Category: Curb Appeal

Adding Curb Appeal

Metallic paints, used strategically on exterior components, add striking details. While some Florida exposures may require clear coat(s) to withstand rain or sunshine, the added efforts may be worthwhile if the result is stunning.

Hinges and More on Locks

According to the lumber yard we patronize, the way to identify replacement hinges is to measure from top to bottom of the existing materials. Then note if the corners are rounded or squared. Also make sure to replace exterior hinges with exterior hinges. ...

Small Changes With Big Impacts

There are many ways to update the look of your home. Curb appeal usually begins from the front. What catches your eye first? Usually it's the color or façade of a house. Next comes the trim or accent or entrance. To make ...

Updating Windows – Lots of Lessons

There are so many manufacturers and many window types. Some manufacturers are well known brands, and some of those brands are considerably more expensive. We checked with a builder who is a client, looked at their nearby model homes, talked to ...


It's so much fun to grow your own salad. Looks delicious, doesn't it?


Jasper is in Hamilton County. Hamilton County is in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and I-10. If you are there and drive down 129, you'll end up, eventually, in Live Oak which is in the southwest quadrant of ...

Can You See the Tractor Coming Through the Grass?

  There's just something about an old tractor and lots of wild overgrown grass. So much of Florida is like this - undeveloped and unexplored.

Sunset – Somewhere

Cannot remember where this sun set. Think it was in Miami, west of the airport.

End of the Road

Somewhere just off U.S. 90, west of the Capitol in Tallahassee, in the Florida Panhandle. There is something about the colors that seemed very appealing.

Double Take

On U.S. 90, in Live Oak, next to the church.  The question is whether you can tell where the reality begins and the reflections end.