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How to Install a Tile Backsplash
If you've got a steady hand, a few easy-to-find supplies and patience, you can install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom
"you've got a steady hand, a few easy-to-find supplies and patience, you can install a... backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom... patience and a steady hand, so take your time. Time: 2 to 3 days Cost: $10 to $25 per... , and a tile backsplash is one of those little details. A backsplash not only looks... setting a few rows of tiles on a scrap of plywood until you can achieve consistent... More: When to consider hiring a pro..."
DIY: How to Install a Door
Homeowners who aren't afraid of nail guns can tackle their own pre-hung door project in a couple of hours
"pre-hung door project in a couple of hours... Installing a door used to be a very challenging project, attempted by only the most... good with a level and hammer (or even better, a nail gun) can install a new door in less... already done a good bit of the door installation for you. If you follow these steps, a homeowner... Cost: A pre-hung hollow core door costs about $65 at a big-box store.... pre-hung door has leveled the playing field. The door slab is already mounted on hinges..."
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
"pick up a single tile, pull from these tips for expert results... trimmed to fit against a wall or other obstructionSquare to: Lay tile parallel toJolly... Mortar used to set tilesScreed: A flat wood or metal board used to level mortar or concrete... 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:..."
Install Your Kitchen Sink for How You Like to Cook and Clean
"kitchen? A design pro lays out your options... you'll want to decide what kind of installation to do. There are four basic categories... professional installation and can only be mounted to a sturdy and non-porous countertop... known as a farmhouse sinks, have a broad, exposed front edge and are usually quite wide... attached to the underside of the countertop for a clean look. *Drop-in sinks are installed... sinks tend to be the most budget-friendly, primarily because you can easily install them..."
Houzz Planning: How to Choose a Front Door
"for you? A front door — like any exterior material — has to be tough enough to withstand... front door is a huge part of your home's first impression. It's a transitional part... as it's installed by December 31, 2011. But how do you determine which door is right... best way to narrow down front door choices is to look at it in terms of material. The... front door with an energy-efficient model can add to the overall value of your home..."
Contractor Tips: How to Choose and Install Windows
"factors to consider when picking and placing windows throughout your home... whether to repair or replace. Lingo to know:Sash: A moveable frame that holds the... window glass; a double-hung window is made up of two moveable sashesMull: To join... s are a major investment. They need to bring the outside in when you want, but also... sections of glass, which are called litesR value: A measure of the efficiency of insulation;..."
How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation
"Here's how to counter the differences... tile with a 50 percent offset, or in a brick pattern, can draw more attention to different... can do to prevent it and things you should avoid to not highlight it. Setting your... attention to it. If a tile has an eased edge, the effects of lippage are less noticeable... When installing two tiles from two different suppliers, often the thickness of each... look in a shower or bath. While lippage can happen on any project, there are some things..."
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
"tting a new commode in a bathroom or powder room yourself saves plumber fees, and... a master plumber in Roswell, Georgia, to demonstrate the proper way to install a... enough to let me photograph him while he installed a toilet recently, and he shared... follow a few simple steps, you won't have anything to fear. I asked Mike Hardy, a... shared a few secrets that can make the job a snap.... videos on how to install a wall-mounted toilet. :) I liked the remark about being a "seasoned..."
How to Save a Boring Box of a Room
Whip a ho-hum format and low ceilings into high-design shape with these ideas that offer a big new vision
"Whip a ho-hum format and low ceilings into high-design shape with these ideas that... going to have to take a few chances. A few rules for turning uninspiring rooms... Switching out a boring closet door for a lovely curtain adds texture and color. A curtain... white to plush, textured and stuffed. But a boring box of a room will benefit greatly... of have a least one boring, boxy room to contend with. You know the kind: low ceilings..."
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
"goes into a design that includes a major — and highly breakable — artwork? Here's your... to another, and all of a sudden, the architect said, "Let's talk to Chihuly." The... works of glass art from the very small to the huge. His work is in museums, botanical... wonder how on earth the whole notion of incorporating such a piece happens, especially... See how the combination of an exceptional artist, a creative architect and an..."
DIY Fix: How to Repair a Broken Glass Door Pane
Don't let broken glass shatter your self-esteem. You can fix it more easily and more inexpensively than you might realize
"broken glass shatter your self-esteem. You can fix it more easily and more inexpensively... old glass paneled door, I heard the heart-wrenching sound of broken glass. A broken... where to get a replacement piece of glass. Fortunately, a friend reassured me that... were up to par, and after I finally located a glass shop, I put those skills to the... A moment of cleaning motivation quickly turned to frustration and panic when I made..."
How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
"s and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs... Understanding how to build a shower curb and what products to use can get complicated. But... building a shower for a disabled person. Here are some points to keep in mind when... aking a shower without soaking the entire bathroom floor comes down to the ever-important... difference for a shower — and might save you thousands of dollars down the road. A shower..."
How to Jazz Up a Solid-Front Door
"emake a door with new paint, molding, wallpaper, hardware and more... fancy doors, but there are plenty of ways to spice up a simple solid-front door.... There's a lot you can do to make them special with stains, paint, stencils, fabric... With a little creativity and elbow grease, the sky's the limit. More doors: Garage... way to make a barn door like the interior door shown in this series weatherproof so... front-doors-what-color-is.html Wow....great ideas here! I wonder if there is a way..."
Divide and Conquer: How to Furnish a Long, Narrow Room
Learn decorating and layout tricks to create intimacy, distinguish areas and work with scale in an alley of a room
"tricks to create intimacy, distinguish areas and work with scale in an alley of a... can be to decorate a long, narrow space. How do you fill the room without seating... you want a dedicated TV spot? Do you need a game table? Or do you prefer a conversation... room from a bowling alley is the lack of red lines and pins, then you know how challenging... apart? How do you prevent normal-size furniture from looking dwarfed? And how do you..."
Contractor Tips: Choosing and Installing Doors
Picking a door involves more than just visual appeal. Here's what you need to know to make sure your doors and hardware last
"cking a door involves more than just visual appeal. Here's what you need to know... know to make sure your doors and hardware last... Your doors get a workout, so it's important to pick and install one that will make... find tips to help you select the right type for each situation, as well as ideas to get... order you a five panel door like the one shown. Salvage yards are a great source of five... for barn door installation? Closet doors..."