Construction How-To

Brick Up a Man Cave

Create a Thin Brick Accent Wall for an Authentic Man Cave By Luke Guinn “What happens in the man cave stays in the  man cave.”

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Planning a Stair Rail

Installing a stair guardrail can be a challenging undertaking. The project is more complicated than tread or riser removal, because you’re dealing with precise angles

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bathroom remodel

Home Improvement Regrets

Ever start a home-improvement project and then wish that you hadn’t? According to a recent study at ImproveNet.com, 63 percent of people who have attempted

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Deck Product Roundup

It won’t be long before the weather breaks, and everyone is back to building outdoors. The time to plan your new deck is at hand,

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Stair Rail Removal

Getting back to my ongoing staircase remodel… I already replaced the lower flight of the split-level stair treads, but I couldn’t replace the upper flight

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Stair Tread Removal

Okay, back to my ongoing staircase remodel… You’ll see in earlier blog posts that I’ve already stained and finished the new treads and newel posts.

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Basement Remodeling Tips

Sound Building and Carpentry Practices for a Dialed-in Finished Basement. By Mark Clement I love the transformation from cold, dusty, concrete bunker to a warm

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Flooring Trends In 2018

When it comes to selecting a floor, homeowners always search for the right balance of value, durability and style. A flooring material’s value and durability

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New Options in Cladding

The term “cladding” refers to a building or wall’s outermost layer of material, often called “siding” when used for exterior applications. Cladding is also used

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Expanding a Hardwood Floor

Here’s how we overcame challenges when expanding a hardwood floor. Years ago, my parents had oak hardwoods installed on the foyer, staircase and top landing

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DIY Canvas Lights

  (guest post by Callum Mundine from ledworld.com.au)  If you’re feeling crafty today, we have the right project for you! This DIY tutorial shows you

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Create a Green Roof

By Chris Lundahl If you take pleasure in improving your house with fun DIY projects, why not install green roof? Not only can a living

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Old House, Dry Basement

Installing a Basement Perimeter Drain By Mark Clement The basement in my century-old house—like most century old houses I’d guess—was damp. Downright wet at times.

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Pocket Guide To Pocket Doors

Pocket doors have long been popular because they “disappear” into a wall, so there’s no swinging door in either adjoining room. The “disappearing” aspect of

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Create a Green Roof

guest post by Chris Lundahl                                                             photo courtesy Flickr If you take pleasure in improving your house with fun DIY projects, why not install green

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