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How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation
"the look of your bathroom. Here's how to counter the differences... When installing two tiles from two different suppliers, often the thickness of each... effects of natural and artificial lighting can also draw attention to it. If a tile... effects of lippage are less noticeable. Often, simply widening the grout joint helps... variety of different types of spacers and wedges for every type of scenario. Thats... perimeter your install might fail. I have been seeing many pictures online of installers..."
Woodipedia: Maple Is a Marvel Around the House
A heavy hardwood with lots of potential, maple appeals to modern sensibilities and won't break your budget
"with lots of potential, maple appeals to modern sensibilities and won't break your budget... Because of its dense pore structure, maple is heavy. For furniture, this means it stays... choose maple for furniture, cabinetry, flooring or paneling? "It's strong, it's durable... makes maple much more resistant than other woods to dings, dents and scratches. "It's... Birdseye Maple! Thank you for the information, and for giving maple a bit of love...."
How to Install a Toilet in an Hour
Putting a new commode in a bathroom or powder room yourself saves plumber fees, and it's less scary than you might expect
"way to install a toilet. He was gracious enough to let me photograph him while he... he installed a toilet recently, and he shared a few secrets that can make the job a... layer of plaster of paris prevents rocking, I like to use a sawzall to just cut... possible out of the bowl STEP 1.4 - : Disconnect the water line at the bottom of the tank... piece of wood or scrap of stiff plastic works. Scrape the old wax onto something..."
Witness a Fantastic Chihuly Glass Sculpture Installation
Ever wonder what goes into a design that includes a major — and highly breakable — artwork? Here's your chance to find out
"into a design that includes a major — and highly breakable — artwork? Here's your... of the home here, as in many of the best bits of design, it was an architect and... works of glass art from the very small to the huge. His work is in museums, botanical... notion of incorporating such a piece happens, especially in a home. In the case of... and all of a sudden, the architect said, "Let's talk to Chihuly." The owner grabbed..."
Install Your Kitchen Sink for How You Like to Cook and Clean
"kitchen? A design pro lays out your options... what kind of installation to do. There are four basic categories of sink mounting types:... underside of the countertop for a clean look. *Drop-in sinks are installed on top of... easily install them yourself in an affordable laminate countertop. Undermount and... professional installation and can only be mounted to a sturdy and non-porous countertop... the cost of the material and fabrication. Read on for more information and examples..."
Basement of the Week: Tall-Order Design for a Lower-Level Lounge
High ceilings and other custom-tailored features in this new-build Wisconsin basement put the tall homeowners in a good headspace
"other custom-tailored features in this new-build Wisconsin basement put the tall... space designed for this next phase of the homeowners' lives. Basement of the Week... Udvari-Solner of this new home he designed for these tall empty nesters. In the basement... ground designed as thoughtfully as the rest of the house also kept the footprint of... Designing for a couple who stand 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-3 takes extra consideration..."
Kitchen of the Week: Clean Design and Amazing Views
"streamlined design keep a Seattle kitchen simple and modern... slope of Queen Anne Hill. A neighboring house blocked the potential view of the original... Farkas of Eggleston Farkas Architects designed a new construction on an upper level... A custom wine storage feature, panoramic views, and hidden storage areas combine... a lot of the work themselves, and recruited family and friends to help.... piece of furniture in the living space, and the floating back cabinets adds to the..."
Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
"glass of wine in the evening in front of a beautiful gas fireplace, there is sure... think of, a fireplace (or fire pit or bowl) instantly makes the yard the place where... point of a space, drawing friends and family together around its warm glow. Whether... Dreaming of adding an outdoor fireplace to your yard? Here are 10 key things to consider... additional design element.. An outdoor tile mural or mosaic mural . I designed this..."
Finishing Touches: Pro Tricks for Installing Fixtures in Your Tile
Cracked tile, broken drill bits and sloppy-looking fixture installations? Not when you follow these pro tips
"fixture installations? Not when you follow these pro tips... fixtures are installed centered on a tile instead of on a grout joint. However, this involves... project of your own, knowing the ins and outs of this process can help you get the... every type of material. Whether you're working with a tile setter or attempting a small-scale... some of our basic principles and basic building codes. When reading any of my stories..."
Should You Install a Urinal at Home?
Wall-mounted pit stops are handy in more than just man caves — and they can look better than you might think
"make the design work in your home.... the idea of painting a FLY at the base of each of them. The guys did so much better... sides of the bank. There's lots of land... lots of privacy... and NO MESS FOR ME... debate of whether we liked the idea of installing a urinal in a private residence... place of a toilet, but in addition too. I wouldn't want any of our bathrooms to only... surface of a toilet, and the spread of the stream going down to those floor based urinals..."
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
"separate good installs from great installs. Remember, tile is for the long haul. These tips... that your installation looks great and stands the test of time. Lingo to know: Thinset:... mixture of water, sand and cement that seals the joints in tile workCut: Tiles that... remodels and custom tile installations. My experience has been that the majority of people... be some of the worst tile to install, It's not excuse for a poor installation as shown..."
Landscape Tour: Two Acres of Rural Hillside in Maine
An orchard of crab apples, a grove of sugar maples, even a hayfield ... pastoral landscape beauty doesn't get more idyllic than this
"orchard of crab apples, a grove of sugar maples, even a hayfield ... pastoral landscape... aspects of the design included restoring the large meadow to a naturally wild aesthetic... acres of mown grass. The couple loved the pastoral Maine landscape, and they were... Plantings were designed with color and seasonal interest in mind, and newly carved paths allow... genius design move — and hopefully less hassle. How are they keeping the deer out..."
Ranch House Remodel: Installing the Interior Finishes
Renovation Diary, Part 5: Check in on a Florida remodel as the bamboo flooring is laid, the bathroom tiles are set and more
"progress of Mike and Leann Rowe of Lutz, Florida, as they renovate a 1970s-era ranch... the last installment of our Florida ranch house renovation diary, the interior construction... walls, installing new electrical devices, relocating plumbing lines for the new fixture... in, we installed all-new drywall throughout. Once the drywall was up and primed,... during all of the rest of the the painting, cabinets, counters, appliances, trim etc...."
Contractor Tips: Countertop Installation from Start to Finish
"countertop installation is preparation — and installing a countertop involves a lot more... Counter installation is one of the last things to happen in your kitchen or bath renovation... Before your installer shows up to template, all cabinets must be permanently installed... template and install. Below you'll find information you'll need to be prepared with on... counters are installed. More: How to Remodel Your Kitchen..."
Design Workshop: The Beauty of Humble Materials
"appeal of budget-friendly plywood, concrete and other modest surfaces... residential design doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice interest or refinement. Many architects... beauty of simple structures dressed in plain materials that are used honestly. These... appeal of selecting such unpretentious resources.... practicality of design. I really don't mind "shifting" the labor cost to the installer if... career, of the writings and designs of Greene and Greene and Gustav Stickley. They..."