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CEILINGS

Installing a built-up cornice

Installing a built-up cornice (Page 2)

Ceiling - wood planking

Ceiling - Building and using a deadman brace

Installing a ceiling medallion

Framing a ceiling opening

Cleaning ceramic tile

Installing a false ceiling beam

Installing a suspended ceiling

Installing a suspended ceiling (Page 2)

Installing a tin ceiling

Installing a tin ceiling (Page 2)

Installing a wood cornice

Installing a plastic cornice

Installing a wood-paneled ceiling

Installing framing for a skylight

Installing framing for a skylight (Page 2)

How to Install Ceiling Fan/Light Control

 

DRYWALL AND PANELING

Drywall finishing tools

Finishing drywall seams (Page 1)

Finishing drywall seams (Page 2)

Finishing drywall seams (Page 3)

Finishing drywall seams (Page 4)

Installing backer board

Installing drywall

Installing flat-panel wainscoting (Page 1)

Installing flat-panel wainscoting (Page 2)

Installing flat-panel wainscoting (Page 3)

Installing flat-panel wainscoting (Page 4)

How to remove wallboard

Paneling over furring strips

Paneling over studs

How to remove plaster walls

Resurfacing a wall

Resurfacing a wall (page 2)

Installing solid-wood paneling

 

FLOORING

Understanding floors

Choosing flooring

Evaluating Floors

Problem solving - Cleaning hardwood floor

Cleaning carpet

Cleaning resilient & laminate floors

Checking a room for square

Installing slate floor

Installing slate floor (Page 2)

Installing radiant-floor heating

Installing a laminate floor

Installing plywood underlayment

Installing vinyl floor tiles

Installing vinyl sheet flooring

Installing wood strip flooring

Installing wood strip flooring (Page 2)

Laying ceramic floor tile

Laying ceramic floor tile (Page 2)

How to glue down a splinter

How to repair a gouge

How to fill gaps between joists & floorboards

How to cinch flooring to joists

How to Patch a Carpet

 

GENERAL

Safety first

Panting and papering tools

Demolition tools

Hand tools

Learn about layout tools

Building codes & permits

Building a glass-block wall

Building a glass-block wall (Page 2)

Building a soundproof wall

Building a soundproof wall (Page 2)

Dealing with home emergencies

Bathroom demolition

Bathroom demolition (Page 2)

Lace door cabinet

Demolition of a wall

Installing new window sash

Installing new window sash (Page 2)

Kitchen demolition

Level tools

How to make an opening in an exterior wall

How to make an opening in an exterior wall (Page 2)

Making basic scarf joints

Making basic scarf joints (Page 2)

Making construction plans

Removing an old partition

Building a temporary support wall

Structural changes - Building partitions

Nailing techniques

How to install a Garbage Disposal

 

LIGHTING

Lighting options

Indoor lighting design

Installing a ceiling fixture

Installing a chandelier

Installing track lights

 

OUTDOOR

How to clean & repair clogged gutters

How to clean & repair clogged gutters (Page 2)

How to fix a sliding screen door

How to fix a sliding screen door (Page 2)

How to fix a broken window pane

How to fix a broken window pane (Page 2)

How to fix a concrete chip-out and concrete crack

How to fix a concrete chip-out and concrete crack (Page2 )

How to install landscape lighting (Page 1)

How to install landscape lighting (Page 2)

How to install landscape lighting (Page 3)

How to install vinyl gutters

How to install vinyl gutters (Page 2)

How to pressure wash a house

How to pressure wash a house (Page 2)

How to tune-up a garage door (Page 1)

How to tune-up a garage door (Page 2)

How to tune-up a garage door (Page 3)

How to tune-up a garage door (Page 4)

How to install a lockset

How to install locksets and deadbolts

How to install locksets and deadbolts (Page 2)

How to install a storm door (Page 1)

How to install a storm door (Page 2)

How to install a storm door (Page 3)

How to install a storm door (Page 4)

How to tune up double-hung windows

How to tune up double-hung windows (Page 2)

Common sports for caulking

Common sports for caulking (Page 2)

How to pestproof your house

How to pestproof your house (Page 2)

How to patch stucco

How to patch stucco (Page 2)

 

PAINTING AND DECORATING

Painting Tools

Decorating tools

Choosing paint

How to hang a picture

How to hang a picture (Page 2)

How to install a new towel bar

How to install a new towel bar (Page 2)

Hanging curtains

Decorative paint techniques

Hanging wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper (Page 2)

How to hang roll-up shades

How to hang roll-up shades (Page 2)

Roll-up shades variation outside mount

Roll up shades - Here's how: Buying tips

Spot-painting repairs

How to anchor a bookcase

How to drape and tape before painting a ceiling

How to tape before painting walls or millwork

How to paint a wall

How to paint a wall (Page 2)

How to prepare wood for paint

How to prepare wood for paint (Page 2)

How to paint window millwork

How to paint window millwork (Page 2)

How to paint a casement window or baseboards and trim

 

PLUMBING

How to inspect your plumbing

Removing and replacing sink trap components

How to frost-proof your plumbing

How to fix a compression faucet

How to fix a compression faucet (Page 2)

How to fix a cartridge faucet

How to fix a ball faucet

How to fix a ball faucet (Page 2)

How to fix a disc faucet

How to fix a disc faucet (Page 2)

How to clean a showerhead

How to clean a showerhead (Page 2)

How to clean a faucet aerator

Washing machine fills slowly

How to reset the tank water level

What if the flush stops too soon

How to replace a fill valve

How to replace a fill valve (Page 2)

How to replace a flush valve

How to replace a flush valve (Page 2)

How to plunge a clogged toilet

 

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

Fixing a leaking skylight

Fixing a leaking skylight (Page 2)

Installing attic stairs

Installing attic stairs (Page 2)

Patching large hole or repairing small hole in drywall

Installing a wall niche

Installing a door

Installing a chair rail

How to build a partition wall

How to build a partition wall (Page 2)

Installing a colonial door casing

Installing baseboard trim

Installing a new window

Installing brick facing

Installing wall frames

Installing wall tile

Installing wall tile (Page 2)

How to make an opening in a stucco wall

How to make an opening in a stucco wall (Page 2)

Installing window trim (Page 1)

Installing window trim (Page 2)

Installing window trim (Page 3)

Installing window trim (Page 4)

Making a false header

Patching plaster

Planning the layout for wall tiles

Planning the layout for wall tiles (page 2)

Refinishing wood trim

Refinishing wood trim (Page 2)

Reinforcing ceiling joists

How to Fill in Holes and Cracks in Basement

 

WIRING

How to remove a broken light bulb

How to remove a broken light bulb (Page 2)

How to fix a lamp socket

How to fix a lamp socket (Page 2)

How to fix a doorbell

How to fix a doorbell (page 2)

How to replace a pull-chain switch

How to replace a pull-chain switch (page 2)

How to install a programmable thermostat

How to install a programmable thermostat (Page 2)

How to remove a wall switch

How to install a wireless wall switch

How to install a wireless wall switch (Page 2)

How to fix a bad receptacle

How to fix a bad receptacle (Page 2)

Installing a tamper-resistant receptacle

Installing a tamper-resistant receptacle (Page 2)

Installing safety coverplates

Installing a plug cover

How to replace a GFCI receptacle (Page 1)

How to replace a GFCI receptacle (Page 2)

How to replace a GFCI receptacle (Page 3)

How to install a time switch

How to replace a bad wall switch (Page 1)

How to replace a bad wall switch (Page 2)

How to replace a bad wall switch (Page 3)

 

Home Decorating, Interior Design Articles and more...

Buying Bathroom Tiles

Decorate Your Bathroom On A Low Budget

Modern Bathroom Ideas

Choosing the Perfect Bath Rug

Different Ways to Create a Handicap Accessible Lavatory

Bright And Even Bathroom Lighting

Simple Steps for an Environmentally Friendly Bathroom

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Ways to Choose the Best Floor Material for Your ResidenceThe right mood can all depend on the type of materials you use on your floor

The right mood can all depend on the type of materials you use on your floor

 

 

 

 

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