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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
"project in a couple of hours... good with a level and hammer (or even better, a nail gun) can install a new door in less... Installing a door used to be a very challenging project, attempted by only the most... already done a good bit of the door installation for you. If you follow these steps, a homeowner... casing is installed and in most cases the doorknob hole has already been drilled. Essentially... Cost: A pre-hung hollow core door costs about $65 at a big-box store...."
How to Install a Wood Fence
Gain privacy and separate areas with one of the most economical fencing choices: stained, painted or untreated wood
"accent and a solution to needs for containment and privacy. A wood fence is a versatile... contains, and in your home’s yard, the way you surround your landscape can be both an accent... plants in front. A popular upgrade is powdercoated metal fencing in a colour to match... after a lot of rain holds a lot of run off when you live in a floodplain. The chain... We had a fencing contractor install some in a tan color at our last house. Neighbors..."
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... while he installed a toilet recently, and he shared a few secrets that can make the... follow a few simple steps, you won't have anything to fear. I asked Mike Hardy, a... cropping job in image 3. Can you do a post on installing a wall-hung toilet, please? on..."
Ready to Install a Chandelier? Here's How to Get It Done
"o for a dramatic look or define a space in an open plan with a light fixture that’s... making a statement in your entryway or serving as an elegant addition to your reading... nook, a chandelier will add drama instantly. Here’s what you need to know about... often keep a really cool Modern Bowl I found in a shop in Palm Springs on the table.... I have in my other homes removed the Chandelier or light fixture and installed a single..."
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
"handy in more than just man caves — and they can look better than you might think... It's also a time saver and, yes, a conversation piece that may just last a lifetime.... thinking. "A urinal in my house? Really?" You probably get the whole man-cave thing that... could a urinal offer in your house? Number one (get it?), taking the urinal concept... looks like a great place for a drink!" In a household overwhelmed with males, a urinal..."
Houzz Tour: A Portland Bungalow Gets a Major Lift
"ising a whole house allowed 5 extra bedrooms and a walk-out basement — plus a boost... three and a half bathrooms. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is a vacation rental... location in a vibrant walking neighborhood, and quickly scooped it up for vacation rental... create a ground-level unit. They added space-saving features and a few playful touches... could. In the end they had two completed units with a total of seven bedrooms and..."
Drop In on a Hot Comeback With a Sunken Living Room
Take the plunge into a new kind of practicality with an interior design feature that has a rich history
"plunge into a new kind of practicality with an interior design feature that has a rich... incorporated a sunken seating area into the Adah Robinson residence in 1927. In the late... House in Indiana. Saarinen elevated the style with a snappy design in the JFK airport... unearthed a long-forgotten conversation pit buried in his basement.) The style seemed... headroom in spaces where raising the roof isn’t an option. But in a broader sense, the..."
How to Install a Green Roof
"ering a roof with low-maintenance plants has benefits beyond just beauty. Get the... needles in a good windstorm.” Here are his insights on installing living roofs, from... change a growing concern, more people are turning to living roofs as a sustainable... nestled in a thick stand of 125-foot tall Douglas fir trees that drop lots more than... from both a designer’s and a homeowner’s point of view.... beneath one in his Vancouver studio. “The big bonus is the natural protection it provides..."
Walls Come a-Tumbling Down in a San Francisco Edwardian
Fewer barriers mean better circulation, flow and connection in this family home, making it brighter and cheerier
"connection in this family home, making it brighter and cheerier... together over a period of months. Be it change or a remodel, the route is sometimes less... family home in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood took the slow route, with pieces... there got a very nice second hand kitchen. those appliances and cabinets in the "before"... generated jobs in many different trades. The result is a beautiful & functional space. The..."
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door
"much as a rolling door system since French doors came onto the scene. Made of nearly... there are a number of things you should think about — from privacy concerns to the l... you keep in mind: a. They can dominate the room b. If you don't install a track in... doors in our guest suite. There is a bedroom area & a small sitting area w/ a kitchenette... there is a way! I installed a wood and glass "barn door" to close off my laundry/ mudroom..."
Houzz Tour: 20 Acres, a Train and a Midcentury Gem Fuel a Remodel
Original wood ceilings, a cool layout and, yes, a quarter-scale train persuaded these homeowners to take a chance on a run-down property
"ginal wood ceilings, a cool layout and, yes, a quarter-scale train persuaded these... to take a chance on a run-down property... photos of a grim-looking house in a wooded area of the city. They tried avoiding it,... land on a local real estate site in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a husband and wife kept... house had a large wood face that had turned orange in the sun. Not to mention that the... the woods on the 20-acre property were overgrown, and the creek had run over its banks..."
Basement of the Week: Warm Modernism in a Notable 1930s Home
Wood, leather and warm browns give the basement in this Keck and Keck home in Chicago an inviting air
"Wood, leather and warm browns give the basement in this Keck and Keck home in Chicago... do it in a way that wasn't rigid. "They wanted a 'soft' media room," says Crittenden... teenagers. Basement at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their 2 teenage daughters... Chicago basement. Years earlier Crittenden had worked on a renovation of the historic... tackle the basement when they decided to incorporate a media room, an exercise room, a..."
My Houzz: A Midcentury Gem on a Wooded Acre in Dallas
"With a passion for honoring their midcentury home's history, Mike and Jill Wood decorated... made for a refreshing change for postwar families, and for the Woods. Using locally... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Mike and Jill Wood and daughters Chloe (8 years old)... owners had installed a pet door for Rocky, their domesticated raccoon.... built in 1962 by Ju-Nel Homes architects Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson — protégés..."
Knotty and Nice: Highly Textured Wood Has a Modern Revival
"pine, if a wood has a knot, it's hot... Just a few years ago, I showed a photo of a knotty-pine-paneled basement during a... textured wood in a modern way. My own theory? Reclaimed lumber has paved the way for... for a more accepting wood palette. Or maybe my editors were off base all along. As... Architects in Portland, Maine, says: “Knotty pine has never been unpopular in the right... a story meeting and the editors around the table groaned audibly. Knotty pine was..."
Genius Home Prep: A Guest Room in a Box
"I got in touch with a friend to tell her our family was coming to her city for a... I been in her place with a demanding job, a husband away and two young children, I... to book a hotel but were delighted to accept her invitation, and had such a wonderful... doors for a family of five to spend several nights. It’s not that I don’t love having... room for a dresser in that room, but a TV is on a console. In that console, I store..."