I’ve been following Matt Risinger’s blog for about a year, because he’s sharing great videos about high-performance homes in Austin, Texas. Take this video about using old pine siding from a home built in 1935. The siding is in a condition to be reclaimed because it’s had enough air to dry when wet over the years. Now that it’s being re-used, Risinger shares the vented rainscreen he used to make sure the siding lasts another 80 years.
This is the Castaway House, a renovation in Phoenix, Arizona that’s also the first project to be certified under the Phoenix Green Construction Code. The team* behind this Gold-certified project transformed an existing 1,000 square-foot, abandoned house originally built in 1951 into a cutting-edge, energy-efficient abode with 1,970 square feet, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Here’s a little more background.
I’m happy to announce that the last article in my Water-Wise Bath Redo project with HouseLogic is live today. Check out the finished bathroom — complete with a WaterSense faucet and showerhead in the 90 Degree Series from Moen and a WaterSense space-saver toilet from American Standard. HouseLogic also has a new contest giving commenters a chance to win $100, so visit HouseLogic if interested.
Today, part three in a water-wise bathroom project that I’m blogging is live on HouseLogic. If you’re just catching up, I have an old 1958 bathroom that I’m remodeling while incorporating new WaterSense fixtures. The whole process is shared and documented in partnership with HouseLogic; plus, with each article each week, HouseLogic is offering commenters a chance to win $100 (check their rules).
I was happy to read all the comments and suggestions to my first article on HouseLogic, where I’m documenting a water-wise bathroom remodel. So you know, my next installment is live today and, as with the first article, HouseLogic is offering a chance to win another $100 with this second article. I hope you enjoy me sharing some of the process of this remodel — it’s been fun!
As you may know, in recent years, I bought an old, existing home originally built in 1958. It’s nothing fancy and not all that updated in the main areas, such as the bathrooms and kitchen, so I’ve been working on modernizing things little by little. One bathroom was so run down that we shut the door and didn’t use it after purchase.
But all this changed recently when HouseLogic, a resource by the National Association of Realtors, agreed to partner with me and Jetson Green to renovate a bathroom.