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Danny Lipford with central vacuum system

Advantages of Solar Exhaust Fan and Central Vacuum System

To remove hot air from the upper story in the Kuppersmith garage, we installed a solar powered exhaust fan. To make vacuuming easy and improve indoor air quality, a central vacuum system was installed inside the home. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford standing in front of the completed Kuppersmith Project house

Before and After Tour of the Kuppersmith Project House

After more than six months of hard work, our extensive renovation of a 1926, Tutor style home, known as the Kuppersmith Project for the former owners, is finally complete. Watch this video to take a before and after tour of the house to see all the changes we've made.
Rolling epoxy coating on concrete slab of garage floor

Applying Epoxy Coating to Kuppersmith Project Garage Floor

Once everything had been cleared out of the Kuppersmith Project garage, we cleaned and finished the concrete slab floor using a two-part epoxy coating. Watch this video to see how we went about it.
Danny Lipford standing next to standby generator transfer switch

Standby Generator Transfer Switch for the Kuppersmith Project House

One of the useful features I added to the Kuppersmith Project house is a whole house, standby generator. The generator runs on natural gas and uses a transfer switch to automatically transfer power to the generator in the event of a power outage. Watch this video to find out more.
Planting plants next to the Kuppersmith Project house

Landscaping the Kuppersmith Project Yard

Before landscaping the Kuppersmith Project yard, the lot was graded and composted pine bark and manure were tilled into the ground to enrich the soil. Next, hundreds of holes were dug and plants set in place following our landscaping plan. Watch this video to find out more.
Balled trees and shrubs ready for planting in Kuppersmith Project yard

Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Kuppersmith Project Yard

Landscaping the Kuppersmith Project yard started by digging holes with a motorized auger, then setting the trees and shrubs in place following our detailed landscape plan. Trees and shrubs planted in the yard included river birch, holly, azalea, and camellia. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford installing a lockset on a door

Installing Interior Door Hardware on the Kuppersmith Project House

After the interior doors on the Kuppersmith Project house had been painted and hung, the interior door locksets were installed. Locksets are much simpler to install today, due to easy alignment and assembly of the various parts. Watch this video to find out more.
Kitchen sink and faucet installed in granite countertop

Installing Plumbing Fixtures in the Kuppersmith Project House

Watch this video to find out about the stainless steel sink and eco-performance faucet that were installed in the kitchen of the Kuppersmith Project house, as well as the pneumatic air switch for the garbage disposal.
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.