Is there a most effective method for fastening drywall to studs? I've seen a couple of different methods for attaching drywall. Method 1 involved separating nails/screws vertically about every vertical foot or so along the stud. Method 2 grouped 2 nails/screws (about 3 inches apart) vertically about every 1.5 - 2 feet. The grouping method seems most desirable from a plastering perspective (less places to apply & sand) but is one method better than the other?
I want to replace an old linoleum floor in my kitchen with tile. What is the best type of tile to use? Do I need to remove the linoleum, or can I put the new the tile over it? What are the step-by-step instructions for laying a tile floor?
My house is badly in need of exterior paint. I have never tackled this task, and need to know what is involved. What is the best house paint to use, what special tools do I need, and what is the sequence of events in painting the house?
I want to give my kitchen a new look without spending a fortune. I think that either putting up new cabinet doors or refinishing the existing ones would go a long way toward updating the kitchen. What is involved in refinishing my kitchen cabinet doors, and what is the cost differential of replacing them?
When considering home addition(s) to provide extra storage space, I noticed that there is a large space between the ceiling and roof of my attached garage. However there is no access to this space. How can I install a trapdoor, ladder?
I have an existing covered patio, but my wife has decided she would prefer a sunroom. Are there any sunroom designs that would make it possible to incorporate the existing redwood patio cover into a sunroom? If not, how would I go about designing a conversion?
I want to remodel my basement for a recreation room, and I want to put up paneling on the walls. How do I go about attaching the paneling to the existing concrete block walls? Should I use insulation? How do I handle openings for electrical outlets and light switches?
I have no experience with painting, but my home's interior badly needs new paint. Besides paint, what tools and materials will I need to do a good job? Approximately how long will painting each room take, and what will it cost? What special techniques do painters use to do a fast job and still get professional results?
I want to build a sunroom off my family room for entertaining. How complicated is it to build a sunroom? Can I purchase a prefabricated sunroom that is easily assembled, or is it better to have the sunroom custom-designed to fit my home's architecture?