By Matt Weber, Photos By Hal Jones Creative thinking combined with innovate building products give rise to a beautiful basement bathroom.
Decorative Hardware puts the “Bling” in Interior Decor
The Extreme How-To staff spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois, in October to attend the 2011 Remodeling Show/Deck Expo. The Remodeling Show brings together the entire remodeling industry face-to-face annually.Launched in 1991 by National Association of Home Builders, the event has expanded to represent all facets of the remodeling community — kitchen and bath; home improvement; aging-in-place; sustainable remodeling […]
By Matt Weber Kick Out the Jambs.. A triple-threat entryway upgrade gives a front door a fresh new look.
True Dimensional Lumber Repairs
See how one college student updated his dorm room.
By Matt Weber From cutting access to framing and installation.
Q: I had an electrician install 22 recessed remodel-style can lights in our basement ceiling. A lot of holes had to be cut for running the new wire. How do I go about re-texturing the knockdown finish to hide the damage? A: First, remove the trim rings from the cans so they are flush or slightly recessed into the […]
Q: I installed a 2-by-2-foot drywall patch into a ceiling, but it turns out the piece is too thin and has a “pushed in” look, compared to the original. The difference is about 1/8 inch. How I can fill the dip in the drywall? A: It’s common for ceilings to utilize 5/8-inch drywall while the walls are 1/2 inch, […]
Q: When hanging drywall, how far apart should I space the drywall fasteners? A: Fastener spacing for installing gypsum panels depends on the particular drywall application and fastener type. For example, when nailing to wood framing members, United States Gypsum Corporation (USG, the manufacturers of Sheetrock) recommends the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. […]
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]