Choosing Cordless Power Tools

If you are a homeowner, or a DIYer, you will need some basic tools. If you do more than the most simple repairs you will benefit from power tools, and cordless power tools are generally the most convenient to use. However, there are so many different brands, models,...

Radiant Floor Heating

Most modern homes use forced air heating. This type of heating works well, and the same duct work can be used for cooling making it a cost effective solution. However, there are other ways to heat a home, as many who lives in an older house or apartment can attest to....

Grinding Cement

Part of the renovation of my townhome involves replacing the old ceramic floors with wood ones. The old floors were cemented to the concrete slab and when they were removed they left quite a bit of residue mortar. The most reasonable way to get that mortar off was to...

Sound Proofing With Insulation

When you live in a small space you have to adapt that space to meet the needs of the individual residents. The townhouse that I’m renovating has a music room in the basement area. Unfortunately, the master bedroom is directly above that space. It is impossible...

More Foam Insulation

In a recent post I chronicled adding foam insulation to a garage. In this post I’ll share some photos of adding foam insulation to the townhouse that I’m renovating. Several weeks ago my foam installers used closed cell foam to insulate the outside walls...

Using A Drywall Template

Drywall sheets are heavy and awkward to move. Their unwieldily nature can be especially difficult when they need to be mounted in confined areas. I had a garage heater installed in the townhouse that I’m renovating. The heater was suspended using rods that were...