Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Landscape Your Yard

After having drawn a detailed plan of the layout, Tommy Martiniere of Martiniere Landscaping turned a neglected corner of this yard into a secluded retreat by adding a stone walkway that leads to a patio. Plants added include Japanese yew, African iris, yellow anise, oakleaf hydrangea, camellias, and ferns.

Uponor Quick Trak Radiant Heating Flooring System

Danny takes a look at the Uponor radiant flooring system installed during Today's Addition. He talks with the installer, Wes Sisco to see how it was installed. Wes demonstrates how the system known as Quick Trak® works. ½” plywood with a heat emission plate on one side and a dovetail groove on the other is installed under pre-finished hardwood. 5/16” plastic PEX tubing fits in the groove and conducts to the heat emission plate distributing heat across the floor.

NuTone Adds Amenities

Danny demonstrates the NuTone video answering system, and combination recessed light and exhaust fan used in our Today's Addition project.

Corte-Clean Composite Deck Cleaner

While composite decking is virtually maintenance free, it does require some cleaning from time to time. Corte-Clean is formulated specifically for composite decking. When combined with warm water, it breaks down mold, mildew, dirt, pollen and even barbecue stains. This cleaner works without bleach or other harmful chemicals that harm your lawn.
Today's Addition breakfast bar.

Today’s Addition Project Completed

Our master bedroom addition is finally finished and will be featured in a special two-part series on Today’s Homeowner that will air in October. This unique “restful retreat” incorporates some unusual features and products that are sure to set it apart from the run of the mill bedroom.
Exterior of Today's Addition master bedroom.

Today’s Addition Nearing Completion

The outside of our master bedroom addition is now almost complete, and much progress has been made on the interior as well. We have now moved the webcam inside so you can continue to follow the project. If you were watching last week, you were treated to a behind the scenes look at Danny filming an upcoming episode of the show.
Installing casement window units on master bedroom addition.

Today’s Addition Window and Door Installation

Our Today’s Addition master bedroom project moved one step closer to completion with the installation of the windows and doors. The addition has four large casement windows that crank out to allow plenty fresh air, and a smaller octagonal window that provides a design focal point.
Installing webcam on side of house.

Today’s Addition Webcam Live

The Today's Addition webcam is now up and running! Through the miracle of modern technology, you can now monitor the progress on our master bedroom addition project in real time. Once the exterior has been completed, the camera will be moved inside, allowing observation of the finish work on the project as well.