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How to Decorate With Faux Copper Tile Walls

How to Decorate With Faux Copper Tile Walls

Faux copper tile walls can add visual interest to any room and almost any style of décor, from more traditional, rustic Spanish or French design, to transitional and contemporary styles. In general, a little bit of faux copper tile goes a long way, so you may not need to cover the walls complet......[Read More]
Ideas for Redoing Countertops With a Clear Coat

Ideas for Redoing Countertops With a Clear Coat

Transform mundane countertops with a few innovative clear coat ideas, either subdued or bold, that suit your space. By clamping 1-inch thick by 2-inch tall pieces of wood trim around the countertops and pouring a 1- to 2-inch thick layer of clear epoxy resin over the materials of your choice, you ca......[Read More]
How to Reset the Pressure Switch on an Alpine Furnace

How to Reset the Pressure Switch on an Alpine Furnace

Alpine gas furnaces are between 80 and 95 percent energy efficient and come with the ability to use either natural gas or propane. The fuel-efficient models can help you save up to 15 percent off of your gas bill every month. Some of the furnaces have a feature that allows you to select high fuel u......[Read More]
Ways to Redecorate Kitchen Cabinets

Ways to Redecorate Kitchen Cabinets

If your old kitchen cabinets are worn and grungy or just horrendously out of style, you don't necessarily have to drop thousands of dollars for a full-scale replacement. You can refinish and redecorate old cabinets in a number of ways from simple painting to all-out refacing. Start by making sure th......[Read More]
How to Anchor Down a Rubbermaid Big Max Building

How to Anchor Down a Rubbermaid Big Max Building

If you have purchased a Rubbermaid Big Max outdoor shed, you may want to anchor it down, to prevent it from blowing over during high winds. Although these structures are very heavy once erected, you may want to add additional support by anchoring the shed to a foundation underneath. Anchoring the sh......[Read More]
How do I Install Granite & Ceramic Floor & Wall Tile?

How do I Install Granite & Ceramic Floor & Wall Tile?

Tile is a smart way to protect and beautify the walls and floors in your home. Install granite and ceramic tiles in a number of places, including backsplashes, shower surrounds and floors. The process for installing granite and ceramic tiles is essentially the same. The only difference is that grani......[Read More]
What Are the Advantages of Metal Frame Pools Over the Easy Set Pool?

What Are the Advantages of Metal Frame Pools Over the Easy Set Pool?

Metal frame pools have a number of advantages.A swimming-belt in a swimming-pool. image by Saskia Massink from Fotolia.comPutting a pool in your back yard allows your family to vacation at home all summer long, but having an in-ground pool professionally installed is beyond the budget of.........[Read More]
How to Fix Warped Lumber

How to Fix Warped Lumber

When wood and moisture mix, the result is often negative. Lumber exposed to significant moisture can begin warping, a condition in which the wood fibers loosen and take on an odd shape. This phenomenon turns once-sturdy lumber into unusable wood. The trapped moisture can also cause wet rot and spur ......[Read More]
How to Prevent Dry Rot

How to Prevent Dry Rot

Dry rot is actually a bit of a misnomer, as it occurs because of moisture in the timber. The wood does not have to be soaking wet, however, and all that is needed for the dry rot fungus to establish itself is high humidity. Once dry rot is established in the wood it is difficult to stop the spread, ......[Read More]
How to Extend the Life of Roof Tiles

How to Extend the Life of Roof Tiles

Roof tiles are made from concrete or clay and are efficient, durable and long lasting. Newer tiles are lightweight, energy efficient and not as prone to breakage as older tiles. Tile roofs also come with a Class A fire rating, meaning they are non-combustible, which can give homeowners security and ......[Read More]
Drawbacks to Plastic Lumber

Drawbacks to Plastic Lumber

Plastic lumber does not require maintenance, making it suitable for fences, but not all building projects.lumber board image by Maksym Dyachenko from Fotolia.comPlastic lumber is referred to as Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) as it is created from recovered high-density polyethylene (HDPE).........[Read More]
How do I Remove Oil Stains From Granite Counter Tops?

How do I Remove Oil Stains From Granite Counter Tops?

Granite is a natural, porous stone surface. Despite it's strength and durability, granite damages easily when cleaned with improper supplies or techniques. Using granite for kitchen and bathroom surfaces adds to the appearance of the home, but requires the use of proper cleaning techniques to mainta......[Read More]
Emerson Compact Fridge Information

Emerson Compact Fridge Information

An Emerson compact refrigerator makes an efficient food storage unit for business offices, dorm rooms or home use. Compact fridges are free standing, and are large enough to hold small quantities of perishables.......[Read More]
How to Tell Goldenrain Tree Seedlings

How to Tell Goldenrain Tree Seedlings

The goldenrain tree is native to China, but has been cultivated in the United States since the 1800s. Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson grew the first goldenrain tree in the United States. Goldenrain trees are grown primarily as ornamental trees, and produce an abundance of yellow flowers during t......[Read More]
Highest-Rated Solar Panels

Highest-Rated Solar Panels

Solar technology is commonly used for homes and businesses to heat water and provide cooling and electricity. Solar technology improves a business or home's value and saves owners' money. Commercial solar panel technology is available for consumers and, according to Renewable Energy World, Suntech, ......[Read More]
How Put Diamond Plate on Your Trailer Floor

How Put Diamond Plate on Your Trailer Floor

The Diamond plate flooring tiles are the leading flooring choice for Indy and Indy Lights auto racing teams, according to Greatmats. These tiles create a flexible polypropylene flooring that can withstand high impact collisions such as tools falling and even light trucks on jacks without damage or i......[Read More]
How to Insulate Walls Between Rooms

How to Insulate Walls Between Rooms

Noise and cold or heat easily pass through walls that are not insulated. You can add insulation to a room to increase the noise-dampening effects or to protect the room from excessive heat or cold. However, insulating interior walls with exterior insulation can create fire hazards, due to the presen......[Read More]
DIY Glass Tile Backsplashes

DIY Glass Tile Backsplashes

Any wall space behind the stove, sinks or countertops in your home can be considered a backsplash area. While these spaces are often covered with the same wall covering used throughout the rest of the kitchen, it can be beneficial to add an extra layer of protection to these backsplashes. By install......[Read More]
How to Build a Vanishing Edge Pool

How to Build a Vanishing Edge Pool

A vanishing edge pool has other names; negative edge and infinity pool are two others. The appearance looks like one edge just drops off. The illusion comes from the fact that the pool only has three sides surrounded by outside decor such as tile or concrete. When you build a vanishing edge pool, re......[Read More]
How to Decorate a Bay Window Sill

How to Decorate a Bay Window Sill

There is little that is more picturesque than a bay window sill that catches the sunlight and allows you to take in the view from the comfort of your home. You can make your bay window area even more charming by implementing a few clever decorative skills. Think plush cushions, a fresh coat of paint......[Read More]