Installing Crown Molding To Metal Studs

By Robert Robillard

Image: installcrown.com Installing crown molding in commercial spaces often brings up the concern of steel studs. Installing crown molding to metal studs seem to be the norm in more and more condos that we work in as well. Hand nailing crown molding into steel studs does not work and using an air gun makes for…

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Door Latch Problems

By Robert Robillard

Dealing With A door That Does Not Close or Latch You’re trying to close a door in your house and it won’t latch. Or you have to lift or put a shoulder into the door in order to get it to latch or lock.   Most likely you have an alignment issue at the strike or…

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How to Insulate your Basement.

By Phil Benevides

Proper  Techniques: How To Insulate your Basement Many homeowners look to their basements when they want to efficiently increase the living area of their homes. Compared to the cost of a home addition and the significant difference in the amount of building material, expanding a home through a basement renovation is cost effective and easier…

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Blending New Wallboard To Old Wallboard

By Robert Robillard

Adding New Walls Next to Old Plaster Walls I run a remodeling company and on many projects we find ourselves removing portions of rooms to access pipes and wires and later blending new wallboard to old wallboard.  sounds simple enough and it is if you take a few preparation steps. Many folks feel that you…

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Prepping New and Old Walls for Paint

By Robert Robillard

How To Paint New Plaster and Old Painted Walls In Same Room Many folks think that prepping new and old walls for paint is the same process, it’s not! New plaster or drywall should not be treated the same as old walls.  Often times during a remodel you will come across new walls butting into…

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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures and Materials

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Fixture Guide When choosing the bathroom fixtures and materials one of the most important aspects to consider is the quality construction and finish on the product you select. In the last ten years bathroom fixtures and materials have changed dramatically.   Energy efficiency has become a focus with companies producing more efficient flushing toilets, faucets…

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Jobsite Dust Control

By Robert Robillard

A good jobsite dust control strategy is essential to keeping your customer or significant other happy throughout a DIY or remodeling project. Here’s a few tips to get you started:   1. In the work area, look for ways air to enters and leaves the room. This would include sealing off doors, windows, air vents…

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Installing A Custom Appliance Handle

By Robert Robillard

Custom Refrigerator Handle Problem: The upper refrigerator and lower freezer door handles on the refrigerator panels, below, did not match so we decided that installing a custom applinace handle was a good option. The bottom “cabinet door”style panel was also not the desired look. This panel will be replaced with a panel that looks like…

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