Create Your Own Faux Crown Molding

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Everyone loves crown molding but let’s face it, most of us are on a budget when it comes to renovation  and crown molding can be pretty pricey. So here is a way to create your own crown molding without special equipment that will turn out beautiful, one of a kind and budget friendly.

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How to Build a Fold-Down Outdoor Bar

A fold-down bar or a Murphy bar is a bar area that folds away when not in use to save space and is perfect for small outdoor areas. This is an ideal solution for any small space inside your home or outside. When it’s folded, you can hide it with plants or furniture, and then those items can be moved when in use. The bar is built sturdy enough to hold dishes, serve food and drinks and will surprise and impress your guests. It is the perfect idea for outdoor parties. Let’s get started!

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How to Install Bamboo Flooring

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When choosing a flooring type for your kitchen and bathroom you have to look for aspects that will not only enhance your room but also offer longevity. Several types of tile flooring will work great but tile can be hard on your legs and feet when working in the kitchen. The best type of flooring is cork or bamboo, it is softer, easy on your legs and feet and is great in damp areas.

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How to Begin a Home Control Project

A smart home uses technology to make your life easier by bringing different home systems together so that you can control them with one simple device. Security, lighting, audio, video, temperature, pool/spa and even appliances that are also considered “smart” can be connected via the control device in your home. This offers the ultimate in convenience, control and energy savings.

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How to Install a Whole-House Fan

As the weather changes you might have occasions that the air inside your home is warmer than the air outside. You can harness that cooler air and bring it into your home by installing a whole-house fan. Ceiling fans are a great way to keep the air moving but not in all areas of your house.  The  kitchen and bathrooms are just two rooms that you don’t use ceiling fans, while you can use the exhaust fan to help eliminate the hot air from the bathroom that doesn’t fix the problem of bringing in the cooler air. The whole house fan is installed in the ceiling just below your attic, and it’s hidden by louvers so that it won’t look out of place.

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How to Install Windows

Replacing your windows can be a intimidating project, but it doesn’t have to be. The most difficult windows to replace will be your kitchen and bathroom but only because of the things in your way that you can’t move. With the right tools and materials you can cut a hole in your wall and let the sun shine through it with this two-day project!

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How to Paint Your Front Door

Sometimes the only thing you need to do to improve the curb appeal of your home is to repaint the front door.  This task doesn’t have to be complicated but it does have to be precise. To just paint the door while it is still hung could cause you to paint over the hinges or door frame leave the finished product looking sloppy or causing you to spend more time on clean up.

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How to Install Indoor-Outdoor Carpet

If you are looking for an alternative to tile or wood flooring for your porch or lanai consider indoor-outdoor carpet, it is perfect for enclosed porches because it’s resistant to mildew and stains. It’s a much better choice than standard indoor carpet for giving your porch a finished look, and installation is easy.

To figure out how much carpet to buy, measure the length and width of your room, add 6 inches to each measurement, and multiply the two numbers. Here’s how to install it:

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How to Plan a Landscape Design

Putting plan to paper (or computer) is crucial in designing your landscape. Some of the questions to ask are: What do you want to get out of your backyard? Do you want a extension to your living space, such as, a outdoor kitchen or just a place to relax? If you’re working on a simple project, graph and tracing paper might be all you need. A professional landscape designer starts with a property survey and topographical map, and then typically creates a series of conceptual sketches, preliminary elevations and final renderings as your vision evolves and crystallizes.

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