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The Great Debate on Bathroom Renovation – Should You Remove the Bathtub to Create a Stand-Alone Shower?

Are you considering remodeling your bathroom so that you can replace the bathtub with a stand-alone or walk-in shower? Well, if it’s your house, you can practically do anything you want as far as remodeling is concerned. If you’re having second thoughts about it, however, it would be wise to weigh the pros and cons of having a bathtub and compare these with the pros and cons of having a stand-alone shower. Another thing that you should consider and look into would ...

11 Practical Tips on Doing Your Roof Yourself

The roof is often taken for granted and is only noticed when it’s leaking. It is, however, one of the most important parts of the house. The roof serves as the family’s shelter and protection from elements such as wind, snow, and rain. Proper installation and maintenance are therefore required to always keep the roof in good condition. Here are some tips for doing and fixing the roof of your house by yourself. Since the roof is situated way above the ground, ...

Designing Your Hardwood Floors on a 45 Degree Angle – Is it Worth It?

Hardwood floors have always been popular because of their versatility and good looks. Typically, the wooden boards are positioned in a straight line from wall to wall. It’s the traditional look for hardwood floors. Not too many people are aware of the fact that hardwood floors can be installed on a 45-degree angle. In fact, any angle for that matter. There are those that go for a 10-degree angle to highlight a particular room. Still, a 45-degree angle is the best style if ...

Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings were very popular from the 50’s to the 80’s since this type of ceiling style is pleasing to the eyes and economical too. It’s a quick way of finishing ceilings; and the materials are quite inexpensive too. Aside from the aesthetic aspect, this type of ceiling also serves the purpose of noise insulation. Ceiling imperfections can also be hidden by employing this design and style. The ceiling treatment can either be sprayed on or painted on, it’s that simple. And ...

Blowing Cellulose Insulation Into the Attic

It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it. The consequences can be quite expensive when you don’t have a properly insulated attic. Do you notice that you still feel cold even if your heater is all powered up during the winter months? How about during the summer? Do you need to turn your air conditioning system at the highest setting to feel comfortable around your home? Improper insulation in your attic can cause your utility bills to soar high as indoor ...

Air Sealing An Attic in 9 steps

Did you know that an improperly sealed attic can make it seem like a big hole or even a chimney? If you have a fireplace and a chimney, you know how important it is to seal these off during hot summer months so as to prevent loss of cool air from your air conditioning system. It’s the same thing with your attic. You have to make sure that small cracks, holes, and gaps are all sealed up as all these little things ...