Posts Tagged ‘diy’

When You Should Go Ahead And Call A General Contractor

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When To Hire A General Contractor

When To DIY Or Call A Local General Contractor

It’s okay to admit you’re not sure if you can perform certain acts of home improvement. Your family members will likely appreciate if you’re able to decide that a job is beyond your skill set and best left to a professional Bay Area general contractor.

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Advice from Your Knowledgeable Bay Area Contractor

East Bay Kitchen RemodelingYou don’t need to be a building contractor to fix things around your home! Homeowners need to be jacks-of-all trades to stay on top of household problems. Here are ten essential skills you should work on, whether you’re about to engage in a series of DIY projects for your Bay Area home, or you’re just looking to impress your spouse or soon-to-be in-laws with your domestic skills:

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Can It Massively Lower Your Winter Heating Bill?

Old Man Winter doth approach. In fact, our friends in the northeastern states got a taste of his menace the week before Halloween, when a Nor’easter dumped a surprising “early snow” over unsuspecting would-be trick-or-treaters. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s a nightmare scenario. It’s 31 degrees outside in the middle of February. You are shaking with chills. You go to the bathroom to take that morning shower and melt your muscles in the warm, soothing flow of the piping hot water. But you turn the knobs and, instead of the luxurious heat, you are bombarded with an icy rain that feels like it has fallen from the clouds of the planet Neptune to turn you into a block of ice. Read the rest of this entry »

–Don’t Get Zapped! Key Safety Precautions When Working with Electricity Read the rest of this entry »

Pros and Cons

Maybe you and your spouse have finally elected to tackle the “big remodeling project” you’ve had on your to-do list for who knows how long. Or maybe you’re “biting the bullet” and renovating your Bay Area condominium in preparation for selling it in a year or two. In any event, you face many aesthetic and logistical challenges and choices ahead. And it’s the “little details” that often make construction or remodeling so difficult.
If you’re working on a new deck, for instance, you have to choose a material. Should you choose wood, a wood polymer composite (synthetic decking), or some other material (e.g. plastic)?

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How to Check Your Air Conditioner Before Calling for Service


The Bay Area fortunately does not get as hot and steamy as other, more scalding parts of California, such as Death Valley or the “Southland” of L.A. and San Diego. But it can get quite uncomfortable – particularly if your air-conditioner brakes or malfunctions during a heatwave.  If you are not technically inclined, your first instinct might be to grab a phone and call a pro to service your unit. But before you hop on that line and waste time (and money) getting professional help, ask yourself the following 5 questions: Read the rest of this entry »

Whether you’re renovating a condominium, building a new home from scratch, or simply modernizing a cramped, outmoded bathroom, here are four crucial elements to meet and exceed your needs for comfort, cleanliness, relaxation, and environmental efficiency.

1. Jacuzzi tub

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Do It Yourself Type?  There’s An App For That.

Whether you’re about to commence a complex “DIY” project that will likely take many months and potentially involve significant, elaborate planning; or you’re in the middle of a quick job that should only take another few hours, here are three cool apps to help you get your work done faster, easier, and more cost effectively. Read the rest of this entry »