Repairing Drywall Around New Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder

Potty Room

The past three articles in this short series on our new pivoting toilet paper holder has seen us reach the point where it is installed on the wall of our en suite potty room. We obtained the new toilet paper holder, the type where it is super easy to remove and replace the roll of toilet paper, during The Home Depot's  Renew and Redo Your Bath event. You can participate first if you want by entering our giveaway contest for a change to win your own $200 Home Depot Gift Card. Now, this is … [Read more...]

Finished Pivot Toilet Paper Holder Intallation

Installing Toilet Paper Holder Anchors

So far in this how-to series, we looked at the installation of the Moen Branbury Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder with the brushed nickel finish which we purchased at The Home Depot as part of its Renew and Redo Your Bath event and began the installation. Today we get the new bathroom accessory installed into the potty room of our en suite. Now, here once again are the different parts from the packaging which one uses to install either end of the toilet paper holder. For us, we only needed … [Read more...]

Installing Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder

Removal of Toilet Paper Holder Ends

Last time we wrote about the Moen Banbury Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder in brushed nickel we purchased at The Home Depot Renew and Redo Your Bath event. While it was not one of the many bathroom accessories on sale for 20% off, it was one which fit our en suite's accessories and finishing. Now, what about the installation? It is not hard; it simply entails several small steps. First of course is the removal of the current toilet paper holder. Once done, I wanted to see if the ends … [Read more...]

Product Review – Kenney Truly CordFree Window Shades Review

Pilot Holes Drilled for Window Shade Anchoring Hardware

In the prior article in this product review series, we began our review of the new Truly CordFree window shades product line from Kenney focusing on its product features and benefits. Today, I wanted to focus on the installation and appearance. For me, the first step of course was to remove the existing window shades and associated hardware. Notice that the old window shade anchors are on the top of the window frame. As you will see this will leave a pair of oles each as I will be … [Read more...]

Recessed Ceiling LED Lighting Review

One PAR 20 LED Light Bulb In Ceiling

In our previous home LED lighting series, I discussed the PAR 20 light bulb, the need we had for it within our many recessed ceiling pot lighting fixtures. I also indicated that my focus was that the LED light bulb I ordered look as much as possible as the current 50 Watt incandescent PAR 20 light bulbs and that it was the same size. Now, in the prior article I purposely left out the wattage equivalent of the LED PAR 20 light bulb which I obtained from The Home Depot who are sponsoring … [Read more...]

Using LED Light Bulbs in Home Ceiling Outlets

Ceiling Light With Non-Working CFL Light Bulbs

In our prior article reviewing the use of The Home Depot's 9 Watt EcoSmart LED light bulb, model A19, we took a look at using this new electricity saving light bulb in a table lamp, reading lamp and a flood lamp where it works very well. Today's article reviewing the every day use of the 9 Watt LED version of the 40 Watt incandescent workhorse light bulb used in North American homes for decades takes a look at how it performs in two fairly typical ceiling light outlet situations. For the … [Read more...]

EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

LED 9 Watt Bulb In Reading Lamp

In our last article within this series on LED light bulbs for the home, I discussed why LEDs are superior to CFL light bulbs. There were numerous reasons for my preference of LEDs vs CFLs or the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs which we detailed in the above referenced article. It is important, I think, to be reminded about the benefits of using any new technology. So, in summation, the reasons why I prefer using LED lighting in my home include: Lights in a home accounts for … [Read more...]

The Home Depot EcoSmart LED Light Bulbs

A19 LED vs Incandescent Light Bulb

Back in August of this year The Home Depot announced that they would be bringing to market a new line of light emitting diodes, commonly referred to as LED, light bulbs called EcoSmart. EcoSmart LED light bulbs have started to appear in The Home Depot retail outlets in the United States and should soon start to appear in its Canadian stores. Good thing. Electricity rates will be going up a whopping 46% in some areas of North America over the next 5 years! Good time to be taking a second … [Read more...]

Honeywell 360 Surround Heater Review

Honeywell 360 Surount Heater

A few weeks ago we received the Honeywell 360 portable room heater to review. This was very timely. The weather outside is getting colder; and, my home office, where I spend a lot of time is the coolest room in the house. Now, the Honeywell 360 degree Surround Heater is meant per the product packaging  to heat an entire room. Here are the product specifications from the packaging: Rated 1500W, 120 VAC Adjustable thermostat Two heat settings Easy grip handle 360 degree … [Read more...]

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