Friday, 10 July 2020

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Basement & Garage

1358 What’s That in Your Garage?  Carpenter Ant Frass vs. Termite FrassBasement & Garage

What’s That in Your Garage?  Carpenter Ant Frass vs. Termite Frass

It’s finally time to tackle your garage, so on a sunny Saturday, you roll up your sleeves and get to work only to find something odd: a small collection of what appears to be wood
1350 How to Attach a Basketball Hoop to a GarageBasement & Garage

How to Attach a Basketball Hoop to a Garage

Transform your driveway into a court and bring one-on-one games to life with the addition of a basketball hoop to your garage.  You don’t have to be a handyman extraordinaire to
1342 Can I Use Solar Panels to Power My GarageBasement & Garage

Can I Use Solar Panels to Power My Garage

Solar panels aren’t just for the cuttingly modern aesthetics of a tech giant nestled in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley.  Modest bungalows, lakeside cottages, and suburban family
1334 What Is the Ideal Garage Size for Restoring a Full-Size Car?Basement & Garage

What Is the Ideal Garage Size for Restoring a Full-Size Car?

Every car-enthusiast asks the question: what’s the point of a garage if it’s too small to properly restore a car? Not all car junkies are lucky enough to have a property outfitted
1326 Residential Construction: How Wide Is a Standard Garage?Basement & Garage

Residential Construction: How Wide Is a Standard Garage?

Every home buyer has their boxes to tick off when shopping for the dream house.  A fireplace? Check.  A sprawling backyard?  Check.  A garage?  Double check.  For a car junkie,
1314 Pros and Cons of Garage BasementsBasement & Garage

Pros and Cons of Garage Basements

A garage is found with most homes nowadays – no wonder either as these spots work great in protecting your car from the elements and provide much-needed space for storage, tools,

Bathroom

1102 Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower HeadBathroom

Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower Head

Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower Head I hate my shower! Well, actually, it’s my shower head that I don’t like. Granted, it’s better than the standard fixture that most bathrooms
1098 Easy Bathroom MakeoverBathroom

Easy Bathroom Makeover

Easy Bathroom Makeover When I first purchased my weekend house in Upstate New York, I knew that the bathroom would need to be remodeled. There were many things that I liked about the
1088 Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year KitchenBathroom

Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year Kitchen

Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year Kitchen We can tell a lot about how previous generations lived by looking at the houses they built. For example, they clearly didn’t have as much
1082 Kid-Friendly Bathroom DesignBathroom

Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design

Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design When my husband and I lived in New York City with our two young girls, we had a single bathroom in our one-bedroom apartment. And it was small. If you’re
1078 Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower ExperienceBathroom

Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower Experience

Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower Experience I must admit to a certain hedonistic streak when it comes to bathing, be it a long hot soak in the winter or a wonderfully
1075 9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom DesignBathroom

9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design

9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design Small baths can live large when designed with care. Choosing the right materials, fixtures, and fittings is key, as is thoughtful spacing

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566 The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing KitsKitchen Repair & Reno

The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing Kits

The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing Kits How to Give Your Countertop a Beautiful and Durable New Look Yikes, your old countertop sure is ugly! Structurally speaking, it’s
608 Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen CabinetsKitchen Repair & Reno

Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets

Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets Ready-to-assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets offer homeowners an option to save money on kitchen remodeling. The cabinets are delivered
641 How To: Drain a ToiletBathroom

How To: Drain a Toilet

How To: Drain a Toilet Before repairing or replacing a toilet, use this tutorial to master an essential prep task. Whether fixing a toilet that’s running or leaking from the base,
663 Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted BathroomBathroom

Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted Bathroom

Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted Bathroom Q: We recently moved into a home with wall-to-wall carpeting in the bathroom. We’d like to replace it, but that really isn’t in our budget
285 Open Floor Plan: Defined, Pros & Cons, and HistoryFlooring & Stairs

Open Floor Plan: Defined, Pros & Cons, and History

Open Floor Plan: Defined, Pros & Cons, and History The phrase “open floor plan” refers to a house whose common spaces have no walls or partial walls between them. Structurally,
1265 How To: Apply Epoxy Floor PaintBasement & Garage

How To: Apply Epoxy Floor Paint

How To: Apply Epoxy Floor Paint Give your dingy old garage floor a gleaming, long-lasting finish with epoxy paint. You lavish attention on the bedroom and living room, bathroom and

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709 How To: Clean a Toilet TankBathroom

How To: Clean a Toilet Tank

How To: Clean a Toilet Tank Tackle the germs and mineral build-up you almost always miss on chore day with these easy steps. See also: Recipe Butternut Squash and Pear Soup If the last
975 Low-Flow Toilets 101Bathroom

Low-Flow Toilets 101

Low-Flow Toilets 101 Save money and conserve water with low-flow toilets. The Environmental Protection Agency says that an estimated 4.8 billion gallons of water are flushed down the
1250 Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Set Up Garage ShelvesBasement & Garage

Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Set Up Garage Shelves

Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Set Up Garage Shelves Using humble materials and simple techniques, you can put up any of these garage shelves and squash clutter in less than one weekend. For
509 12 Contemporary Cabinet PullsKitchen Repair & Reno

12 Contemporary Cabinet Pulls

12 Contemporary Cabinet Pulls Cabinet Hardware For Contemporary Kitchens Most cabinetry requires surface mount cabinet knobs or pulls to operate the cabinet. With any style of cabinet,
586 Freestanding Cabinets Offer a Classic Kitchen LookKitchen Repair & Reno

Freestanding Cabinets Offer a Classic Kitchen Look

Freestanding Cabinets Offer a Classic Kitchen Look From the 1950s onward, standard kitchens have usually consisted of stock cabinets with finished front faces and rough sides and backs.
925 Bath Fans Do More Than Clear OdorsBathroom

Bath Fans Do More Than Clear Odors

Bath Fans Do More Than Clear Odors Since the bathroom is the most humid room in any house, a ventilation fan is the best defense against moisture-related problems—namely, mold and
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