12 Quick Around-the-House Fixes

by DIY Maven

12 Quick Around-the-House Fixes

Sometimes we're so busy around the house with the big stuff that we disregard the little stuff. Follow This Old House’s advice to fix the latter to bring harmony home.

  1. Take the Squeak out of Squeaky Floors and Stairs
  2. Unclog a powder room sink.
  3. Clean your stainless and keep it spotless.
  4. Hide scratches in woodwork.
  5. Tighten a loose set screw.
  6. Mask a musty smell (via your furnace!).
  7. Tighten loose chair legs.
  8. Tighten a drafty window.
  9. ...

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An Alternative to Laminate Flooring: Click Cork

by DIY Maven

An Alternative to Laminate Flooring: Click Cork

If you’re interested in the diy-ability, comfort and cleanliness of wood laminate, but don’t particularly care for its hard, cold, noisy-to-walk-on surface, you might want to consider click-together cork flooring. The video from iFloor is a nice primer for do-it-yourself installation, which is similar, if not identical, to traditional laminate flooring. Pre-finished cork tiles can start around $2.60 a square foot. To peruse various manufacturers...

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