If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably used to cleaning the inside of your house in order to maintain a healthy environment for both you and your family. However, one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of the cleanliness inside your home is the interior air quality. Total Restore is here to help provide you with […]
What Insulation Should I Use?
If you’ve ever climbed into your attic or tore out the drywall of an exterior wall, you’ve most likely seen this wonderful invention. Fluffy and pink, most insulation today is made with fiberglass; just be sure to resist all temptation to touch it bare-handed. Other common materials used include cellulose or foam. It can be […]
Which Type Of Paint Should I Use?
A world without color is a dreary world at best. Paint allows us to change the natural color of any material to fit our aesthetic needs, but with so many different types of paints, it can be very easy to go wrong. Today we will talk about the different types of paints and their appropriate […]
Which Type of Drywall Should I Use?
Found in your home, office, and in virtually every building, drywall is simply a layer of gypsum board sandwiched between a layer of facer and backer paper. Invented in 1916, drywall was originally marketed as “the poor man’s answer to plaster”. But drywall was not an immediate ‘hit’, it gained popularity due to […]
Must-Have Tools for DIY Projects and Home Repairs
To the inexperienced, your tool box will begin with a small investment as you do not posses the knowledge, skill, or safety training to use some of the larger tools. As your experience and comfortability with tools grow, your projects will likely increase in size and difficulty, requiring more advanced tools. This means […]
Solid Wood vs Hollow Core – Which door is better for me?
Not all home décor is built the same. While your choice of wall color or style of door handle only has aesthetic value, other elements of design may have a large impact on your budget, environment, privacy, and the well-being of your friends and family. Today we’ll be discussing the difference between solid and hollow […]
How to Patch Drywall – With Videos!
Did you swing your door open too hard? Maybe you were moving furniture and someone miscalculated a turn. Or you tripped and fell, putting a hole in your drywall. Either way it happened; we won’t tell Mom. Drywall is composed of a solid gypsum core extruded between thick sheets of facer and backer paper. This […]
How Does Radiant Floor Heating Work? Pros and Cons
While the concept might be new to some, it dates back to ancient times. The Romans, who were unbelievable engineers, would burn wood fires under elevated stone floors, thus inventing the first “heated floor”. The concept would be reworked over time to finally perfect the current system of electric/hydronic heated floors. Why Traditional heating systems […]
DIY Easy-to-Make Floating Shelf
Along with being one of the most controversial kitchen trends of recent years, floating shelves are also one of the most popular trends in all areas of the home. Floating shelves can make an area feel lighter and more open; it can be a great way to display anything you might like. Concept A floating […]
COVID-19: Coronavirus Cleaning and Disinfecting
Picture this. The year is 2019, you’re sitting outside on a warm summer day with your laptop and a tall, cold glass of an adult beverage. While surfing the web, you come across a Total Restore blog that says the years 2020-2030 will include a presidential impeachment, the continent of Australia catching on fire, a […]