The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
18 January 2016
Hard water can create unsightly build up on all glass in your home, but it seems like nothing is more unfortunate than a glass railing with unsightly hard water stains. Mineral buildup can occur when homeowners use homemade water-based mixtures to clean their glass railings. The harder the water in the home, the more significant the hard water stains. If allowed to build up over time, hard water stains can get white and crusty, which can destroy the elegance of your home's glass railing.
30 December 2015
Granite was long considered one of the most desirable materials for a kitchen countertop. The stone offered a natural beauty and supposed durability that was hard to surpass. But homeowners on a budget might find granite out of the question for a kitchen remodeling project and the counters also require more maintenance than often assumed. Luckily, there are a few granite alternative materials that can offer a similar look of elegance for a lower price and/or lower maintenance.
12 December 2015
If you are doing projects with cedar lumber, you may want to treat the materials to help prevent decay and aging. This can be done by using stains and sealants, but they will also change the natural look of the grain. If you want to preserve the natural look of cedar lumber, there are some alternatives to conventional sealants and stains that you may want to consider. Here are some natural treatments that you can use to preserve your cedar wood:
23 November 2015
If you plan to remodel your bathroom, consider installing a frameless shower door. Frameless shower doors are constructed from tempered glass with pre-drilled holes for hinges, and they don't have metal on the edges. Here are some tips to install frameless shower doors. Make Preparations For this project you need the following items: tape measure felt-tip marker wooden shims two sawhorses towels screwdriver or hex wrench leveler utility knife frameless door Since tempered glass panels cannot be cut, you must get accurate measurements of height, width, and depth after tiles have been installed.
26 October 2015
Entertainment centers are too big to get rid of just because of a few scratches. However, entertainment centers are also big enough that refinishing one that's scratched can be a giant, time-consuming pain. Knowing how to get rid of the scratches in your wooden entertainment center can either save you hundreds of dollars on a replacement piece or can help you save many long hours of sanding, restaining and resealing.