Decrease Your Heating Bills With Some Simple Weather Stripping

Leaky stains around windows and doors are notoriously big issues for homeowners in locations with cold winters and humid summers, and they can cause bigger issues. Before adding insulation to your house, the most important step in making your house more comfortable is commanding air motion. The principle is pretty easy: plug the holes on […]

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The Excellent Kitchen Cabinet Cleanup

Think you may have too much material in your kitchen cabinets? If you even hesitated answering that question, you do. The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn News flash: To cook great meals and entertain like a champ, you don’t need five spatulas or even more frying pans than you have burners. An expert chef can […]

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Tearing Down a Wall? 6 Methods to Take Care of the Opening

Have you thought of removing that wall between your kitchen and dining area to create a larger eat-in kitchen? Or maybe unite two smaller bedrooms into a spacious master suite? There are many reasons to open up rooms to every other — it’s one of the most frequent requests I get in remodeling projects. Opening […]

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8 Rooms That Say 'Let's Make Something'

If you are lucky enough to have a workshop or craft space, you would like it to be an inviting location that motivates you to get right to operate, with lots of easy-to-use places to stash your resources, samples and supplies plus a great big work surface. Dreaming of shaping up your workshop or turning […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Triumph Returns

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style homes are some of the most recognizable pieces of residential architecture of the 20th century. Realized mainly in the first decade of the previous century, the homes have low-pitched roofs, horizontal windows, brick walls and heavy overhangs as signature components, and they simultaneously stand out from and echo the apartment complexes […]

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Box Joinery

Box joinery (also known as box joint) primarily joins sides to create boxes, both large and small, such as trunks, chests and drawers. Notches are cut to fit in an interlocking manner, increasing surface area to permit for more glue strength and requiring minimal (if any) fasteners. Box also helps to keep the parts square. […]

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Lace Goes Modern in an Upholsterer's DIY Pendant Lights

These delicate DIY pendants fulfill the performance of providing the right illumination for the front of my studio, and they also reflect the specific nature of my job: fabric, texture, DIY-ibility, shape and form. These beauties require just a little forethought to create but will earn a stunning, chubby lighting invoice for your home. After […]

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