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Installing Glueless Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Installing Glueless Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Installing glueless sheet vinyl flooring is an affordable way to give your room a new look. Glueless vinyl is made with a flexible backing, making it resistant to creases and tearing. It is a forgiving product both during and after installation and stays durable even in high-traffic areas. In a smal
Shellac vs. Varnish Care for Wood Floors

Shellac vs. Varnish Care for Wood Floors

Shellac is made from the resin produced by the female lac bug in India and Thailand. It was used to produce a high-gloss finish on hardwood floors in the 19th century. In the 1920s and 1930s, lacquers and varnishes began replacing shellac on hardwood floors. Shellacs are often used to restore floors
How to Build a Record Album Bookcase

How to Build a Record Album Bookcase

Though bookcases were originally designed to house books, they can also be used to hold media such as DVDs, CDs or record albums. The only requirement for a bookcase designed specifically to house records is that the shelves be wide and tall enough for the records to fit on them. With the standard r
DIY Screen Material

DIY Screen Material

There are three types of screen material to choose from when repairing a window screen. Aluminum provides good visibility but is easily damaged. Fiberglass or vinyl are durable, lightweight and are available in colors. The third choice is solar fiberglass, which cuts down UV sunlight entering your h
How to Caulk Window Panes

How to Caulk Window Panes

Window panes that are loose let cold air in, warm air out and rattle annoyingly on windy days. Window frames shrink and expand with the seasons. Caulk and putty break down over time. Apply new caulk to window panes to re-seal them as soon as you notice the old caulk beginning to dry and crumble. Cau
How To Price Used Furniture for Resale

How To Price Used Furniture for Resale

With a few exceptions, furniture loses value quickly after you purchase it. Potential buyers of used furniture know that any given used couch could have been slept on, sweated on, been a home to cats and other abuses. When pricing your furniture, the first thing to keep in mind is that even if the f
What Kind of Insulation for an Attic?

What Kind of Insulation for an Attic?

Insulating your attic is a relatively easy way to add some energy efficiency to your house and save money on your heating and cooling bills, while conserving non-renewable resources. Cost savings from sealing leaks and adding insulation in your attic is 19 to 20 percent on your utility bills, accord
Country Fencing Ideas

Country Fencing Ideas

Fences keep people and animals in and others out, asserting the boundaries of your property lines. However, just because they have such a utilitarian purpose doesn't mean that they should have a utilitarian appearance. For example, if you have a country home, a country-style fence will complement th
How to Construct a Door Frame

How to Construct a Door Frame

When most homeowners think of a door frame, not having X-ray vision or the benefit of having framed a house, they visualize the door jamb frame that immediately surrounds the door. While the easiest way to install doors is to purchase them prehung with hinges attached, older homes frequently have od
How to Build Shelving for Collectibles

How to Build Shelving for Collectibles

Building a display shelf for your collectibles is a great way to display your heirlooms and other personal items. A simple display shelf allows you to easily access collectibles for cleaning purposes and creates a way for you to show off your collection safely. Making a shelf is a project that can b
Ceramic Tile Transition Ideas

Ceramic Tile Transition Ideas

Use tile boarders or intricate wood patterns to create ceramic tile transitions.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesCeramic tile is made from a combination of clay and strengthening ingredients to create a surface that is durable and highly heat resistant. Manufacturers coat the tile...
How Safe Are Granite Countertops?

How Safe Are Granite Countertops?

Known for its durability, simple maintenance and aesthetic appeal, polished granite is a popular material for countertops in the home. The increased usage of granite, however, has raised concerns over possible health risks.
What Is Craftsman Style?

What Is Craftsman Style?

Craftsman style is a type of residential architecture found extensively in California. Featuring distinctive interior and exterior style elements, craftsman homes are highly sought after and often duplicated. Elegant yet understated, craftsman style incorporates handmade features and an eclectic mix
How to Quote Tile Installation on a Concrete Slab

How to Quote Tile Installation on a Concrete Slab

A concrete slab is one of the easiest surfaces to apply tile, as both tile and concrete share some of the same expansion and contraction qualities. One of the first steps of installing tile is estimating and quoting its cost. Estimating and quoting the cost of a tile installation is the best way to
The Best Colors for Antiquing Your Kitchen Cabinets

The Best Colors for Antiquing Your Kitchen Cabinets

The best colors for antiquing your kitchen cabinets give them a weathered appeal while enhancing your kitchen's style. Choosing the best cabinet colors depends on your taste, the character of the room and the time you want to invest in the antiquing project. Layering colors simulates decades of weat
What Type of Tile Can Be Used Outdoors?

What Type of Tile Can Be Used Outdoors?

Tiles are a great choice for outdoor flooring because they are durable, low maintenance and come in a number of colors, styles and types. Tiles are rated by their hardness and porosity (how much water they absorb). For outdoor use, it's important to choose hard tiles with a rating of 4 of more and a
How to Design Your New Home Online

How to Design Your New Home Online

You can design a home online with a software program that reflects your lifestyle. Designing a home online will enable you to create a personalized floor plan detailed in every aspect. You can choose the style and layout and print the plan and discuss what you chose with a contractor. It has never b