Tag: basement

  • Build Your Own Home Bar – DIY

    Build Your Own Home Bar – DIY

    This DIY home bar is a cool design.  This isn’t a super detailed plan with a measured drawing, but this home bar is laid out with enough photos that most handy folks should be able to figure it out. I like the fact that this bar has two tiers, a nice overhang, and a clipped…

  • Basement Musty? That’s not Healthy!

    Basement Musty? That’s not Healthy!

      Building science research has shown that the quality of indoor air is more often than not worse than that the air outside your home. The air inside the living spaces in your home can be contaminated several ways: pet dander, insect infestations, unwanted mammalian pests, excessive moisture, poor ventilation, radon gas, and toxic chemicals…

  • Mold Removal Project – 2005

    Mold Removal Project – 2005

    Mold Removal Project Dealing with Mold in a basement? Take a look at this before and after.   This is from a project that we completed around 2005 but we hadn’t posted this directly on the WNY Handyman site. We had some mold issues due to neglect, improper grade, tree and shrub growth, a block…

  • Clean Up Your Sight Line!

    Clean Up Your Sight Line!

    When I begin most new renovation projects I make a point to be sure to make unattractive spaces look nicer.  They don’t necessarily have to be renovated, but they do need to be cleaned up to the point of no longer being detrimental, but a positive feature.  Some of the spaces that I focus on…

  • Rubble Foundation Repair

    Rubble Foundation Repair

    If you have a crumbling rubble foundation, you are probably wondering what your repair options are and what the cost might be.  For starters, this is not a DIY job.  Typical do it yourselfers don’t have the ability to lay the blocks required to make this repair. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=””…