Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • 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.

  • Reverse Osmosis Water Purification: What You Should Know

    11 February 2015

    Does your tap water have a strange taste, color, or odor to it that seems a bit off-putting? If so, you may have water that is full of contaminates that are not at all beneficial for your health. You may want to consider installing a reverse osmosis water purification system in your home. These systems will provide tap water that is much higher in overall quality. Here are some things you should know about reverse osmosis:

  • How To Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets For Cheap

    6 February 2015

    Installing new kitchen cabinets can completely change the functionality and style of your kitchen. However, a new kitchen cabinet system can cost a lot of money. Luckily, there are many cost effective ways to make your kitchen cabinets more functional without spending an arm and a leg. This article will highlight a few ways to upgrade your kitchen cabinets. Installing New Molding For a purely stylistic upgrade to your kitchen cabinets, you should consider installing new molding.

  • Why Are Your Eyes Puffy After Sleeping With The Air Conditioning On?

    30 January 2015

    Do you notice that your eyes are puffy in the morning after sleeping with the air conditioner on? It's probably not a coincidence that your itchy, red eyes become worse on the hottest days of the year. It's not the air conditioning itself that's causing your reaction, but rather the fact that it's blowing allergen particles into the air. Why do the symptoms occur only in the morning? Perhaps you're allergic to pollen, pet dander, dust or mold spores.

  • How To Take Proper Care Of Your A/C Window Unit

    28 January 2015

    There are almost 100 million homes in the U.S. with air conditioning. Chances are you may be one of them, and you may have a window unit installed. During warm months, you want to be able to rely on your air conditioning unit to keep you and your family cool. If it quits working, you could spend tons of money hiring a professional to come out and fix it. In many cases, problems with your window unit could have been avoided if you had only performed simple maintenance procedures on it.

  • Your New Older Home: Heat With A Boiler Or Furnace?

    23 January 2015

    When you buy an older home, it can come with a lot of seemingly strange perks. Older homes often have original architecture, such as pulleys built into windows, ladders climbing the sides of homes, and even laundry elevators. There might even be another structure in your new home that reminds you of the heat source in your childhood grade school- a radiator. This begs the question: should you heat your home with a boiler, or switch to a modern furnace?