One of the fastest ways to dramatically increase the value and visual appeal of your home is to remodel a room. Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom is an improvement that will make the largest increase in the value of your home, as well as add the most in comfort level for your family
Hiring a Professional Contractor. Home improvements can be an expensive proposition. For those that are able, doing the work on their own can save them a substantial amount of money. However, there are times when that just isn't practical, and sometimes possible.
Remodeling Terms. It's very difficult to understand home improvement books, or "how to" manuals, if you don't know the terms used.
Tool Tips. Home improvements require a wide variety of tools and equipment. Knowing how to use them will make the project go better, and safer.
How to Read a Tape Measure. Fractions is an area many of us choose to forget. Unfortunately, reading a tape measure or wooden rule is based on fractions.
Using a Drywall Screw Gun. Using a screw gun to install sheetrock is much faster than nailing it. With wood studs, there will be less "nail pops"showing up later, and if there are metal studs, nails won't do you much good anyway.
Choosing A Circular Saw
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Drywall. The majority of modern homes have drywall, also know as sheetrock or wall board, on the walls and ceilings. Knowing how to install and repir it is a big help for homeowners.
Repairing Drywall Nail Pops. In many homes, drywall nails have a tendency to "pop" out, taking with it the joint compound that once hid the nail.
Repairing Holes in Drywall. It seems that walls are a magnet for damage. Especially if you have children. The good news is it isn't difficult to fix them. Sometimes you just need to fish a wire for something, and the easiest way is to punch a few holes into the wall.
Taping or finishing Drywall. Taping or finishing drywall is a bit of an art, or at least it can seem like it. Once you understand the way the pro's do it, it's a piece of cake. Getting smooth surfaces is possible, even with very little sanding.
Home Improvements Resource Directory. From materials, to fixtures, to contractors. Finding what you need, when you need it is a big part of home improvement projects. Having these resources available to you can only help.
Material Suppliers. Here's a great place to look for Home improvement materials and supplies.
Home Improvement Sites.
Home Remodeling Forums. If you have questions regarding your home improvement projects? These forums will provide answers for you.
Home Goods. Home improvements can only go so far to make your house beautiful. Once the work is complete, you'll need to furnish it. Here are links to help you make it happen.
Woodworking Sites. Some of my favorite sites!
Tool and Equipment Suppliers.
General Business Links.
Home Remodeling Contractors. Sometimes it just isn't practical to attempt doing the work yourself.
General Product Links. Products listing.
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