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Keep Your Car Covered With a DIY Carport

Keep Your Car Covered With a DIY Carport

  When it comes to saving your vehicle from the harmful elements of nature, building a shelter for your car is the perfect answer. With a great set of carport diy plans, you can create a home for...

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Tips for DIY Room Painting

Tips for DIY Room Painting

  When you are planning DIY home painting, proper organization prior to starting the job is important. You should do your preparation work several days before you undertake the taskStep...

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Zorr Corp Roll A Bucket, Roll A Tray and Roll A Tray Maxx

Zorr Corp Roll A Bucket, Roll A Tray and Roll A Tray Maxx

Zorr Corp has a lineup of professional quality painting tools that are designed to make the job a lot easier. The Roll A Bucket is built to be sturdy, stable and easy to move thanks to four 3in...

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Understanding Deck Stain

Understanding Deck Stain

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Last year, I stained my deck. It was a small project, but one that was a few years overdue. Can you relate? I spent a significant amount of time on the prep work, as expected the stain went on...

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Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Renovating your home makes it more attractive and comfortable. However, there are other renovations that you can undertake that increase the resale value of the home. It doesn't matter whether you...

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Screened In Porch Addition

Screened In Porch Addition

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Most screened porches are too small for one to thoroughly enjoy the space. With an adequate size the porch becomes a living room to the great outside. In season, this room is used more the the living...

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Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

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The main house has a wine cellar, media room, marble flooring, custom trimwork, plasterwork, and custom cabinets throughout. Exterior is stucco and stone with wood windows, copper facia and copper...

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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush.

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Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

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I was back to do a one year service call on this guest house my company built a year ago, and I was struck by the beauty of the Doug Fir Siding. It looked as good as the day we installed it. In this video I'll tell you the How To tips to ensure your wood stained siding has beauty that endures.

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Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a vibrant painted floor.

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free

Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free

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How far are you willing to go to have your mortgage paid for you?

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Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?

Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?

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In this episode we’ll finish up our  our series on lead paint. In the first two episodes of this three-part series we talked about tools, OSHA,  and costs. In this episode we talk...

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Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling

Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling

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Welcome back to the Lunch Pail Podcast series. In this epidode, we continue our series on lead paint. Last episode, we talked about tools; now we'll talk about costs. In the next, and final, episode...

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Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment

Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment

Welcome back to Fine Homebuilding’s lunchpail podcast. We’ve been on a bit of a vacation lately and we’re back now. This week we’ll begin a series on lead paint and the new...

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1880s Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

1880's Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

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My brick rowhouse was built in the late 1880's and is located in Jersey City NJ, just outside Manhattan. After decades of exposure to the elements the woodwork on the bay window had rotted and then...

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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Keeping Brushes and Rollers Clean

Keeping Brushes and Rollers Clean

Learn how to properly clean paint brushes and rollers in the final episode of our interior painting video series.

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Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

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Help me determine why this recently painted exterior section of my home is growing black mold

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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