All posts tagged "installation"
The Reveal, Part 4
In my previous blog posts, I shared my experiences with the design process, the unpacking and tear-out process, and the installation process. Now, it’s time for the reveal. Time to take a moment to step back and...
- Posted August 1, 2019
On Crown Molding
Adding sculptured wood trim such as crown molding, door casing and baseboard can add a rich look to your home. And if you do-it-yourself the cost can be minimal. Crown molding is the sculptured wood trim that...
- Posted November 13, 2015
Paneling: How to Install It
“To decorate or not to decorate that is the question?” “Whether ‘tis nobler to use wallpaper, paint or paneling?” Which do you think is least difficult: 1) painting, 2) wallpapering, or 3) paneling? Survey says – depends...
- Posted September 8, 2015
Kitchen Faucet Probem
Q. Often when I turn off my kitchen faucet there is a sudden fierce banging. This also occurs after my washing machine has completely filled and the water shuts off. It’s very annoying. What is it, and...
- Posted August 19, 2015
When It Rains, It Pours! Gutters, Downspouts, Drainage…and More
Gene Kelly would probably not be remembered as well for his part in “Singing in the Rain” if the movie set had been equipped with rain gutters. As a matter of fact, the producers would probably have...
- Posted March 5, 2015
A Cost Effective Heating Alternative, 8 Steps to Install Your Gas-Fired Heater
This is the time of year when home improvement and hardware stores begin to advertise the season’s super-duper deals on the newest and most modern, thermostatically controlled, ultra energy-efficient, electric baseboard heaters. There are two common types:...
- Posted October 6, 2014
Californians know all about good wall fasteners to hold pictures, mirrors and heavy cabinets in place. But you don’t have to live in earthquake country to want to keep things where they belong. The right wall anchor...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Installing Crown Molding
Question In putting up crown molding, I understand there is a more attractive way to do corners other than mitering. What is it? How do you do it? Answer Mitering is the quickest and easiest way to...
- Posted May 22, 2014
Old Countertop With a Fresh New Look
A new tile countertop might sound like a budget-buster, but there is an affordable alternative. Simply install tile right over the existing laminate countertop. Start by removing the sink and protecting the front of the cabinets with...
- Posted May 13, 2014
Floors are a “Snap”
“Beat the Clock” made its television debut on this day in 1950. Host Bud Collyer entertained home viewers by having contestants do zany stunts for money under the pressure of a ticking clock. Today, if you want...
- Posted May 11, 2014