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DIY TIPS TO REPAIR A DOOR

06-26-2015 01:20 PM by budgetwindowsqld | 20 comments »

Everyone’s houses have different types of doors and with those differences raise different types of repairs in respect to perfection of the doors or fixing the doors. Few of the door repair types are as mentioned below: • Fixing a Door That Impasses• Fixing a Loose Door• Fixing Wood Door Problems Through passing of time, doors cause to bind and stick. As your house settles, doors sag in their frames. Door at times may have been misaligned from the start. A variety of proble...

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An interesting Project – Sash Windows

11-04-2014 05:03 PM by ReubenD | 6 comments »

I just completed a project doing some restoration work on beautiful old home in our area. The building has been designated a historical landmark, so some of the work was a lot different than what I am used to doing. The idea of all the work was to keep it true to original architecture to the greatest extent possible. You do not realize how much some of the things that have changed until you try a project like this. The most interesting part of the entire job was getting the windows turned ...

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DIY Window Installation - The Instructive Power of Youtube

09-12-2014 08:06 AM by ReubenD | 4 comments »

Getting new windows was on the project list for 5 years. It probably should have been a much higher priority, but between budget (or the lack of available budget to be more precise) for such a large undertaking and the fact that the only times the windows really became a priority was January and February and that is not the best time to change windows in our cold snowy northern climate location, the project was kept on the back burner far too long. While I am pleased to have it done now, ...

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How to Add Beauty and Balance to Your Glass Windows

01-07-2014 01:12 PM by Rob Hardy | 2 comments »

Large windows and doors add elegance and beauty to your architecture. But you need to make sure you use proper window treatments that balance light and privacy. Having long windows, an array of wide windows, or a sliding French door can add to the beauty of your home interiors. I live in Reno, and the pleasant weather and the picturesque landscape made us add large windows and doors to our home architecture. My husband is a windshield repair expert in Reno and owing to his expertise in ev...

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Bathroom Makeover - Your #1 Priority if you've got a Bland and Boring Bathroom

10-28-2013 06:09 AM by Rob Hardy | 2 comments »

I hate bathrooms that lack personality, are cluttered and whose design makes them practically unusable. Yes, I am pretty sure you’ve come across bathrooms that just don’t look good any which way you look at them and also fall flat on the usability front. Here’s the truth, my bathroom also lacked the simple pleasures we expect such rooms to have and there came a time when I just couldn’t stand its design and decided to remodel it. Before I tell you what I did to ...

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Little House in the Heights #3: Demo days

04-29-2013 10:43 PM by BillyJ | 5 comments »

The demolition continues in this segment, with the jack-hammer getting the best of me. Although I rarely get the chance to rejoice during demo, this time I did. Usually I look at the job and think to myself, “It really doesn’t look THAT bad,” then find out that the concrete is 10” thick in the exact spot I am going to bust up (only because they had accidentally dug too deep and had some leftover cement). It happens to me more often then not. I’ve had experienc...

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That old house #11: Yes, this IS the final installment

01-11-2013 05:57 AM by BillyJ | 8 comments »

Now for the details of the remodeling. Original budget: $14k. Final budget: to be determined (right now we are double the original amount). True, I am finished with the kitchen, and I believe she does not have any further plans for the kitchen, but the “house” now became the former kitchen. I think she has enough for me to do for the rest of my life. EVERYTHING was upgraded during this remodel. From the 1/2 dozen different door knobs I bought, to hinges, slides, lights, etc....

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RENOVATING #2: Putting 'Living' back into the living room...Finale

02-28-2012 09:53 PM by rdlaurance | 1 comment »

Caught with a little time between projects while casting off the last of a winter cold, I felt I should add an update to my last blog of “ As we had earlier given away an antique set we had had (for decades), the style looked right, the color looked right, the price was certainly right and we now had a room that needed furnishing. So here they are. Wall decorations still seem a bit sparse but that may be more of a reflection on where our tastes have been moving these last six or se...

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That old house #3: You'll finish when?

11-14-2011 10:44 PM by BillyJ | 1 comment »

Although I told the client MANY times that this remodeling job will take a long time, I do not think she believed me. Working by myself, and for only a couple of hours a night, it is rather difficult for real progress to take place. There were many items that put a crimp in me accomplishing a lot, the least of which is a demanding client. I left off in the last installment showing a gutted shell, with only a little plumbing and electrical completed. Time now to install the windows. The...

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That old house #1: Old house - new kitchen

08-19-2011 03:55 PM by BillyJ | 6 comments »

I began this project a while ago and just now had some time to start writing about it. This is one of those projects that hold a surprise behind every swing of the hammer. Here is what I have to work with. It’s an older home. Built in 1939, it started out as a three-room house. Owner after owner left their mark. Unfortunately, almost all of the additions and renovation jobs were done by people who owned stock in fastener or plaster companies. The plaster is that good stuff –...

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