August 2020

How to Create a DIY Patio with Quikrete WalkMaker

If you want a patio, but don’t want to pour a concrete slab, use Quikrete WalkMaker as a DIY-friendly solution. 

Creating an outdoor living space has never been more popular. But if your home lacks the basics and you have a limited budget, you can always go the do-it-yourself route. In this case, start with a DIY patio.

Many homeowners pour a concrete slab or install a paver patio. While both projects produce beautiful results, they may be too

Read more

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements Increase During COVID-19

More and more homeowners are tackling home improvement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 2020 — Home and garden centers, along with building materials suppliers and hardware stores, have seen a year-over-year sales increase of 22.6 percent, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report.

Home improvement stores are leading in all retail categories except for online purchases — a trend that began during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more homeowners tackled do-it-yourself projects.

Particularly surprising is the number of

Read more

Creating a Nursery (and 8 Other Great Home Improvements)

Over nine-and-a-half years, Chelsea made major interior and exterior improvements to her first home. Some, such as creating a nursery, were out of necessity. Others, like adding trim, were purely decorative.

Here are Chelsea’s nine favorite projects that she tackled and featured on her blog, Checking In With Chelsea.

1. Lucy’s Nursery

When Chelsea learned she was having another girl, Lucy, she decided to paint the nursery soft pink — something she didn’t do for her first girl, Mary

Read more

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Review (2020)

Read our 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty review to learn about the company’s coverage, cost, customer reviews and other features. Compare quotes between providers. | Photo Credit: Shutterstock © Nature's Charm

Home warranties provide peace of mind when an appliance or system breaks down. Instead of facing a costly bill, homeowners pay the service fee and a monthly premium to a contract provider. 

It’s a low-cost, high-reward scenario — as long as you find the right company. There are many home

Read more

How Interior Design Has Evolved: From 1950 to 2020

Throughout the decades, home design has evolved to meet each household’s unique needs and style. (DepositPhotos)

Interior design has always evolved to meet homeowners’ needs and preferences. Sometimes, those changes have been rapid, with drastic shifts happening each decade.

This has been the case for the evolution of home interiors from 1950 to 2020, in particular, as reflected in an article from RentCafe.

Here are some of the trends, from past to present:

Mid-century living room with 1950s-era interior design including a macrame wall hanging, area rug, side chairs and retro sofa
The living room used to handle
Read more

Installing Tile Outside on a Concrete Porch or Patio

Here are some tips to consider when installing tile on a concrete slab outdoors, such as on a porch or patio.

When installing tile outside:

  • Choose a tile with a slip resistant surface that’s rated for outdoor use.
  • Porcelain tile is more durable and absorbs water less than ceramic tile.
  • Clean the concrete slab thoroughly before laying tile.
  • Apply a waterproofing membrane, such as RedGard, to the slab before tiling.
  • Use a polymer-modified, dry-set mortar adhesive that’s rated for outdoor
Read more
AgenCuan merupakan salah satu situs slot gacor uang asli yang menggunakan deposit via ovo 10 ribu, untuk link daftar bisa klik judi bola