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.
The walls surrounding your living space are a unique opportunity for you to display your personality and style -- from using paint and wallpaper to incorporating brick walls and paneling. Here, homeowners are sharing their favorite ideas for turning boring walls into conversation pieces.
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.
Trying to decide between concrete vs cement? They have very specific uses. Cement is rarely used by itself. Concrete is used in most building projects.
Dreaming of decor like you’d find inside celebrity homes? 5 savvy decorating tips to spruce up your home like a celebrity… minus the expense.
8 simple fixes to dramatically enlarge your small bathroom. These small bathroom ideas are definitely budget-friendly… some can be accomplished for free!
Not only can you install FSC-certified bamboo flooring in your home, you can also purchase bamboo plywood for your walls for a very cool eco-looking interior.
Adding wainscoting paneling to your home is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. You can buy kits online or at your local home improvement centers that will make this a doable project for the average homeowner.
Installing picture frame moulding in your dining room or den is easier than you may have thought. I’m giving you step-by-step picture molding tips and trust me, I know you can do this yourself too! Follow these simple instructions to transform your room into a showcase with a few simple tools. It’s a cheap project with big results.
Installing beadboard paneling adds a timeless look and feel and it’s a project that can be completed in one weekend. I’ll show you how installing wainscoting really is a DIY project and have shared my step-by-step instructions. I’ve also included tons of before and after pictures to document the process.
I recently heard someone talking about building a pierced brick fence as an alternative to a traditional yard screen. This was very intriguing to me so I did a little research on creating a cool brick wall look that also serves as a fence. This type of hardscaping is popular and can increase your home’s value if you plan to sell.
Rag rolling painting can be a fun and adventurous project that will give your room a dramatic effect. Materials and instructions are included in this article for DIY’ers.
Vern Yip’s dining room design includes an intricately designed wall covering consisting of wood veneer paneling with a scroll inlay pattern. From a distance you’d think the wall was covered in silk material. It’s creative yet simple.
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.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show this bare concrete retaining wall and an idea that would improve the look of the home exterior (and not have it be the eyesore of the neighborhood). There are many cool retaining wall options, and I like this one the best. A little stucco and a few natural rocks to cap it off and you’ve got it.
A wall sconce is a great way to add a custom look to your home. Here are a few ideas that custom homebuilders and/or homeowners have installed.
I’ve removed a ton of wallpaper in my house over time and have found the easiest way to remove wallpaper (and the best tools). There are some really easy DIY tips to remove the wallpaper glue and I’m sharing those with you. Follow these tips and I guarantee your project will go a little smoother!