Construction Basics

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Ranch Style House: Wiring And Plumbing

The ranch style house is often associated with tract homes build in the 1970s in the western United States.

Planning And Constructing Small Log Homes

Nothing says charming like a small log home. They are beautiful, quaint, and the home itself becomes

How To Bend Plexiglass

With the right know-how and materials, you can bend plexiglass—which is not really glass at all. Plexiglass? Plexiglass

Building A House On A Hill: A Guide

Building a house on a hill is the best way to take advantage of your view, but can be a costly and complecated

Build A Hunting Cabin

Build your own basic log hunting cabin using a chainsaw, a scribe tool, some timber and cement or gravel.

How To Build Stairs In Your Home

Building stairs in your home is a job that can be satisfying and helpful. Although the actual work involved

How To Change Your Dresser Knobs

On any old furniture, dresser knobs can wear out, break or become outdated. It’s easy to replace

Spanish House Design Ideas

Building a Spanish house style brings an historic touch to any neighborhood. These homes are generally

Calculating Floor Area In 5 Steps

It's easy to calculate the area of your floor, even if the room is oddly shaped. Just break it down into

Install Iron Balusters in 6 Steps

Iron balusters look great on any staircase. There are several things you need to know before you start

Installing Stair Treads Step-By-Step

Stair treads are a simple addition to stairs. They help to provide traction so people do not slip and

Secure Stair Railing Installation Tips

Having a secure stair railing is important for safety reasons. You want to make sure your railing is

How To Find Utility Lines Before Digging

If you are planning to do any type of digging in your yard, it is a good idea to find out where any of

Building A Timber Frame House: The Basics

Timber frame construction is an economic alternative to steel and concrete that possesses an aesthetic

Extension Ladder Parts Explained

An extension ladder is a great tool for any do-it-yourself enthusiast. Use of an extension ladder can

How to Install Crawl Space Insulation

For many homes with a crawl space there will come the time when you need to install, or even replace,

How to Remove a Rusty Nail

Rusty nails are annoying. They can stop you using a perfectly good piece of lumber and they discolor

Home Improvement Construction: Building Materials that Add Value

When planning construction for home improvement, use the kinds of durable building materials that will

6 Interesting Building Permit Facts

There are many different types of building permits available for submission. You would be surprised to

How to Read Your Construction Permit

When you get ready to engage in a home improvement project, most communities require that you obtain

Managing Your Home Construction Project Process

The project process of your own home construction can sometimes seem like a frustrating process. When

Building Permit Myths

In order to legally retrofit or add on to your home, building permits are usually required. They are

Examining the Types of Wheelchair Lifts

There are different types of wheelchair lifts that are available for individuals who are wheelchair bound.

Building Stairs Under the International Building Code

Building stairs under the International Building Code provides measurements that have existed since early

3 Building Codes for Stairs Explained

Building Codes are very important whenever you are building any type of structure. Understanding the

Occupancy Classification in the International Building Code

The International Building Code is a code developed by the International Code Council and is in use throughout

How to Construct a Solid Load Bearing wall

You need a load bearing wall to support the load of the upper sections of the home. To build one, you

How to Remove a Non Load Bearing Wall

Removing non load bearing walls in a house can really elevate the physical space, but also the ambiance

Tips on Building off a Load Bearing Wall

A load bearing wall is a kind of wall that receives the enormous weight of the upper floors or whatever

How to Construct a Brick Load Bearing Wall

Constructing a brick load bearing wall is a brilliant method of insuring better insulation, but better

Guidelines on Spacing a Load Bearing Wall

Guidelines for spacing a load bearing wall can be found among the building codes for your community.

How to Apply a Scratch Coat on Brick or Stone Surface

Applying a scratch coat to your home's stone or brick surfaces may strike the casual household handyman

How to Make Over Your Bathroom with Scratch Coat and Ceramic Tiling

You can make over a bathroom with a scratch coat and ceramic tiling. A scratch coat is a bottom layer

Planning for Carpentry Projects

Today, it is important for every homeowner to have basic carpentry skills for do-it-yourself carpentry

What to Expect When Applying a Scratch Coat

A scratch coat is an essential step in DIY projects ranging from stucco applications on brick and stone

Stairs Calculator for the Neophyte

Using a stairs calculator will help you to work out the number of risers and runners you need to build

Which Cheap Front Doors to Select

There is a whole list of materials from which you can make cheap front doors, but the most common materials

Building Freestanding Stairs for Homes

If you want to put some freestanding building stairs in your home, then there are a few ways in which

French Front Doors on a Budget

Shopping for French front doors is a much simpler task than you have imagined. You will need to reserve

Precast Concrete Stairs for the Garden

Precast concrete stairs are handy for a wide range of projects, including one that you can do for your