Sunday, 08 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Gunston Place

Gunston Place

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Raleigh, United States – Don Kranbuehl

Built Area: 306.58 m2
Year Built: 2015
Photographs: Mark Herboth Photography LLC

Gunston Place House is a renovation and addition project of a suburbian colonial home. The original structure was built in 1981. It was a closed-in box and the owners wanted to transform it into a sun-drenched home. They wanted a home that’s filled with light and connected with nature.

The addition and renovation of Gunston Place House transformed the structure from a box to an open, well-lit place.
The addition and renovation of Gunston Place House transformed the structure from a box to an open, well-lit place.

The architects removed a little-used garage and built a two-story addition. The first floor became a work room clad in cedar. The living spaces are then opened up by installing floor-to-ceiling windows. These spaces provide views of the garden. The master suite is found in the second floor.

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light into the house.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light into the house.

Inside, Gunston Place House is warm and inviting with neutral color palettes. The use of white paint on the ceiling and walls brighten up the space. The added structure is supported by Douglas fir timber framework.

Notes from the Architect:

This renovation and addition project transforms a typical suburban colonial house into a dwelling that is open, naturally day lit, and engaged with the landscape, garden, and sky. Located on a steep forested corner lot, reforming the landscape was a critical component of the project to anchor the project into the hill side and to create a new terraced garden. 

The existing garage was demolished and the vernacular form was extended to the garden to create a new two story transparent entrance and living area with expansive views to the garden and sky.

Re-envision. The goal was to transform a closed-in inward-looking colonial box and repurpose the structure into an open transparent volume for living with nature. Faced with an economic choice to build new on a lot far away from downtown or renovate an aging colonial home closer to town, the owners decided to re-envision a typical colonial box and transform it into a sustainable modern house with views to the outside.  The owners’ love of gardening and natural light was an inspiration for the project and generated the opportunity to create a transparent structure and completely redesign the garden and landscape.

Subtract-Extend-Reconnect. The existing house had previously been both compartmentalized and separated from the garden by a one car garage.  This garage was “subtracted” or demolished to create opportunities for greater transparency and reconnect the house with the garden.   The subtraction allowed for new views from the kitchen and expansive views to the north and south.   A new steel stair and bridge is extended from the existing second floor hallway which connects to a new master bedroom. 

The new master bedroom is a volume “extended” into the garden and away from the existing colonial box separated from the old by a new glass storefront wall and bris soleil.  A new fiber cement “wrapper” completely wraps the new and the old.  The addition is supported on an exposed douglas fir heavy timber wood structure.   Two volumes, an existing play room addition and a new storage/work room,  that were outside or under this fiber cement wrap were clad in local atlantic white cedar.

Reforming the landscape. The backyard was transformed from a completely forested area to a new grass terrace that is an extension of the new open living and dining room space.  A new landscape masonry wall was extended far from the foundation wall into the forest to create a new terraced boundary between the man-made garden and natural forest.

The garden design was influenced by being faced with streets on two sides of the house and the close proximity of neighbors on the other two sides of the house.  The garden hedges and trees were used as volumetric screens to create privacy and shape a garden space to be viewed from the new living space.

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