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Reinvent It: Salvage a Birdcage for an Eclectic Chandelier
"deep x 1 Electrical Drill with a special Bit. Photo included. x 1 pkg. of Couplings... (Female) x 1 Ceiling Canopy Kit (Not shown) x 1 Sheet of Fluorescent Lighting diffuser... Lightbulbs x 1 Can of spray paint Primer x 1 Can of Spray Paint ....and that is basically... gd/K2N1kw Wow - way to save $1200, Dianne. Though I do like the crystals... Looks... being x 1 piece for a thin customized washer to support the Lampshade once in place..."
Get on a Composting Kick (Hello, Free Fertilizer!)
Quit shelling out for pricey substitutes that aren't even as good. Here's how to give your soil the best while lightening your trash load
"Either 1 x 1" or 1 x 2" mesh. 3 pieces of wire to seal the ends together. Enough... of 500:1 (finished compost is around 20:1). When you add high-carbon materials to... down to 1. I just wish our town did curbside compost collection (other than yard... turned 1/3 of the pile, put the hoop back around, wire it up, and fork the rest of... compost. 1 part wee to 2 parts compost is the primo ratio (that's a lot of urine!) and..."
How to Choose the Right Solar Lights
Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin
"reviews has 1/4 or 1/3 of its reviews saying "unreliable," or "quit working" or "comes... only last 1-2 years at best. I haven't had luck at replacing the units to preserve the... edium_1_6 @shieldmaiden I had some solar holiday lights I put on metal plant trellis... aside). 1. Quality of the solar cell. There is not much variance here. All solar cells... WalMart $1 specials will last a year or so (then the plastic clouds up and the batteries..."
Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space
Downsize with less compromise: Celebrate the positive, pare down thoughtfully and get the most from your new home
"from a 1,900 sq. ft. home to 1,500 sq. ft. I have always lived in 4,000 sq. ft. homes... @catz1, I would love to have empty guest room and hall closets. But when you live... home (1,200 sq ft) to a tiny cabin (320 sq ft). Getting rid of possessions was so... questions: 1. Do I either use it or love it? 2. If I store it, will I remember that I... around 1,000 square feet. The two hardest areas for me was the bath and kitchen--but..."
How to Add a Radiant Heat System
Enjoy comfy, consistent temperatures and maybe even energy savings with hydronic heating and cooling
"The 1st floor of our house has an accessible subfloor via a crawlspace, which allowed... put in 1" rigid insulation under all concrete and put insulation between the basement... since the 1" cracked when walking on it. We have a ranch style and had the tubing stapled... @christine1ca - hmmm... "potable"? Never heard that one. You should get more info from... ary SE1-Screen and Blind System is an unobtrusive folding blind system which allows..."
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
"AR107.1 dictates that, at a minimum straw bale walls are 1 hour, up to 2 hour rated... ugly. 1 - Bales not kept absolutely dry during and after construction = mold, smoldering... home/gallery w/1,100 sq ft of wrapped porch. highly recommend the porches for wall protection... has a 1 hour fire rating per ASTM E119-05a. Straw bale walls with a cementious plaster... R-occupancy 1 or 2 family homes), appendix R is all about straw bale construction. Covers..."
How Low Should Your Drapes Go?
Hover, brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain length options
"all the 1/4-1/2" changes in the floor are apparent. I've never been in any house,... kitty, 1 dog household, and we vacuum when one of us "breaks down" or has a day off... end at 1/2"- just shy of the floor or carpet. I like shorter treatments to end just... cover up 1/3 of those beautiful arched windows with fabric? It not only cuts off the... gorgeous. A 1.5"-2" in a heavily interlined silk looks lush, rich and elegant. In the..."
Bathroom Remodel Insight: A Houzz Survey Reveals Homeowners’ Plans
Tub or shower? What finish for your fixtures? Find out what bathroom features are popular — and the differences by age group
"glass with 1/2 parts liquid dish soap and 1/2 parts white vinegar and place the solution... found my #1 love of the bathroom is one with a linen closet. Only two of my homes have... approx 1/3 a wet room. the shower is plenty big and comfortable and i love the jetted... did: 1) glass enclosure for shower stalls: yes, requires a one min squeegee . But... with only 1.5 baths, eek! no tub, so first order is a second full bath. subway tile..."
How to Get Along With the Neighbors — and Live Happier at Home
"we own 1 car, 1 land rover and 1 motor bike we opened up our front garden so all our... between 1pm and 4pm. In the community I live in currently my neighbors politely informed... that we 1.mowed our grass at 3" (too high), 2. planted bushes near the property line... to pay $1.00 for the privilege of establishing the boundary and having cleaned their... FDMgod1xQAig @ikwewe, it is true about fences in California. Virtually every house..."
Pearls of Wisdom From a Real-Life Kitchen Remodel
What your best friend would tell you if you were embarking on a renovation and she'd been there, done that
"comfortable. 1 important correction! caesarstone does stain/discolor. My glacier white... Advice #1 is very important. We didn't remodel, but we moved and I had to plan a new... its been 1 yr and our white counters look great, sometimes its even hard to find the... it for 1/2 hour. it is deep...great for pots and pans but you "bend" over to work... remodels: 1.You can raise your dishwasher up about a foot or so and it will make an..."
Your Guide to a Smooth-Running Construction Project
"scale of 1 to 5, meaning 5 is a keeper and 1 is something they can let go. This helps... way: 1. Avoid becoming the project manager of your own home. I agree with this article... puts $1,000 in the contract for lighting make sure that contract defines what lighting... after 1.5" concrete lay over the tube. So far, I couldn't find anyone willing to... been, 1) involve myself completely in the design and planning process whether or..."
8 Lessons on Renovating a House from Someone Who's Living It
So you think DIY remodeling is going to be fun? Here is one homeowner's list of what you may be getting yourself into
"2x4and 1 x material is actually 1 inch sometimes eve more ! Do a lot of ripping and... items #1-8). Beautiful rooms. Would love to see more pictures....inside & out. :)... breakup are 1. Infidelity, 2. Finances and 3. Building or Renovating a home while you live... for 3 1/2 years on a 100 year old craftsman home! I love houzz because it reminds... the 3 1/2 mark of renovating our 1937 Bungalow. We have lived in it the whole time..."
Transition Time: How to Connect Tile and Hardwood Floors
Plan ahead to prevent unsightly or unsafe transitions between floor surfaces. Here's what you need to know
"recessed 1 1/4" at framing stage for endless options in installation methods. JW If... tile is 1' square 1/4" thick porcelain. I have a question... We are supposed to be... me that 1 ft. square tile that is 3/8" thick would weight the same amount per square... foot as 1' x 2' 3/8" tile. Different thicknesses of tile would make a difference of... them a 1/4 span (between floor joists). This way we satisfy the TTMAC framing re..."
15 Cozy Book Nooks and What They Want You to Read
Put the beach reads away; these comfy spaces are creating a fall reading list. What books do they suggest to you?
"table, a 1&1/2 person upholstered chair, the dining room table, and clear glass doors... favorites are #1, #8 & #14. #1 because it is in the kitchen and it appears that the dog is... love #1 and 13 for the window seats - I've always always wanted one of those and... again. # 1 in the morning or #9 in the evening are places I would gravitate to and read... Looove #'s 1 and 13...I don't have specific suggestions for books or beverages, but with..."
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
"3/4", 1", 1 1/8, etc.). That is needed to calculate floor deflection in addition... below show 1x1 mosaic glass tile with Starglass grout in Diamond (nearly clear so that... using 1/4" or 1/2" backer board instead of DITRA. If you add a decking layer or backer... down to 1/16". Look at the tile edge and ask your supplier for rectified tiles. Yes... thin-set (1/2" notch) to install. That leaves $750 for tile. Divide $750 / 175 sq. ft..."