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Exteriors: Most Popular Housing Styles Explained
Having trouble explaining exactly what you want in a new home or remodel? If so, it could be because a typical house rarely expresses a single architectural style. Getting back to basics will help.
Improve Your Home: 30 Weekend Projects
simply upgrade with solid-core doors, which dampen noise far more efficiently than the hollow-core doors common in new construction . Swap Out Cabinet Door Inserts Make boring cabinets sing by replacing the door inserts. Stainless steel, stamped tin
Bathroom Floor Plan Options
corner. The tub and shower line up on the end wall and the toilet is tucked into the corner behind a linen closet. The new construction required plumbing in three of the walls. If you're planning a bathroom addition or remodel that involves multiple
April Gardening Tips for the South
holes to enhance soil nutrition and improve moisture holding ability. Don't forget to water while plants settle into their new homes . Choose perennials that will give a strong performance in late summer, when Southern gardens tend to fade. Great selections
Tub Shower Combo
along the edge of the bathtub, which may require a professional. One-piece kits are the most watertight and perfect for new construction but they may not fit through doorways in existing homes, so many remodelers choose multipiece units. Sectional units
Small Bathroom Showers
inside a few showers at a plumbing showroom or at a home improvement store. For a to-the-studs bathroom remodel or in new construction , map out a location and size for your shower on the floor and walls using duct tape or a marker. Then stand in the proposed
Classic ... or Cliche?
the clippers! Carol I live in a rapidly developing area of Florida, where natural habitats are leve led and thousands of new homes are built. As the northerners move south it seems they all must have a palm tree, an orange tree, and a hibiscus bush with
Wiring Your Home for Today's Electronics
available for undaunted homeowners. If you're hiring a professional installer, expect to pay about $100 per run of wire in new construction , $300 to $500 per run for rewiring. (A run varies in length; it is the distance from the hub to a single room, regardless
Front Door Lighting and Accessories
by painting your front door a bold, bright color and adding complementary accessories. Age Gracefully It's easy to give new homes a been-here-forever patina. Cover a front entry with mismatched, old-world-inspired details such as a rugged wall