Drywall Stained and Warped by Water

Drywall Stained and Warped by Water This winter has been brutal on the snowfall front and not only are roofs taking a beating, but interior drywall is as well. Drywall damage and stains are usually the result of a leaky roof or plumbing fixture. Minor damage and stains can be quickly and easily be repaired. Sometimes the damage is not too severe and does not require the replacement of the damaged drywall. If you feel comfortable tackling the repair yourself, these are the steps you will need to follow: Before doing anything else,…Read more …

Give a Facelift to an Ordinary Concrete Porch

Give a Facelift to an Ordinary Concrete Porch The entrance to your home is very important, because it greets your guests and sets the tone for making them feel welcomed.  So you want to do whatever you can to make your entrance as inviting as possible.  But what do you do with that plain, boring concrete porch?  Well, rather than tearing it out and replacing it with something else, you can simply tile over it and take it from blah to fabulous in just 6 easy steps. Before you begin, be sure you…Read more …

Spring Home Maintenance

Spring Home Maintenance Now that winter is coming to an end and the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to turn our attention to repairing the damage winter has cause and preparing your house for the coming warm weather. Home maintenance is a time consuming but necessary task that must be done in order to keep your home in tip top shape. Here are some of the things that should be addressed in your spring maintenance routine and some that should be addressed on a monthly basis.…Read more …

Outdoor Deck Maintenance

  Outdoor Deck Maintenance Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to check your deck for damage from old man winter and reseal the deck after any repairs have been made.  Here is a quick step by step list of how you can perform a spring clean-up on your deck. CLEANING YOUR DECK To truly assess the condition of your deck, the first thing you must do is wash it.  Be sure to remove any debris and wood fibers by using a power washer.  Be sure to always keep the power…Read more …

Last thoughts on Back Splash Tiles

We’ve talked a lot about back splash tiles over the last two blogs and in this blog we are just going to throw out some final thoughts and ideas on back splash tiles: Subway tiles add a touch of color and shimmer to any kitchen, and subway tiles come in dozens of colors and are usually pretty easy on the budget, so creating an interesting and inviting kitchen backsplash gives you plenty of wow for your dollar. For example, selecting a simple subway tile with a beveled edge for your kitchen backsplash introduces…Read more …