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Installing laminate flooring

April 26, 2010 at 11:43 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Laminate flooring has become a remarkably popular flooring option for many homeowners not only because of its stylish finish but also because of its low maintenance quality. Laminate timber flooring is amazingly durable, is available in such a wide variety of styles, colours and finishes that it is easy to find one that suits any […]

Keep the breeze out

April 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



With these very beautiful yet very cold winter months comes a very bitter draft that seeps through the cracks in your home. There are many ways to prevent the winds to bring your gas and electric bill up. The fallowing are safe do it yourself tips and suggestions that I think you will enjoy learning […]

Lighting your house

April 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



1.Accent lamps can be used in bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, entrances and any spot that may need extra lighting. Because they are generally under 20″, they provide just the right amount of accent lighting. 2.Table lamps are usually anywhere from 25″ to 32″ in height and are used for general purpose lighting in living rooms, bedrooms, […]

Installing curtain rods

April 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Things You’ll Need: Curtains Pencils Pencils Brackets Levels Screwdriver Sets Variable-speed Drills Pencils Brackets Step 1-Determine if you want to mount your curtain rods on the window casing or on the wall. If you’re not attaching the curtain rod brackets to the wooden casing, a stud or a nailing block behind the wallboard, you’ll need […]

Installing a ceiling fan

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



Step 1 Pick the ceiling fan for the job Step 2 Make sure that power is shut off at the main electrical box for the fixture that you intend to work on. This can be tested by flipping the wall switch or using a circuit tester on the light fixture itself. Step 3 Remove the […]

Destressing your cabinets

April 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



If you are looking for a way to give your kitchen a delightful, country-style feel, adding a distressed finish to your cabinets is a fantastic way to go. Tools and Materials You’ll Need: • Power drill or screwdriver • Thick chain (optional) • Sandpaper, medium grade • Lint-free cloth • 2 inch flat brush • […]

Installing baseboard

April 20, 2010 at 8:38 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Things you’ll need •Coping Saws •Measuring Tapes •Wood Putty •Finish Nails •Miter Saws •Hammers Step 1 Take measurements to get the linear footage needed to span the distance to be trimmed out. Add 10 percent to this figure for waste and mistakes. Step 2 Select the style and finish you want for your new baseboard. […]

How to hang pictures

April 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Budget Your Wall Space: Leave generous room between unframed works or abstract art. The eye gravitates more naturally towards framed pictures and representational pieces (i.e., a painting of a horse or a photo of your nephew), so you can get away with spacing these closer together. How close, exactly, depends on the size of the […]

Leaky Faucets

April 19, 2010 at 10:16 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Before You Start • Shut off the water under the sink. • Close the sink drain; cover it with a rag to catch dropped parts. • Tape the jaws of your wrench with a layer of duct tape to avoid scratching the fixture. • Establish a place to lay out parts in order of removal. […]

Installing a sink

April 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



1. Position the sink upside-down on the recently laminated counter top or the plywood base. Try to center it but leave at least 1 1/2 inches and not more than 3 inches from the edge of the counter. Pencil in a pencil line around the edge of the sink; then, take out the sink. (If […]

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