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How to Put Ceramic Tile on Kitchen Counter Tops

How to Put Ceramic Tile on Kitchen Counter Tops

If you have an old countertop of laminate, wood or some other smooth, solid material, and you'd rather have classic ceramic tile top, it's not too late. You can top an existing surface with ceramic, with the proper preparation. There a few ways to deal with the front edge of the countertop, one of w......[Read More]
Shelving at Home

Shelving at Home

Shelving in the home can serve several purposes. Shelves can range from an extensive arrangement to a single shelf, according to your needs. From simple bookshelves to elaborate display cases, shelving can be a convenient and beautiful addition to any home's decor.......[Read More]
Most Popular Green Products

Most Popular Green Products

Eco-revolution. Greenovation. Go Green. The environment has spoken, and consumers are listening...and buying. Green products are a hot commodity and seem to be everywhere, with "organic," "natural" and "eco-friendly" splashed across the labels of everyday items and luxury goods. The green product li......[Read More]
Prefinished Hardwood Vs. Engineered Hardwood

Prefinished Hardwood Vs. Engineered Hardwood

You can't really contrast prefinished and engineered flooring, since almost all engineered flooring comes prefinished, which allows you to avoid sanding and finishing it yourself. It's is an important feature, because engineered flooring has a veneered surface that can wear away with sanding. Solid ......[Read More]
Installation of Hot Water Baseboard Heat

Installation of Hot Water Baseboard Heat

A hot water baseboard heating system in your home provides an efficient form of heat. Hot water flows through the pipes in the baseboard units and provides a warm and moist radiant heat. Locate your system near a hot water line so you connect to it. As always, read the manufacturer's literature f......[Read More]
DIY: Laying Tile Floor

DIY: Laying Tile Floor

Laying a tile floor is a big job, but it's one that a competent do-it-yourself homeowner can take on with the right materials and planning. You have many design options for laying out the floor, but the beginner should stick with a standard straight grid, which starts at the middle of the floor and ......[Read More]
What Are FedEx Skids?

What Are FedEx Skids?

FedEx uses skids for freight shipping. Warehouse, freight and transport companies frequently use skids because they make storing easy, save space and can be moved using a forklift or palate jack. FedEx freight transports will not accept your goods unless they are on skids. These skids are used for a......[Read More]
Art Room Display Ideas

Art Room Display Ideas

Easels can provide an extra place to work as well as display space.art easel image by Tammy Mobley from Fotolia.comArt rooms are often a challenge to organize. Maximize your display area so that you can protect finished pieces. Displaying art can inspire others to create. School art rooms.........[Read More]
How to Install Poly Over Insulation

How to Install Poly Over Insulation

Polyethylene plastic is an inexpensive film commonly used as a vapor barrier. Vapor barriers hang on the wall studs and protect the insulation from water damage, which maintains the insulation's integrity and helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew. In order to be effective, the poly must be ins......[Read More]
DIY Sliding Screen

DIY Sliding Screen

Sliding screens are most often found on windows and patio doors. Window screens are very convenient to have because they allow air to flow in and out of the house without having to worry about insects getting in. Window screens can become damaged over time and need to be replaced. If you do not know......[Read More]
How to Capture a Bat in the House

How to Capture a Bat in the House

Bats typically stay away from humans and are rarely seen since they come out at night. On rare occasions, bats can get confused and end up trapped inside a home or building. Getting a bat out of a building once it is trapped takes a bit of strategy since the creature is scared and flies around frant......[Read More]
How to Repair Holes in Drywall Ceilings

How to Repair Holes in Drywall Ceilings

Drywall is a building material made of gypsum, water and sand pressed between sheets of heavy paper. Used to create walls, ceilings and other architectural features, this product is one of the most versatile and widely used materials in the construction industry. While drywall that is correctly inst......[Read More]
List of Tools for Cutting Bathroom Tile

List of Tools for Cutting Bathroom Tile

Even a novice can create intricate tile cuts with the right equipment.bathroom image by Mikhail Olykainen from Fotolia.comOnce considered a luxury upgrade, tile is now found in many rooms of many homes. Using the right tools and techniques allows a handy person to complete a.........[Read More]
Metal Roof Guide

Metal Roof Guide

The durability and strength of metal roofs are considered worth the cost of the material and installation. Joining the pieces together takes skill and practice, but it's possible to do it yourself if you have prior roofing experience. Strictly adhere to the instructions if you set out to install you......[Read More]
Cost Effective Ways to Finish a Basement

Cost Effective Ways to Finish a Basement

For every dollar spent on finishing your basement you will recover 90 cents at the time of resale. This makes it one of your best remodeling investments. The average basement will cost $51,000 to finish out and this price is rising about 7 percent a year. This is a considerable sum and despite the p......[Read More]
Tips on the Positioning of Kitchen Cabinets

Tips on the Positioning of Kitchen Cabinets

When deciding on the positioning of kitchen cabinets, it is necessary to consider aesthetics, convenience, safety and even energy efficiency. Poorly positioned cabinets can make drudgery out of work in the kitchen. Wall cabinets that are placed too high will require you climb or reach beyond what is......[Read More]
Different Grades of Roses

Different Grades of Roses

Only grafted roses have grades assigned to them. Grafted roses are those propagated by taking roots and stem of one common type of rose, and attaching a stem of another. The two grow together to make a new rose variety. Roses that have their own roots are not graded. Grades refer to maturity, streng......[Read More]
How to Cut a Piece of Laminate Flooring to Fit and Finish the Last Row

How to Cut a Piece of Laminate Flooring to Fit and Finish the Last Row

Laminated floor planks either snap together or glue together to form a floor that floats. It isn’t nailed to the subfloor but, instead, rests on top of the subflooring. The planks typically assemble easily, but the final course can be a bit difficult to install. Little clearance exists between......[Read More]
Inexpensive Remodeling Ideas for Bathrooms

Inexpensive Remodeling Ideas for Bathrooms

The minimalist approach is one approach to bathroom remodeling.bathroom loo 5 image by chrisharvey from Fotolia.comThe style and even the function of your bathroom can be significantly enhanced without going into tremendous debt. If you keep in mind that bathroom fixtures tend to be.........[Read More]
How to Make Screen Panels

How to Make Screen Panels

The old three-panel, decorative table-top screen should not be thrown out. It still has many uses and can be updated quite easily. The replacement panels could be any suitable fabric with a good hand for pleating or for laying flat. One of the prettiest potential inserts, which also has the capacity......[Read More]