The Paradigm Building & Remodeling Notebook (Blog)

An interesting provider of some interesting finishes:Rubio Monocoat

Rubio Monocoat USA

Rubio Monocoat makes a plant-based, hardwax oil wood finish that is 0% VOC, durable, matte and keeps the natural look and feel of the wood.


A video review:

The Truth – Rubio Monocoat Really That Good?

Is Rubio Monocoat all it is cracked up to be? Rubio Monocoat pure: Wood Whisperer’s video: Are Rubio Monocoat products really that good? In this video, we test out Rubio Monocoat to see if it’s really that great! After using Rubio Monocoat for half a decade, it is now my go-to finish for furniture and woodworking.


What to Expect Using Rubio Monocoat on Furniture for the First Time

Wondering what to expect the first time you use Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C and/or Precolor Easy on an actual piece of furniture and not a floor or giant slab table? Today I share my experiences with you in hopes to make you a little more prepared going into it.

Trustile Provides A Multitude of Interesting Door Styles

I appreciate the multitude of designs and options available for doors provided by Trustile

Entry Systems:

Entry Door Styles Guide: Custom Exterior Door Design & Buying Guide

Make the entry to your home a most welcoming invitation with an exceptional entrance by TruStile. In collaboration with our parent company, Marvin®, we have engineered a family of premium entry systems that don’t just transform a space, but how you feel inside it.

and Interior Architectural Styles

Architectural Styles

Are you building a Tuscan-inspired home? Looking for that Mid-Century Modern vibe? Perhaps you would like to replace your doors, but need help identifying the right style for your home. Authentic Designs® by TruStile helps you select the right door for your home’s architectural style.

Composite Porch and Deck Flooring

A local called me the other day and asked me about composite porch flooring.

There are various products out there from TimberTech, Deckorators, and Lumberock but I think I learn towards and prefer the Azek Timbertech. Every installation I have seen looks as good as it does on day one. While they are all good products ultimately what is going to really drive the homeowners choice is the color and “look & feel” of the sample board in that unlike a genuine wood porch floor you can’t paint or stain the boards to your own specific taste.

Porch Collection

Hardwood & Stained Wood Looks Give your porch the refined look of premium hardwood with all the benefits of a durable capped polymer material. Our high-performance, low-maintenance porch boards are designed with a tongue-and-groove system for minimal gapping, giving you a smooth surface you’ll never have to sand, stain, or seal.

Alternative Lawns

Low-Maintenance Alternatives to Lawns – FineGardening

How-To Like any traditional American gardener, I’ve paid homage to the gods of turfgrass around my house. I’ll admit that lawns provide a place to rest the eye and showcase mixed borders; they also create a sense of order and safety around the house. But turfgrass is boring-not to mention high maintenance.

Types of No-Mow Grass Alternatives – Lawn Care Blog | Lawn Love

Mowing can be a monster. It eats up your precious weekend, guzzles gasoline, and pollutes air and waterways. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), gas lawn mower emissions account for 5% of the country’s air pollution. With low-maintenance grass alternatives that require little or no mowing, you can enjoy more free time and a verdant, eco-friendly lawn.

More Sustainable (and Beautiful) Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

In a case of taking “the grass is always greener” a bit too literally, American homeowners have long strived to make their lawns brighter, lusher, and more velvety than their neighbors’. But all that competition has a devastating environmental impact.

26 Fantastic & Functional Mud Room Designs (Photo Gallery) – Home Awakening

A collection of mudroom ideas to inspire your thinking…

26 Fantastic & Functional Mud Room Designs (Photo Gallery)

Updated on January 3, 2022 If you’ve ever wondered how to keep the house from becoming a mess when you come in, you’ve probably thought about the need for a mud room. They can vary in size, but no matter what, they are helpful. Sometimes your needs are simple.


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