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All About Elastomeric Stucco Painting

Painting stucco can be a daunting task because of its textured surface. As such, executing this uphill task correctly calls for a huge deal of both...

on Feb 19, 2017

Hidden Dangers in Your Home Due to Broken Furnace and AC System

There are hidden risks in your home that could potentially endanger your family. This can be brought about by a damaged HVAC that needs to be...

on Feb 18, 2017

The Hidden Danger of Ignoring Damaged Bricks?

It is a common misconception that the extent of unsightly brick damage is limited to aesthetics. While it is true, brick repairs and tuck pointing...

on Feb 17, 2017

Creating a Strong Home Security Plan

Crime remains a major concern for most homeowners. The reality of becoming a victim is frightening, yet many people don't know what steps are most...

on Feb 16, 2017

4 Tips for Decorating your Studio Apartment

If you live in a small to medium-sized living space, you may need to get creative with decorating. It’s not uncommon to pay a great deal for a...

on Feb 16, 2017

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Three Places to Spend Money on the Exterior of Your Home

Three Places to Spend Money on the Exterior of Your Home

by Charlie Brown on Sep 14, 2013

When you have the exterior of your home remodeled, you are investing, time, energy and convenience into the project and you want to make sure that you are getting the most from the experience.  After you have found a contractor that you are comfortable working with, you need to sit down and discuss all of the elements of the project that you have in mind and ask about what suggestions the contractor might have for the job.  Remember that communication is the most important thing in a remodel and you want to discuss the ideas that you have for the home in as much detail as you can. Continue reading →

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Homemade Headboards-Make an Upholstered or Wooden Headboard

Homemade Headboards-Make an Upholstered or Wooden Headboard

by Guest on Jan 12, 2010

Homemade headboards can add a lot of personality to any bedroom. They can be coordinated with existing furniture and room decor or they can be the basis of a bedroom makeover. Invest a bit of creativity and time to make a headboard, turning it from ordinary to spectacular. Save money with a do it yourself headboard – all that is needed is some basic skills and tools. Cheap plywood is good enough for an upholstered headboard since it will never be seen. Continue reading →

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When to Use a Brush, Roller or Sponge Brush

When to Use a Brush, Roller or Sponge Brush

by Guest on May 25, 2010

Brushes are a good choice for painting trim and woodwork. They are also useful for cutting in the edges around the top and bottom edges and corners of walls, before using a roller to cover the larger areas. Brushes can be used in areas that are too confined to use a roller. When selecting a brush for painting, it's important to choose the correct type. There are both natural bristle and synthetic bristle brushes; if you are using latex paint, you will want to make sure to choose a synthetic bristle brush. Synthetic brushes can generally be used with any type of paint. Continue reading →

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Creating a Cottage Kitchen with Bead Board

Creating a Cottage Kitchen with Bead Board

by Guest on Mar 2, 2010

Kitchen decor can range from modern and bold to elegant and elaborate by using strategic kitchen pieces. One of the most popular decorating trends for a kitchen is the cottage look. The cottage kitchen makes use of simple, utilitarian designs. It is functional and simplistic, yet utterly charming. The cottage look also uses a liberal amount of white in its decor. White counters, white cabinets and white walls are all trademarks of a cottage kitchen. Any easy way to install a cottage feel into an already white kitchen space is to install bead board. Continue reading →

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How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

by Guest on Dec 19, 2010

Vertical and Venetian blinds are the two most popular kinds of blinds that are used for home decorating. Vertical blinds have vertical slats that are long and hang from main head rail, while Venetian blinds have slats that horizontally hang from a top bracket. Blinds can be made of many materials including, but not limited to plastic, wood, bamboo, metal, or fabric. Continue reading →

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Gas Fireplace Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Gas Fireplace Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

by Guest on May 14, 2012

Follow these steps for diagnosing and troubleshooting Gas Fireplaces repairs. For the average DIYer, this may seem intimidating, depending on the problem; however, there are some basic symptoms, cause, and remedies you can troubleshoot on your own without too much trouble. The following tasks are to check your fireplace and repair some basic problems. Continue reading →

Installing Ceramic Tile

Installing Ceramic Tile

by Administrator on Apr 28, 2012

Whether you are replacing an old tile floor or installing a new one this step-by-step guide will walk you through the installation process. The following instructions are straightforward and they are designed for most common installations. If in doubt about your ability to complete this project, please consult with a professional tile installation contractor. Continue reading →

How to Lay Self-Adhesive Vinyl Floor Tiles

How to Lay Self-Adhesive Vinyl Floor Tiles

by Jessica Ackerman on Apr 27, 2012

When many people think of laying Self-Adhesive Vinyl Floor tiles they envision beginning in a corner, peeling back the paper, and sticking tiles to existing flooring until reaching the other side of the room. Laying self-adhesive vinyl tiles is easy, but this is not the way to achieve professional looking results. It is possible to save money by installing self-adhesive vinyl floor tiles, but the way in which they are laid is important not only for the quality of the finished appearance, but also to help extend the life of the flooring. Continue reading →

Installing Kitchen Wall Tile

Installing Kitchen Wall Tile

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Installing wall tile in the kitchen between the backsplash and the wall cabinets is an easy task to accomplish. Tile stands up to the necessary cleaning behind a range or cutting board better than paint and is very economical. To start with, we have to make a few design decisions. The first one is to select the tile that appeals to you. This is the part of the project that I can't help you with. Unless I receive orders to the contrary, I normally stick with white or off-white. Continue reading →

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What Type of Licensed Contractor Should You Hire?

What Type of Licensed Contractor Should You Hire?

by 411HomeRepair on Feb 24, 2011

Looking for a specialty project? There are many types of contractors available for your home improvement needs. Finding the right type of contractor is just as important as finding a professional and properly licensed contractor. Continue reading →

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