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Marble Floor

Marble Floor

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When we had our house built, I asked the builder to put carpet in the foyer and the two front rooms on either side. He thought we were crazy because "nobody carpets the foyer," he said. However, we...

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Refinishing Floors Safely

Refinishing Floors Safely

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Refinishing floors is not inherently dangerous. Nonetheless, there are safety issues to consider.

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How to Repair a Butchered Floor Joist

How to Repair a Butchered Floor Joist

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There's no question the criticism is often undeserved, but plumbers nonetheless have a reputation for taking a recip saw to studs, joists, and rafters when they get in the way of supply and drain lines. The result, as Tackitybits has discovered, can be tough to fix.

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A Relaxing Retreat

A Relaxing Retreat

The clients wanted to have an entertaining deck, but they also wanted to have a private covered deck accesible from their master bedroom. They wanted it to include a large fireplace as well as a few...

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

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Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information.

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Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job

Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job

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No, digitile is not a typo for digital, its just my (lame?) title for using digital tools to layout, plan, and quantity of materials for a recent floor tile project. Here I give a brief overview of the process I used... see what you think.

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Recycled Oak Arts and Crafts Floor

Recycled Oak Arts and Crafts Floor

I collected this flooring for 12 yrs from all the old homes I remodeled in Lake Forest il. Some of it was nailed with square nails.  

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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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Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Sustainable cabinetry, quartz counters, cork flooring.

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Century home kitchen renovation

Century home kitchen renovation

I live in a century home in a small town in Southwestern Ontario.  I knew when I moved in that the kitchen was small and dark, but loved the house and the in-town ravine lot.  I bought...

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Bedroom Bathroom

Bedroom Bathroom

Second Floor Bedroom Bathroom Addition; Simultaneous Erection of Masonry Wet-side and Wooden Dry-side; PEX Plumbing; Radiant In-floor Heat Hydronic Wet-side, Electric Dry-side.

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1970s Master Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

1970's Master Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

This small master bathroom still had the original shower doors from the 1970’s!  Not only was this room ugly, but it was in desperate need of repair.  The original shower was cracked...

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Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

This is a conversion of 1970's his/her bathrooms plus two closets and a hallway into one modern bath and separate toilet room.  I am not a professional contractor (I am a Surgeon), but all the...

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Basketweave wood floor

Basketweave wood floor

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This is an entry floor I installed in place of carpet.  The light wood is maple and the dark accent spots are bloodwood, 5"x3/4" prefinished solid material.  I removed the carpet, laid a...

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Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

We bought a disaster of a house, which had been partially renovated, but partially gutted as well. The kitchen was the focus, which had floors 2-inches out of level, sagging beams, and old wiring and...

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Silk Purse from a Sows Ear

Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

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   The main objective of this kitchen remodel was to create a modern, convenient, unique, and aesthetically pleasing cooking, eating, and entertaining facility out of an old, tiny rambler...

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bath redo

bath redo

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This 1950s bathroom had vinyl tiles on the floor (yes, the ones with speckles in them), baby blue tub, toilet and sink. 1970s fake tile panels on all the walls  (contained stylish tan accents in...

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Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

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Kitchen from the 60s back to the 30s

Kitchen from the 60's back to the 30's

This kitchen in our own house had been remodeled in the 60's with plywood cabinets, vinyl floors and a brown sink.  We restored as much as possble including the Douglas Fir flooring and the...

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