The following “Do's and Don'ts” of drywall installation will help you avoid some common mistakes people make when tackling drywall projects. Proper Edge Support Framing at the inside corners is often inadequate, making it impossible to fasten the edge of the drywall. The solution is to inspect the framing before you start hanging drywall. Make sure there's at least 1 in. of exposed framing at corners. If not, add another 2x4 alongside the existing framing. Especially check al
Before putting your house on the market put a fresh coat of paint up. It will suggest to buyers that your home has been well taken care of. It can also help boost your home’s closing price. According to Zillow, certain colors can boost the selling price of a home by as much as $1,300! Neutral colors are always a good choice, but before you grab that bucket of off-white paint, here are a few things you’ll want to know. White isn’t always best in the kitchen White kitchens are
If you have an older concrete driveway, path, or sidewalk, you may wonder how to fix those cracks that often appear on the surface over time. Fortunately, this is an issue that you can easily repair yourself. The biggest culprits of cracks are the weather and the changing of the seasons. Over time, the freeze and thaw cycle causes the concrete to expand and contract, resulting in cracks. Another cause are roots from a nearby tree pressing up on the concrete from underground.
Getting your home in shape for cooler months isn't rocket science. Set aside some time now to complete these simple tasks so you can rest easy, knowing you're prepared. Winterize Your Gas Grill If you're not a winter griller, now's the time to pack away your grill before it's covered with a foot of snow. In addition to giving your grill a thorough cleaning to remove grease and food scraps, take these steps to help prevent any unpleasant surprises when you fire up your grill a
DIY painting projects save you lots of cash (versus hiring a pro), so don't skimp on the paint or painting tools. Cheap paint and tools lead to sub-par results. Here are 10 ways not to cut corners on your next painting project. 1.Using Cheap Paint If you find yourself eyeing a discount brand, remember, cheap paint is no bargain. You'll need more of it to cover the same area. Since it won't cover well, you'll have to spend more time to apply extra coats. And after all this, it
Roll Paint Along the Edges for Consistent Texture Corners and areas next to trim that are painted only with a brush have a different texture than the surrounding paint. To ensure the finished texture will be consistent in these areas, brush on the paint, then immediately roll it out before the paint dries. That is why i prefer to use a 2 gallon bucket with a smaller roller screen to do my cut ins. Use a 3-in. roller with a nap that's the same thickness that was used for the r
This month start preparing your home for cooler temperatures and fall weather. September is a month of transition, when we start to put away our summer gear and prepare for cooler weather. It can be a busy month for home maintenance. Be sure you do your outdoor tasks before the weather gets too bad and book your professional services like chimney sweeping and roof/gutter cleaning. In addition to professional servicing, there are easy DIY tasks you can do yourself to make sur