Kitchens serve as a hub of activity in many homes. They often serve not only as a cooking and eating spot but also a place to do homework and complete projects. A kitchen remodel can maximize the space you have, make the kitchen more functional and increase its visual appeal. Remodeling a kitchen sp
Moisture damage commonly occurs around roof penetrations, such as vent pipes. Roofers cap vent pipes with metal covers called roof vent flashing. The easiest type of flashing to install and seal is rubber gasket flashing. This type of flashing consists of a flat, square base and a dome-like, rubber
A cultured marble vanity top is made from resin, marble dust, pigment and catalyst that are molded into shape to create a smooth and shiny finished surface with the appearance of marble. Cultured marble is ideal for remodeling or upgrading a bathroom because it comes in a variety of colors, surfaces
Remodeling a kitchen is a worthwhile project and, though it can take time and money, it will raise the value of your home. Updating the kitchen with new appliances and a faucet will help you to save money on utilities. You will end up with a kitchen that is more efficient space-wise as well, enablin
If you've decided to cover up your carpet, it's for one of two reasons: either you plan to do some painting or home remodeling and want to protect it, or it's so ugly that you can't bear to see it any more. If it's the latter case, it is usually a better idea to replace rather than cover over a carp
A fine way to add functional storage without taking up valuable floor space is to install a DIY wall cabinet. As with many carpentry projects, this process is a mystery to most homeowners, but with just a little bit of information you will see how simple wall cabinet installation can be. Make sure t
If you have a child, you know just how cluttered any room in the home can become from their toy collection in a short amount of time. It is critical to establish a prime location for all of the toys to be collected in the home. A toy chest is a great way to organize all of your children's toys. Thes
Homemade solar hot water heaters can reduce or completely eliminate the need for standard grid power to heat water for the home. Construction is generally simple and effective, using heat-rated pipe and wood, and should take the average home owner about two hours to complete.
Traditionally, baseboards, casings and crown molding are all made from wood. Recent advances in moldings include plastic moldings for the home. These moldings are typically lightweight and simple to install. Don't worry about cutting the plastic moldings to size because they can be cut with the same
Drywall corners are used to protect the drywall on outside corners in many homes. They are made of steel, and though they are very durable, the corners can become damaged or dented if heavy items hit them, or if one particular corner is hit repeatedly. The good news is that they can be changed if t
Wood floors come in a variety of types, from hardwood to laminate, finished to unfinished. To keep your wood floors looking as good as possible, you must properly clean and maintain them. This can be done by combining a regular cleaning routine with a maintenance routine that allows you to protect t
Clear understanding of the basic components of casement window sashes is essential when attempting to replace them. Casement window hardware differs from other types of window hardware in that it uses pivots and swing arms which allow the window to open similarly to a door or awning. Identification
A distressed door will add authenticity to a home with antique or rustic decorations. It is important to remember to distress the areas on the door that would have been worn or damaged by everyday life for decades. The art of distressing wood and furniture is also a legal way to de-stress yourself d
Acoustic tile is often found in commercial buildings such as offices or warehouses, but many homeowners have realized the benefits of acoustic tile in reducing noise in the home. While some acoustic tile is very ornate and contributes to the décor of the room, a lot of acoustic tile is plain wh
A leaking roof can be a frustrating and expensive problem caused by loose or broken shingles on the roof. If you notice your shingles are in disrepair, it is time to consider repairing your roof. Doing it yourself can save you a lot of money and time waiting on contractors to get the work done.
Entertainment centers hold televisions, media equipment and home decor.high definition tv cabinet image by James Phelps from Fotolia.comEntertainment centers are often the focal point of living and family rooms because they hold media devices such as televisions. The basic difference...
Finding a specific shelf to fit your needs among pre-made shelves can be a difficult task. While the pre-made shelves come in a variety of sizes, you can build your own, tailor-made to the exact size you need. Previous shelf-build experience is not necessary; you only need familiarity with basic woo
Granite makes an excellent floor tile because of its durability and high sheen. These tiles are also heavy, which makes them difficult to work with. When it comes time to remove broken granite floor tile, there are a few different ways that this can be accomplished. In the end, you might find that y
A laminate wood bend is a series of thin strips of wood that are bent and glued together over a form. This is one technique for creating curved wood shapes. It can be used for creating rounded chair edges, rounded tables or any other piece of furniture.
If a doorjamb has begun to rot, then you will have to replace the entire piece with a new jamb. Jambs are available for purchase at your local home improvement store and always come with a prehung door, so you'll be replacing both the door and the jamb. Before you purchase a new jamb, measure the r