If you typically tackle DIY projects around the house such as painting and woodwork, I’ll show you why you should make a (really) small investment in a sanding sponge. It’s an invaluable little tool that lives up to its reputation as a “can’t do without” item that a DIY homeowner shouldn’t be without. See how to use a sandpaper sponge for sanding wood, paint, metal, and drywall.
Ceilings sometimes get overlooked when it comes to updating your home's interior. Whether you're building or remodeling a home, you have a number of ceiling options to consider. Here, homeowners share photos and examples of different types of ceilings. Plus, tips for updating ceilings in your home yourself -- without breaking the bank.
What you put on the ceiling is just as important as what you put on the walls. Used in the right room with the right accents, things like vinyl, aluminum, Styrofoam, and tin ceiling tiles can add a stunning punch that’s different from the other rooms in your home! Here’s what real ceiling tiles and faux ceiling tiles are like, how much tin ceiling tiles cost, and the steps for installing tin ceiling tiles yourself.
Don’t act impulsively when remodeling! If you start demolishing a load bearing wall, you’ll pay dearly to replace it. Here’s how to identify load bearing walls inside your home.
Curly pine wood paneling, twin fireplaces made of fieldstone, hand-hewn solid oak timber joists. Those are just a few of the extraordinary building materials in use in The Willcox lobby. Old world craftsmanship and attention to detail are two outstanding characteristics of this historic building.
The Willcox is an historic hotel located in the heart of thoroughbred country in Aiken, South Carolina. Character abounds in this freshly restored and renovated high-end hotel and resort/spa.
View this grandiose coffered ceiling inside of an even larger Victorian home constructed in 2007-08. Features shiplap wood planks rather than drywall. Very nice photos.
A beautiful new Victorian home showcasing a couple of barrel vaulted ceilings is the focus of this article. Two distinctively different styles of barrel vaults are shown, radius and elliptical.
Installing wood ceiling panels adds a really cool effect and is not as difficult to do as you may have thought. I’ve done it and am sharing expert tips on installing wood ceiling panels and step by step instructions and observations. Grab your notepad because I’m ready to get started making your DIY job even easier!
What follows are some examples of what you can do with an A-frame ceiling to liven it up a bit with an open web, exposed beam design.
Thinking about having coffered ceilings built in your new home? Here are quite a few examples of different styles and/or adaptations to coffered ceiling styles.
Here are some photos of an Isokern fireplace/chimney systems, mortise and tenon joinery, a reclaimed antique terra cotta roof installation, an exposed oak beam ceiling and an authentic stone wall being built. Great ideas!
Masterfully installed hand-hewn white oak exposed beams utilizing old world-style mortise and tenon joinery is just one more reason to read on. You’ll have a hard time finding craftsmanship of this caliber in the homebuilding industry today. Seeing is believing!
If you have an interest in past and present groin vault ceilings in architecture then have a read. The English cottage-style home I’m following also has an example of a groin vault ceiling in the vestibule.