Wooden Plantation Shutter Care And Maintenance
31 August 2016
Wood plantation shutters can provide the perfect permanent window covering. Not only do you get the benefit of blinds by being able to combine how much light comes into the room, you can also open them completely like shutters. Plus, there are never any cords to deal with since they use a simple rod-style louver design. Since plantation shutters are an investment, it's important that you take care of them correctly.
Got Weary Wooden Windows? Try These Solutions To Help Them Last A Little Longer
29 August 2016
If you live in a house that is older than most, there is a pretty good chance the windows you have are framed completely in wood. While modern wooden windows still serve homes well, some of the more outdated versions leave much to be desired. Therefore, there can be a lot of frustrations that come along with old wooden windows in an antiquated home. While you may be more than ready to see those old wooden windows replaced, you may be left dealing with them until you have room in your budget for new window installation.
Tips for Creating a Tuscan-Style Patio
26 August 2016
Tuscan style has long been revered, and with good reason. From the Medici gardens to the small house in Under the Tuscan Sun, Tuscan landscaping and hardscaping evokes images of colorful beauty. Whether you're making over your patio or starting from scratch, add elements of Tuscan style.
Start with a Tile Foundation
One of the hallmarks of Tuscan design is tile work, especially travertine. These tiles are made from natural stone comprised of lime deposits, resulting in a creamy and white finish.
How To Replace Storm Window Glass In A Metal Frame
25 August 2016
If you have broken storm window glass, you commonly only need to replace the glass. A replacement glass pane will increase the energy efficiency of your home as well as prevent rattling that is common in older panes. A begining DIY person can easily replace this glass. Here are tips to replace storm window glass in a metal frame.
Prepare to Work
For this project, you need:
work gloves safety glasses tape measure paper bag damp rag broom or vacuum masking tape Phillips screwdriver putty knife caulk and caulk gun sandpaper drill with screw attachment for rusted screws (optional) replacement glass, Vacuum or sweep as many broken pieces as you can, and dispose of them in a paper bag.