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Antiquing Particle Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Antiquing Particle Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Particle wood is made from compressed wood fibers and covered in a thin laminate board, making particle board cheaper than real wood but not as durable. Most homeowners assume that when particle wood cabinets become outdated, they must replace them. However, you can actually paint particle wood cabi......[Read More]
What Are the Benefits of Triple Glazing?

What Are the Benefits of Triple Glazing?

Triple glazed windows avoid many problems of standard windows.windows image by Matt K from Fotolia.comTriple glazing is a term used to describe windows that contain three panes of glass each, with an air gap between each pane. Triple-glazed windows enable homeowners to avoid many of the.........[Read More]
Abstract Tile Ideas

Abstract Tile Ideas

Abstract art shows up in many forms, such as tiling.mosaic image by Stanisa Martinovic from Fotolia.comMany buildings and households use tiling on their walls, countertops and floors and often use a solid color or a simple pattern. A new trend has led some designers to spice up the look.........[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot Ducted Heating

How to Troubleshoot Ducted Heating

As the name implies, ducted heating systems take advantage of a number of different ducts which are all strategically positioned throughout a building. All of the ducts are connected to a central heating unit which takes air from within the building, heats it and then returns the heated air through ......[Read More]
Bathtub Remodeling Ideas

Bathtub Remodeling Ideas

Bathtubs come in plenty of styles, sizes and colors.Bathroom image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.comBathtubs are more than just a big white bowl made for the occasional soak. From shower and bathtub combinations to spa-like jacuzzi options and antique rolled-top tubs, a bathtub remodel.........[Read More]
How to Strengthen Trusses

How to Strengthen Trusses

Trusses are made up of four main parts. The upper angled parts correspond to the common rafters used in stick framing roofs. These pieces are known as upper cords and there are two of them in each truss. The bottom horizontal of the triangular truss form, which corresponds to the joists in stick fra......[Read More]
How to Apply Kitchen Tile on a Wall

How to Apply Kitchen Tile on a Wall

In the kitchen, mess is inevitable. From food mess to water spills, it can be a difficult place to clean. Tile backsplashes and wall installations can help protect your walls from the damage of everyday use. Tile is also an inexpensive way to add color and presence to a kitchen space. While it might......[Read More]
Propane Vs. Wood Pellets

Propane Vs. Wood Pellets

Environmentally friendly home heating methods are of increasing interest to thrifty, conservation-minded homeowners. Wood-pellet-burning stoves and propane heaters are choices available for modern homes. Consider your individual situation and the relative prices of both types of heating.......[Read More]
Factors to Consider in the Design of a Kitchen

Factors to Consider in the Design of a Kitchen

Once a utilitarian room designed strictly for cooking, the kitchen has become a gathering place for family and friends. Designing a new kitchen or taking on a kitchen remodel represents a large investment in time and money. Thoughtful planning and design will result in a beautiful and efficient kitc......[Read More]
How to Change Ceiling Tiles

How to Change Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling tiles are present in drop ceilings. A drop ceiling has a metal or plastic grid that covers the ceiling in the entire room. The grid has a lip on both sides and the ceiling tiles rest on the lip. Ceiling tiles vary in the way they look and it may be desirable to change them to update the deco......[Read More]
How to Antique Beadboard Cabinets

How to Antique Beadboard Cabinets

Antique new beadboard cabinets for an aged and distressed feel. Use glaze and other faux finishing treatments to transform kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Cabinets will appear primitive and worn looking--as if they are well over a hundred years old. Experiment with different paint color and glaze comb......[Read More]
Instructions on Building a Concrete Slab Foundation

Instructions on Building a Concrete Slab Foundation

Whether you are looking to build a new patio or need a place to park a vehicle, a concrete slab foundation will do the trick. Installing a concrete slab can be fairly simple if you know how to work with concrete. The most important detail of the project is to make sure that you take everything into ......[Read More]
How to Make Locker Doors for Kids' Shelving

How to Make Locker Doors for Kids' Shelving

Transform a simple shelving unit into authentic-looking lockers for a unique storage alternative in the playroom. Your children can indulge in hours of school-themed pretend play or make believe they are in the locker room at a gym. The locker doors are simple to make from some large louvered air ve......[Read More]
How to Build Hanging Shelves

How to Build Hanging Shelves

If you need an elegant alternative to a heavy bulky book shelf, consider building hanging shelving. Hanging shelves can free up floor space, extend the eye to the ceiling and can add a nice architectural element to a room. While not ideal for holding hundreds of pounds of books, they are perfects fo......[Read More]
Corian Vs. Concrete Countertops

Corian Vs. Concrete Countertops

Countertops have a difficult job to accomplish, as they must protect your sink and shelving from the heat and moisture associated with bathrooms and kitchens. Concrete counters have long been a common choice. Corian counters are made to serve as an imitation of stone. Both concrete and Corian counte......[Read More]
Assembly Instructions for Vision Decor Bunk Beds

Assembly Instructions for Vision Decor Bunk Beds

The Vision Decor series of bunk beds is an excellent combination of lightweight materials and durability. The solid construction and straightforward installation technique make this model an extremely suitable solution for the bedding for multiple children in the same room. These beds come in a vari......[Read More]
How to Clean Aluminum Windows

How to Clean Aluminum Windows

Aluminum windows are strong, durable and provide more sound proofing than vinyl windows. Painted window frames are easy to care for. Unpainted aluminum frames can become scratched and pitted over time. They're also prone to developing a cloudy patina. This can make them difficult to clean. Soap and ......[Read More]
Comparison of Swanstone to Granite

Comparison of Swanstone to Granite

Wiegh the pros and cons of granite and Swanstone before buying.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesChoosing new sinks and counter tops are an important part of renovating and refurbishing kitchens and bathrooms. A comparison of Swanstone solid surface material to granite helps you choose.........[Read More]
How to Finish Installing Laminate Flooring

How to Finish Installing Laminate Flooring

After a floor is prepared and laminate is laid down, there are still several more actions to complete to finish the floor so it is ready to be walked on. Luckily, the hardest parts are over and your final tasks are basic trim installation, cutting and fitting the final row of tiles, and floor transf......[Read More]
How do I Build a Smokeless Ashtray?

How do I Build a Smokeless Ashtray?

Though many toxins in the air can be damaging to furniture and draperies, much of the excess smoke from a cigarette burning in the ashtray can be minimized. Making your own smokeless ashtray is an attractive, inexpensive way to create a portable air purification system with a colorful art deco look.......[Read More]