Posts Tagged 'diy'

Building a backyard wine cellar

I want to build a wine cellar in my backyard that is sunken in the ground about 2-3 feet. I can see it in my head but have now idea how to build it or how to proceed. Any ideas?

Which DIY projects should a novice avoid?

We are tackling a home renovation right now (kitchen, bathrooms, siding, and flooring). Although we want to do most of the work ourselves, we know that there are some tasks that we should not complete ourselves. Any advice about which DIY projects we should avoid.

How much to replace windows ourselves?

We're on a really tight budget but our east and west-facing house has big temperature swings. Window replacement seems logical. There are four 4 x 6's, three 4 x 8's, and two 3 x 4' windows. We're pretty handy and will remove and replace the windows ourselves. What window type and budget do you suggest?

What tools I need to install a faucet?

What tools I need to install a faucet? Any tips and advice to make this as painless as possible? Thanks.

Repairing sunroom windows, a DIY project?

I have a 4 season sunroom with several of the glass windows with broken seals, can I undertake this repair myself? The sunroom company has ignored my request for a repair. I guess they don't want to deal with repairs only new projects, they once quoted me a price and it was more than the total cost of the entire room.

Kitchen Remodeling Tasks for the Home Handyperson

I'm a fairly proficient woodworker and general do-it-yourselfer. What single kitchen remodeling task--new laminate flooring, countertops, refacing, windows, etc.--that I can do myself might save the most money so I can spend more on hired help?

Should I install new flooring or the new cabinets first?

Some of the DIY shows show to install flooring first, some show to do it last... which is best? Last seems logical so we dont damage it while the other construction is going on. Also what is the reason for doing it first or last?

How do I make door frames for an arched doorway?

I am building a vacation home in Mexico, by myself. I need to make frames for my doorways and they are arches. Is there a plastic material resembling wood that will bend. I had thought of using wood but don't think I can find the proper wood, as good wood is hard to find. (for a do it your-selfer like me). I cannot find any useful information anywhere as it seems true craftsmen are out of fashion. I know it will not be easy but I know it will be worth the effort.

Tile Roof Repair: DIY or Hire a Contractor?

Our Texas home has a tile roof and I've noticed some wear-and-tear recently. I'm sure some roof repair is in order, but I'm wondering what kind of repairs I can do myself and what I should hire a contractor to work on. Isn't walking on tile supposed to be dangerous?

How Can I Fill the Holes Left By Old Hardware Removed From my Kitchen Cabinets?

I'd like to replace existing handles on the kitchen cabinets in my Waco, TX, home with door pulls. The pull would use only one of the existing holes. I don't want the plug to be obvious. Is this a do-it-yourself fix or do I need an expert?

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