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I’d like to install a new bathroom in my basement, but there are no existing drain lines in the foundation slab. Are there any other options aside from tearing up the slab? Yes, you can install a macerating toilet. These toilets use a macerating blade to chop up solid waste, and have a pump that forces the waste through […]
Q. My wife and I are having granite countertops installed. First, we need some shim work completed, and the guy doing the shimming said the shims would be visible beneath the counter. How do we cover up the shims? Is it typical to use some sort of molding underneath the counter and at the top of the cabinet? A. […]
I have a 30-year old home and I’m seeing some signs of moisture on the block foundation wall in my below-grade basement. Will painting the wall with a waterproofing sealant do any good? What you’re seeing is common in older homes where the original waterproofing has failed. Applying a waterproof sealer on the interior side of the basement will be […]
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By providing a continuous blanket of insulation over the home, insulated vinyl siding can reduce energy consumption by as much as 20 percent.
If there is one room in the home that benefits the most from organization, it’s the kitchen. That’s where the most work is done in my house. My dad ran a custom cabinet shop for 20 years and he was always building in customized kitchen organizers. Pop-up mixer shelves, hand-made shelves that rolled out on heavy-duty drawer slides and […]
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Here are step-by-step instructions for building a wooden stool for your home bar or kitchen diner. It’s always handy to have extra seating for when you’re entertaining guests. This barstool has a simple backless design and can easily be moved around the home to wherever you need a spare seat. Building this wood bar stool is a fairly straightforward project […]
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