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Coffered ceilings are a work of art in their own right. They are ideal for creating texture and architectural elements on a plain ceiling. The design of coffered ceilings can be customized to suit the homeowner’s taste. However, these types of ceilings aren’t perfect for every home. Here is a rundown of what coffered ceilings are, their history, why you might consider building one or more in your rooms, and how to install them in a day.  

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There are many instances where it is important for you to understand the differences between different types of door locks, how they operate, and which are most secure. If you are moving into a new home, it would be wise to take note of which type of lock is used on both the front and back door of the property, so that you can be sure you are safe in the building and that all of your belongings are secure.

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If you want to renew the exterior of your home, wood siding is one of the most attractive options that will turn heads for years to come. This aesthetically appealing material is highly versatile and comes in a variety of profiles, from modern planks to traditional shakes. And the best thing about wood is you can paint or stain it any color you like to match your home’s exterior.

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Beadboard ceilings are often associated with Cape Cod style homes with their welcoming interiors. This type of ceiling appeals mostly to traditional homes because of its simple and uncomplicated style. The beadboard ceiling panels of cottage homes have a way of adding texture to the entire space without overwhelming the overall decor.

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Siding gives is what gives your house exterior its definitive shape and feel, and also affects some properties of the interior. There are many options for exterior siding, each having its upsides and downsides (pun intended). All the choices and sometimes drastic differences between the materials can be confusing and overwhelming for someone who is new to the topic.

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Whether you want a casual or formal layout for your living room, multi-functional sectionals help maximize seating, especially in large spaces. Sectional sofas have evolved over the years and today’s designs are much more sophisticated. But contrary to popular belief, sectional sofas aren’t just fit for large living rooms. These versatile seating options are also perfect for small spaces as they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And aside from the size and shape of sectionals, there are the texture and fabric finishes that you’ll also want to think about. 

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Plywood is a type of engineered wood that is made from gluing several layers of wood together. It can be made from various types of wood, and each layer can vary in depth. Plywood is a strong and durable type of wood, and much of this strength comes from the way that each layer of wood is assembled. The grain of each layer will be laid at a different angle so that the grains are running against each other, and this is known as cross-graining.

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Are you looking for a suitable mud to complete your drywall? Using the right compound is absolutely crucial in order to avoid spending many hours sanding your wall, or ending up with an unprofessional DIY job. In this guide, I will explain how to choose the right drywall mud for your project as well as the most common types of premixed and dry compounds you can use for your project. 

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A coffee table is one of the most common furniture items in a living room. It is, after all, somewhere you can put your cup or magazine on. But why should you settle for a standard square or round table in front of your sofa when there are plenty other multi-functional coffee table alternatives

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Replacing your roof is one of the biggest home improvement projects you’re ever likely to do, so you’ll want to ensure you get it right. When deciding on the wood framing of the new roof, a hip roof style is the most popular choice because of its modern and highly durable design.

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If you have ever stepped inside a 20th century home, it’s likely that you’ve come across popcorn ceilings. These types of ceilings gained popularity a few decades ago because of their cheap and easy installation. The old forms of this textured ceiling contained a chemical called asbestos, However, there are now many modern versions of popcorn textures with less of a bubbled look that contain asbestos-free products. To find out whether this textured ceiling is right for you, learn more about its characteristics, pros/cons, and how to create a popcorn texture for your ceiling. 

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Glass front doors are an alternative to traditional wooden exterior doors that we see on most homes. Glass doors are widely used as patio doors in modern homes, but more and more homeowners are choosing them for their exterior doors. Due to the unique qualities of glass, it offers distinctive advantages and disadvantages for exterior doors, which I will mention a little later along with some great examples of glass types. You can then decide whether or not a glass front door is the right option for you.