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.
Looking To Bring The Outdoors Inside? Replace Your Backyard Door With Folding Doors
16 August 2016
Enjoying the outdoors at home typically involves going out in the backyard and relaxing. This could include sitting on a bench, relaxing in a hammock, or lounging on an outdoor couch under a covered patio. But, this is not the only way that you can experience the outdoors when you are spending time at home. A clever alternative is bringing the outdoors inside by installing folding doors that span across an entire wall.
3 Reasons To Consider Electrochromic Windows
15 August 2016
One of the most interesting and versatile window replacement options at your disposal are electrochromic windows, mostly because of the many benefits that they can provide. This type of window differs from the competition in that it can utilize an electric current to become darker or lighter through the use of a slider or dimmer switch. Listed below are three reasons to consider electrochromic windows.
One of the biggest benefits provided by electrochromic windows is that they can actually save you quite a bit of money on your electric bill during the summer.