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How to frame a floor

May 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Determine your ground floor layout before framing the floor. This is important because you must provide corresponding support beneath your floor for any future load-bearing walls. If you are unsure about this process, contact a builder or have an engineer look at your floor plan. Step 2 Install the sill plate that will […]

How to fix a door lock

May 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Doorknobs (also called locksets) come in many styles and degrees of security. The majority of them are fairly easy to take apart or install but if the locking mechanism is particularly complex, such as for a high security door, you’ll probably want to go to a professional locksmith instead of attempting the job on your […]

6 ways to maintain your air conditioner

May 24, 2010 at 10:36 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



1. Make sure there is nothing covering the condensing unit. This is to ensure that it can draw air into the cooling system and cool the room effectively. If you found that you have stored some items near or on the condensing unit, you should remove them right away. 2. Change your air filters regularly. […]

How to hang wallpaper

May 21, 2010 at 10:51 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Look for cracks, nail holes and loose paint or plaster on the walls. Fix them first. Step 2 Be sure that the walls are clean and dry and that every surface is either painted or primed. You don’t want to apply paste to a surface that will just absorb it – the paper might not […]

Best Summer Flowers

May 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Many flower gardens look great in spring and early summer but begin to flag when summer heat hits and the sun beats down day in and day out. Sadly, by midsummer, many flower gardens look past their prime. By planting flowers that thrive in heat and bloom in mid to late summer, you can keep […]

How to waterproof your deck

May 20, 2010 at 9:33 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Things You’ll Need: • Gloves • Gloves • Gloves • Chemical Cleaners • Rags • Rollers • Stiff Bristle Brushes With Long Handle • Wood Sealer • Rags • Airless Sprayer • Safety Glasses • Safety Glasses • Rollers Step 1 Clear deck of all dirt and debris. Step 2 Cover area surrounding deck with […]

How to waterproof your basement

May 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Evaluate the perimeter of your house. You should ensure that the ground next to your foundation slopes away from the foundation, not towards it. Backfilled dirt around the foundation will typically settle lower than the surrounding dirt causing the ground to sink in and slope towards your house. If necessary, add dirt up against the […]

How to add summer color to your house

May 19, 2010 at 10:12 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Take down and change any heavy drapery and dark colored curtains in each room and put linen curtains with summer flowery designs and summer colors. This brings such a change in the look and tone of your room. Cover a sofa, chair, or loveseat with a slipcover of a floral design or vibrant summer colors. […]

Screen Repairs

May 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



•You can easily patch most small holes. It’s only when a hole exceeds about 3″ in diameter that the screening itself needs to be replaced. •Measure hole sizes and purchase ready-made, snap-on repair patches or cut them from new screening. A patch should be at least 1/2″ larger in diameter than the hole. For bigger […]

Fixing shingles on your roof

May 18, 2010 at 9:30 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



If you own a home and live in it for a while chances are that you will likely be faced with a shingle roof repair at some point during your home ownership. That’s because replacing roof shingles is just a part of home ownership that is just inevitable. At some point during the lifetime of […]

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