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Home Interior Design Tips On Decorating Your Space With Amazing Wall Art

Home Interior Design Tips On Decorating Your Space With Amazing Wall Art

Use Wall Pictures To Decorate Your Space If your room in the house lacks character, by merely placing some fine art prints on the wall can certainly make quite an impact. Wall pictures are an...

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Hot tub accessories that are a must have

Hot tubs have become a lifestyle accessory in many residences as many are giving attention to their interior decorating skills here and there. However as one goes about shopping for the hot tub of...

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A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation

A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation

  It is estimated that less than 21% of the earth's surface is filled with fresh water. These statistics show that water is becoming a more scarce resource as the days go by and hence the need to...

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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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DIY Greenhouse Watering System

DIY Greenhouse Watering System

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Greenhouses are a great way to enjoy the fruits of harvest all year long. Not only that, but they dramatically improve the conditions needed to grow plants while keeping them protected from the...

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Rock Garden

Rock Garden

A zen garden offers a calm oasis.

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A study in white

A study in white

A monotone bath becomes a study in light and form.

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Stucco - Best Practice Method using Delta Dry Stucco & Stone

Stucco - Best Practice Method using Delta Dry Stucco & Stone

Stucco is one of the dominate materials used in the South & SouthWest, and I see a lot of installs that look like future issues waiting to happen. Here's a video on a Best Practice method that will give your Stucco facade a fighting chance at draining & drying without getting your building wet.

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The Beach House

The Beach House

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This beachfront home is designed with a strong impact window that accentuates the stunning views with the beauty of a wood interior finish.

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Lap Pool Addition

Lap Pool Addition

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The indoor lap pool brings the danger of water damage, but the fiberglass finish of Ultrex provides extra protection that a traditional wood window does not.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time.

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Joe Lstibureks Perfect Wall explained - The 500 Year House

Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House

I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin).

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Is this renovation doomed from the start?

Is this renovation doomed from the start?

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When an existing brick foundation is capped with another layer of concrete block to reduce the transmission of water vapor, is this renovation company creating the potential for a structural problem?

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Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

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We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house.

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How to Install a Liquid-Applied Weather-Resistant Barrier

How to Install a Liquid-Applied Weather-Resistant Barrier

Ken Lynch & Joe Studer from Tremco Barrier Solutions demonstrate how to apply roll-on and brush-on alternatives to housewrap and flashing tape at NESEA's 2014 conference

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Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance

Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance

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Building-science consultant Flemming Lund explains how to use IR cameras to identify missing insulation, air leaks, water leaks, and more

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IBS 2014: Zip Systems New Radiant-Barrier Option

IBS 2014: Zip System's New Radiant-Barrier Option

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Radiant barriers are not new, but Huber has added this feature to their already well-performing sheathing system

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Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

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I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer.

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Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

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Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions.

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Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

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There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area.

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