• Home Improvement,  Home Maintenance,  Repair

    My Hallway Renovation – How to repair drywall, paint, and install baseboard molding and door casing!

    This Home Improvement project took a few weekends to get done, and I recorded a TON of footage for my YouTube video bellow. It took me a while to make this video so it’s finally here!

    In this video I cover:

    • How to repair and prep drywall, fix nail pop outs and cracks
    • How to prime and paint your walls
    • What primer and paint I used
    • How to install door trim/casing
    • How to install baseboard molding, and corners in particular
    • How to caulk door casing and baseboard molding

    I have enough footage on each of the above to do a detailed tutorial for each but the 10minute video will do for now. 😁

  • Home Maintenance

    Around the Yard! Winterizing my sprinklers and raking about 10 tons of leaves :)

    So around Thanksgiving break I decided to get some much needed exercise and rake in my leaves. And while at it, why not winterize my sprinklers?

    When we got the house last year, we also inherited a functional sprinkler system! Hooray, we can finally have a nice yard… only to discover how expensive it is to water :(. It cost me about $200 a month, just to water the front yard!!! After 3 months and $600 I decided that a perfect yard is not all that important to me :D, and that I just need to maintain it at a respectable level. Perhaps a Well Pump would make much more sense in the future.

    Regardless if I decide to get that lush green or just keep it neat, I need to make sure the sprinkler system is functional! (even in the back yard)

    Where I live there is a chance that we get a nasty freezing winter, causing my sprinklers pipes to burst. If the weather holds below freezing for several days AND your sprinkler system is full of water, there is a good chance that the water will freeze, expand, and burst the sprinkler pipes.

    To avoid that repair project (and save some $$$) I did some research and figured out how to do it myself! Its actually pretty simple, and once you do it the first time, you are good to go for many years to come!

    Sprinkler Winterization/blowout will cost you anywhere between $50 and $250, with an average around $80.

    Naturally I decided to make a “quick video” about it and show you how 🙂