Black mold is a plague on health inside the home. It spreads like a grass fire and and can be responsible for respiratory illnesses, especially in children.
I live in a farmhouse about the same age, so I completely understand the affection you have for your home. I'll suggest several avenues you might try.
Julie, perhaps you have already learned one of the most important lessons about major DIY home renovations-that realistically you will need to hire some professional help for certain portions of your project. While it may be obvious that licensed electricians, plumbers, and engineers can be essential for many major remodeling projects, keep in mind that experienced sheet rock installers or counter top fabricators can be equally as important.
Looking for a green sink for a kitchen improvement project? Not the color green, the relationship of the materials to environmental responsibility and reduced carbon footprints. Santa Monica, Calif.
Jim, taking advantage of the available tax credits for energy efficient home improvements may help offset the costs of your kitchen renovation and bathroom remodel. The federal government has made these tax credits available to homeowners as an incentive to make their homes more energy efficient and as a way to help the deflated construction sector of the economy during our current economic downturn.
Hi Heinz, I will have to say I have never heard that before, but I will also say that after almost 30 years in the construction business, I still learn something new every day. I have used silicone in bathrooms for many years because it has the ability to give a little without cracking.
If you're looking for a good return on a large remodeling effort this year, consider finishing an empty basement space. While the return on investment (ROI) for remodeling always fluctuates with the economy and the geographical region for each homeowner, recent statistics on 2009 projects show good returns on unfinished basement or lower-level remodeling.
You've put away the noise makers and silly hats and you're ready for 2010. No doubt, you've made resolutions for getting exercise, cleaning up your diet, and spending more time with your loved ones.
Kitchen cabinet refacing has become a popular choice during these cash-strapped times. In as little as a weekend, you can completely transform your entire kitchen's appearance.
Renovating your kitchen and adding a sink? Perhaps it's time to consider the latest options in garbage disposals. While only a few manufacturers actually make disposals and issue them to resellers, there are more choices than ever before.