DIY

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    How to Build Horizontal Deck Railing

    There are many different styles of deck and porch railings. For our house, we decided to go with a wide horizontal style. Not only does this style have a more modern look, but I think it is also easier to build. In this tutorial, I’ll show you step by step how you can build this type of railing for your deck or porch.

    August 28th, 2021
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    How to Lay Tile for Pool Decking

    We decided to go with ceramic tile for our pool decking because we felt like it would be easier as a DIY. We’ve laid plenty of tile in the past and felt confident that we could get the job done and be happy with the end result. Of course, using tile meant that we would first need a slab of concrete poured to lay the tile on. This added some extra expense, but we offset that plus some by installing the tile ourselves.

    July 31st, 2021
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    How to Paint a Brick Fireplace White

    Painting your brick fireplace white is a great way to transform your living room from dark and drab to bright and airy! Painting brick can be intimidating if you’ve never done it, but don’t worry, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to do it the right way.

    May 13th, 2021
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    How to Use a Paint Sprayer

    Learning how to use a paint sprayer is a necessity if you want to give up that paintbrush and roller and get faster results. Paint sprayers can be used for projects of all sizes but are particularly nice to use on bigger projects like painting a home’s exterior. In the beginning, they may seem intimidating, but once you learn how to use a paint sprayer, you’ll find that not only is it fast, it will also give you a nice even coat of paint that’s hard to get with a brush or roller.

    May 5th, 2021
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    How to Install a Door

    Installing new doors in your home is a great way to update the interior. There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can install new slabs, which is just the door itself. However, this route is more difficult and more time consuming. The other way is to install pre-hung doors. This is by far the easier way, but more expensive since you are paying for the door, the frame, the hinges and the labor involved in hanging the doors.

    February 20th, 2021