Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • How To Repair Water Damaged Drywall Yourself

    20 May 2015

    Water can be very damaging to your home, especially if not taken care of quickly and properly. Your home could end up being inundated with mold and mildew, which can result in health issues like respiratory problems for you and your family if it goes undetected. Water damage can be caused from a leaky roof, broken or leaky pipes, or from a basement flood that was not cleaned up properly. Cleaning up water from this type of damage must be done quickly and properly.

  • Tips For Preventing Disasters At Home By Spotting Damage To Common Kitchen Appliances

    4 May 2015

    If you plan on using the major appliances in your kitchen for many more years, the need to avoid expensive repairs is obviously crucial. However, it is important to understand that by spotting the early symptoms of problems, you have a much better chance of not having a secondary issue occur, like a fire or water damage. It is easier and cheaper to prevent a problem than it is to make it go away, so check your appliances regularly and know what signs they provide of a developing issue.

  • Natural Cleaning Tips For Your French Doors

    16 April 2015

    Your new French patio doors add an element of elegance and beauty to your home, and cleaning your doors is an important part of maintaining that beauty and elegance. These tips will help you keep your new French patio doors clean using standard household products and environmentally friendly methods. Finished Wood Most of the time, the wooden parts of your French patio doors will only need to be wiped down with a microfiber cloth to remove dust.

  • Pros And Cons Of Aluminum Garage Doors

    6 April 2015

    If you are looking to upgrade your garage doors, there are a lot of different materials to choose from. One of the more popular types of garage doors is an aluminum garage door. There are many benefits to this material for your garage, but there are also some drawbacks to be aware of. Compare the following pros and cons when deciding if aluminum is right for you. Pro: Aluminum Does Not Rust

  • Tips For Cleaning Your Hot Tub

    27 March 2015

    You want to make sure you provide your hot tub with the proper care so it will stay clean and in good working order for as long as possible. Following a few simple steps to keep it clean and in good condition will go a long way. You can learn some very helpful tips below: How to Keep Your Hot Tub Clean Double rinsing your bathing suit before you get in your hot tub will do wonders with regards to keeping it clean.

  • How To Add A Modern Look To Your Kitchen With A Concrete Finish Wall

    24 March 2015

    Modern design schemes borrow motifs from industry. Stainless steel, bold geometric shapes and cool-toned building materials can all make your kitchen remodel fit this scheme. But you can also add a touch of modern with an unusual element that doesn't require a construction crew to carry out. And the main product that you will need, concrete feather finish, is relatively affordable. Here's how you can add a modern look to your kitchen with a concrete finish wall.

  • Simple Steps To Resurface The Concrete Deck Around Your Pool

    11 March 2015

    If the concrete deck around your pool appears worn out and has cracks in some areas, consider these pool deck resurfacing options and make the repairs yourself after learning the proper steps to take. After the job is finished, you will have an appealing area to relax in while you are spending time out by your pool. Use The Following Materials measuring tape pressure washer cleaning solution (for concrete) push broom plastic sheeting duct tape concrete patch putty knife concrete float concrete micro-topping paint tray power sprayer paint roller roller handle acid concrete stain Cover Exposed Surfaces, Clean And Repair The Concrete 

  • What Are The Differences Between Painting And Powder Coating?

    3 March 2015

    There are several different ways of coating metal for parts, cars, or equipment. One is painting and another is powder coating. You have probably heard about the two separate processes, but you may not know what the differences between them are.  Painting Painting is a wet process. That means that it is sprayed onto the metal and has to dry. Generally the paint is baked in an oven or a heated room to dry.

  • How To Troubleshoot A Low-Flow Toilet

    23 February 2015

    No matter where you live, using too much water in the home is always going to be an issue. This is why low-flow toilets were introduced a few decades ago. They are now used in most homes, and new toilet installations must use them. Low-flow toilets use about half the water to flush than what toilets used to use. When you are troubleshooting toilet problems, you will need to find out first if it is a low-flow toilet.

  • Keep Your Auto Glass In Good Shape With These Maintenance Tips

    17 February 2015

    The glass in your car may not be something you think about often, but it is important that you keep your auto glass in good shape so it can protect you from the elements. Here are some tips to make sure that your glass continues to stay intact and do its job: Don't Pour Boiling Water on Your Windows For many people, de-icing windows in the winter is a time-consuming job, especially if you're in a hurry.