Category : Architecture : Home & Garden

How to Seal Plywood Seams

Architecture
Plywood used as a subfloor, wall underlayment or roof sheathing needs to have the seams sealed with caulk. By sealing these seams, moisture, insects, dust and air can't permeate into a home. Unsealed seams diminish the effectiveness of the cooling and heating systems of a home which can adversely af

How to Make a Fire Place Hearth

Architecture
Historically, the hearth was a fireplace lined with brick and used as an oven or stove. In modern times, the hearth refers to the masonry on the floor in front of a fireplace or the masonry surrounding or extending from the fireplace to the ceiling. Building an authentic fireplace hearth requires a

How to Make Desks

Architecture
Building a simple desk frame can be cheaper than purchasing a prefabricated desk, and you can customize the dimensions to suit your exact needs. Better still, a desk is one of the easiest home carpentry projects. Set aside an afternoon for this project, including a few hours for your paint or stain

Marble Tile Shower Installation

Architecture
Marble tiles in the shower offer many of the same benefits as ceramic tile. Marble tiles are easy to clean and protect the wall from the inherent dampness and humidity of the bathroom. The only major differences between marble and ceramic tiles are that marble is generally more expensive --and due t

How to Whitewash Brick

Architecture
Whether you want to disguise unattractive old brick or just give your brick space a facelift, whitewashing the brick is an inexpensive, simple task that you can do yourself without investing much time in the project. According to the design experts at the Apartment Therapy website, whitewashing bric

How to Lay Garden Tiles

Architecture
Hand-laid garden tiles offer an easy, yet attractive, means of forming a walkway or rustic patio area in your garden. Laying your own tiles requires little more than a few pavers, some imagination and your bare hands. When using precut garden tiles, the work is simple, opening the door to a host of

Custom Countertop Options

Architecture
Tile is an attractive and versatile choice for countertops.Vegetables on kitchen counter image by Olena Talberg from Fotolia.comEnough choices exist for selecting countertop materials to make choosing a countertop confusing unless you do your homework. The style of the kitchen is a main...