If you're remodeling a home, chances are you want wood flooring in at least one of your rooms. Wood flooring has a timeless look, and it gives a house a warm feel. But there's almost too much information out there about wood flooring, making it hard to know what's what.
Interior painting can dramatically alter the look and feel of a room. Whether you are preparing to sell your home, maintaining cracking paint or wanting to change the character of a room, a good paint job requires proper preparation, tools and techniques. Rushing a paint job is likely to result in disappointment.
There are several reasons a bathroom sink can leak. One of the most common reasons is that water gets on the counter and seeps through where the bowl attaches to the vanity countertop. Another common reason is that the faucet has become loose and allows water to leak. Both of these problems can be fixed for little money and a small investment of time
A questionnaire concerning health and living conditions was sent to the parents of 1387 children aged 0-15 years to answer the question if children living in homes built with large amounts of particle board had more headaches and respiratory and skin symptoms than other children.
1. Adjust the thermostat
If you have central air controlled by a thermostat, use a programmable thermostat to save energy by increasing the heat significantly during the day when the house is empty. You can give up a couple degrees at night, too – especially on the hottest days. You may be surprised to find that the contrast between outdoor and indoor temperatures matters as much as the absolute temperature inside your home. When home, aim to set the temperature at 78 degrees to balance comfort with energy and cost savings. Together with winter energy savings, a programmable thermostat used properly can save the average home up to $150USD.
The old Plywood vs Particle Board debate is alive and well. I have noticed
a large percentage of people prefer plywood cabinets to particle board, but do not prefer the cost differential. Many designers, sales people, and manufacturers push the particle board as just as good as plywood, but those people also usually are selling particle board cabinets.
Manufacturers have stopped using the particle board name and call it engineered board, or furniture board.