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Decorate With Vintage Ladders Easily

One tried-and-true way to add rustic appeal to your home is to decorate with ladders. A worn-out vintage ladder is filled with character and potential and can provide your home with a charming lived-in vibe. But ladder projects aren’t limited to people who love farmhouse style. New ladder projects are sleek, modern and complement a contemporary design aesthetic. Get inspired to add some style and function to your home with these decorative wooden ladder ideas. When a home has a vintage feel to it, a Continue reading →

Simple Ultimate Guide to Painting a House

Ultimate Guide to Painting a House Most homeowners would love to have a professional crew paint their house. However, the dramatically lower costs associated with doing it yourself tempt many homeowners into trying to do it alone. Besides cost savings, do-it-yourself house painting has some unexpected benefits. When the weather is favorable, outdoor painting can be almost pleasurable. If you opt to paint by hand rather than spraying, you can jump into the project for short periods of time that better fit in with your Continue reading →

How To Removing Tile Grout in a Few Simple Steps

Removing Tile Grout in a Few Simple Steps Fit the oscillating tool with a blade specially intended for tile or tile grout. Most tool heads will specify which materials they can be used for (metal, wood, tile, etc.). Start by holding the tool horizontally (or vertically, in the case of vertical seams), turning on the power, and lightly pressing the blade to the grout. Let the power tool do the work; do not force it. The blade should easily chew through the grout. Removing tile Continue reading →

Beautiful Before And After Bathroom Remodels

Before-and-after remodel photos are inspiring because they nail home the fact that yes, this can be done. If someone else turned their dismal bath into a place of joy and pleasure, you can too. About This Bathroom, over at the design blog Addicted 2 Decorating, was not at all addicted to her dull hallway bathroom. She began by ripping everything out of the bathroom, resulting in 39 contractor bags of tile, mortar, wood and glass that went straight to the landfill. With the bathroom walls Continue reading →

How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain Easily

There aren’t many reasons for changing out the drain pipes under a kitchen sink, but one of the most common is during a kitchen renovation when the sink is being replaced. The steps for installing the sink drain will depend on how different the new sink is from the old one, as well as what other components are being installed. For example, in older homes, the new sink may be a different depth than the old one, so some alteration of the branch drain pipe Continue reading →

How to Build a Wooden Gate for Your Yard Easily

You’ll love the look of this beautiful cedar gate beside your house or as part of your yard’s fence. Its functionality coupled with its unique styling makes it an addition to your home that you will treasure for years. Ornamental and practical, this 42-inch-wide wooden gate is decidedly different than many other gates and is easy to make. By using tongue and groove cedar boards, your privacy is ensured, as no one can peek through slits between the boards. Its chunky, black wrought-iron-style strap hinges Continue reading →

How to Build a Home Bar

Every home bar has its own style. You can have a wet bar built for between $2,000 and $12,000, or you can build your bar and have features added for a fraction of the cost. You can add anything from a chromed foot railing to working taps. But underneath every personal style is the sturdy core of the design. Here are the basic steps to get you started with your DIY home bar. Gather Your Materials The wood you need depends on the dimensions you Continue reading →

How To Give Your Kitchen a Makeover With Stainless Steel Paint

Ranges and dishwashers pump out a lot of heat and moisture, which isn’t ideal for traditional paint. The high-gloss finish of your kitchen appliances doesn’t lend itself well to oil or water-based paint, either. Stainless steel paint provides homeowners with the best of both—a high-end finish, easy application and maintenance. Make sure that you purchase the right paint for the job. Look for liquid stainless steel, which includes some larger light-reflecting pieces within the paint that give it an authentic look, feel, and luster. Spray-on Continue reading →

Common Kitchen Problems

If your refrigerator or freezer is not staying cool, check that the doors are closing completely and that the seal is snug. Be sure to pay attention to warning lights. Note any unusual heat, drips or noises. An operating refrigerator condenser generates heat, but it should not be excessive. Whether your fridge isn’t keeping things cool or your oven doesn’t heat things up, kitchen appliances can cause all kinds of problems. Find out what’s causing the issue and whether it needs to be repaired or Continue reading →

Beautiful Kitchen Remodel Ideas For 2019

To maximize the financial return on your kitchen remodels, keep the basics in mind and avoid trends. Trends are fun, but buyers are more informed than ever and place greater importance on solid elements like counters, cabinets, and good lighting. One thing to remember is that high-cost kitchen remodels don’t automatically translate to high returns. Even though buyers may hold your remodels in high regard, your initial investment might prove to be so much that they can be difficult to pay it off. Kitchens are Continue reading →