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How to Repair Lath and Plaster Walls?

How to Repair Lath and Plaster Walls?

Brief  A staple in many period properties, we explain what lath and plaster is, how these walls are constructed and how to repair them.   Insight While lath and plaster isn't used in modern construction, if you are the owner of an older property, there's a...

How to Get Rid of Condensation Inside Windows

How to Get Rid of Condensation Inside Windows

Brief  It's at this time of year that we want to know how to get rid of condensation inside windows – and this expert guide will give you all the essential information you need.   Insight Condensation on windows is just about unavoidable in colder months as we...

How to Measure for Laminate Flooring

How to Measure for Laminate Flooring

Brief  Not sure how to measure for laminate flooring? We ask the experts for their top tips, advice and need-to-know basics to ensure you order enough. This guide will explain how to measure for laminate flooring and offer advice for purchasing the right quantity, as...

How to Repair a Large Hole in Drywall

How to Repair a Large Hole in Drywall

Brief  Repairing large holes in drywall—anything over six inches—is different from fixing a small hole in drywall. Small holes can be patched over with drywall tape or a self-adhesive drywall patch, but large holes need a more rigid material to span over the larger...

How to Preventing Concrete Wall Cracks

How to Preventing Concrete Wall Cracks

Brief  Kim Basham, an ACI fellow and president of KB Engineering, offers tips on how to minimize the root causes of vertical wall cracks in concrete. Basham recommends either installing contraction joints or reinforcing horizontal ways as the best methods to control...

How to Prepare, Repair and Paint Floorboards

How to Prepare, Repair and Paint Floorboards

Brief  Painting floorboards can give an original floor a new lease of life. Here, our expert offers his top tips and suggests the best floor paint for the job.   Insight If you don't want carpet or tiles, painting floorboards is both a charming and...

How to Make Your Home Look More Inviting

How to Make Your Home Look More Inviting

Brief  If you've been thinking of changing up the exterior color of your home, consider picking a hue or combination of shades that will make people want to visit your home and make you smile each time you walk up to the front porch. Fortunately, inviting colors come...

How to Choose Between a Deck or a Patio

How to Choose Between a Deck or a Patio

Brief  When it comes to increasing your home's livable spaces, many people opt to expand outdoors—especially nowadays. Adding on a deck or patio, for example, can give you more places to relax, entertain, or simply sit and enjoy everything nature has to offer. But...

How to Paint the Exterior of Your House

How to Paint the Exterior of Your House

Brief  Your home’s curb appeal not only impacts its value but also affects how much you enjoy your home. A gorgeous and pristine house exterior can really lift your spirits every time you arrive home, and it can give you a sense of pride and joy. If you’re looking to...

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