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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 can install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom... laying floor tile or doing a tub surround then absolutely backerboard is a must. curlee... meant for flooring , it has about a 4 inch blade and extremely sharp. At a slight angle... tile a floor later wear safety glasses! use the guide or another tile and a tarp under... shower floor etc 1/4' v notch trowel- this would be used for small , say up to 8'... much. A floor is in my future. Nothing like a 1900 house to keep me busy! Happy Th..."
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:... ft of flooring. I was called a month later after the installer did everything possible... set a floor does not qualify a tile installer to do backsplashes and tille / shower... ceilings or floors. Very successfully used it for our new kitchen backsplash. To Denise:..."
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
"to the floor. The walls and floor were tile and there was a drain in the floor.... off the floor I'm laughing so hard! Gross to say, but once a man explained to me why... those floor based urinals would be awful, even if trying to hit the back of it.... about the floor based ones, Jean. The one in my friend's house was the shape of the black... off the floor, as the men are tall. I can see the practicality of them... but I don't..."
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... rotted my floor requiring the floor to be replaced. Hi jojosail, Even if it was not... post on installing a wall-hung toilet, please? on a tile floor which is bound to cause... over the floor and a sprained lower back. You left out some steps. STEP 1.1 - : Put..."
How to Install Energy-Efficient Windows
Learn what Energy Star ratings mean, what special license your contractor should have, whether permits are required and more
"wood sub-floor in his home. I've never had a pipe leak on me. No one is going to take... ceiling and floors are more of an energy factor than are windows and walls .... unless... lated floors for the same as window replacement would have cost. minimumjoe:... cold - floor above garage, two exterior walls and ceiling/attic. While our old windows... forget to install a good flashing as well. If your installer says that foam is enough..."
Ready to Install a Chandelier? Here's How to Get It Done
"above the floor/table guideline? I would like some input about hanging my chandelier... addition to installation instructions. WARNING! Not all assembly instructions and in... you must install an appropriate support system." Whadya mean by "you" and "appropriate"... finished installation: Some very good advice here . I hired a General Contractor for... pot and installed 4" inch pots 5 of them without my permission and tried to charge..."
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
"Installing a door used to be a very challenging project, attempted by only the most... casing is installed and in most cases the doorknob hole has already been drilled. Essentially... the door installation for you. If you follow these steps, a homeowner who's good with... gun) can install a new door in less time than you'd think. Time: Around 2 hours for... overall if installed properly. also note to all the split jam installers, make sure to..."
Contractor Tips: How to Choose and Install Windows
"Proper installation cannot be stressed enough. Be sure that your architect has all... window installation, including head, sill, and jamb details that accurately depict... should be installed. To take it a step further, or back, window placement should always... windows are installed at the same height from the ceiling! Didn't catch this when we built... of the floor or near a window seat, you'll need to order tempered glass for safety..."
Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
"about installing an outdoor fire pit in your backyard for several reasons. Check... Metro to install a fireplace or fire pit on a new or existing patio, we would be happy... fireproof flooring or ground cover (cement, gravel) is a must. Also be sure to keep a... freestanding. Installing an outdoor fireplace is a big project, no matter how you look at... Also, installing a wood-burning fireplace is a simpler (and often less expensive)..."
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
"bamboo flooring is laid, the bathroom tiles are set and more... 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,... repeatedly see floors installed very early in the finish construction on TV and in web sites..."
Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Finish
"granite installation and how to maximize your investment... Installing granite in your kitchen or bathroom is one of the best investments you... choosing and installing granite can be very confusing and misleading. I've done a lot of... granite installations and have learned how the process should work. Follow along here... and wood floor. I don't recommend my method though! What is the best way to remove oil... our 1st floor powder room. The disappointment with the second company is that there..."
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... at the floor, ceiling, windows, Shampoo niche and recessed T.V. it also required the... failed installation. The more I work with Houzz on "Baby Steps" or "Fine detail"... say the installation was flawless and my client helped out a great crew get a foot... to be installed the same way up or down. Often you will see directional arrows on..."
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door
"feet of floor space. So, ask yourself if you have wall space to spare or floor space... required a floor track, it should be recessed flush down into the floor. Regardless of... we just installed. We needed the floor space as our mudroom and utility door both opened... don't install a track in the flooring they can swing front to back, in fact... don't install a track in the flooring they can swing front to back, in fact, they..."
How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation
"When installing two tiles from two different suppliers, often the thickness of each... heated floors.) it is just not reccomended to set the tiles with an offset. Regards... American floor org for your hardwoods). Without these agreements you will many times... hardwood floor. Regards. 3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch Maple Ridge, BC (Greater... kitchen floor. I definitely wouldn't try to set tile myself as I would probably mess..."
Contractor Tips: Countertop Installation from Start to Finish
"countertop installation is preparation — and installing a countertop involves a lot more... Before your installer shows up to template, all cabinets must be permanently installed... Counter installation is one of the last things to happen in your kitchen or bath renovation... 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..."