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Advice On Plaster

Good evening fellow old house enthusiasts.  I just purchased my first home (1905 cottage/tudor/craftsman??? - lovely and I have MANY issues with plaster.  The first and foremost problem I have encountered is previous homeowners applying a semi-thick coat of joint compound-like material combed into a texture pattern over the original plaster.  What would be the best way to remove this coating without disturbing the integrity of the plaster below it?  I did do a "trial" removal…


Added by John Barnes on May 26, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Historic Porch lattice work

Does anyone know where I could purchase panels of wood or wood composite square porch lattice work? I am not looking for the cheap ones that you could find at Home Depot or Lowes. I want the authentic looking 1" x 1" or 1.5" X 1.5" wood slats that are made into a square panel. These skirt panels will be used around my front porch to hide the contents below the porch deck. 

It is easy to find the diamond pattern panels, but I need the historic looking ones that have a square pattern. I…


Added by Paul Regiec on May 11, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Heavenly Ways to Create a Chill-out Zone in Your Garden

There are dozens of different approaches when it comes to organizing and arranging your gardens. For example, flower ones, fruit ones, jungle like ones and desert resembling ones. Yet, you just do not see yours as any of those numbered, you wish to give it a special touch, a spot where you could rest and relax in the purest sense of the word. Quite simply, you wish to create a chill out zone in your garden. To give you some ideas on how to achieve this, here are some suggestions that…


Added by Sophie Andersen on May 11, 2015 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

Easy building with shipping containers

Green building and its pros

The good thing about green building is that you will use either recycled materials or materials which are being refurbished to have a new purpose. One of the most prominent candidates for green architecture are the shipping containers which were used to ship all kinds of products around the world. They are a great way to build, or expand existing buildings, as they were designed to withstand the elements, they are easy to handle, and they have great…


Added by Sophie Andersen on April 29, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

What's in Your Garden Shed?

There are garden sheds that are perfectly functional and carefully arranged, regardless of their size, and there are garden sheds that look like storage units for people on the run, where everything is put on top of something else and simply impossible to use. If you fall into second category, or if you do not wish to end up in it, here is an outline of what every frequently used garden shed should have in order to be fully functional and well organized.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on April 22, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

How to Protect Your Home from Pests

Taking care of your own territory is one of the essential properties of human identity. Whether it is about protecting your country from foreign invaders or protecting your home from pests it is always about keeping what’s yours safe and sound. In the both situations, it is about more than just estheticism and formalities, since the key idea is protecting the living space for you and your family, securing the place where your children grow and play. Here are some tips of how to…


Added by Sophie Andersen on April 21, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments

The Key Applications of Steel Roof Truss in Structural Steel Designing Services-An Overview

The word “truss” is a very common term in the construction sector. Truss is basically a triangular structure wooden or steel and is the base of any kind of construction. It is the most popular building material trusted all around the world for the flexibility and durability it provides.

There are two main types of trusses namely wooden and steel. The steel roof truss has a wide range of applications and to some these…


Added by Anny on April 10, 2015 at 3:45am — No Comments

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Added by ken douglas on March 27, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

How to remove acid stains from marble

Although acid stains can create permanent damage of your marble floor, there are some techniques you can try on it. Acid stains can be created by battery acid and toilet bowl cleaner. The damage on your marble floor from acid stains can be fixed in some cases with professional cleaning. Here you will learn some cleaning techniques you can do yourself with ingredients that are easy to be found and inexpensive. Read the following lines if you want to learn how to remove acid stains from your…


Added by Patricia Cornwell on March 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Furniture

Buying furniture can be a pretty good idea, considering that having new pieces can actually bring a lot of benefits into the picture.

However, fact of the matter is: You can only get these benefits if you buy the right pieces. If you buy the wrong furniture type or design—chances are you will have some problems later on.

So, how do you make sure that a particular furniture piece is the one you need? First: you need to be strategic. Next, you need to avoid mistakes.



Added by Anny on March 18, 2015 at 3:51am — No Comments

Architectural Rendering & Virtual Room Design: An Effective Walkthrough towards Structural Designs

Architectural 3D rendering and virtual room designing are important selling concepts in the wide world of architectural services. Day by day such conceptual architectural design service is becoming powerful application that let designers accurately predict the exact way in which the structure or product will look.

CAD programs allow architectural designers to take their structural designs to a different level through 3D rendering. Such CAD programs also allow for virtual room design…


Added by Anny on March 16, 2015 at 3:14am — No Comments

Excellent Effects of 3D Rendering: An Overview

3D rendering and virtual room design are becoming progressively important selling concepts in the world of architectural services. 3d rendering and virtual room designs can appropriately predict how a structure or product can look.

There are various 3D rendering companies available throughout the world that offer excellent quality 3D architectural rendering, done from AutoCAD applications, scanned…


Added by Anny on March 16, 2015 at 2:49am — No Comments

A Beginners' Guide to Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom is that place in your home that you need to be perfect and flawless when it comes to functionality as well as when it comes to design. Everything needs to work perfectly and you need to feel relaxed and pleased there as that is the place where you start your day and get ready for all the challenges that are ahead of you. Remodeling the bathroom can seem like an intimidating task, so make sure that you go through the tips before you start anything.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on March 13, 2015 at 5:10am — No Comments

Old House Renovation – DIY or Call the Pros?

If you are an owner of an old house, sooner or later, there will come a day when you will start considering a renovation project. As time goes by, your considerations will start forming into plans and before you know it, it will be time to act. One of the most essential questions that you can ask yourself is whether this renovation project is something you can do yourself or whether you should call up professionals and hire their services. It is an important question and we would like to…


Added by Sophie Andersen on March 11, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Cement Tiles

The cement tiles are the most popular flooring material. They are affordable, easy to maintain or install and are extremely durable. A little care can go long way to keep those tiles shining for lifelong thus making the investment worthwhile.

The cement tiles can be of various sizes, shapes and colors, all of which are unique and can be used for various purposes. There are some easy tips for their care and maintenance. These tips if taken into account can be extremely helpful in…


Added by Anny on March 11, 2015 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

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Added by James Olson on March 4, 2015 at 7:26pm — No Comments

How to Prepare for Home Appliances & Installations for Winter?

During the winters, days are shorter and the temperature outside is lower, creating need for the use of home heating equipment. But you must know that heating equipment sometimes even lead to fire outbreak during winters if not installed properly. To ensure that your abode is ready for the winters and is safe too, here are some simple methods that can help.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on February 25, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments


I have lived in my great-grandparents farm house since 1984.  The house was built in 1917.  Recently, my pipes froze and burst.  The restoration crew pulled up the carpet and linoleum and found this linoleum rug.  At least that's what I think it is called.  I was going to keep on the floor.  Long story short, the crew ripped it off the floor without my approval.  I am just sick about it.  Does anyone know how I can find out what the value of…


Added by Cindy Louchart on February 24, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Future of Edmonton Real Estate Market

Edmonton is the capital of a Canadian state Alberta. It is well known for its booming real estate market. Real estate is a property comprised of buildings and land. It also includes the natural resources of the land (including flora and fauna also). Real estate of Edmonton is divided into three main categories like other real estate that are commercial, residential and industrial. Here we will discuss the future of Edmonton real estate.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on February 23, 2015 at 7:24am — No Comments

Creative Ways to use your backyard space

When living in a house and having a big garden, there is supposed to be enough space for your grass, a tree or two, some vegetables and, if possible, a water fountain. Right? Well, unless your back yard is the size of a half of a football pitch, this might not be as easily accomplished as it sounds. A number of owners feel that they know what the best organization in their garden is and therefore tend to push things over the edge and keep adding more and more things. By the time they’ve…


Added by Sophie Andersen on February 15, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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