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Faux Painting

December 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1: Prep the Room and Apply the Base Coat Prep room by taping windows, doors and moldings with painter’s tape. Place drop cloth on the floor. Apply latex eggshell base coat in the same color family as top coat. Step 2: Mix and Apply the Glazes Mix 3 different top coat glazes: Mix one […]

Choosing Window Blinds

December 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Cellular shades are very popular. They’re available with no cords, which is a great feature if you have small kids or pets in the house. It eliminates the danger of accidental strangling. If you choose blinds that have cords, never tie the cords together. Faux wood blinds are good for areas with high humidity, such […]

50 Easy Holiday Decor!

December 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

101 easy ideas for Christmas decor 1. Create a charming display of teddy bears dressed for the season. Gather together three or more teddy bears and arrange them on a table or on the floor in a corner. Dress the bears with touques, scarves and mittens. Place candy canes in their hands or tie bows […]

How to install radient flooring

December 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1: Install Cement Board Cover the subfloor with cement board, attaching it to the joists with screws. Tape the seams with mesh tape designed for use with cement board. Step 2: Roll Out the Radiant Heating Mat The radiant heating mat is self-adhesive. To install, first decide where and how the unit will receive […]

Installing Pegboard

December 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1: Allow for Sufficient Space Behind the Pegboard When mounting pegboard, it’s critical to remember that it must be mounted so there is a little bit of space behind the surface of the board because the hooks or pegs are designed to insert through holes in the board and hook from behind. Step 2: […]

Holiday Give away!

December 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

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How to remove wall paper

December 13, 2010 at 10:16 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1: Prepare the Room Place drop cloths at the base of the walls to be stripped. Remove all switch plates and outlet covers from the walls. Cut the power to the room. Step 2: Score Wallpaper Use a wallpaper scorer to create small holes in the paper, which allows the solution to penetrate through […]

Eco friendly gift ideas

December 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Recycled and Vintage Items: Save brightly colored ribbon from product packaging or reuse vintage ribbon for embellishing gifts wrapped in recycled brown paper. Remove wrinkles by ironing ribbon with a cool iron or pulling it through a pair of heated hair straighteners. Sew or glue old beads and buttons onto the ribbon for a charming, […]

Choosing a faucet

December 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Category: Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Contractor

If you’re doing a complete bathroom remodel, a faucet seems almost unimportant in the grand scheme of things. But you should put the same thought into choosing your new faucet as you do that marble countertop or vessel sink, including understanding how your sink choices affect your faucet options. If you just want to perk […]

Laying Glass Tile

December 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Materials Needed: opaque glass tile non-sanded grout thinset adhesive V-notched trowel level sandpaper glass tile cutter tile spacers (optional) wax pencil bucket sponge rubber grout float Eliminate Power Turn off power to all walls where you’ll be working and remove outlet covers on the area to be tiled. Prep the Wall Using 80- or 90-grit […]

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