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How to Paint a Room by Yourself

How to Paint a Room by Yourself

When it comes to decorating your home, DIY is definitely a cheaper option than paying a professional to do it for you. The great thing about DIY is that most of it is easy to pick up with the right...

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Excellent Tips When Shopping for Home Décor Online

Excellent Tips When Shopping for Home Décor Online

While hiring professional interior designers can be a great way to ensure that your house will look great, there's nothing better than doing the bulk of the work on your own to make your abode feel...

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Paint New Patterns In Your Living Room With Persian Rugs- Some Decoration Tips For You

Paint New Patterns In Your Living Room With Persian Rugs- Some Decoration Tips For You

There are interior designers who have been using variations of the same color in their home for the last 2 decades. When they were asked whether or not they had the plan of getting rid of this...

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Paint: Lots of Bang for the Buck

Paint: Lots of Bang for the Buck

  Just painting the trim and the doors to set them off from the walls made a big difference. Admittedly, we changed out furnishings, but they were mostly sourced at Salvation Army, Home Depot...

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Kitchen Remodel on a Shoestring

Kitchen Remodel on a Shoestring

After closing on this 60 year old house, we didn't have much time and we had a very limited budget so we didn't go in for a complete new kitchen. Just a remodel on the cheap.    The layout wasnt...

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New Lead Paint Legislation Introduced

New Lead Paint Legislation Introduced

As reported at the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) NAHBNow blog, senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and John Thune (R-S.D.) have reintroduced legislation...

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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Things You Need to Know About Modern Kitchen Remodeling

Things You Need to Know About Modern Kitchen Remodeling

    As a rule, the issue of remodeling your kitchen rises right after moving in into a new home. Even if your kitchen needs are not exorbitant, there are still things to consider before rushing to...

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Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Everyone loves wood interior walls! In this video I'll show you three tips to ensuring your wood walls look great after installation. The wood in this video is reclaimed from the 30's house we were remodeling and was used originally as a wallpaper backer.

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A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

Creative solutions open a kitchen space while keeping costs down.

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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Spray-Painting a Door

Spray-Painting a Door

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Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things...

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Whats that Finish?

What's that Finish?

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Wood surfaces with clear finishes can often be freshened up with a light sanding and a new application of what’s already there. Here’s how to figure out what's there.

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Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets

Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets

Spray-painting can achieve a quality finish cost-effectively. But there's a secret to making the job look hand-painted.

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A Drying Rack for the Road

A Drying Rack for the Road

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Constructed from common building materials, this drying rack can be easily transported and quickly set up wherever kitchen cabinets need painting.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

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EPA official tells NAHB webinar participants that the agency is increasing inspections of RRP job sites and stepping up enforcement

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Do Rules on Disturbing Lead Paint Apply to a Detached Garage?

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A neighbor has hired someone to clean and paint a detached garage on his property, and now paint chips presumably containing lead are everywhere

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Concern Over EPAs Proposed New Lead-Safe Rule

Concern Over EPA's Proposed New Lead-Safe Rule

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A dust-wipe testing rule would further boost the costs of renovations and repairs involving lead-safe practices, a recent survey indicates. But would it also alleviate liability concerns?

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