Presuming you’ve got a wooden staircase, refinishing a staircase is a job that’s well within the capabilities of a DIY/home enthusiast. However, before stripping and re-surfacing the staircase take a few moments to cure any creaking treads or slipping risers. Making these repairs can be quite easy and straightforward. Squirting a foam filler to fill in any visible gaps may well also stop some creaks by preventing one piece of wood from rubbing on another; whilst angle blocks, screwed between a tread and a riser, will firmly tighten up any looseness.
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Whilst you could call in an interior designer from a local supplier to come up with some marble bathroom designs, to get exactly what you want out of a marble bathroom there’s absolutely no reason at all why you can’t do it yourself, and save some money doing it. Designing any bathroom, marble or otherwise, is mainly a question of maximizing the use of the space that you’ve got available.
Low cost and easy to work with PVC pipe fittings have made most plumbing jobs around the home quite simple and straight forward. PVC pipes have been in use now for over 60 years and once installed rarely need any maintenance or repairs. Having said that, should you decide to replace old PVC pipes or PVC pipe fittings – the old ones can be recycled.
Residential wireless light switches are to the 2000s what dimmer switches were to the 1970s; one of the must have gadgets. Almost as easy to fit as they are to operate, wireless light switches do much more than just solve the problem of having to get out of your chair to turn a light on or off.
Lots of problems can arise requiring you to get involved in a bit of clothes dryer trouble shooting. However, the good news is that clothes dryer problems don’t automatically mean that you need get your tool kit out or call the repairman. So, as with any troubleshooting procedure we’ll start off by checking that it’s not something quite simple you can do to resolve the problem.