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Name: Don Dinerstein
Date registered: December 19, 2010


Don was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and attended both Santa Monica College and Art Center College of Design. After College pursuing a career as a graphic artist, Don eventually felt led toward design/contracting, scenic art and custom home construction. In 1990 Don relocated to Paris France, where he worked as a field Art Director, and Production Designer for the construction of Euro Disneyland. Returning in 1992, Don settled in Stonington Connecticut, where in addition to custom home construction, and commercial project management, Don pursued many artistic endeavors, ranging from faux antique furniture design and manufacture, to wooden boat restoration. Don was featured as a special guest on National Public Radio with Faith Middleton. Presently, residing in Los Angeles, Don works as a freelance writer for several online publications, and also writes fiction short stories for children, and young adults.

Latest posts

  1. Elegance On A Budget — December 18, 2011
  2. Stone Veneer? improving the architecture of your home — November 27, 2011
  3. S.J.Peterman Orange County remodel and handyman — November 2, 2011
  4. Safety First! Carbon Monoxide Smoke Alarms Fire Alarms — October 31, 2011
  5. Hardwood Flooring Exposed! Maple Oak — October 9, 2011

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  1. Concrete Improvements! — 1 comment
  2. Investing In Beautiful — 1 comment
  3. Beauty and the Beam! Finishing wooden ceiling beams — 1 comment
  4. Security+Beauty=Equity! — 1 comment
  5. Home Improvement Makes Sense! How to find the right Contractor — 1 comment

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Dec 18

Elegance On A Budget

Small home improvements, although modest on the budget, can often make a big difference in the quality of your home’s environment, and actually increase the value and equity of your home. Sadly, many older homes today are still void of proper bathroom ventilation, heating and lighting. Have you ever experienced getting out of the shower …

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Nov 27

Stone Veneer? improving the architecture of your home

Have you ever thought about improving the architecture of your home with the addition of a stone veneer?  Actual stone veneer has never been as readily available, easy to install, and cost effective as it is today. Not long ago decorative stone veneer was limited to artificial stone, manufactured from concrete, or polymers, then either …

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Nov 02

S.J.Peterman Orange County remodel and handyman

According to Webster’s Dictionary, the standard definition of a ‘Handyman’ is “One competent in a variety of skills, inventive or ingenious in repair or maintenance work”. But just ask anyone in Orange County California, from La Habra in the north, to San Clemente down south, and you’ll hear ‘Handyman’ defined as S.J.Peterman! The reason is …

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Oct 31

Safety First! Carbon Monoxide Smoke Alarms Fire Alarms

When it comes to your family’s safety, you wouldn’t cut any corners, right?  But does your home have a Carbon Monoxide detector installed?  Most homes built a decade ago did not require the installation of Carbon Monoxide detectors, and sadly, tragedy has been the result. Carbon monoxide (CO), is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas …

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Oct 09

Hardwood Flooring Exposed! Maple Oak

There is something about the smooth, continuous beauty of a hardwood floor that is so inviting, and architecturally foundational to American homes.  Whether your flooring is natural American hardwood such as red oak, southern yellow pine, ash, or maple; hardwood flooring is both a significant visual asset and equitable investment. If your home doesn’t already …

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Oct 02

Beauty and the Beam! Finishing wooden ceiling beams

Let’s see, how did that song go…”Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the Beam!” Silly? Not really.  The author, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published Beauty and the Beast in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The story of Beauty and the Beast marked the stirring emotional …

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Sep 27

Home Improvement Makes Sense! How to find the right Contractor

We have all been told some story about some clever fellow who was smart enough to invest when the market was low, and then made a fortune when the market was high.  Well, now may be an excellent time to consider an investment into your home, because just like the wise investor, you too will …

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Sep 20

Exterior Makeover! Vinyl Siding

With the re-sale housing market is a slump, more than ever it is important for the home seller to consider a visual upgrade that will make their home stand out above the rest. In this article we will explore the many architectural options available with exterior vinyl sidings. Are you aware that vinyl siding has …

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Sep 14

Clothing+Shoes+Organization= Happiness

Nothing could be better than a closet organizational makeover, especially for those shoes! Long gone are the days that the trusted closet pole and hook were all that was needed to accommodate a wardrobe.  Today, closet organizers, systems made to order, custom built-in shelves and factory made, easy to install shelves, cubicles, and racks are …

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Sep 10

Accents and Upgrades! Crown Molding

Even in a sluggish housing market, investing in a home improvement project such as adding interior accents, or upgrading your kitchen and bath continues to be the best investment, with the best return available.  Additionally, home improvement projects allow you to personally enjoy the investment. So while you select recipes in your newly remodeled kitchen, …

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