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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
"forget to install a good flashing as well. If your installer says that foam is enough... incorrect installation of one or more components (incorrectly installed flashing and/or... "How to install" article, this is a "how to find an installer" article. My Dad called... seal the attic and add insulation and a tent over the attic access panel and encapsulated... properly installed. The Pella guy came out and said the windows were fine, they just..."
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
"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,... labour to install but I'm sure there are other factors involved. Cheers, and looking... floors installed very early in the finish construction on TV and in web sites. We..."
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door
"barn door install we did so you can see how we do it. It's a 1:30 install in about :45... intend installing one. Since the house is a bit modern I want the door painted in... So we installed beautiful double "barn" doors. (They look the same as all the other... that we installed them for a moment. (And we have received several compliments on... before installing! We had a gorgeous custom made steel door made for our industrial..."
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
"Chihuly installation. Le sigh. Oh, an an installation of this size runs in the millions... sculpture install, so thank you for sharing! Gosh, I hope this isn't in California or... has had installations all over the world. If you ever get the chance to go to any... of his installations, don't miss it. People with this much money don't need to worry... Just the installation in front of the Museum was a show in itself. You see this tree..."
10 Ways Library Ladders Give Rooms a Lift
Yes, they're great in libraries. But library ladders also work wonders in bathrooms, pantries and many more spots around the home
"library ladders also work wonders in bathrooms, pantries and many more spots around... brary ladders, which are rolling or sliding ladders that hang on a rail to provide... efficiency. No ladder for kitchen in photo #5! In most of these installations the ladder... from the ladder and you would have to lean off the ladder to get the contents of the... is installed, but the actual ladder was light, telescoptic and easily removed for..."
Step Up Your Home's Functionality With Ladders of All Kinds
Forget that rusty stepper gathering cobwebs in the garage. Ladders today are giving interiors a major style boost
"garage. Ladders today are giving interiors a major style boost... Ladders traditionally have lived the quiet life, tucked away in utility cupboards... seeing the ladder concept used in more and more innovative and delightful ways. Check... humble ladder a new lease on life.... bunk bed ladder was awful. The "rungs" aren't even, a problem when kids are small ---... about a ladder attached to the exterior of your home. Makes it quite easy for burglars..."
A Dark Atlanta Attic Welcomes a Light-Filled Bathroom
From architecturally quirky attic to sunny bathroom, this renovated space now has everything a growing family could need
"quirky attic to sunny bathroom, this renovated space now has everything a growing... unfinished attic into a master suite and nursery. The attic's architecture posed a few... captain's ladder style staircase up to the attic and was built around the same time.... library ladder or an upscale bunk bed ladder. Here is a photo of the stair. It started... former attic. these "attic stairs" are common in houses built form the twenties through..."
Look Up: There May Be Living Room in the Attic
"that attic into a great new place for guests, work, kids — or just getting away... to the attic. This untapped territory could be transformed into that extra guest room... bringing your attic to life, check out these 12 photos to imagine just what it could become... Browse attic spaces | More Living Space: Making Room for Family... looking attics ever! Our attic is huge and would make great additional living space..."
Kitchen of the Week: Style Trumps Ease in a San Francisco Loft
"little ladder climbing when you’ve got a gorgeous-looking kitchen design like this... steel ladder into place and climb up several feet to a cabinet where he stores his... of that ladder. I would have installed flat steps instead. And I would have a basket... The ladder needs a roll bar, easily installed. The huge wine storage unit could... added attic trusses so I have a 48' x 12' "attic" space up there too and I have the..."
14 Tips for Decorating an Attic — Awkward Spots and All
Turn design challenges into opportunities with our decorating ideas for attics with steep slopes, dim light and more
"ideas for attics with steep slopes, dim light and more... in the attic can be a wonderful way to make the most of your home's square footage... particular to attics — from steeply sloped ceilings and awkward layouts to low light and... turn your attic into a room. FINALLY an attic space article. My finished attic is really... with an attic! here's our attic..not the greatest pics, but we put in a small but full..."
7 Tips to Convert Your Attic Into an Extra Living Room
If "Keep it down; I'm trying to read!" or fights over the remote are de rigueur, it might be time to turn your attic into a second hangout
"turn your attic into a second hangout... living room attic. Cozy and comfortable, an attic living room provides an additional space... convert your attic into a sanctuary space, what do you do with all the stuff you've stored... costs. Attic conversions are a great way to add additional space and from this article... higher) attic. Depending on when the home was built, sprinklers may need to be installed... floors, but attics may be the exception. “This is one area I prefer carpet,” says O’Donovan..."
7 Tips to Put Your Attic in Play as a Game Room
Got game? You will when you take your attic off the bench and turn it into an active room for the entire family
"take your attic off the bench and turn it into an active room for the entire family... : the attic. A transformation on your top floor may be the right way to provide your... get your attic off the sidelines and onto the playing field.... home attics, and garages into beautifully useful spaces to enjoy!! Free in home... can an attic handle. We have a 100 year old house with a recently renovated attic... fill your attic space, http://custm.co/hz/95 @backbb: Your best bet is consulting a..."
11 Tips for Building a Bathroom in the Attic
Turn that dusty storage space into a bright, relaxing bathroom by working with your attic's quirky spaces
"solution: an attic renovation. A deep soaking tub tucked under an eave or a pair of pedestal... of an attic bath is the amount of natural light you can let into the space via skylights... 47053/Attic-Bath Can someone clarify about bathtub placement under an eave....is... had an attic It's a great way to make use of empty space. It might be a little costly... to your attic bathroom. The vanity is the focal point of your bathroom and as such..."
How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More Storage
Great project: Install low-lying drawers in your kitchen or bath to hold step stools, pet bowls, linens and more
"project: Install low-lying drawers in your kitchen or bath to hold step stools, pet... you also install a touch latch? I noticed some photos have handles and I'm not sure... OR your installer has to recess the head of the screw into the drawer face. There are... drawers installed in my new kitchen. So glad that I did. I use mine for my electric... could be installed are very high traffic, cooking essential areas which would create..."
Hate Hauling Laundry? Give Dirty Clothes the Chute
"year: Install a quick route to the laundry room... is to install a laundry chute.... would install a chute like this? My back aches just reading about it. If I ever... proper installation cover that? You probably have homeowners insurance if you have... on the attic floor with a bottom-less laundry basket covering it and a custom built... husband installed a laundry shoot in a closet in our old bungalow. He was the first..."