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How to Decorate a Screen Door

How to Decorate a Screen Door

Whether your screen door is an old-fashioned screen-over-a-wood-frame door, a metal and glass door or it's one of those all-metal security door jobs, it's often the first thing a guest to your home will see upon arrival. There is no one way to decorate these doors, as so much of decorating relies on......[Read More]
House Plan Design Programs

House Plan Design Programs

Floor plan design programs are easier to use than ever before.pc de bureau image by YvesBonnet from Fotolia.comWhile computer-aided design (CAD) programs were once cryptic pieces of software that could only be understood by highly-trained engineers, rapid advancements in computer software.........[Read More]
How to Trim a Bathroom Door

How to Trim a Bathroom Door

Installing trim around a bathroom door is pretty much the same as trimming out any other door, except you should use silicone caulk, which stands up better to moisture than does latex caulk. The trim installation itself can be done in one of a few different ways, but for the average homeowner embark......[Read More]
Do it Yourself: Mylar Reflective Insulation

Do it Yourself: Mylar Reflective Insulation

Mylar reflective insulation is comprised of polyester and aluminum, resulting in a silver-colored radiant barrier that reflects radiant heat. It keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. This type of insulation is commonly used to insulate roofs and attics. Mylar insulation reflect......[Read More]
How to Make Simple Kitchen Curtains

How to Make Simple Kitchen Curtains

Simple kitchen curtains are ones that require no cutting and no sewing. With these easy kitchen curtains, you can change the look on a whim, or for the season or holiday. For renters, inexpensive curtains to cover windows are cost-effective. These curtains can be ready to cover the window in minutes......[Read More]
How to Measure a Room for a Pool Table

How to Measure a Room for a Pool Table

Your pool table room must be large enough to accommodate the table and allow room for players to move around the table and use their cue sticks. You should measure the room's dimensions before shopping for the pool table so you don't buy a table too large for the room. Measurements should account fo......[Read More]
How to Remove Foam Carpet

How to Remove Foam Carpet

When a foam-backed carpet is looking worn or threadbare, remove or replace it. The carpet will be easier to remove in several strips rather than one whole section. Foam-backed carpets are occasionally glued to the floor, but modern homes use staples to attach the carpet to the flooring. You must rem......[Read More]
How to Caulk Leaking Patio Doors

How to Caulk Leaking Patio Doors

One of the areas in a house where the weather might penetrate the structure and the interior of the house is its patio doors. Whether they are conventional doors or sliding doors, the frame of a set of patio doors is usually sealed with caulk. At best, a breach in this caulking allows air to flow ar......[Read More]
Kitchen Design Styles

Kitchen Design Styles

You've heard it before: The kitchen is the heart of the home. That truism makes your kitchen's design an important decision. To get the most bang for your buck, pick a kitchen style that appeals to you, that will add value to your home and not turn off buyers at resale and that makes the kitchen a c......[Read More]
How to Repair Roof Damage

How to Repair Roof Damage

Maintaining your roof is an important part of owning a home, and any damage to your roof should not be ignored. It is crucial to repair your roof as soon as you notice any damage, to prevent water from seeping under the shingles and rotting the wood sheathing beneath. You can repair your roof yourse......[Read More]
How to Install Base Corner Kitchen Cabinets

How to Install Base Corner Kitchen Cabinets

Are you remodeling or building a new home? Installing cabinets yourself can save you a lot of money. The corner base cabinet is usually the first cabinet that needs to be installed. It is important to make sure the cabinet is level and in the correct position before attaching other cabinets to th......[Read More]
What to Use as a Sealer or Enhancer for Granite Tile

What to Use as a Sealer or Enhancer for Granite Tile

Granite tiles can be used in any area of the home, from floors to walls to countertops, to create a durable surface with unique color and pattern. As a natural stone, granite tiles are porous and may absorb liquid or moisture, potentially staining over time. To help impede this staining, a sealer ca......[Read More]
How to Trim Pocket Doors

How to Trim Pocket Doors

Installing pocket doors for bathrooms and closets offers a space-saving way to hide doors when they are open. Pocket doors also offer challenges when it comes time to trim them to complete the installation project. Regular doors have a simple decorative casing that installs on both sides of the door......[Read More]
Concrete Edging for Gardens

Concrete Edging for Gardens

Concrete edging is a great choice for gardens of any size and shape. It is available in a wide array of shapes and colors, is one of the least expensive edging options and you don't need a professional to install it.......[Read More]
How to Attach a Blind to a Door Window

How to Attach a Blind to a Door Window

Their relatively low cost and versatility make blinds a popular choice for window coverings. Although they're traditionally used on windows, blinds can also be used on doors with glass fronts. The installation is essentially the same, but take care when you use blinds on a door. The glass could crac......[Read More]
How to Change a Piece of Linoleum Flooring

How to Change a Piece of Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum is often confused with vinyl, but they are different flooring materials. Linoleum's color is solid; you can't scratch it off or wear it down. It is manufactured with natural ingredients and resists tears, burns and other damage that ruins vinyl. At the end of its days as flooring, linoleum ......[Read More]
Benefits of Building Homes of Concrete Block

Benefits of Building Homes of Concrete Block

Developers, architects and engineers choose to build with concrete blocks for several reasons, including structural characteristics and safety benefits. The option of covering concrete block with attractive finishes, such as stucco and siding, allows you to take advantage of the benefits of concrete......[Read More]
DIY Indoor Dining Room Bench Seating

DIY Indoor Dining Room Bench Seating

Dining room seating is a problem many homeowners struggle with. Homes with a small dining room have limited space for extra seating, and even if adequate space is available, extra chairs may not be. The simple solution to this problem is to build some homemade bench seating in your dining room. This......[Read More]
How to Attach Skirting

How to Attach Skirting

Skirting hides underneath decks and mobile homes and creates a nice, finished look to the structure. The area can also be used for storage of seasonal items such as tables, chairs and toys. Materials used for skirting include lattice, metal sheeting or deck boards. Insulated skirting can be installe......[Read More]
How to Build a Gable Style Shed

How to Build a Gable Style Shed

Every family eventually seems to outgrow the garage and have a need for additional storage space. A shed with a gable roof is simple to build for someone with a little carpentry experience.

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