Ron Rocke

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for Patrick and Rachel Mahoney from Lousville, Kentucky. They were thrilled to be selected as finalist in the new hit home improvement series, Fix It & Finish It”.

They were told that host, Antonio Sabàto Jr. and his crew may (or may not) knock on their door at 8 AM on the morning of October 1st. At 7:30 AM, the show’s team ambushed the Mahoney’s, and by 9 AM the crew was hard at work on a complete renovation to the home’s front facade and landscape.

Senior show producer, Collin Herr, said the homeowners featured on the show don’t have the ability to do the renovation work on their own. “We want to make a positive contribution to the community. We select projects where financial or physical limitations are a primary consideration,” he said.

Stacye Love of Louisville-based Stacye Love Construction LLC was the general contractor for the Mahoney’s’ project. She estimated the total cost of labor and materials for the project to be $40,000, but it didn’t cost the homeowners a thing.

Kyle Labar, owner of the local Louisville area Windsor Windows & Doors distributor, Metro Windows, was asked to be part of the project team by Love. Metro Windows, based in Buckner, Kentucky, has been a Windsor distributor for over 25 years. Metro not only agreed to provide the windows for the project, they also offered to installed them.

Labar and his team were prominent during the early filming since the entire project revolved around remodeling the front façade of the home. His crew was one of the first be involved by tearing out 3 old windows and replacing them with new, energy efficient Windsor Pinnacle clad double-hung windows on the first floor. Then, in the second floor dormer, a Pinnacle Select push-out casement became the focal point of the newly remodeled second story.

When the Pinnacle Select window was installed in the dormer, the homeowner, Rachel Mahoney was ecstatic with the new look. Windsor’s regional sales manager, Jay McCarty, explained to Rachel how the Select push-out window opened and demonstrated the hidden, retractable screen.

Photographs captured the organized chaos at the beginning of the project and the dramatic improvements that were achieved by the end of the day. The final outcome delighted the homeowners and elevated the appearance of the entire neighborhood.

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Renae Crill

Great design doesn’t have to stop at the entry way. Whether it’s adorned with a traditional wreath or something more modern, your front door has the power to make a great first impression for holiday visitors. Enhance your curb appeal and show off your festive side this season with these charming Thanksgiving wood tags.

Using wood boards, a bit of rope, paint, and a final coat of polyurethane, you can create a unique piece of exterior décor that will last for years to come. You’ll be grateful you found this DIY tutorial!

Wood Tags

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Chris McCoy

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’ve got a lot on your plate! Between making arrangements with family and friends and organizing a full menu, sometimes the last thing on your mind is designing a festive holiday table. Luckily, we’ve got a solution for you!

A quick and easy way to customize your table is with this wooden trough centerpiece. This step-by-step tutorial breaks down the project just in the nick of time. With only boards, paint and vinyl lettering, you can create a high impact piece that adds to your interior design. Fill the trough with fresh fall flowers for a casual feel or use candles to heighten the drama. Either way, you’ve got a tablescape to remember!

Thanksgiving Trough