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How to Measure for Kitchen Backsplash Installation

Are you renovating your kitchen, or would you like to replace an old or damaged backsplash? You will need to know the correct amount of tile to order, and to do this, you will need to measure your backsplash. Measuring for tile is easy. A measuring tape and some calculations will give you the answer …

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How to Install a Dishwasher (Illustrated Guide)

The dishwasher is an electric porter and kitchen hand with essential functions in automated and modern kitchens. The latest models are show-off pieces in design and keep up with technological innovations to be energy and water efficient. And you don’t have to get someone in, as any DIY enthusiast can install a dishwasher. Dishwashers are …

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Can a Handyman Install Recessed Lighting or Do You Need an Electrician?

Yes, a handyman can install recessed lighting. However, local requirements determine whether a handyman can do certain electrical installations, including recessed lights, and it is usually not recommended. Major electrical jobs require licensed professionals. Even if you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer and think you know all about electrical wiring and circuits, it’s probably best to hire …

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Recessed Lighting? How Is It Priced?

Recessed lighting offers considerable benefits to a variety of living spaces. Choosing recessed lighting offers homeowners the opportunity to illuminate entire spaces, whether a small room or a large room with vaulted ceilings. The minimalist profile fits into nearly any design scheme.  Some questions that you are likely to have before running out and purchasing …

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How are Pavers Installed?

Due to their aesthetic appearance and easy maintenance, paving stones are an increasingly used alternative in pavements, whether pedestrian or vehicular. However, at the same time, they are used in residential projects, to increase the beauty of common areas or of gardens. But how are pavers installed? Let’s first direct attention to the tools and …

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Do You Need a Plumber to Install a Fridge with Ice Maker?

The day came when I finally had a chance to buy a new refrigerator. With WIFI-enabled, smart refrigerators now available, I couldn’t wait to take advantage of the latest trends developed during the past twelve years – the time since my last purchase. Today’s high-tech 21st century appliances include factory-built filtered-water dispensing features and an …

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How to Install Faux Stone and Brick Veneer

A stone or brick home has a timeless elegance that many love but redoing your siding to be made of stone or brick is expensive, time-consuming, and you need to hire a contractor. However, faux stone and brick veneer gives you that timeless elegance for a significantly lower price and you can install it yourself. …

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Toilet Cost: How Much Does It Cost To Install A Toilet?

Let’s have a little fun if we must discuss a topic which is a bit uncomfortable to talk about, which would be the toilets you like to use and the ones which might not be so comfortable. Some people are perfectly content using an outhouse, or a small wooden shack strategically placed over a hole …

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Is Installing a Swimming Pool Really Worth It?

Midsummer heatwaves are baking our lawns and sidewalks, and hiking up our power bills to keep those ACs on arctic blast. And if you’ve got school-age kids, you’re probably counting down the days until school’s back in session. Because if your home doesn’t have a pool, you’re probably being subject to some variation of this …

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25 Things to Know Before Installing Porcelain tile in Your Bathroom

Porcelain is a fabulous material for various products and purposes. It’s extraordinarily hard, durable with a non-porous surface. It’s easy to clean as a result. The chemical composition of porcelain is a combination of clay, kaolin (a primary clay known for its translucency), feldspar, silica and quartz, but other materials may be added [nicolettabertolissi.com]. Check …

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19 Things to Know Before Installing Vinyl Siding on Your Home

Lots of houses have vinyl siding. There are many good reasons to opt for vinyl siding instead of other home exterior options. Like pretty much every home improvement option, material and item, there are pros and cons to it. Because it’s not cheap to put up vinyl siding on your house, choosing to do so …

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25 Things to Know About Oak Flooring Before Installing It

Oak floor is one of the more popular hardwood flooring types. It’s relatively hard, looks good, not the most expensive wood and there are a variety of shades available. There are over 600 species of oak trees. They grow in the Northern Hemisphere. It falls in the genus Quercus which is in the Beech family. With …

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Drywall Cost Calculator: (How Much Does Installing Drywall Cost)?

Most homes incorporate some drywall. It’s a standard wall and ceiling surface material. It’s not cheap to do. Materials and tools cost adds up. If you hire a professional, those costs can add up especially if you have difficult surfaces to drywall. Our readers include people who love to do home improvement projects themselves as …

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All Tools Needed for Installing Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring will never go out of style. It came about in the 1600s at a time when only the wealthiest could afford them. Back then, hardwood floors were expensive and handcrafted. Solid planks that used to be as massive as 7/8″ thick and 2-1/2″ or 3-1/4″ wide were scraped manually. Modern tools were invented …

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What is the Cost of Carpet Installation? (Use Our Calculator)

There are many variables that go into the overall cost of carpet installation. The best way to get some ideas of how much your carpet installation will cost, including the cost of carpet, padding and labor is to use our carpet cost calculator below. Carpet Cost Calculator See all of our home improvement calculators including …

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How to Install and Clean a Grease Trap (for Your Home)

Cooking with grease can be messy. If left unchecked, this accumulation of waste can not only turn out to be an expensive process to undo but can also become extremely gross. Even worse, grease can clog sewer lines within the neighborhood and create problems at local water treatment facilities. Therefore, it is a bad idea to …

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How to Install a Chain Link Fence From Start to Finish (In 13 Steps)

A fenced-in yard is high on the priority list for many homeowners. Whether your goal is to keep children and pets safely in your yard, or to keep the neighborhood animals out, a chain link fence is a practical solution. A chain link is sturdy, virtually maintenance-free, and will last for decades. See the parts …

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21 Types of Pedestal Sinks (Buying and Installation Guide)

Despite all the advances in bathroom vanity designs in recent years, the pedestal sink is still enormously popular as a sink option in bathrooms, especially powder rooms (i.e. smaller bathrooms). While on the face of it pedestal sinks may seem fairly basic, the fact is the variety of options is enormous. Types of pedestal sinks …

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How to Install a Backyard Sprinkler System on a Timer (6 Steps)

By Cole Mayer My backyard was, until June 9, half dirt, half weeds. My wife and I moved into our new house in December, and we haven’t had the time to do anything yet (plus snow tends to get in the way). Over the weekend of June 9-12, my wife (a teacher thankfully now on …

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