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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...

Wall & Floor Tiling Tools

Tiling Toolstile layer image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comWhen tiling a wall or floor, you will need several tools in order to complete the job successfully; without them, completing the job will be almost impossible. In addition there are a few extra tools that if used will make the......More...

How to Caulk Older Windows

Older windows are notoriously drafty and much less energy efficient than newer windows. Part of the problem is a lack of an airtight seal. When air is allowed to enter and escape through worn out caulk or cracks in the frame, your utility bills may rise quite a bit. You can cut heating and cooling c...More...

How to Put Hinges on an Interior Door

Interior door slabs provide an affordable option for homeowners who need to exchange a door, but not the door frame or trim. The one area of installing a door slab that often overwhelms homeowners is mortising hinges. A mortise is a recess made in the door, which allows the hinge to sit flush with t...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...

DIY Refacing Cabinets & Doors

Kitchen cabinets undergo a lot of wear and tear over the years. Grease, dirt and grime build up on the surfaces, while the constant opening and closing of the drawers can nick up the surface. The cabinets can be replaced, especially if it's part of an overall kitchen remodeling, but this can be expe...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 Install Ceramic Tile on Metal

Installing ceramic tile on metal is just as easy as installing ceramic tile on concrete. The substrate is hard and rigid, so there is no need to use concrete backer board. If the metal is horizontal or vertical, use FlexBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar as an adhesive. FlexBond will work well in either...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...

What Type of Tile Can I Use for a Kitchen Countertop?

Kitchen countertops made from tile offer many choices to consumers. Homeowners should determine what features are most important to them, such as cost, color preferences, other kitchen design elements and durability. You can make tile counters by yourself with minimal expertise and research....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...