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The Process of Replacing an Interior Door

February 26, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Knowing how to change interior doors is a useful skill for all homeowners. Fortunately, it is relatively simple as long as you take the time to plan and gather the right tools. Here are six steps for how to hang an interior door in Midland, MI: Measure your old door: Start by measuring the height and width of your old door. If you live in an older home and are replacing an original door, measure thickness too—nowadays, standard door thickness is set at 1 ⅜”. Bring the measurements with you when you pick out a new door or order a... View Article


Whole Home Remodel: Where to Start?

February 12, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“I want to renovate my house. Where do I start?” We receive this question frequently, especially when homes require updates or a customer purchases a fixer upper. The answer varies depending on customers and their goals—a home needing new electrical and plumbing systems has different priorities than a customer who wants their dream chef’s kitchen. If you are considering a whole home remodel in Midland, MI and are wondering where to start, here are five potential approaches to this effort: Big-picture approach: Make a decision based on how everything works together and how it affects other areas of your home.... View Article


When and How to Remove a Toilet

February 4, 2021 10:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Toilets are capable of lasting many years, but there will eventually come a time when replacement is necessary. You might decide to replace the toilet for cosmetic reasons, due to it breaking or cracking, or because it wastes a lot of water. Conversely, you might only need to remove the toilet to replace a wax ring before setting it back in place. With this in mind, here are some tips for replacing a toilet in your Midland, MI home: Gather equipment: You’ll need a large sponge and bucket (because there will inevitably be some spilled water), a tongue-and-groove pliers, an... View Article


How to Remove a Stripped Screw

January 21, 2021 10:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are few things more frustrating when working on a project at home than when you strip a screw. At a certain point, your drill bit will no longer get the screw to turn because the head indents have been completely bored out. While you might be able to get a screw extractor kit at low cost to take care of the job, that doesn’t help you if you’re in a hurry and don’t have an extractor on hand. With this in mind, here are some of the most effective ways to remove a stripped screw when you’re doing DIY... View Article


Seven Remodeling Misconceptions

January 18, 2021 9:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The rise in popularity of home improvement TV shows and networks has greatly increased peoples’ interest in updating their homes. This is great for the remodeling industry, but it has created a ton of home improvement misconceptions in Midland, MI. That’s why we’re here to set the record straight! Continue reading to learn the truth behind the top remodeling misconceptions we encounter. DIY saves money It stands to reason that doing a remodeling project without hiring a contractor would be cheaper. But unless you have industry experience, DIY projects often cost more than hiring a pro. Homeowners can easily get... View Article