Our simple guide to flood preparation tells you about flood insurance, emergency kits, ways to protect your family and property before a flood, and tips on evacuation.
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This guest post for Buildipedia was written by Sarah Oxley on behalf of Custom Curtains, providers of made to measure curtains. Sarah is an interior design enthusiast, and here she shows us how to accurately measure windows for curtains.
The right window treatment can tie the design of a room together, while a badly chosen one can take the whole room down with it.
Replacing an old wooden door is an easy afternoon DIY project and you probably have the basic tools required. Watch our easy solution in Sixty Simple Seconds
Exterior wooden doors are subject to weather extremes and often deteriorate long before the door frame. Rather than tear out the entire door and frame, you can replace the old door by matching up the existing hinges on a new door slab and installing it on the existing frame. Watch this episode of 60 Simple Seconds for a quick look at how to replace a wooden door.
Decorative art glass tiles are simply hand-crafted tiles made by fusing layers of colored and clear glass together in a kiln. These tiles come in various sizes, in a spectrum of transparent and opaque colors, and can be fused to glass blocks. Five popular places to use this decorative glass element in your home include the bathroom, kitchen, entryway, den, and accent walls.
Leaded glass windows can enhance the architectural impact of many different homes and are characteristic of several schools of design including Victorian, Prairie School, and Art Deco. We provide seven tips to help you select the right decorative leaded glass window for virtually any room of your house.
Glass block windows may seem like too heavy a product for residential use. However, 2” thick glass blocks that are built inside vinyl frames have come on the market, and these windows are not only strong (because they are constructed with vinyl spacers between the blocks) but also come in a wide variety of colors and frosted and etched patterns and are easy to install. Here are seven projects that feature glass block windows, which are increasingly popular in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.