Website Navigation Tips

Hello All!

 

This site is set up to accommodate all types of Home Renovation People:  from the Dabbler to the Professional, from the Newcomer in Home Projects to the seasoned Weekend Warrior. So, in order to make this the best experience for all, here are some helpful Tips as to how this site has been set up and the best way to navigate it.

Website Navigation Tips

 

Use of Colors

My use of Colors is not random. I have chosen specific Colors, Bolding, and Underlining to indicate specific things. Although it is my intention to attempt to stay consistent in my use of these, I may occasionally stray, simply for aesthetics.

 

The following is my Color usage explanations:

  • Green & Bold = General Information
  • Black = Regular Instruction
  • Black & Bold = Important Instruction, Emphasis
  • Blue & Bold = Headings, Points of Interest
  • Med. Blue & Bold = Links (click on to be directed)
  • Orange & Bold = Nominal Warning
  • Red & Bold = Dangerous Warning, Tip
  • Bold = Emphasis, regardless of Color
  • Underline = More Emphasis, regardless of Color
  • Bold & Underlined = Most Emphasis, regardless of Color

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

The Step-by-Step Instructions for each project are set up to accommodate both the experienced and the Inexperienced. The first paragraph or two in each of the Steps in every project contains a quick overview of the task to be completed. It is presented in Green & Bold = General Information. For the experienced project worker who is already familiar with most of the details for completing particular tasks, this may be the only Instructions that are needed.

For the less experienced, each Step goes on to explain the task to be completed in that Step, in great detail, walking you through each task in a true Step-by-Step fashion. The details often contain various Tips and Warnings, so it would behoove even the experienced person to at least skim through them in order to avoid an issue that they may have forgotten.

 

Top Menu:   Home   Home Construction Terminology   Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment   Recommended Suppliers   Reviews   About Me   Contact

 

You can click on any of the Top Menu items to see some general information about the topic. Some of these Top Menu items contain drop-down menu choices, (shown when you hover over these items), some do not. When available, you can click on any of the choices in a drop-down menu to be directed to that specific page.

Below is a list of the Top Menu items, along with any drop-down menu items that are available. They are indented below the main Top Menu item where they are found. Each one contains a brief explanation of what you will find on the given pages.

 

The following are the specifics for the Top Menu:

Home

This is my Welcome Page. It contains a picture of myself, along with two pictures of my many tool areas. It also contains information on what you can expect from this site, along with a brief description of myself.

Website Navigation Tips

This drop-down menu item is located under   Home   and provides insight on how this site is set up and how best to navigate it for the best user experience. (This is the page that you are on now.)

Average Home Maintenance & Repair Costs

Also located under   Home   this drop-down menu item is a page that will inform you about the average costs of Home Repairs.

Steps Common to All Projects

This page, as the name implies, lists the instruction Steps which are Common to All Projects. The purpose of this is to eliminate unnecessary repetition throughout the various project instructions. It is recommended that you print this page out for future use in completing all of the various projects.

 

Home Construction Terminology

This area is setup to teach the newcomer the   Terminology   used for Home Construction and Home Repair Projects, as well as to provide a reference tool for anyone who may come across a term used in a project instruction that they may not be familiar with. It is meant to be used as a reference area, as opposed to a read and memorize set of pages. You can consult it whenever you feel the need. Learning the correct terms will also be useful when you are searching for specific materials and/or products to purchase.

Hovering Over the   Home Construction Terminology   Link will reveal a drop-down menu which splits up the contained Items into alphabetically arranged sections in order to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Just click on the Link in the menu which contains the first letter of the term that you are searching for as follows:

Home Construction Terms: A thru C

Home Construction Terms: D thru F

Home Construction Terms: G thru L

Home Construction Terms: M thru Q

Home Construction Terms: R

Home Construction Terms: S

Home Construction Terms: T thru Z

 

Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment

Clicking on this Link, will take you to:   Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment – An Overview   explaining the qualifications that I use for making my recommendations for   Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment   and where to purchase them.

Hovering over the   Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment   Link will reveal a drop-down menu which splits up the contained Items into several categories:   Hand Tools   Power Tools & Equipment   Safety Equipment & Supplies   Storage   Tool Belts – Tool Boxes – & Tool Holsters   Garden Hand Tools   and   Garden Power Tools & Equipment

Each category provides you with an overview of the items contained therein, and a list of   Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment   appropriate to that category, including a description and an explanation of the specific or common uses for each.

Whenever possible, I will also offer several suggestions (Links) on where to purchase a quality version of each tool at a good price. These suggestions are based on my personal purchases and/or research, but are not meant to be all inclusive as to your options.

Here are the   Best Home Repair Tools & Equipment   categories:

Hand Tools:   All tools that are NOT battery or electrically powered, except for   Garden Hand Tools   which are found in a separate category.

Power Tools & Equipment:   All tools that are battery, electrically, pneumatically, or gas powered, except for   Garden Power Tools   which are found in a separate category.

Safety Equipment & Supplies:   Safety Equipment for your eyes, ears, nose, hands, knees, elbows, and feet. Includes items such as:  goggles, ear plugs, dust masks, gloves, knee & elbow pads, steel-toed boots, etc.

Storage:   Containers to hold fasteners, spare parts, supplies, etc.

Tool  Belts – Tool Boxes – & Tool Holsters:   Includes:  Tool Belts, a variety of Tool Boxes, both large and small, permanent and portable types, as well as Tool Holsters.

Garden Hand Tools:   All tools that are generally used for yard projects, that are NOT battery, electrically, pneumatically, or gas powered.

Garden Power Tools & Equipment:   All tools that are generally used for yard projects, that are battery, electrically, pneumatically, or gas powered.

 

Reviews

Provides you with information as to why you can be confident in the Reviews offered on my site.

 

About Me

Contains information about myself and my qualifications.

 

Contact

This page contains my email information. You can email me directly at any time with Questions or Comments that you don’t feel comfortable posting publicly.

 

Side Menu:   Categories   Recent Posts   Post Archives   Affiliate Disclosure

 

Clicking on any of these Links here, will take you to the   Home   page. There, you can view the Side Menu and click on the area that you wish to explore.

Some of these Side Menu items contain drop-down menu choices, (shown when you click on the drop-down arrow on the right), some do not. When available, you can click on any of the choices in a drop-down menu to be directed to that specific post or group of posts.

Below is a list of the Side Menu items, along with any drop-down menu items that are available. They are indented below the main Side Menu item where they are found. Each one contains a brief explanation of what you will find on the given posts.

 

The following are the specifics for the Side Menu:

Categories

Each Side Menu category or sub-category contains specific projects with Step-by-Step Instructions for each project. You can click on any category or sub-category to be shown all of the offerings in that category. You will see the project title along with excerpts of each post displayed on the left side of your screen (or below, if viewing on a phone or tablet). Each category or sub-category displays the number of posts or project contained within, at the right side of their name, in parenthesis.

All Home Repair Projects:   contains All Posts and Projects.

Inside Home Repairs & Maintenance  contains All Inside Home related Posts and Projects.

Maintenance Projects:   Inside Home Maintenance Projects.

Organization:   Projects for Organizing: tools, spare parts, & supplies.

Repair Projects:   Inside Home Repair Projects

Landscaping  contains All Landscaping related Posts and Projects.

Hardscape  includes Hardscape Projects like:  decks, patios, retaining walls, etc.

Softscape  includes Softscape Projects related to lawn, shrubs, evergreens, trees, etc.

Outside Home Repairs & Maintenance  contains All Outside Home Posts & Projects.

Maintenance Projects:   Outside Home Maintenance Projects.

Repair Projects:   Outside Home Repair Projects.

Newsletter Tips:   contains Monthly Newsletter Tips Archives.

 

Recent Posts

Contains a list of about (30) of my recent posts or projects. You can click on any of the post titles to be directed to that specific post or project. Each one also displays the day in which it was first put up on my site.

 

Post Archives

Displays a drop-down showing months and years. You can click on any of these to show the posts or projects contained within.

 

Affiliate Disclosure

This is a Link to my Affiliate Disclosure page.

 

Footer Menu:   Privacy Policy   About Me   Contact Me

 

Clicking on any of these Links will take you directly to that page.

 


In closing, I encourage you to post Comments at the bottom of any project, noting your success or failure in completing that particular project. Comments and/or Questions should be project related where posted. For a personal, rather than public conversation, visit my   Contact   page.

I will do my best to Comment on Your Comments and to answer all of your Questions promptly. Please remember, NO Question is a stupid one. We All had to learn this information at some point.

It is important that you understand the terminology and proper tools to use for each particular project if you want to complete that project to the best of your ability.

Knowledge is a powerful thing. The more knowledge that you acquire in a particular area, the better you will feel about yourself, and the more you will be apt to attempt that next new unfamiliar project with greater confidence.

 

So, the Best of Luck in All of Your Home Projects! You Can Do It!

 

Sincerely,

CJ Dodaro