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How to Prepare for a Laminate Floor Installation

January 12, 2011 at 11:31 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



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Antique your furniture

January 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Category: Handyman



Step 1: Sand the Furniture The first step in aging a modern piece of furniture is to soften the look of the new wood. Use #120-grade sandpaper to blunt the edges and slightly round any sharp corners. A palm sander or sanding block will speed the process. Use sandpaper to mimic the signs of wear […]

How to lay flagstone

January 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Category: Exterior Projects, Remodeling Contractor



Step 1: Purchase StoneDetermine the size, shape and location of the flagstone patio and walkway. Take the measurements to a stone yard and select the material for the project. Palletized stone is a pallet of pre-sorted premium stone. It is more expensive but will save time because the stones are a more uniform size, shape […]

How to install glass tile backsplash

January 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Category: Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling



Step 1: Determine a Layout for the Backsplash Dry fit the tile sheets in the space to determine the best layout. A good layout minimizes the number of cuts and avoids tiny slivers of cut tile at the edges of the space. Step 2: Apply the Adhesive Apply painter’s tape along the back edge of […]

Demo a Bedroom Closet

January 3, 2011 at 11:25 am | Category: Handyman



Step 1: Hammer the Wall First, remove the doors and the clothing bar. Next, hammer holes in the wall’s surface between the wall studs. Several large holes will enable you to use your hands to easily pull the plaster surface loose. Step 2: Remove Beams and Plaster Next, remove any horizontal support beams from the […]

Painting Basics

December 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Before beginning to paint, “cut in” around any corners or trim. To do this, load a small amount of paint on the end of the brush, press the brush against the wall so that it comes to an angle and gradually work toward the trim. Be careful not to get paint on the trim or […]

Carpet 101

December 29, 2010 at 11:01 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Durability The measure of how long your carpet will look and feel good. Ideally, carpet will retain its original texture and appearance for years to come. Durability depends on finding the right balance of three important factors defined below: 1. Fiber During carpet manufacturing, natural or synthetic fiber is converted to yarn and tufted, or […]

Holiday Give away

December 28, 2010 at 11:25 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Call Christies Design/ Build and Remodeling before January 14th 2011 and recieve 1 hour of free design consulting! This is valued at $85! Call Alyssa at (303)833-4715 and set your appointment today!

How to Install a Stop and Waste Valve

December 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Category: Bathroom Remodeling



Step 1: Cut the Pipe The first step is to cut out a section of the cold water line to insert the mixing valve. Cut out a small section of both the cold and the hot water lines using a pipe cutter (Image 1). Note: have a bucket ready to collect any water that is […]

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