Outdoor showers are exterior home amenities people enjoy during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. When the weather is nice, everyone looks forward to leaving the beach, workout, or heated summertime activity to finish the day with a nice cool outdoor shower. If you’re curious as to how an outdoor shower could benefit your family
Every homeowner is concerned with spring cleaning as the season approaches, and everyone has a different idea of spring cleaning. No matter what level of spring cleaning you’re used to, you can base this year’s cleaning off our checklist. Instead of frantically tackling projects and forgetting to finish them, our checklist will help you stay
As you’re choosing a paint color for a room in the home, you’ll realize there are thousands of options to choose from. This may seem like an impossible, overwhelming choice, but there are certain steps you can take to help you through the process. Choose a paint color you know you'll love forever. Read this
Here at Works By JD, we’re always striving to enhance our customer experience. Part of that effort includes giving our employees the continued training and resources they need to grow and develop as professionals. Our most recent training was a seminar with David Lupberger of Remodel Force on client relationships. Drawing on over two decades
The options available in home remodeling and design have never been greater. While most savvy consumers are considering design elements with timeless style, it also helps to make choices which are “ageless.” Ageless, or Universal Design, not only improves your living space today but also alleviates future barriers to aging in place and living more
Folks turned up from all over the North Shore and Greater Boston area to attend the Spring 2018 Home Show at the Topsfield Fairgrounds from April 20-22. The Works by JD team was there with over 120 other exhibitors, meeting with homeowners and answering questions at our third home show of 2018. Visitors roamed through
Are you among the millions of Americans who plan to stay in their current home to enjoy retirement? If so, you may find that your home needs updating to make life easier as you age. These age-friendly features, best known as Universal Design, can make your home more comfortable for people of all ages without
A bulkhead door is a sloping door, set just above the ground, that covers a set of stairs into the basement from the outside. Bulkheads are most common in the Northeast and in older homes—because originally cellars were dismal places...
As a homeowner, you must think about wood rot not only in terms of your home’s structural integrity, but in terms of safety. When wood rot penetrates the boards of a porch or deck, when it weakens risers and balusters, it creates a hazard for anyone walking...
You’ve often heard from me that preparation is the most important part of a job. The second most important part is paying attention to the details. Once the flooring was installed, we prepared for the interior painting with the following steps...