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Mark & Theresa Clement

Occupation: Contractor & Designer

Mark & Theresa Clement are real life contractors. Together they host the MyFixitUpLife home improvement and lifestyle podcast. Theresa is a designer and color expert. Mark is a carpenter and tool-nut. They create and build projects from household repairs and crafts to playgrounds, decks man caves and more.

Mark's Recent Articles

  • Tool Review: Stanley Mitre Saw Potpourri

    Tool Review: Stanley Mitre Saw

    Molding is also the stuff of the gods. At least to me. Something that literally breathes life into a boring box should, like a beautiful woman, be treated with concomitant care and respect.

    Sep 16, 2016
  • DIY Barn Door Installation Windows & Doors

    DIY Barn Door Installation

    DIYing your very own barn door is easier than you might think. It’s not as simple as, say, chewing, but for the impact it delivers, the DIY necessary is definitely doable for anyone describing themselves as handy and/or owners of power tools.

    Aug 10, 2016
  • Should You Buy A Cordless Leaf Blower? Landscaping

    Should You Buy A Cordless Leaf Blower?

    Fall is the official season of complaining about too-early retail holiday displays - I heard ‘doorbuster’ on Labor Day - but if you have trees and you don’t have a lawn service, then you have work coming up and need tools to do it.

    Mar 22, 2016
  • How To Buy A Hammer General Expertise

    How To Buy A Hammer

    Seems like buying a hammer should be easy. However, there are some hammer features that really matter. Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying a hammer.

    Mar 7, 2016
  • Basement Bathroom Design Bathroom

    Basement Bathroom Design

    Basement bathroom design ideas are just a bunch of, well, crap if you spend too much time designing what a bathroom looks like and not enough time designing what it does.

    Oct 1, 2015
  • Tool Review: Milwaukee M18 Reciprocating Sawzall 2621-20 Potpourri

    Tool Review: Milwaukee M18 Reciprocating Sawzall 2621-20

    Milwaukee Tool invented the Sawzall and still calls their long line of recips ‘Sawzall’ to this day. And, not surprisingly, they make a cordless Sawzall that kicks serious butt: The 18-volt battery powered 2630-20, which I have put through paces from deep freezes to every day remodeling.

    Jul 30, 2015
  • Tool Review: Ridgid Wet-Dry Vacuum Model #WD1956 Potpourri

    Tool Review: Ridgid Wet-Dry Vacuum Model #WD1956

    There is a one full-size vacuum unit that isn’t as insulting to a contractor’s time as just about all the other ones I’ve tried and that’s Ridgid’s 1956. Part of it comes from good design. Part of it comes from job site hacks that make it do what it doesn’t do well.

    Jul 22, 2015

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