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Problems With Tile Roofing

Tile roofing distinguishes your home with a classic style. Unfortunately, various problems can arise with a tile roof that you may need to address and repair to prevent damage to your roof....More...

How to Make an Easy Crochet Table Runner

Table runners are among some of the easiest crochet projects you can make. Use any size crochet hook you want for this table runner. The smaller crochet hooks produce a tight weave. The larger crochet hooks produce a more open weave. If you want a lacy look to the table runner, use crochet thread. T...More...

What Makes a Basement Finished?

Finishing a basement is a good way to add usable space to your home without the expense of foundation work and without decreasing the size of your yard. Additionally, finished basements can add to the resale value of your home; for this purpose, it's useful to have a definition in mind of what the t...More...

How to: Cinder Block Buildings

Cinder blocks can make for a very energy efficient home. They are also less expensive than other forms of housing. Cinder blocks are mainly used for small office buildings or houses that need to be built rather quickly. They are completely solid all the way through and are structurally sound. When y...More...

How to Calculate Mortar

Mortar is a mixture of lime, cement, sand and water. It is used to hold cement blocks together between the joints. It is also commonly used on brick and stone. When you are installing any of these materials, the first step in the installation process is to calculate how much mortar will be needed fo...More...

Domes of the World

A dome is a spherical roof that covers a building like an upside down bowl. Domes are categorized according to the base and a theoretical section or slice cut through the center of the dome. This is like a slice cut through the middle of a dome shaped cake. The base of a dome may be circular, polyg...More...

How to Install a Replacement Head for Vileda Proscrub Wring Mop

The Vileda Proscrub wring mop features a wring handle that allows you to wring the mop head without using a separate mop wringer. After many uses, the mop head wears down and becomes too dirty to use. In that case, you need to replace the mop head with a replacement mop head. The Vildeda Proscrub...More...

How to Put Ceramic Over Existing Counter Tops

If you're looking for a way to give your countertop new life, consider installing ceramic tile on top of your old laminate, wood or cement. Ceramic is one of the most popular counter surface coverings because it's durable, versatile, inexpensive and easy to work with. It's important that the surface...More...

How to Spot Cabin Craft Chenilles

Chenille bedspreads first began appearing in the 1930s, and the pieces were handmade. Cabin Craft is one of the better known manufacturers of these bedspreads because the company started mass producing the pieces, which led to more hitting the market. These pieces can reach hundreds of dollars on th...More...

How to Select a General Contractor When Building a Home

The job of the general contractor is to oversee all construction associated with building your home, making sure that everything is going according to plan and that all tasks are staying within your budget. You trust the general contractor to alert you of any issues or problems that come up and to h...More...

Roofing Options for a Flat Roof

Home and business owners with flat-roofed buildings have myriad roofing options available to them. The choice of roofing material is often not something to be taken lightly, as the roof is one of the lines of defense for a building against harsh weather conditions such as wind, rain and snow. As wit...More...

How to Clean Burn Marks Off of Stainless Steel Cookware

Being an exceptional cook may result in burn marks from sauteing in your stainless steel cookware. Cooking foods with high heat can result in burnt on stains appearing on the bottom surface of pots and pans. Washing with mild dish soap cannot dislodge the black marks adequately; a strong acidic clea...More...

Can You Apply Cork Flooring to a Vinyl Floor?

Cork floors are sustainable, quiet to walk on, versatile and easy to install over a number of surfaces, including vinyl. With the proper preparation, it is possible to transform nearly any room with a cork floor....More...

How to Fix Vertical Shifts in a Concrete Floor

Concrete is a very common material for flooring, especially in basements, garages and bathrooms. Its low cost, durability and relative ease of repair make it a good choice. Over time, however, there may be vertical shifts in your concrete floor caused by nature or general wear and tear. The process ...More...

Small Living Room Colors

Certain colors can make a small living room feel bigger or smaller.living room image by Ritu Jethani from Fotolia.comSmall spaces---especially those that are used a lot---can be hard to design. The many colors and shades of paint available can make it even more complicated when trying to......More...

How to Calculate Concrete Blocks

Concrete is used for a variety of building purposes, including creating concrete blocks. Calculating the concrete needed to make concrete blocks can be done with a simple formula. Concrete is sold in cubic yards, so your ending measurement should reflect cubic yards. The formula for calculating conc...More...

Bed Styles for a Loft

A loft apartment is an open concept space that has no clear distinctions between the living areas. Bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens flow into each other and are visible to each other. The style of the bed is an important feature in a loft bedroom because of the lack of privacy or walls between ro...More...

How to Do Concrete Edging

Concrete edging is a way to create borders around your lawn, garden and flowerbeds while giving your home's exterior a nicely manicured appearance. Concrete edging paver stones or blocks can be purchased from home improvement stores and come in a wide variety of styles. Edging blocks are designed to...More...

How to Make a Faux Window Pane Mirror

Tight living quarters such as apartments, condominiums and basement dwellings typically have low ceilings and are short on natural light and windows, making them feel cramped and cave-like. Mirrors quickly open up small spaces, but if you want to put a unique spin on this time-honored solution, add ...More...