Home Improvement

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Home Improvement

Drywall Alternatives
| Updated July 21, 2022 | Published September 8, 2020

Do you have a plan to build a new home and aren’t keen on installing drywalls? I don’t blame you! Who likes the hollow knocking noise that drywall produces. I know I don’t. This is why I’ve listed the best drywall alternatives that I’m sure you’ll love, especially after learning more about the drawbacks of drywalls.

Types of Light Bulbs
| Updated October 27, 2020 | Published September 8, 2020

If you’ve ever made a ‘quick’ trip to the grocery store to replace a dead light bulb, only to find yourself wasting what feels like a whole day perusing the lighting aisle, then it will come as no surprise that there are literally hundreds of different types of light bulbs. You may even have come home with the wrong lightbulb, having gotten confused by the many abbreviations used and the huge array of sizes.

Types of Measuring Tools
| Updated February 6, 2024 | Published September 7, 2020

This is the comprehensive guide to measuring tools.

In this article, we’ll learn about many varieties of measuring tools with pictures, and their uses. Let’s get started.

Coffered Ceilings
| Updated August 25, 2022 | Published September 3, 2020

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.  

Door Locks
| Updated September 3, 2022 | Published September 3, 2020

Here we look at the various types of door locks and how they differ from each other to give you a clear understanding of which lock will be best for you.

Wood Siding for Home Exteriors
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published September 2, 2020

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.

Beadboard Ceiling
| Updated July 14, 2022 | Published September 2, 2020

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.

Exterior Home Siding
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published August 31, 2020

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.

Living Room with Sectional Sofas
| Updated February 3, 2024 | Published August 31, 2020

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. 

Plywood
| Updated February 5, 2024 | Published August 31, 2020

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.

Drywall Mud
| Updated October 26, 2020 | Published August 30, 2020

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. 

Coffee Table Alternatives
| Updated December 17, 2023 | Published August 16, 2020

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