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Home and Garden Creative Ideas from Lowes.com
Lowes.com presents to you their special page containing creative ideas for your home and garden. This includes easy DIY projects and home makeover tips that you and your family can do together. Among the step-by-step tutorials available on their woodworking and craft section are: how to create your own adjustable-peg shelf, snowflake stencil bath stool, tree silhouette wall art, and extra seats for holiday guests. There are also remodeling tips for bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, guest room, and storage areas such as cabinets. Most of these articles come with helpful video guides.
Spiral Stair Plans
This site has some instructions and pictures which show how to build a spiral staircase. You can purchase the full plans from the site's owner James Self and ask him questions. Self lists the tools and materials needed. There are pictures of the spiral staircases Self has built from the construction process onwards. People who built staircases based on his plans have pictures on the site. There are testimonials about these people's building experiences. The site also has computer generated models of spiral staircases.
Build an Outdoor Backyard Fire Pit
Building your own outdoor backyard fire pit adds a wonderful element of warmth to this part of your property. This type of project will take a commitment of a couple of days and involves heavy lifting and some degree of skill with a stone chisel. For those homeowners who are up to the challenge, the result will be very satisfying. Find out how to lay out the blocks, mark the location and create a trench for the blocks in words and pictures. Filling the trench and laying and leveling the first course are also covered. The steps involved in assembling the walls, filling the pit and capping the blocks are also included.
5 Best Money-Saving DIY Home Projects
There are a lot of DIY projects that you can do on your home. But if you really want to save money and get the highest ROI (Return of Investment), here are the five best projects that can save you a lot of money. They are deck addition, minor bathroom facelift, entry door replacement, garage door replacement, and vinyl window replacement. In this article, each of these projects is explained with the expenses, how much you will be able to sell them, and your ROI, based on Remodeling Magazine's annual Cost vs Value report.
This web site provides information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. The site is sponsored by the Efficient Windows Collaborative with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Windows and Glazings Program.
A lot of good information covering every aspect of carpeting for the do-it-yourselfer: Decisions when selecting carpeting regarding choosing fiber and density, text, color, size, pattern or plain, Articles on how carpeting contributes to a sense of space, maintenance, and mood. Articles on carpet repair and patching, installing and removing carpeting, cleaning and care, dyeing carpet. Practical tips on shopping for carpet, pretesting, carpet stretching, promoting longevity of your carpet, and other tips and tricks.
Painting on DIYNetwork.com
If you need to learn about painting for your home, DIYNetwork.com shows you how to do it. It provides videos on various techniques, such as crackle finish. and it has features with specific steps on multiple painting projects, such as painting a laminate countertop, how to strip and refinish a midcentury-mod credenza, how to paint a fabric chair, distress furniture, paint kitchen cabinets, over paneling, a front door, how to paint a garage floor with epoxy, make drip-paint pots, make chalk-style paint, and much more. There is a separate article that will teach you the basics of painting before you start your project. A lengthy article explains which home improvement projects can increase the value of your home in case you want to sell it.