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Recycling chute in kitchen cabinets leads to bin under house

Foundation Door and Recycling Chute for Kuppersmith Project House

A metal mesh foundation door was installed on the Kuppersmith Project house to provide access to the crawlspace under the house. The foundation door also allowed access to bins for the recycling chutes, which we installed behind a door in the kitchen cabinets. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford in front of completed Kuppersmith project house renovation

The Kuppersmith Project 12: Landscape & Garage

The final touches are underway on the Kuppersmith Project before the decorators arrive. From landscaping and outdoor lighting to finishing the garage and installing door locks, my renovation of this historic 1926 home is almost complete.
Spray painting a cast iron foundation vent grate

How to Paint Cast Iron Foundation Vent Grates

Before painting the cast iron foundation vent grates on the Kuppersmith Project house, a wire brush was used to remove any rust. Next, the vents were sprayed with a metal primer followed by a metal paint to match the trim on the house. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford standing in front of poured concrete driveway.

The Kuppersmith Project 8: Screens & Driveway

We’re tackling a number of projects outside on the Kuppersmith Project, including installing motorized retractable screens and pouring a colored concrete driveway. Inside we’re putting in a shower surround and putting down a tile floor in the bathroom.

Homefront Radio Show for March 5, 2011

Listen to and read about the March 5, 2011, Homefront with Danny Lipford radio show.
Priming wooden vent on eave of house.

Painting and Staining the Exterior of the Kuppersmith Project House

After completing all the brickwork, siding, and trim on the outside of our 1926 Kuppersmith Project house, the painting crew was able to caulk, prime, paint, and stain the exterior of the house. Watch this video to find out more.

Rust Protection

The painters are spraying Rust-Oleum on my foundation vents to protect them from the elements.

Painting Details

Before anything can be painted, the Certa-Pro team starts with Zinsser primer.