Remodeling

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Marble Tile

Marble tiles are the most spectacular flooring media on the market. In popularity, they beat even the highest grades of granite! They are most commonly used in formal master bathrooms, on the floors and walls, but have a variety of applications. However, there are certain precautions that must be taken before using them. First of [...]
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Installing Laminate Flooring

You would think that following instructions would be the first step in installing Laminate flooring, but all too often, people (even contractors) rush to get the job done, and overlook some very important do’s and don’ts when installing laminate flooring! Laminate flooring must acclimatize to your home. This is done by placing the boxes in [...]
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House Framing & Structure

The "skeleton" of a house is referred to as the frame. Although some new homes utilize steel framing, most houses still utilize wood for the beams, floor joists, walls studs, roof rafters and other structural components. To ensure the structure’s strength, all components are sized and built in accord with building codes and are based [...]
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Framing Nailer

A framing nailer is a type nail gun is a type of tool used to drive nails into wood or some other kind of material. The framing nailer is typically used in framing rooms, closets and other structures. Electromagnetism, compressed air, gases such as butane or propane, or, for powder-actuated tools, a small explosive charge, [...]
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Electrical Wiring

Many projects and improvements around the house require some sort of electrical knowledge. Or knowledge of a friend who has electrical knowledge! Regardless, there are some safety precautions that should be taken when dealing with electrical wiring! Before beginning any electrical repair, shut off the power. Remove the fuse or trip the breaker for the [...]
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Drywall Texture

Drywall Texture is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to dress up a room! It is one of the most common and most affordable faux finish techniques that even a new ‘do it yourselfer’ can complete with minimal agony! Purchase a large bucket of premixed drywall joint compound from a local home improvement center or [...]
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Creative Bedroom Designs

The bedroom is the space that we spend the most time in. Like it or not, we need to sleep to be able to function. This is why making your bedroom design a place of personal serenity and rejuvenation is so common in decorating! Sometimes it only takes a simple idea to get your creative [...]
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Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling projects are common for homeowners in the United States. After all, aside from the kitchen, it is the most used room in the house!  The question is, can you do it yourself? Yes, you can if you know how or are willing to learn and take your time!  Doing bathroom remodeling repairs and [...]
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Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo has recently become one of the hottest trends in flooring. The reasons for its popularity surge are primarily aesthetics, properties, and environmental benefits. Because bamboo is a grass rather than a tree, its finished appearance is very distinctive. Most distinctive is the eye-catching pattern of slightly darker bands produced by its nodes – a [...]
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Kitchen Faucets

Two important items in thinking about new kitchen faucets are their construction and configuration. All follow the same basic design–they are one pipe connected to another via a hole through which water flows. Turn the faucet handle to close the hole and stop the flow. You can buy faucets to suit your home décor and [...]