items that we haven't seen before. On this bathroom renovation it was the Etched Granite Counter Top and it is beautiful.
CLICK HERE to see what this customer had to say about working with Scotwend Homes.
First I carefully used the utility knife to remove the caulking. It comes off quite easily once it gets going. Then I cleaned the "black stuff" off. Since the back splash tile was quite porous, I used an old toothbrush and some water. After it was clean, I needed to make sure the area was totally dry before I could start applying the new caulking. To speed up the process I used a hair dryer.
It was time to apply the caulking, which I had never done before. My first mistake was putting on too much caulking. So start with a small amount, you can always add more if needed. Once the line of caulking is on, wet your finger and gently run it over top of the caulking to make it look nice and smooth.
I had to do this a number of times until I was happy.
As you can see in the picture, clear caulking looks hazy when it is wet. But don't worry, it dries nice and clear so that you can hardly see it - which is a very good thing!
This took me about 1 hour and I had never done this before.
Ladies, you can do this yourself. You will be so pleased with yourself and the results!!
I went to photograph our latest project and was pleasantly surprised when this little princess greeted me at the door and joyfully led me to her brand new room.
I was about to start snapping pictures when the princess started to pose for me. We had so much fun!
When I asked her if she liked her room, she said, “Yes!” with a great big 2 year-old smile.
Another happy customer!
But truly, who wouldn’t love a room with all of those murals?
Next we stopped at her brother’s room and enjoyed the awesome quotes he chose to have painted on his walls.
The princess then showed me her mom’s office. I absolutely love the tile - it has so much character.
Scott constructed a custom storage bench which is built into the bay window. What a great use of this area.
Happy New Year 2013!!
When Scott and his sister get together, they love to make celebration plans for the upcoming holiday . . . or what they believe to be a holiday.
This creative idea was for our Winter Solstice Celebration on December 21st, the shortest day of the year.
The idea of an outdoor Steam Sauna was decided on. I had envisioned a simple basic wood frame with tarps. But in typical Scott Block fashion, I was very wrong!
The finished product, made from left-over wood, was an enclosed 6’ x 4’ structure complete with a roof, Tyvek house wrap on the outside, 6 mil poly on the inside, seating for 5 people, and a tarp door. While the chosen rocks were heating on a nearby fire, a 2‘ hole was dug. Candles were lit, the lavender sticks and eucalyptus branches were ready.
When everyone had found a seat, the hot rocks were brought from the fire and put into the hole, water was slowly poured over the rocks and the steaming began . . . and there was an abundance of steam!!
The lavender and eucalyptus aroma was amazing when they were added to the rocks, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Okay, not quite by everyone - I personally do not like small spaces with little breathing room, so I held the tarp door shut from the outside to keep in the steam which everyone was very thankful for, especially me!!
Even during the first use of the Steam Sauna there are already upgrades planned for next time.