This is Dana Reed's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Dana Reed's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Dana Reed
Recent Activity
Image
Spring is in full swing and it's starting to feel pretty nice outside! The days are getting longer and the summer heat is not too far away. Now is the perfect time to give your home a mini face lift. Sometimes it's the little changes here and there that make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
In a little over a week, both of my parents will officially be retired! I'm truly excited for them and know they are looking forward to some down time and a little bit of traveling. However, I can't help but worry about their aging needs and if their home is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
If you plan to fix up your home in order to sell it, it looks as though this is the year to do it! The 2014 Cost vs. Value report shows increases in almost every remodeling category. What this means is that you could potentially get a good chunk of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
It seems like the world of the wireless and WiFi is getting creative these days. We already have phones and tablets and glasses on the list, but what else can people come up with? In a previous post I told you about the WiFi enabled mailbox, and of course the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Here is a photo book of a pretty major room addition we did last summer. We added a spare room with a root/wine cellar underneath. The dig for the cellar proved to be a bit of a challenge, but we had a little fun with it in this book. Enjoy!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
The winter months can find some people stuck in their homes with not much to do. It's too cold, rainy or snowy to go outside. So, you end up mulling around your house, looking for ways to entertain yourself. Since you've already caught up on all the shows you've DVR'ed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Despite the fact that California has seen little to no rain or snow this winter, doesn't mean it isn't coming. For all we know, we could get pummelled with storms in the next couple months. Those of us who live in the higher elevations know that power outages go hand-in-hand... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
When I think of droughts, I think of sweltering summer heat and desert wastelands. Not the middle of January with freezing morning temperatures. But the fact is, California has been experiencing one of it's driest winters on record! California, along with 10 other states, has been designated as a primary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
I think the whole Target pin-pad-hacking fiasco has people on edge, myself included, about the possibility of getting scammed out of their hard earned money. People scrambling to secure their bank accounts and make sure their funds are safely where they should be. It stinks, but this is an unfortunate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Did you spend Christmas morning opening presents in a cramped living room or preparing Christmas dinner a kitchen that is way too small? Have you been dreaming of remodeling your home for years now, but for one reason or another, just kept putting it off? Well, stop putting it off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Fashion trends come and go faster than you can say "That's hot!" The same goes for home design trends. What was the "it" thing to have last year, you wouldn't dream of putting it in your home this year. When you are remodeling your home, it's important to choose design... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
As you are out finishing up your Christmas shopping, take a moment to think about those less fortunate. And as you are trying to decide which scarf to get your favorite aunt, maybe you can go with the $25 one instead of the $50. If you do that with everyone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
When we are out meeting with potential customers to talk about their vision for their home, we are often faced with a situation where the potential customer has no idea what they are getting themselves into! A home improvement project can be a daunting task, but it should also be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
To all of our friends, family and valued customers, past and present, we would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!! May your hearts be warm and your belly be full! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
The best way to avoid home repairs, is to not have the problem in the first place. Here’s a quick checklist of stuff every homeowner should to do on a regular basis. 1. Test your garage door opener monthly to make sure it reverses when it hits an object in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
If you live in a place where your home looks like this in the winter, such as in many parts of Calaveras County, then you may want to consider having a back-up generator installed. A back-up home generator can be extremely reliable when it comes to protecting your family in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Don't let the cooler weather keep you from enjoying your deck or patio. Just because summer is gone doesn't mean we have to hole up inside like hermits. You can still spend a nice evening outside with friends and family, even on a cold wintry night. Adding a fire pit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
If you own a cabin in Calaveras County, you're most likely used to experiencing power outages multiple times during the winter months. When we lived in snow country, we had our share of power blips--from hours to even days without the ability to run our furnace, flush our toilets, or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
So, you've spent all day cleaning and scrubbing your kitchen and bathrooms because it's been a while since they had a real thorough cleaning. You worked hard to make sure you got into all the tight spaces where the dirt and grime like to hide. You got down on your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
There comes a time in every family’s life when you just need a few upgrades. For this family, that time is now. Over the past year, we have helped them with a few different home improvement projects at their cabin in Dorrington. From a new deck, to a remodeled chimney/fireplace... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
As the hot temperatures slowly start to fall, saying goodbye to summer can be difficult. It's goodbye summer and all the things we love about it. Such as flip flops and tan lines, swimming pools and river floats, and sunshine at 8:30 at night. But there's so much to look... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
My daughter recently entered a contest at her school called "Dinner With a Scientist". It's an annual event the district puts on for the 6th graders. To enter, she had to come up with a new invention. Her invention was a robot designed to help the elderly in their daily... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
According to Earth911.com, the EPA estimates that 24% of the U.S. municipal solid waste is composed of food remnants and yard trimmings. If we all did our part to compost instead of throwing these materials in the trash, a large portion of everyday waste could be recovered for reuse. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Are you the type of person who has to have the latest and greatest when it comes to gadgets and gizmo's? Then take a gander at this list of the coolest high tech gadgets for your home. From fancy new T.V.'s to creative lamps, you're sure to find something to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.
Image
Whether you are new to home-ownership or have been sailing that ship for a while now, here are a few skills every homeowner should know in order to avoid calling an expert every time something goes wrong... Fix a leakey faucet: A leaky faucet is usually due to a bad... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at Uniquity Builders, Inc.