When I’m not associated with basement finishing projects or one of my other various pursuits, I’m usually getting together with my children. If yours are (or were) anything like mine, you understand they merely can’t stand the green stuff. It didn’t matter what sort of vegetable it had been if it turned out green you weren’t getting hired in that room.
Well, there’s a few other green stuff you should watch out for; especially when you’re about to find a basement finishing project! Years ago, when the tile was installed in a shower, they’d tile right over the plaster or drywall. It eventually became apparent until this wasn’t a durable solution as water invariably got behind the tile caused the backer to mold and deteriorate.
The next generation of shower wall backer-board was essentially drywall, though a mold and water-resistant paper. This product is still used by many today, but that may be a mistake. The board could be mold-resistant (which is good), in our basement finishing experience, water-resistant is just too strong an announcement. Any shower wall backer board will eventually get wet, along with the material behind the green paper that may deteriorate.
A good wall substrate has to resist water whether it gets wet (because eventually, it’s going to) and has got to shed any water that comes from the grout right down to the shower or tub below it. A cement board like Durock can this function a lot better than the rest. It can be completely saturated in water for extensive periods and won’t breakdown, and yes it sheds water to the shower or tub below it extremely well.
Not only is this kind of product extremely effective for walls, but normally a bathroom in the basement finishing project may have a seat or bench … Read the rest
The exquisiteness of a property
log makes this type of housing a popular selection for men and women trying to
find quaint and comfortable living. Now, for the reason that of revolutionary
and uncomplicated to construct residence log kits, it can be fairly reasonably
priced to build a log house. When building a dwelling log, it can be critical
to consider the installation in the plumbing program.
Installing plumbing in a
dwelling log is just not that a lot distinct than installing plumbing within a
standard residence. In most circumstances, the plumbing can be hidden behind
the wall cladding and inside the floor. A plumber will set up and run the pipe
method inside the walls of log houses which have interior framed walls. For log
houses that have all interior walls, the plumber will build a chase-way in a
area around the very first level. The chase-way can be a boxed out area in
which the HVAC and plumbing runs by means of for the second level of the log
If a log dwelling is built with
completely round log floor joists around the second level, the floor will have
to be constructed as much as allow for the electrical and plumbing. This can be
accomplished by making a space in between the tongue and grove by utilizing
taking 2″x6″ boards and standing them on finish. Supplementary
plumbing is passed by means of traditional stud walls all through the log
When installing the plumbing, it
is actually significantly simpler and much less expensive to help keep the
bathrooms close to each other including back to back or above one a further if
it can be a two level log house. Galvanized steel pipe is usually utilised for
the line in the properly towards the pump. … Read the rest
Green issues have been receiving increasing coverage in recent years and
many of us have made considerable changes in our lifestyle. Twenty years ago I
wouldn’t have dreamed that I’d be:
- Sorting my
own recycling and putting it into a separate bin.
- Driving a
1 litre car on unleaded fuel.
my carbon footprint when planning family holidays.
on both sides of the paper at work.
- Walking to
the local shop instead of taking the car.
- The list
Many people are now wondering ‘what more can I do?’ – and this is where the
use of reclaimed building materials comes in.
If you are undertaking some landscaping work or a small building project
why not consider the use of old tyres and reclaimed bricks?
Not only are reclaimed building supplies an environmentally sound choice,
they provide a character and history to building projects which new materials
Architectural salvage yards can provide the above along with glass, old
doors, fireplaces, garden ornaments – in fact anything that you would find when
demolishing a building.
There are hundreds of architectural salvage yards all over the UK and a
number of websites are available which index these, putting both builders and
the DIY enthusiast alike in touch with them.
Suppliers of quality reclaimed supplies offer bricks, slate tiles, chimney
pots and architectural salvage such as Victorian fireplaces doors and windows
and you can be sure that there is a local supplier only too happy to help you
out. What’s more you will be amazed at the quality and choice on offer, so much
so you may never visit that DIY superstore again.
So next time you are looking for that unique addition to your home consider
architectural salvage and discover what gems are locally available.… Read the rest
Add architectural detail and rustic, farmhouse charm to a builder simple bedroom with a tongue-and-groove planked wood ceiling. Following going to Menard’s & Home Depot tonight and realizing how limited the selection is for tongue & groove 4″ X 8′ L lumber I got rather a headache! I have a feeling my stomped ceilings will need scraping to eliminate the higher points and allow the planks to be uniform and flat. Use the project estimator to calculate the number of ceiling planks and accessories you’ll need to have. But not to worry, when the ceiling is completed, you never see them at all, it will all appear very smooth. I then screw the stabilizing tongue and groove board to my saw horse utilizing deck screws – just my way of performing it.
When you attain the end of the ceiling, you will most likely require to rip (reduce lengthwise) a board to fill in and finish the ceiling span. You can locate the joists by making use of a stud finder and marking them on the ceiling. If you don’t have wood underneath your sheetrock, you are going to certainly will need to drive your nails into the ceiling joists to make certain the planks keep up!
The pine planks are 3 9/16″ wide x five/16″ thick x 8′ extended, and are located in the trim/paneling section of Lowe’s They come in a package of six planks, for a total of 14 sq. ft per package. In addition to traditional beadboard, constructed from single tongue and groove boards, larger manufactured, beadboard-patterned panels are used to create a beadboard-appearing finishes. View this step-by-step instructional video to find out how to add warmth and the beauty of wood to any ceiling in the house with WoodHaven by Armstrong. Kevin’s in there waiting … Read the rest
Okay pals… I felt dumb posting these photographs on FB so I haven’t but my close friends hold asking to see my kitchen remodel so I thought I would post them on my old blog !!! All of the texture and detail you uncover across the Oak Premier collection, coupled with cooler, grey-ish brown tones of a limed or washed oak give this design and style a really distinctive and desirable finish. This beautifully intricate and tactile design and style creates the style of a true antique wood floor in a classic warm dark brown. My favourite rooms have contrast by means of the walls and fabrics but look incredibly clean and clutter free.
The intricacy of the grain and knot details coupled with a comforting tactile surface texture develop a seriously classic, homely feel. We bought the cabinet grade plywood at Home Depot as it was the least expensive I could discover. Now pull the other side of the wood graining tool down more than the lines you just created, slightly rocking as you go. The additional you rock, the more knots you will have. There should be 1 oak wood in the center box and all other boxes should be empty. The planks are a fantastic way to bring the organic beauty and look of wood to any surface of your household, office, restaurant or retailer.
With the metal clips installation, you just attach the planks directly to current joists, or over drywall or plaster ceilings making use of the clips incorporated in each plank carton. Take a appear at our Midnight Oak solution, in which the pitch black colour is softened by its detailed grain, crafted texture impact and contemporary matt finish. When producing an oak wood plank, it is crucial that the oak wood are placed … Read the rest