One home improvement that makes a difference every single day. Garage's are the #1 point of entry for most homeowners. Having a pro install an epoxy floor will instantly brighten and
clean up the entire space. I have yet had a single client tell me they wish they had not undertaken this home improvement. Mocha is our most popular color. It blends well with the earth tones comprising most homes in the metro, Like it? How about a thumbs up ?
Commented on Jun 02, 2011
doesn't take a pro to install this epoxy product. plenty of kits available for intermediate
to pro diyers. follow directions and you can do it.
Best window for a less price? Mmm... well, I would recommend vinyl with at least a low-E add.
Whether they are single or double hung is up to you. Single hung only open on the bottom and the top sash is "fixed". These normally come with a 1/2 screen (since only the bottom one moves. Double hung opens both top and bottom and can come with a full screen. This is good to lower and raise the sashes in the spring and fall to allow hot air to go out and bring the cooler air in. Plus, the full screen keeps those flies and bugs out which makes all out lives easier...lol. Plus, are these replacement windows or new construction? A lot of factors involved to answer your question correctly.
Just focused on moving some interior walls and then new sink, shower etc.
Commented on Apr 16, 2011
Matt... the question I have is are you doing the work yourself or is someone else doing it?
If you are doing it yourself then you are cutting out the "labor" charge. Most of the time, contractors charge per fixture in a bathroom; as well as hourly additions. Make sure if you are hiring a contractor that you get EVERYTHING spelled out on paper. It can easily change into 'CUSTOM" work (which adds up fast if you are not careful). Also, shop around for your fixtures. Just because you find something at a home improvement store does not mean that it is the best price on it. Find out the vendor and model number, then utilize other location web sites (again utilize the web). Also, if you find something that is inexpensive, make sure that it is made out of "solid" materials (metal, wood, etc.) and that repair parts (if needed) or not too expensive and are easy to find. Food for thought and good luck.
Carolyn... there is another blog on here in regard to pocket door install. Please check it
out and see the responses there. Also, you can purchase a pocket door kit that gives you the track and instructions on how to install it. There are several things to check out first (electrical, plumbing, wall intersection, or any other issues in wall area)? Just wanted to let you know about the other blog and have a great day.
Take a piece of paper and measure out the entire kitchen area (all walls, windows, and door
locations, walk path, electrical outlet locations, current appliance and cabinet layout, etc.) and take it to your local home improvement stores. Notice that I said stores not store. This will give you an option besides "settling" for one specific one. You might find things that you like in one design and want it in the other one. Also, use the internet to view different kitchen pictures and cabinets. There is a lot of different cabinet companies that are available for the diy people. Think about the type of material that "EVERYTHING" is made of. I am NOT an MDF person!!! I believe in all wood cabinets but for each his own. Most of all, expect the unexpected when you are dealing with older houses. It can easily turn into the domino effect when dealing with old electrical and water lines. So, leave yourself some leeway room and, most of all, BREATHE....lol.
that's why I mentioned utilizing the net. you can find a lot of different web links from
companies all across the U. S. If you are concerned about the size of the tile, visit your local home improvement store with size specifications in hand. Also, be aware of how to maintain the tile once it is installed when you are making your decision. They might be inexpensive but will they hold up where you are wanting them to go? Will the break easily? Are they slip resistant? Stainable? Approved for the area that you are wanting to use them in? Just be aware of the "big picture" and not just of the price.
flush aqua blue water, which is normal, but one toilet's water turns purplish brown. We are on a septic tank. Any ideas why the one toilet's water is such an odd color and is it a symptom of a plumbing problem?
Commented on Apr 16, 2011
Gloria, one option that might help is to either get straight bleach and put it into your tank
and flush it several times to "cleanout" the "water openings" in the bowl. I am sure that you keep it clean and such. However, there could be a lot of different things to consider: 1) city water is all fine and good but has the water ever been cut-off for any period of time lately? 2) when you clean your toilet bowl, do you literally scrub the openings underneath the "seat" area? These areas can build-up residue even on city water and with pvc pipes. One additional thing to do is to cut-off the water to the toilet tank, flush the toilet to where there is not much water in the tank and scrub the tank thoroughly. Refill the tank. After the tank is full, put bleach in the tank and allow to sit for 30 minutes or so. Then, flush again. This will bleach out the tank, force bleach through the "water openings", and hopefully will help the problem. I hope that one of these options help to solve your problem.