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Kitchen Lighting Hints

Kitchen Lighting Hints

The kitchen is no doubt one of the busier areas in the house. Between preparing meals, enjoying meals and cleaning up after them, you'll be spending a significant amount of time in this room. Kitchen lighting can brighten work areas and provide a comfortable, warm glow over the table. Following are ......[Read More]
How to Cover Blemishes on a Concrete Wall

How to Cover Blemishes on a Concrete Wall

Stains, spots, and blemishes on any wall are a problem, but on a concrete wall, popular in both the interior and exterior of residential and commercial buildings, removing these blemishes can sometimes be a particular problem. Cleaning solutions may mar the finishes used on the concrete wall. On unf......[Read More]
The Best Storage Containers

The Best Storage Containers

Many people have more possessions than they have room in which to neatly keep them. Whether you need to organize your kitchen, living spaces or outdoor supplies, the right containers can make a difference in storing your possessions for safekeeping and easy access. There is no one, best storage con......[Read More]
How to Attach Stair Spindles

How to Attach Stair Spindles

Stair spindles carry out a number of functions. Firstly, they prevent objects or people from falling between the handrail and the floor, which could cause serious injury. Secondly, they provide an aesthetic appeal to the house, with the staircase being a prominent feature of every home. Attaching sp......[Read More]
The Colors of Cabinets

The Colors of Cabinets

Cabinets are sometimes made of wood and sometimes of metal depending upon the purpose they are used for. Both of these substances have a natural look that suits many home areas, but these cabinets can also be painted or stained matching exactly several color schemes for a kitchen, garage or living ......[Read More]
How to Remove Bathroom Cabinets for Plumbing

How to Remove Bathroom Cabinets for Plumbing

Bathroom remodeling projects may involve changes to the existing plumbing. You may have to remove bathroom cabinets, such as a vanity, in order accommodate new plumbing. Removing bathroom cabinets is not a complicated task. You can remove bathroom cabinets yourself with just a few basic tools.......[Read More]
What Type of Attic Access Is Best?

What Type of Attic Access Is Best?

The area above the main floor in your house that is used solely for storage is called an attic. Many different ways exist to access your attic, and choosing the best one involves taking both the layout of your home and your own personal preferences into consideration.......[Read More]
How to Repair a Small Hole in Paneling

How to Repair a Small Hole in Paneling

Wood paneling makes for a beautiful decorative addition to any home. And while paneling is a fairly durable wall covering, it does occasionally need to be repaired. Small holes and gouges are unsightly and stand out more prominently on paneling than they do on traditional sheetrock walls. But luckil......[Read More]
How to Write on Pressure Treated Wood

How to Write on Pressure Treated Wood

Writing on pressure treated wood is the same as writing on non-pressure treated wood except that you have to be careful when using paint. New pressure treated lumber should dry for at least thirty days before you attempt to paint anything on it. Permanent markers can also be used. There are also spe......[Read More]
How Do I Construct Window Cabinet Doors?

How Do I Construct Window Cabinet Doors?

Glass-front cabinet doors add personality to a row of kitchen cabinets. You can choose clear glass to display your collection of dishware. Or, if you'd rather hide the mess and simply add a design element, choose windows of frosted glass, either smooth of patterned. You may not have to buy new cabin......[Read More]
What Do You Use on a Laminate Wood Floor for a Wax Build-Up?

What Do You Use on a Laminate Wood Floor for a Wax Build-Up?

Laminate provides a durable wood floor alternative. Though it may look like wood, it has different care requirements. For instance, while you can provide hardwood floors with an attractive shine using an approved floor wax, waxing can actually make a laminate floor look waxy and dull. If you waxed y......[Read More]
How to Repair a Mobile Home Bathtub

How to Repair a Mobile Home Bathtub

Because a mobile home is constructed differently than a stick-built home, a mobile home bathtub is constructed differently than a bathtub in most other kinds of homes. Mobile home bathtubs are made of plastic, and are usually supported by plastic legs so that plumbing can be placed directly beneath ......[Read More]
How to Put Shutters on Book Shelves

How to Put Shutters on Book Shelves

You can install shutter doors on your bookshelves so that you can close the shutters and completely enclose the shelves. This keeps your books from gathering dust, and it can help hide shelves of mismatched or unsightly books and tie your bookshelves in with the rest of your decor. The first step in......[Read More]
How to Remove Wall Art by Instant Stencils

How to Remove Wall Art by Instant Stencils

A brand of dry transfer stencils that are easy to install, Instant Stencils lets you decorate a room or area with a pattern or design that complements the other accessories in the room. The wall art is applied by hand, requires no water and can be removed if you decide to redecorate the room or area......[Read More]
Description of Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors

Description of Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are available in a wide selection of woods and finishes to add a feeling of warmth and style to a home. For a rustic, primitive appearance, many homeowners choose hand-scraped floors. These floors are more expensive than traditional wood floors, due to the labor and craftsmanship req......[Read More]
How to Sand a Wooden Floor

How to Sand a Wooden Floor

If you are thinking about refinishing, repairing or painting your wooden floor, you will have to sand it first to remove any previous finishes, stains and scratches. After you are finished sanding, your floor should be smooth and scratches should not be noticeable, at which time, you are ready to pa......[Read More]
What Is the Purpose for Padding Under Laminate Flooring?

What Is the Purpose for Padding Under Laminate Flooring?

The padding under a laminate floor, which is usually called an underlayment, serves several purposes. It is a thin layer of material that lies between the subfloor and the flooring material.......[Read More]
Building Codes for a Wood Deck

Building Codes for a Wood Deck

Wood deck code regulations vary by state and even municipality.Deck de madeira image by CarlosNeto from Fotolia.comIf you're planning to add a wooden deck to your home or property, research relevant codes and ordinances for a safe and law-abiding structure. While the International Code.........[Read More]
Top Sources for Cultured Marble

Top Sources for Cultured Marble

Marble enhances the beauty of any building..marble colonnade image by Daria Miroshnikova from Fotolia.comCultured marble, often referred to as man-made or artificial marble, is popular in homes and commercial establishments because it instantly changes the aspect of any room or location..........[Read More]
How to Remove Moss From Tree Limbs

How to Remove Moss From Tree Limbs

Moss is classified as a bryophyte and produces no flowers, reproducing instead via spores. Moss is an air plant that does not require soil to survive, and it often grows on tree trunks and rocks. Because moss gets all of its moisture and nutrients from the air, it does not harm the tree. Manual remo......[Read More]