Using the plans you drew up with the help of last weeks post on Planning you are now ready to make a lumber shopping list using graph paper to figure the cuts and how many sheets of lumber you’ll need. Either 3/4 inch sheets of carpenters plywood or MDF can be used. First draw blanks […]
Decisions Decisions Choosing a backsplash is very different from picking out a new pair of drapes–you are probably not going to change your backsplash again for quite some time; you need to proceed with caution. Taking the time to shop around and weigh all your options can make all the difference between simply liking your […]
If you’re on a budget, a stamped concrete patio is affordable way to get the look of natural slate or limestone. It could also be made to mimic cobblestones, weathered wood, cracked earth and brick. The best part is that stamped concrete requires little maintenance since there is no grout that will get discolored or […]
There’s no better time than the summer to take on a home improvement project. Between longer hours and beautiful weather, summertime allows those who might not otherwise be able to take on a big project the time to finally do so. Many people believe that home improvement projects are outside of their abilities. While costs and know-how […]
Need a Quick, Inexpensive, Drastic Change to Any Room? PAINT. Go From Out-dated to Sophisticated: From Dingy & Dreary to Bright & Cheery: Or From Worn-out to Chill-out: To quote my decorating guru, who happens to be my Mom, “Paint is the quickest and cheapest way to freshen, brighten, change the mood of, or add drama […]
Smaller Kitchen Renovations for DIYers and Other Budget Conscious Homeowners A full-kitchen remodel project can easily cost a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars. With costs from designers, contractors and products/materials all adding up quickly, many homeowners simply don’t have the budget to take this on. However they would like to do something to spruce […]
Data from a national survey shows that improving your home returns an average of 60% of your investment.
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