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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,

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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
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,
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
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,
39 The 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use in Your HomeFlooring & Stairs

The 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use in Your Home

The 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use in Your Home Looking at luxury vinyl plank (LVP) from a distance, brands tend to blend together. Come closer, step on them, install them–and

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636 Solved! How Well Wallpaper Works in a BathroomBathroom

Solved! How Well Wallpaper Works in a Bathroom

Solved! How Well Wallpaper Works in a Bathroom Find out if wallpaper can be feasible in the most splash-prone zone of the home. My wife wants to hang wallpaper in our Jack-and-Jill
58 Advantages and Disadvantages of Cork FlooringFlooring & Stairs

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cork Flooring

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cork Flooring Although cork flooring has been around for many decades, it has recently come into vogue in a major way, due mostly to the fact that it
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
94 Bamboo and Wood FlooringFlooring & Stairs

Bamboo and Wood Flooring

Bamboo and Wood Flooring At first glance bamboo and hardwood flooring materials may appear to be basically the same thing. They have a similar look, feel, and share many characteristics
23 This Is the Hardest Wood Flooring You Can BuyFlooring & Stairs

This Is the Hardest Wood Flooring You Can Buy

This Is the Hardest Wood Flooring You Can Buy If you’re looking for wood flooring that you won’t have to replace for decades, you need to look at the wood at the harder
328 Do You Need To Screed? A Simple Definition.Flooring & Stairs

Do You Need To Screed? A Simple Definition.

Do You Need To Screed? A Simple Definition. Basic Definition Screeding means to drag a long, flat board across a pliable material to smooth it down. This also means that the board you
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