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August 30, 2020

How to Choose the Right Drywall Mud for Your Project

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. 

August 16, 2020

18 Multi-Functional Coffee Table Alternatives

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

September 29, 2020

What are Hip Roofs, Their Pros and Cons, Variations, and How to Build Them

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.

August 16, 2020

Everything You Need to Know about Popcorn Ceilings

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. 

August 16, 2020

Glass Front Doors: Pros/Cons, and 9 Types to Choose for Your Home with Pictures

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.  

August 9, 2020

5 Types of Stone Siding for Home Exteriors With Pictures

There is something truly authentic about stone houses that most of us love so much. So what better way to create the same look by adding a beautiful stone effect to your home’s exterior? The innovation in both natural and faux stone has come a long way to transform a home’s exterior from the ordinary into extraordinary.

August 9, 2020

What are Mansard roofs, their Pros/Cons, Styles, and How to Build Them

When it comes to a unique architectural design, a mansard roof is the type of roof design that stands out as an art. This stylish roof style came into existence from the 16th century but it wasn’t popularized in the US and Canada until the early 17th century. Today, many modern homes feature mansard roof extensions for efficiency and additional space.

August 9, 2020

Common Causes of Water Stains on Ceiling & How to Fix Them

If you have unsightly water stains on your ceiling, a simple coat of paint will not address the issue as they may come back soon after. Even if it’s only a small stain, it could be a sign of a leak, which requires immediate attention. Water stains on ceiling, especially if they are yellow or darkish green, can result in mold growth, or even worse, ceiling damage.

August 10, 2020

Vaulted Ceiling- What You Need to Know

If you’re on the hunt for an architectural ceiling design idea to add a dramatic look to your home, consider a vaulted ceiling. This type of high ceiling provides an open and airy feel that makes any room of the house look bigger. Know all the related facts about vaulted ceilings, their pros and cons, how to vault your attic ceiling, as well as some great examples with pictures.

August 9, 2020

14 Wall Texture Types to Increase Your Home’s Appeal

Thinking of remodeling your home and need something unique for your walls? Consider creating beautiful wall textures to add charm and character to your home’s interiors. Textured walls have become increasingly popular over the last few years, thanks to the way they define the feel and look of a home. But if you’re not a DIYer and you think texturing is far too difficult for you, think again! With some practice, you’ll easily master the techniques.

August 1, 2020

What is the Standard Ceiling Height and How is it Decided?

Ever thought about what the standard ceiling height for a residential home is? When planning a residential home building project, the first thing that pops to mind tends to be the square footage of the property rather than the ceiling height. But the latter defines the spaciousness of the house, hence it should not be overlooked. While low ceilings emit a sense of coziness and warmth, they can make the room feel a little cramped. High ceilings, on the other hand, create a feeling of openness and add elegance to a home. Once you’ve learned about the current standard ceiling height and how it’s determined, you’ll be able to plan your building project based on this information.

July 28, 2020

Cracks in Wall & How to Fix Them

Daily wear and tear, temperature fluctuations, and foundation settling of your home can eventually take their toll on the interior and exterior walls. Whether you live in a new or old house, cracks can start appearing across the plaster, concrete, or drywall. Such cracks are an eyesore, but depending on their severity, you don’t always need to call the professionals to fix them. It’s important to first determine the causes of these fissures before you start repairing them.