Author: Jason Tucker

  • Breathing New Life into Our 1960s Hood Vent

    Breathing New Life into Our 1960s Hood Vent

    In our latest kitchen renovation, we decided to keep a piece of history—the original 1960s hood vent. Instead of replacing it, we cleaned it up and restored it to its former glory. Here’s how we did it and why we love the final result.

  • Transforming Our Kitchen: From Separate Gas Appliances to a Sleek Range

    Transforming Our Kitchen: From Separate Gas Appliances to a Sleek Range

    Today, I’m excited to share a recent kitchen project where we replaced our gas countertop stove and built-in wall oven with a sleek, new range. Plus, we found a creative way to repurpose the old wall oven space for some much-needed storage. Let’s dive into the details!

  • When Lutron isn’t available -Smart Hubspace Outdoor 6-Outlet Power Stake

    When Lutron isn’t available -Smart Hubspace Outdoor 6-Outlet Power Stake

    I’m working on my outdoor Christmas decorations this week and went to go an order a new Lutron Outdoor Smart Plug, sadly those weren’t available anywhere so I ended up going with this WiFi based smart home device from Defiant over at the Home Depot called the Smart Hubspace Outdoor 6-Outlet Power Stake. Showing this…

  • Installed new outlets for eGo batteries to charge

    Installed new outlets for eGo batteries to charge

    Sometimes the project you need to work on isn’t the project to want to work on. I ended up starting my day in the garage a bit late since I wanted to to clean up my work surfaces in the window side of the garage. Ends up I really needed to find a new home…

  • Woodworking – Stacked Pumpkin Yard Decorations

    Woodworking – Stacked Pumpkin Yard Decorations

    From existing design to interpretation I made a holiday yard decoration for this Halloween and picked up some skills to apply to future projects.

  • Our journey to roof replacement and solar

    Our journey to roof replacement and solar

    With the rising cost of electricity in Southern California we replaced our roof and installed solar.

  • Plants around our home – Front Yard Edition

    Plants around our home – Front Yard Edition

    Jen’s grandmother loved her plants and adored her rose garden. Jen has been continuing her grandmas love for plants by building out her own collection. Using an app called Picture This we’ve been able to keep up with our collection of plants and learn a lot about each of them. The 2022 Collection

  • New Roof in Preparation for Solar

    New Roof in Preparation for Solar

    In preparation for our new Sunrun solar system were going to have installed we had to have our roof redone. Our roof installation took some time to get completed. We had to wait for permits to be issued and inspections to be passed. Once it was done it turned out great and I really like…

  • Adirondack Chair

    Adirondack Chair

    I recently purchased the plans from Wilkerdos for her Folding Adirondack Chair. I had a great time building this chair and looking forward to building some more once I have some better tools to help me with building this the right way.

  • Drywalling Our 1970s Den

    Drywalling Our 1970s Den

    During the summer, the den was very hot in this house when we first moved in. Originally built in the 1970s, this den had wood paneling and exposed beams with a flat roof. For those who do not know, a flat roof is one that has a very small pitch. Sometimes water may pool on…