Home & Garden

Fix Loose Wall Receptacles By Using Electrical Outlet Spacers

Got loose wall outlets? Or… if you’re remodeling a room, chances are you’re going to need electrical outlet spacers on your receptacles. They take just a minute to install right over your existing electrical wiring. The result is a smooth, professional finish on the wall and no more loose outlets! Here’s how to do it yourself!

Tips For Creating An ‘Idea Notebook’ Filled With Dream House Ideas

My Idea Notebook goes everywhere that I go! It usually stays in the car, but I always have it handy should I need a measurement, a color, or a description for someone who’s helping us make this home a reality — such as a bank lender, blueprint designer, or cabinet installer. Or, if my friends & relatives have a question or make a suggestion on the fly, then I just grab the Idea Notebook and add it to my collection of great ideas.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring Pros And Cons: See How Vinyl Tile & Vinyl Planks Compare To Natural Stone & Wood Floors [My Experience As A Flooring Installer]

Without question, the one part of your house that gets beat up every single day is your floor! Shoes, boots, heels, and cleats are just a few of the menaces that torture your flooring. Moving chairs and other furniture also add their fair share of damage. When you consider these factors, combined with damage from moisture getting on the floors from spills, stains, rain, mud, and snow days… eventually you’re going to be faced with replacing your old flooring. But what type of flooring should you put down? As a flooring installer, I have some thoughts about luxury vinyl flooring including — 1) How durable, waterproof, and scratch-proof vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring is, 2) How to install luxury vinyl as a DIY project, 3) How to clean vinyl plank flooring, and 4) How vinyl tile & plank flooring compare to natural stone and wood flooring.

Bathroom Design Tools, Standard Sizes, And Measurements For Bathroom Items

See standard Shower sizes & dimensions, Toilet sizes & space requirements, bathroom Sink spacing issues, Tub placement & sizes, and overall Bathroom Room Sizes for a full bath, small bath, half bath, and water closet / powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing a bathroom.