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 […]
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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. […]
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We’re giving 3 of our X2R XCHANGER™ Reversible Basement Fans away. Improve Indoor Air Quality – Cure Damp-Musty Basements, Cellars or Crawl Spaces Tjernlund Products offers a pair of unique, energy-saving fans that are capable of automatically and simultaneously ridding basements or other areas of stale, musty or smelly air and drawing in fresh outside air. Called “XCHANGER™”, the fans […]