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Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — Waterproofing and Drainage
Step 4 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Pick your waterproofing materials and drain, and don't forget to test
"materials and drain, and don't forget to test... chosen and tile and grout picked for your new shower, you can start planning its... America's or Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada's guidelines for shower planning... office and see what the requirements are for building a shower in your town. Don't... house, and also shows the stairs and railing I designed and built. After firing the... concrete or not) and requires the tile and grout process to add strength. Waterproofing..."
10 Problems Your House May Be Trying to Show You
Ignore some of these signs and you may end up with major issues. We tell you which are normal and which are cause for concern
"signs and you may end up with major issues. We tell you which are normal and which... expanding and contracting at different rates, reacting to heat, rain and wind. A house... gutters or anything that just doesn't look right. That way you can catch problems early... smells. And there are plenty of visual cues to tip you off that something isn’t right... moving and breathing,” says Tapley Dawson, a partner at The Home Doctors in Novato..."
Solve Privacy Problems With Window Film
Let the light in and keep prying eyes out with an inexpensive and decorative window film you can apply yourself
"light in and keep prying eyes out with an inexpensive and decorative window film you... light and long days. But if you want to also preserve a sense of privacy, consider... condos or apartments with tight quarters to leave the curtains drawn. In the apartment... energy. And films with fun geometric patterns have a design benefit, too.... windows" and it hasn't been a problem with the seal failing and it's been 3 years and..."
5 Relationship Problems Solved by Design
Everyday issues driving you and your special someone apart? These design solutions can help mend your together time
"driving you and your special someone apart? These design solutions can help mend your together... help you and your significant other spend less time arguing and more time enjoying each... dishes or date night become a regular event — let home design come to the rescue.... love note or a special photo of the two of you together. http://www.houzz.com/photos... relationship problems, I realize maybe I can improve some things within the household when..."
Houzz Tour: Problem Solving on a Sloped Lot in Austin
"tricky lot and a big oak tree make building a family’s new home a Texas-size adventure... designer and a mother of four, likes to solve problems and make people happy. But when... home size and the needs of homeschooled kids and a work-from-home husband. Oh, and she... is, she and the team at her company, Silverthorn Contracting and Design, pulled it... yard, and the allotted space inside fit an extra-large pantry — problem solved, and..."
10 Quick Solutions for Last-Minute Holiday Problems
Sail right by potential decorating, hosting and gift-giving pitfalls with these invaluable nick-of-time tricks
"hosting and gift-giving pitfalls with these invaluable nick-of-time tricks... cupboards and no menu to help guide them. Those of us in the "flying by the seat of our... organize and become a better human being. We're like old dogs, but that doesn't mean... it all off in the face of poor planning! I'm not out to present a treatise on how... glasses, and paper napkins, all collapse, make food and booze taste weird, and are simply..."
5 Pet Problems Solved by Design
"Doors — and yes, the Litter Box... structures, and fur-covered cushions are just a few items on the list. We all deal, because... five pet problems that were solved with design.... they've paid off in the long run! And I don't have to buy kitty litter!... basket, and probably the off tennis ball, trainers, shoes, socks, food etc. We had... comes off). And the front view shows how it keeps the litter in. My cat is a champion..."
Back Problems? Try Putting Your Feet Up
Consider these alternatives to that one-size-doesn’t-fit-all sofa to avoid slumping and spinal stress
"to neck and back problems. While ergonomically designed desk chairs may help support... Stretching and getting up and moving while at work or home is so important. Using our... in S, M and L sizes and they are super comfortable, especially with the foot rests... sisters and I used to do that, too, and it drove our mother nuts. Those days are behind... everyday and sitting in any type of furniture is about good posture and looking for..."
ICFF 2012 Report: 10 Visionary Problem Solvers
Sure, pretty is nice, but the best designs improve our lives. These innovative products by students and companies do just that
"students and companies do just that... caddy and a new take on the litter box are just a taste of the smartly designed products... mundane problems are some of the most interesting. Take a peek.... balcony, and help differentiate and privatize outdoor space as well as insulate and... the lid and the body are lined up, the lid slides down and expels all extra air from... brass, tin and copper, each Kaikado caddy develops a unique patina and can be passed from..."
Slipcovers: Problem Solvers With Style
"a lot and break stuff. Needless to say, I am now a large fan of the slipcover. For... past year or so, from one client to another, I've toyed around with slippies myself.... third run-in with tarnished, sticky fingers. Take a look-see at a few ways slipcovers... pulled off the slipcover and threw it in my front loader and it all came out and still... 2 cats and a dog and a very messy husband and son, I use the slipcover in the hopes..."
How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living
Need a home office, a playspace or extra room for your stuff? Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom sheds
"playspace or extra room for your stuff? Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom... permits and are quick and easy to set up; their basic construction means a short i... storing or doing hobbies. But adding square footage to an existing home can be time... consuming and costly. That’s why many homeowners are turning to backyard sheds. These... tools and materials and my golf cart. It measures 10x15 and the garage door was..."
Choosing a Deck: Plastic or Wood?
Get the pros and cons of wood, plastic, composite and more decking materials, plus a basic price comparison
"the pros and cons of wood, plastic, composite and more decking materials, plus a basic... plastic and wood for your decking, ask yourself one question: Where is your deck? If... the sun or in the shade for the majority of the day — particularly in summer, when... style and maintenance should factor into your decision, too. We talked to four decking... here, is drainage. Ultimately water, in some form or other, is the ultimate and only..."
Your Guide to a Smooth-Running Construction Project
"money and your sanity when building new or remodeling... built or remodeled home and seeing it exactly as you had imagined it at the start... color, and the kitchen cabinets are a perfect fit. Now allow me to pinch you on the... doors or wonder why that small change in the kitchen cost so much. Looking back,... ask, “And why did we have to hire another subcontractor to finish the bathroom?”... changes and additional time-consuming work can be kept to a minimum if you fully understand..."
Hang 'Em or Hide 'Em: 10 Stylish Ways to Store Pots and Pans
"cookware neat and at the ready with racks, drawers and creative storage solutions... including how and where you store your kitchen tools. Pots and pans pose a particular challenge... kitchen. And stacking them three or four deep in a closed cabinet is just not optimal... appliances and surface materials. Numerous smaller details must be taken into consideration... their size and bulk. You want them stored in a way that makes them easy to grab for cooking..."
Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Get the best of both worlds with a kitchen that can hide or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design
"can hide or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design... walls and open up kitchens to adjoining spaces, and demo day always brings big smiles... who cook and entertain often and don't particularly like to have their kitchen mess... close it off to hide a mess, or to keep your guests out from underfoot while you prepare... to look and feel like. But after years of living with open kitchens, I realize there..."