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15 Gorgeous Recycled Glass Kitchen Countertops

Renovating the style of your kitchen countertop can be quite challenging if you have an eco-friendly mindset. Some material choices can be considered more sustainable than others. Recycled glass is a great example because it’s primarily based on old wine and beer bottles or other sources of glass that get a new life as a…

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DIY Projects Home Improvement

How to Replace a Sewer Line By Yourself With Minimal Digging

Having a damaged sewer line is understandably a major headache for any homeowner. The fact that toilets, sinks, and showers can no longer be used is a big inconvenience but the most important problem is the high repair cost. Replacing a sewer line by a professional can be very costly. It depends on the particularities…

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How to Install an Adjustable Steel Column (Lally Column)

Whether you’re dealing with structural issues in your home or planning for complex remodeling rework, lally columns can become very handy. These are adjustable steel columns that can support considerable structural weight temporarily. You can fix the foundation problems or deal with major wall makeovers much more conveniently. In some cases, lally columns can also…

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DIY Projects Floors and Walls

How to Hang Things on Stucco

Stucco is based on a mixture of cement and sand that makes it pretty difficult to hang things on. If you have stucco walls and plan to decorate them, it can be quite challenging to do so using conventional methods such as power drilling. The material is vulnerable to cracking and crumbling so it’s usually…

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10 Beautiful Ways to Decorate With Cork

A highly pragmatic woody material, cork boasts many interesting qualities that make it suitable for your home decor style. It can be incorporated in many creative ways from architectural elements like flooring and walls to various decorations and DIY accessories. When it comes to home design, it’s safe to say that cork still retains a…

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Solved: How to Install a Pocket Door in 5 Steps

If you like the idea of having an interior door for separating different rooms or areas of the home, you’ve probably heard about pocket doors. These doors are more practical than alternatives because they add privacy without taking up a lot of space. A pocket door is designed to slide away when it’s not in…

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DIY Projects Gardens and Outdoors

20 Great Cinder Block Ideas

Cinder blocks are affordable, durable, and easy to incorporate in DIY projects. It only takes a solid dose of creativity to make clever use of these hollowed-out concrete blocks. Whether as innovative industrial decorations or inexpensive backyard furniture, there are countless ways to use cinder blocks beyond their intended purpose. Aside from its impressive durability,…

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12 Types of Knots and How to Create Them

The right type of knot can make a critical difference in a survival situation but it’s also extremely helpful in general. Tying down items represents a necessary skill to have for a wide range of outdoor activities. Although there are so many different types of knots out there, it’s safe to say that DIY enthusiasts…

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DIY Projects Home Repair

Complete German Smear Guide (Schmear)

Contents 1. What is German Smear (or Schmear)? 2. History of German Smear 3. Benefits and Disadvantages of German Smear 4. German Smear VS Other Techniques 5. Painted Brick 6. Whitewash or Limewash 7. How to Apply German Smear 7.1 Gather the Materials 7.2 Clean the Brick 7.3 Mix the Mortar 7.4 Prep the Bricks…

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DIY Projects Kids Organizing

8 Practical Backpack Storage Ideas

If you have a large family but lack a lot of storage space, you’ve probably run into the problem of organizing backpacks and school bags used by the children. Despite your best efforts, it seems that backpacks somehow always end up on the floor or in some other place where they don’t belong. Whether you…