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Mold Growth in a Crawlspace Mold is becoming a big issue on Tim's Joists due to water pooling below the house. We tell Tim, on any crawlspace, there should be plastic on the ground as a moisture barrier. That will significantly reduce the water that rises up from the ground. Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the full answer!

Saw Selection Tips Debbie needs a Today's Homeowner guide to picking the perfect saw. The larger the saw and rougher the teeth would be used for framing lumber or plywood. For finer work, you would want to use a saw with smaller teeth. Danny shares a tip from an old teacher of his.

Today's Homeowner Guide to the Perfect Hand Saw Keeping Mold out of the attic. Stuart has mold appearing throughout the home. He wants to know where it may be coming from and how to prevent the fungus from showing it's ugly face. Saw Selection Tips. Debbie needs a Today's Homeowner guide to picking the perfect hand saw.

Spot Cleaning Tip Https:// / uploads/2020/01/SS-oxygen-bleach-stains.mp3 Remove stubborn stains from upholstery and carpeting by making a spot cleaner from oxygen bleach powder. Put one tablespoon of oxygen bleach in one cup of hot water. Stir well until the oxygen bleach powder is completed dissolved.

Give New Life to Dated Wood Furniture With the passage of time and exposure to the sun, tables, windows, and cabinets can begin to seem tired and faded. Verathane Interior Gel Stain is a great way to create a deep, rich color and instantly enhance the natural grain of the wood.

Types of Hand Saws: How to Choose the Right One - Ep. 53 There are dozens of sizes and styles of saws on the market. Learn when to choose which handsaw for the right project. - Also: We help a homeowner in the middle of a shower renovation. They want to make sure it's done right by putting up the correct material before the vinyl goes up.

DIY Home Workout & Cycling Room I fell ill with the flu for a bit, but I am back in action with a room makeover! As much as I wish I could say "new year, new project", this is a project I started back in the summer with my dad when we were making over the basement.

Shortlist Announced in the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards The shortlist has been revealed for the Homebuilding and Renovating Awards, celebrating those in the industry offering services and products to self builders, renovators and home improvers.

Forego 3,000 Pints And You Could Afford a UK House Deposit, Survey Finds The average British couple who gave up alcohol for four years and 10 weeks would save enough money to afford a kitchen renovation.

Complete This Survey for a Chance to Win £100 Amazon Voucher Homebuilding and Renovating is conducting a survey into the motivations behind the home improvements we make, our experiences on site, and the lessons that we have learned with hindsight. The survey should only take a couple of minutes to complete.

English Housing Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency Improvement in Homes The government's new report also revealed more young people are owning their own home, and fewer non-decent homes are being built.

The Different Styles of Modern Garden Lighting If in doubt, always make sure that you get a professional, qualified electrician to install your lights otherwise you run the risk of electrocution or fires. For anyone who fancies a little DIY project over getting an electrician in, plug and play lighting is a great option for lighting your garden.

Would You Split Up With Your Partner Because of Their Bathroom Habits? One in Five Have The importance of the bathroom cannot be understated in a relationship, and building a second bathroom may be prudent for couples.

Self Build: All You Need to Know About Building a Bespoke Home Choosing to self build allows you to create a home that is exactly tailored to your needs and can enable you to get more bang for your buck. Read our guide.

Window Styles: How to Make the Right Choice A guide to different window styles, designs, materials and glazing options with an image gallery to help you decide what is right for your home.

How Does Colour Make You Feel; a guide to choosing an interiors palette In this week's podcast Sophie and I discuss not just the importance of choosing colours you love but working out how to find the right shade that works for you.

Installing Rain Water Collection Ahhh look at this big tank! I'm so excited to not only finally get to this project but to also be able to share the process with you guys. This is a 30,000 gallon tank for my new rain water collection system. The system is also sometimes referred to as rain water harvesting and it's when you put catch the rain and store it for later use.

Our Big Closet Makeover - The Budget, The Video Tour, And The Before & Afters Our Big Closet Makeover - The Budget, The Video Tour, And The Before and Afters - Young House Love.

How to Prevent Heat Loss in Your Loft Conversion In order to prevent this from happening, and in a bid to retain all the warmth we can throughout the course of winter, insulating your loft conversion is the most simple and effective way to reduce both the amount of heat you're losing and your heating bills.

Net-Zero-Carbon Housing Scheme Design in Wales Unveiled The Passivhaus principles of the homes will be combined with a mix of renewable energy technologies including solar panels and ground source heat pumps, meaning that residents will not have to pay energy bills.

House Extensions: 25 Things to Know - Homebuilding & Renovating If this is the year you're going to add an extension then read our all-you-need-to-know guide to things you should know before you start.

Sofa Sale and Eco Credentials As regular readers will know I have worked with Love Your Home for many years now and I often tell you about what they are up to. This year they have offered to extend their sale period to you for an extra month and increased the discount as a treat to loyal Mad About The House readers.

Modern and Casual Playroom Decor Are you like me and love a good set of pillows? We found a great selection of accent pillows at Some of my favorites include this white and black striped pillow, off-white and grey accent tassel pillow and grey squared with tassels pillow.

Local Authorities Using 'Dirty Tricks' With Right to Build Registers, NaCSBA Finds The number of people signing up to the Right to Build registers is increasing, but councils are reportedly finding ways to avoid meeting the demand.

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