“Home Gym Wall Shelf”
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 6 hours
1 @ 1” x 7” x 25”
1 @ 1” x 6” x 27”
1 @ 1” x 3” x 25”
2 @ 1” x 3” x 5.25”
2 @ 1” x 3” x 4”
5 @ 1” x 1” X 2.5” (both ends cut at 15-degree angles)
Wood stain (Dark Walnut)
Spray paint (Oil Rubbed Bronze)
1” pocket hole screws
1.5” brad nails
2 Picture hanging brackets
Pocket hole jig
Drill with pocket hole drill bit
Cut boards to size
Using the cut list supplied, cut all pieces to size (see image 1). OnRead More
Why Metal? Why now?
Does never having to replace your roof sound good? Well, it sounded like a great idea to over 5 million homeowners that decided to invest in a metal roof. With the ever-changing improvements in building materials, it’s no surprise that there is a new roofing product available today that is more hail-resistant, wind-resistant, and is lighter weight. Needless to say, when comparing the life of such a product to any conventional roofing material, it blows everything out of the water. This new product has been around for a long time and that product is steel!
The days of steel roofing being just for commercial and agricultural buildings are long gone. Now, not only does metal roofing perform better but metal roofs, such as BORAL’s Cottage Shingle aRead More
Radon resistant home building and remodeling/ The cornerstone of indoor air quality
Mike Austad. Owner Dakota Radon Mitigation, Sioux Falls
605-201-4704 Professional State licensed Radon Mitigation provider
B.A. Augustana College. 8 years full time, local Radon mitigation experience.
Visit with me for more information at our Radon Awareness booth at the Sioux Empire Home Show at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, On March 8- March 10th
Radon gas in homes: You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t taste it. It is a naturally occurring
Product from the ground. If it is natural, doesn’t that mean it’s good for us? The short answer is no, naRead More
Against the Grain
By Whitney Planting
Photography by Michels Digital Solutions
As soon as you drive up to this eastside custom-built McCoy Construction home, you’ll immediately feel at home. The charming two-story home rests proudly on a corner lot, which radiates curb appeal. Dark green siding graces the majority of the exterior, with crisp white trim providing an elegant accent. Two pillars, half covered with lovely warm-toned brick, stylishly frame the large picture window at the front of the home. The vertical lines of the pillars easily complement the vertical stripes on the roof’s peaks, offering an incredible variety to the overall exterior. Step inside, under the covered entryway, and you’ll get a taste of everything this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has toRead More
Simply Perfect Naturally
by Penny Klinedinst
“A room is not a room without natural light.”
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
“Light up the darkness.”
“Light attracts light.”
Let’s just put this out there: February is not our favorite month. Winter’s getting old. Tempers are getting short. The winter blues are in full force.
But hopping on a plane to a tropical destination isn’t the only solution. Interior design can help alleviate and even prevent the winter doldrums. How do we do it? With light.
Light it up
In this master bedroom, light streams in the window. What we’ve doneRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2 hours
1 @ .5"x6"x18" Pine plywood board cut into 9 pieces:
1 @ 8"x6"
1 @ 2.5"x6"
2 @ 2"x6"
4 @ .5"x 6"
1 @ .25"x6"
Scrapbook paper sheet
Cut boards to size
Take one Pine half-inch-thick plywood sheet and cut it to 18" x 6". Then cut it down to the nine smaller pieces marked on the materials list. To make the pieces that are the same size, use a stop block and clamp it to your miter saw (see image 1).
Sand your pieces
Using a 180-grit sanding block, sand each of your pieces smooth (see image 2).
Create your base tray
Take the 8" piece and one of the 2Read More
(supplied by HBASE from NAHB’s website)
Bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a recent survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB released the survey results, which highlight the most common remodeling projects.
“Small-scale renovations are slowly becoming just as popular as large-scale projects, as seen with bathroom remodeling becoming more common than kitchens,” said 2018 NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen. “Home owners are finding cost-effective and shorter timeframe upgrades can also add comfort and value to their homes.”
In the survey, remodelers reported the most common projects in 2017:
· 81 percent bathroom remodeling
· 78 percent kitchen remodeling
· 49 percent wholeRead More
By Emily Pogue
Photography by Cipher Imaging
Nestled in one of the southern-most neighborhoods of Sioux Falls is an incredibly impressive three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home by BH Construction and Homes. Within the 1,731 square feet of main level living is a stunning blend of class and comfort that is sure to appeal to all your senses.
One of the design themes seen immediately is the number of beautiful windows gracing the exterior of the home. Trimmed in the same crisp white paint as the rest of the home, these windows serve a far greater purpose than merely aesthetics; they allow natural light to illuminate the countless features waiting just inside.
The exterior of this delightful home is a complementary blend of stone and blue-gray paint a
Today's Bathroom Trends
January 2019 Home Ideas Article (supplied by HBASE from NAHB’s website)
Clean, uncluttered lines, energy- and water-efficient features, theopen and accessible aesthetics of universal design, materials and colors drawn from nature, and a spa-like feel of comfort and relaxation: That's today's bathroom.
Sinks and Vanities
· Floating vanities enhance the open feel of the room. A simple countertop with cabinet and drawers or a few shelves underneath is mounted on the wall and seems to float above the floor, leaving an uninterrupted flow and easier cleaning.
· Granite and marble remain popular for vanity tops, shelves and ledges, but increasingly home owners are using new stone-based composite materials which can combine natural
Brad Kringen grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Marshall, Minnesota, to attend Southwest Minnesota State University. He received a degree in Sociology, but began creating art during college. Kringen now works as an artist and has a studio in the 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls.
Kringen enjoys painting with acrylic on canvas and often incorporates mixed media to convey his style. A blend of abstract art, impressionism and expressionism can be seen in his work. He enjoys experimenting and playing with new ideas in order to create a unique painting.Read More
On the east side of Sioux Falls, a beautiful tree-lined country drive leads you to the cozy Arbor’s Edge development. Nestled in the bustling development is a spectacular two-story home built by Trademark Homes.
The charcoal-and-white contrasting beauty makes an immediate statement as you pull into the drive. Deep grey siding with dark brick creates distinction against the white that defines the windowed garage doors and peaks in the roofing. A cozy front porch, framed by white pillars, sets to the side of a stately dark front door.
As you enter the home, you first notice the abundance of open space and brightness. The dark-and-bright disparities are seen everywhere; white millwork balances grey walls and wood floors, while white end posts support a wooden staircase. ThRead More
By "The Garage Guy" - Superior Garage Decor and More
These days, more and more homeowners are investing in giving their garages a look and feel like a garage never knew before. Once a place to put your car, (or random stuff you’re not sure what to do with), garages can be the key to expanding your passions, whatever they are.
Research shows that some garages are being converted to house some of the following:
Whatever the theme there are many options to look at when converting the garage to living space. Some examples include: flooring, cabinets, storage, doors, screens and heating systems, just to name a few.
Epoxy floor coverings are a great choice when converting a garage to liRead More