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Landscaping Plans for the Kuppersmith Project House

Landscaping Plans for the Kuppersmith Project House

The first stage of preparing the Kuppersmith Project lot for landscaping is underway. After the grading has been completed, we’ll start laying the paver patio, setting out plants, and putting in the water feature. Watch this video to see the landscape plan for the project.

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Easy Way to Prime Cast Iron Vents for The Kuppersmith Project House

Easy Way to Prime Cast Iron Vents for The Kuppersmith Project House

Before painting metal, it’s important that you clean and prime it properly first. After using a wire brush to remove any rust from these cast iron foundation vents for the Kuppersmith Project house, I sprayed them with a primer made for metal. Watch this video find out more about the special primer we’re using.

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Kitchen Cabinet Installation at the Kuppersmith Project House

Kitchen Cabinet Installation at the Kuppersmith Project House

We’re in the process of installing Merillat cabinets in the kitchen at the Kuppersmith Project house, so I thought I’d give you a sneak preview at what the room will look like. Merillat designed the entire kitchen for us, in conjunction with our friends at Better Homes and Gardens. Watch this video to find out more.

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Keeping the Audio System Simple at the Kuppersmith Project House

Keeping the Audio System Simple at the Kuppersmith Project House

One of the things I’m trying to do with the Kuppersmith Project house is to make the home simple and practical. That’s especially true with the audio system we’re installing in the house. Watch this video to find out more.

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Composite Decking and Railing Are Perfect for the Kuppersmith House

Composite Decking and Railing Are Perfect for the Kuppersmith House

I’m out at the Kuppersmith Project house, and it’s incredible how great the composite deck and railing looks. We installed it using a hidden fastener system, so there are no nails or screws visible, but it’s still very secure. Watch this video to find out more.

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Laying Brick One at a Time on the Kuppersmith Project

Laying Brick One at a Time on the Kuppersmith Project

It takes a lot of patience to lay brick, and we’re laying over 16,000 bricks on the Kuppersmith house. Watch this video to see the quality of the brickwork around this diamond shaped window on the front of the house.

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Picking Out Stain for Cypress Shakes Is Hard Work

Picking Out Stain for Cypress Shakes Is Hard Work

I’m out on the Kuppersmith Project where the decision-making is going into overload. Right now I’m facing the all-important decision of picking out the stain color for the shakes, which cover a lot of the outside of this house. Watch this video to see what colors I picked.

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Funky Foam Insulation at the Kuppersmith Project

Funky Foam Insulation at the Kuppersmith Project

I’m with Eric Small from Icynene spray foam insulation. A lot of people are interested in foam insulation, like Icynene, because of how much money it can save them on their energy bill. Watch this video to find out what makes it different from fiberglass insulation.

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Typical Chaotic Day at the Kuppersmith House

Typical Chaotic Day at the Kuppersmith House

It’s a chaotic scene at the Kuppersmith Project house with lots of activity including bricking the garage, unloading the drywall, and wiring the lights for the breezeway. Watch this video to find out more.

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Attic Vent Fan Powered by the Sun

Attic Vent Fan Powered by the Sun

Proper ventilation in an attic is important to keep your house cool and make your roofing last longer. But rather than a traditional hardwired attic vent fan, consider installing one that’s powered by the sun. Installation of a solar powered vent fan couldn’t be easier, since there no wiring involved. Watch this video to find out more.

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