Go Ahead, Build a New Interior Wall in an Hour or Less Do you want to build a new interior wall inside your home? Perhaps you’re trying to create a new small space for a home office, hobby room, or you have a bigger appetite and are transforming a dank basement into a cozy Read More »
Soundproof Condo Ceiling - Not Easy After Construction QUESTION #2: Tim, I live in a condo and wonder what might be done to lessen the noise I hear coming from some of my neighbors. Are there any easy fixes that I might be able to tackle? Linda S., Chicago, IL Soundproofing spaces is a science. Read More »
"Crown molding ceiling gap happens because the rough lumber behind the drywall shrinks. It can be prevented by nailing the ceiling molding to the ceiling allowing it to float up and down on the wall." Why is There a Crown Molding Gap at Ceiling? Ceiling molding, or crown molding, can pull away from the ceiling Read More »
Temporary wall partitions can be added to room to create that small home office. The temporary interior wall should be held in place with fasteners to avoid the wall falling over. This is even more important if small children are present. Soundproofing is possible, to a degree, with sound-batt insulation and an exterior door.
A fire stop is a vital component of wall framing. Fire stop insulation, fire stop foam and other proper fire stopping materials are essential to block combustible gases from moving upward through your home like a chimney. Understanding fire stops, if you undertake a DIY project, is necessary for your safety.
Tile Falls Off Wall TIPS Organic glue skins over Walls not flat Thinset is best adhesive Cover fast before it dries CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: The 8-inch by 10-inch wall tiles in my bathroom are bulging out in places. I pushed on them and they moved. Further investigation Read More »
EasyCare Paint Review Watch the above video review of the EasyCare paint sold exclusively at True Value Hardware stores. I tested EasyCare out in my own bathroom. Here's my opinion: Nice and thick Above-average hiding power No roll splatter Very low odor Exceptional value Paint Prices When you compare indoor wall and ceiling paint, you Read More »
Column and beam construction must be done with properly sized beams to support a load bearing wall. Columns must be properly located, and the choice of a steel beam, wood beams, or beams made of laminate or other materials available today is also best left to the pros! Solid column and beam construction calls for the hiring of a structural engineer to get you started.
Pocket doors save space but can break down. Replacing pocket doors or installing new pocket door hardware might be all that is needed to revive an old, troublesome pocket door. Here are some pocket doors diy tips.