A Tip to Saving Carpet Costs when installing New Carpet.

Over the Years I’ve tried to find ways to save my customer money. A Tip to Saving Carpet Costs when installing New Carpet can be knowing, where do I need carpet? Well you must consider that Carpet is one of the bigger expenses of building or especially remodeling on a budget. There is always a waste of carpet after it is installed, mostly because of the person measuring for the carpet.

Many people have a salesmen come to their home to do the mesuring for the amount of carpet and pad your project needs. But what most people don’t know is that the salesman has never even installed carpet. Installers and carpet salesman are a total different breed. Many times a salesmen will short the carpet Installer because of the way it was measured. Most of the time the salesman will sell you extra as he doesn’t want to short the Installer.

So My first Tip to Saving Carpet Costs when installing New Carpet is, have the installer who will be doing your project come to measure your project. Then he can tell the salesman the amout of carpet and pad you will need. There is always going to be some left over because of the home layout and the width of the crpet. The installer knows which is the better way to install the carpet for the amount of less seams in the project. More seams more cost and a possible seam where it will be more notice over the wear life of the carpet.

A Final Tip to Saving Carpet Costs when installing New Carpet. If you have sliding doors on your closet with a bottom track. Why install New Carpet in a place the is never even walked on. If there is a transition point where the doors slide on a bottom track then leave the carpet that’s already in the closet and save the tearout the extra seam that most installers charge extra for. The doors on the closet are closed most of the time.Who’s going to know the carpet is different on the other side of the closet door?

Some thing to ponder while trying to save money on your remodel.

Thanks for reading.

How to Repair a Sheet Rock Hole

There are 7  Steps to Repairing a Sheet Rock Hole.

Today I will be starting a new job that will be a Home interior face lift of a dwelling that was built in the late 80s. There are holes in the sheet rock from a power chair and from the customers head, where he had rocketed of his power chair because of the throttle. I will be taking pictures of the process of this project. They will be added later tonight or in the morning.
How to patch sheet rock holes properly with out fuss or stress is what I want to show you. 
It’s a step by step process that will make you look like a pro.

First Step > is to mark your damaged area with a pencil line around the hole to be repaired. Allow about 1″ around hole




Second step> Cut out the square hole you have marked with a dermal tool or sheet rock hole saw.
Once you have made an opening you can see what you will have to block out behind the sheet rock hole. This will allow you to have a way to attach the rock with screws where there is no wood.

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Third Step > Install your backing board. 
Make sure you don’t sink you screws to much. You want them to be snug and a little more than flush with the painted wall side.

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Fourth Step >  Time to install your now sheet rock piece. Screw along edges to the stud and backer board.

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Fifth Step > Now time to cut through the paint and into the paper so that you and peel off a thin layer for paper and paint at the same time. About 1″ …Do this all away around the patched hole. 
Remove the paper leaving a thin layer for paper covering the sheet rock chalk.

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Sixth Step > Use some fiberglass tape and go around the edges to keep it from creating cracks in the future.

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Seventh Step > Apply a thin layer of sheet rock mud covering the fiberglass tap.

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There you have it.

Now your ready for sanding when it drys so you can put on another coat of mud. Three coats in thin layers are recommended with sanding and feathering out the edges. Ready then to apply texture or then prime and paint. Thanks for checking out this How to Repair a Sheet Rock Hole post.

Until the next time, Rock on.

Greg Hill


The stress of Writing your First Blog Post.

So for those who are going to see this blog post, let me first welcome you to my bolg site  where I going to attempt to become a blogger with some useable reading information about Stress and Axinety.  Hopefully helping others in the process.
Other things I want to write about are foods that are related to help Stress , Anxiety and natural herbs that are out there today and widely used for  thousands of years to help with your everyday life when we are concise or asleep.

I think first we need to learn the difference between  “Stress” and “Stressor”.
When dealing with stress, most people already have two strikes against them. The very language we typically use to describe stress decreases our ability to deal with it most effectively.
90% of people define stress by what’s confronting them in their daily lives, the problems and concerns  they are dealing with. Such an understanding makes us victims of whatever is happening around us. However, an enormous  amount of research indicates  it’s not what we have to deal with, but  how we individaully deal with it that dictates the severity of stress in our lives. Simply put, to understanding the most fundamental aspects of stress, we must understand a critical distinction: the difference between “stressors” and “stress “.

Here’s a few examples of what stressors are.

Some just can not be avoided

Death of someone you know
Overload from work
Finances. ( this is a Big One for many )
Family Realationships
The list goes on and on, but these are some of the major stressers.
If you want to fight stress you have the ability to choose one thought over another one.
Remove negativity from your thoughts… happiness  greatly improves positive outlook which relieves stress.

Until the next time we meet,thanks for reading my blog post.
I hope you have gain some applyable understanding to controling your stress free life.


Greg Hill