Hi All! Wick here. It looks like I play the banjo but I don’t. I just know that one strum and do it forever. This reminds me of house terms. I hear a lot of people use house terms like they know them but they don’t. I’ve labeled this common ailment “mishouseanunciation”. Today let’s look at the most commonly misused house terms! Let’s talk … [Read more...] about VIDEO: A Crash Course on Misused House Terms
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Hi All. Wick here! Today’s topic is closets closets closets closets closets. If you happen to watch modern family you’ll find that mildly amusing:) My wife recently cleared out a closet for me in our room! Things are looking up for the Wickster! I even scored this bottom drawer in the deal:) I used to use the closet in my sons room across the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Wick’s Tips – Closets, Closets, Closets!
Hi All. Wick here. Today’s topic is silent but deadly. And yes I’M talking about radon gas. Radon is an odorless colorless gas emitted from decomposing granite in the earth. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in Oregon right after smoking. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind regarding radon: 1) Radon moves with the air. If … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Wick’s Tips – Five Thoughts on Radon in Your PDX Home
Hi All, Wick here. Today's topic is planting strips. I've heard a lot of controversy lately over what is allowed and not allowed for this area of land located between the sidewalk and the curb. The city's overall viewpoint is safety and access. Safety in the ability to view traffic and access for car doors to open near the curb. As you … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips – Planting Strips 101 in PDX
Although many homeowners take on small renovation projects themselves, they often hire contractors to work on larger projects, including kitchen or bathroom overhauls and home additions. Regardless of the project, hiring the right contractor for the job can be a challenge. Recently our client, Tia, asked a great question on our Facebook … [Read more...] about How to Hire the Right Contractor
Hi All. Wick here. Today’s topic is sheds! We’re headed into the summer lawn mowing season. Where do you keep your lawn mower? Or if you’re a grass antagonist where do you keep your gardening tools? Not in your garage of course. That’s for all of your stuff:) The answer: you need a shed! Here is our shed. Lovingly hand crafted with my … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips – Sheds! What You Need to Know