I was talking with my Mother in Law this past weekend and she asked me, how did you hang your clock, was it hard? That's when it hit me, with all these projects I am doing around my house I just say, insert a screw or drill into concrete. Most recently you can see in my How to Stain Concrete Floors post, the section on inserting the transition strips. I don't really go into detail but there is definitely more to it than just using a regular drill and bit and going to town. ... Read More about How to Drill into Masonry: Stone/Brick/Concrete
Finally it's done! From the moment we walked through this house when shopping for a new home I knew that this ugly brown carpet had to go. I didn't want to just replace with carpet, I have 2 teenagers and they are as messy as toddlers! We were looking for something durable and beautiful, but also something that would not break the bank. In the local Parade of Homes many of the houses had stained concrete basement floors and I fell in love with the idea. I researched ... Read More about How to Stain Concrete Floors
When we moved into our new house last summer the lower level had this ugly brown carpet. Honestly speaking, it was the kids area so wasn't really high on the to-do list. Then our dog developed a ph problem in her urine. Long story short, she started using the basement family room as her own personal bathroom. Once we got her squared away with the right food (she is doing great now) we were left with carpet that had a urine smell and I just couldn't take it. So basement carpet redo got ... Read More about My basement carpet has got to go!
It's not all that hard to install a tile floor. I had never done it before and I don't own a ton of tools. As long as you have patience, you can do it too! I am serious, over the course of a couple weekends we were able to install a tile floor in our laundry room and it instantly upgraded the look of our home. We did this because the linoleum was ugly and gross and we wanted to upgrade it to match the slate floor in the powder room. The big reason was to ... Read More about How to Install a Tile Floor