Posts Tagged 'Burlington'

How to refinish a wood door

The exterior wood door on my house has been exposed to sun light for so long that the door is now in bad shape. The wood actually feels rough and has sort of blackened and faded. Can you give me advice on what needs to be done to refinish my door?

Which DIY projects should a novice avoid?

We are tackling a home renovation right now (kitchen, bathrooms, siding, and flooring). Although we want to do most of the work ourselves, we know that there are some tasks that we should not complete ourselves. Any advice about which DIY projects we should avoid.

Installing a new front door

When my house was built, we opted for a standard-sized, solid panel front door. Now we would like to hire a contractor to install a new front door with sidelights. Our house is sided in brick, any idea how much this project might cost?

DIY flooring installation in basement

I want to install some flooring in our basement (we're finishing the lower level and adding a TV room). What's the best type of flooring for a DIY'er with not much flooring experience?

Remodeling for the real estate market

;-( where to begin? I need to sell my 12 year old house, which is in need of a lot of work. Is there a logical checklist for which work is done first?

How can we get pet urine stains out of an oak floor?

My wife and I just moved into a 1940s Vermont home with great potential. We knew that there were beautiful oak floors in a four-season sunroom hidden underneath a green shag carpet. But after we moved in and pulled up the entire carpeting we noticed that the flooring had dark spots in several corners. A friend said that this was probably due to urine from pet accidents. We want to refinish the floors, but will these dark flooring stains ever come out?