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Copy This Home's Genius Styling Tricks

It's so clever to use a crate cut in half for these book bins! They'd be so great for all kinds of toy storage too!


These foundation walls are constructed with ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms). They are the sensible, cost-effective alternative to standard walls of wood frame and cinder block. These forms pop out of the box as you see them here; you only have to fasten each section together in the configuration indicated by the blueprint, insert rebar, and fill the forms with concrete. The obvious advantage is that an ICF foundation can be built in a quarter of the time it takes to build a traditional wood…


Test-fitting with scrap pieces will help find the correct moulding angles and avoid mistakes when installing expensive trim.

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Creative Bathroom Storage Ideas

Storage Wall A partial wall is a great way to create a private compartment for the toilet. Put the wall to work by finishing space between the framing with drywall and shelves. A door keeps everything under wraps

from The Ugly Duckling House

How to Remove Wallpaper: Step by Step

how to remove wallpaper. Cause my new house has a lot I need to remove!!!

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Small Bathroom Solutions

Nifty Niches. Squeeze out valuable storage without the cost of a major remodel by turning wasted space between wall studs into handy shelving units. The unused area above this tub was fitted with narrow shelves, providing ample room for soaps and other accessories. A beaded-board treatment behind the shelves adds texture and helps the built-in blend in with the rest of the cottage-style bathroom.

from Etsy

Floating Nightstand / Bedside Table

In to show walnut look of shelves?

from The Family Handyman

How to Finish a Basement Wall

How to finish the basement by adding dry wall over cement blocks/walls.

from This Old House

Trade Secrets for Easy, Low-Cost Upgrades

arched passageway example of small scale big impact upgrade


❧ Framing and Lumber - Great solution for corner framing. I prefer the three stud corner.