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January 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Kitchen

Cabinets

January 6, 2010 at 10:26 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Installing new cabinets does not necessary require hiring a professional–but it does take a fair amount of do-it-yourself skills and basic tools. Installing them level, plumb, and flush with each other is critical to ensuring that they work properly and look great. The first wall and base cabinets are key–if you get them installed level […]

Destressing your cabinets

January 5, 2010 at 4:41 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

January 5, 2010 at 11:32 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

January 4, 2010 at 5:10 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 […]

Keeping the Mold Out

January 4, 2010 at 9:47 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



One place in the home that you have the potential of developing mold very much is in your kitchen, unlike the bathroom you are not just dealing with moisture you are also dealing with food that can get moldy. There are many things that you can do to prevent mold in your kitchen. Change Your […]

Keeping your air ducts clean

December 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Filthy air ducts can let dust and dirt spread throughout your house, along with odors, pollen and bacteria. A high-quality furnace filter helps, but ducts should be frequently cleaned as well. There are services that do this, and it’s a good idea to hire them once a year because they can reach spots in the […]

Plant a tree

December 29, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



The most common mistake when planting a tree is a digging hole, which is both too deep and too narrow. Too deep and the roots don’t have access to sufficient oxygen to ensure proper growth. Too narrow and the root structure can’t expand sufficiently to nourish and properly anchor the tree. As a general rule, […]

Budgeting tips

December 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



1. KEEP IT SIMPLE (AT FIRST) The best way to get started is to put together a very basic list of your monthly income (i.e. your paycheck) and expenses. Just give it your best guess. Stick to listing things you can easily identify: rent, car payment, insurance, utilities (you get the picture). As time goes […]

Tips for taking your christmas tree down

December 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



It all depends on what type of Christmas tree you have. I have yet to master the art of putting a large fold-up Christmas tree back in it’s original box. So I manage. •Many people love the Charlie Brown sparce style trees that don’t come apart. If that’s what you have, grab a few large […]

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