Squeaky floorboards can be easily fixed. To fix squeaky floorboards, have an assistant walk the floor. When the floor squeaks, tap a glue-coated shim in between the floor and the joist. This should end your squeaky floor problem. Squeaky floors that are carpeted can be fixed by driving a drywall screw into the squeaky floorboard, or by pounding a hot-dipped galvanized finish nail through the carpet floor and into the joist.

Bedrooms

Store firewood away from the house and off the ground. Storing firewood too close to the house attract termites and carpenter ants that can cause serious damage to your home.

Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Learn how to use bleach to effectively kill bacteria in your home.

Bathroom Cleaning

 Adding knobs, pulls and handles to your drawers and cabinets can improve the look without costing very much.  Use knobs, pulls and and handles of all different shapes and sizes.

Bathroom Cabinets

Learn how to create the look and feel of a warm, glowing fire without the mess of a traditional fireplace..

Decor Planning

A breakdown in your home entertainment system might not be as serious as you first think. You could save a lot of time and money on unnecessary repair bills for your home entertainment system by taking the time to check basics before you call a repair person.

Home Technology

Before new or additional wiring is installed in your home, have your electrical service upgraded. To upgrade electrical wiring in your home, always rely on a licensed professional electrician to do electrical wiring upgrades for you.

Interior Remodeling

Choosing molding products has become easier with all the patterns and styles on the the market today. Hardwood molding can be expensive, while paint-grade pine or fir mouldings are less expensive than hardwood moulding. Ready-to-paint moldings are made from high-density polymers, and gives you the best moulding for you buck.

Building and Remodeling

Sanding cabinets before painting ensures that new paint will stick. Sanding cabinets is a sure fire way to get rid of any blemishes or dings. Sanding cabinets after the grime has been washed away will also make your cabinets look like new, even before you apply paint.

Kitchen Remodeling

Concrete walkways Make an inviting enterance to your home.  Here's how to create a concrete walkway.

Outdoor Living

Wood gutters are rare, and require extra attention. Wood gutters need to be resealed every two years, in the dry season. Wood gutters need to be sanded, then have a wood preservative applied to them. Wood gutters can then be finished with asphalt-aluminum roof paint.

Exterior Remodeling

A built-in desk will help you make use of otherwise dead space in high-traffic areas like your kitchen. built-in desks, need plenty of shelves and drawers, as well as built-in desk space for computers.

Home Office

Nail pops occur when lumber dries out and pushes nails right out of the wall. Drive in a new nail, cover with spackle, paint, and you no longer have a nail pop.

Nail pops

Homes built before 1978 were known to have used lead paint.  Lead paint can cause serious health problems in children.  If you think you home has lead paint, you should do a lead paint test.

Home Safety

Learn how to find out your home's age by looking in a very unexpected place.

Toilets

Halloween costumes should be a treat, not a safety hazard.  Here are some quick tricks to make sure your child's choice measures up. 

Holiday Decor

Fire extinguishers are marked A B C or D. A is for ordinary fuels such as wood or cloth, and most plastics. B is for flammable liquids and C is for electrical fires. Purchase a multi-purpose extinguisher marked "ABC" for the best protection.

Disaster Proofing

Fighting too large a fire by yourself can be dangerous, and wastes precious escape time for your family.  Always call the fire department before fires get out of hand.

Home Safety

Learn how to make the rooms in your home both stylish and affordable by using clippings from magazines to fuel your inspiration.

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