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How to Fix Kitchen Wall Cabinets

Properly installed kitchen cabinets should stay mounted to the wall securely for a long time. Occasionally from continual use, overloading of cabinets with heavy items or pulling and slamming cabinet doors, they can start to come loose and need reattaching to the wall. Fixing your kitchen wall cabin

How To Seal Roof Tiles

Roof tiles are prone to leak during the winter months when high levels of rainfall are common. Tiles are usually constructed from concrete, which should offer strength, security and leak resistance when properly installed. However, even concrete can be weakened through prolonged exposure to bad weat

How to Plan Office Space

The way your office area is set up can have a big impact on how you work. Arranging an office space without planning ahead, however, can lead to a disorganized and inefficient work area. Avoid the headache of haphazardly arranging an office space by drawing a floor plan to scale, designing around th

How to Remove the Door of the KitchenAid Superba

KitchenAid Superba ovens are available as part of a range, or as a wall oven. When performing repairs on or cleaning your oven or range, you may find it necessary to remove the oven door. The door is designed for quick removal by the user, and is secured using two hinge locks. When the hinge locks a

Cabin Kits for New Mexico

Homebuyers in New Mexico can find a number of manufacturers offering premanufactured kits, ranging in sizes from small cabins to expansive luxury residences. Companies selling kits offer predesigned homes and services to assist homebuyers in creating custom designs. Kits can include...

How to Make a Privacy Screen or Room Divider

Maintain your privacy while putting your imagination to work as you make a room divider or a privacy screen. A privacy screen blocks out the view into the room from the prying eyes of others, but allows you to see out of the room, while a room divider merely divides a room into sections. A room div

How to Wire a Solar Panel to a Battery to an Inverter

A solar panel uses the photoelectric effect to convert the sun's energy to electricity. This electricity is generated at a voltage characteristic of the panel and is transmitted as direct current to a battery bank, where it charges the batteries. From there, it must be converted to household AC curr

How to Redo Pine Floors

Pine floors can lose their luster after years of wear and tear, but they can be restored with the proper tools and effort. Refinishing pine floors is a time-consuming task, but the benefit can be well worth the work. Once pine floors are properly refinished, their beauty will often shine for the lif

Stair Building 101

Building stairs is one of the most difficult tasks a novice handyman could tackle. Building safe stairs requires precise planning and measurement, and there is little room for error. Indoor staircases are best left to the professionals, but with a basic understanding of stair building, even a novice

The Types of Carpet Underlay

A weighted roller is used for installing carpet and underlay.carpet roller image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comWhile most think of carpet underlay, or carpet padding, merely as a way to increase comfort, the correct type of carpet underlay can extend the life of your carpet. Carpet...

How to Fill Gaps in Floor Boards

Old floorboards are notorious for contracting over time, leaving gaps between the boards. It might be tempting to fill those gaps with wood putty or other material that dries hard, but you shouldn't. The floor is going to continue contracting and expanding with environmental changes, and that putty

How to Cover a Concrete Porch With Wood

Covering a concrete porch with wood provides a warmer, cozier feel. It is also a good way to cover up peeling paint, slight chipping and discolored concrete. Whatever your reasons, adding a wood floor to your concrete porch is a fairly simple operation. The two most common wood flooring choices for

How to Cut Flooring Next to a Wall

Hardwood and laminate flooring boards are both manufactured with a tongue on one side and a groove on the other, and you fit the boards together by sliding the groove of the one you're installing over the tongue of the one next to it. To do this, you need a certain amount of clearance, usually 1/2 i

How to Remove Carpet Tacks From Concrete

The edges of carpet are secured to the floor by way of tack strips. Tack strips are wood strips that, as their name suggests, feature several rows of tacks that point upward. The strips are secured to the floor with nails. In the case of concrete floors, masonry nails are used to secure the strips.

How to Tie in a Solar Grid

Use a grid-tie inverter -- also called a "synchronous inverter" -- to connect a home- or small business-based solar energy generation system to the electric utility grid. As with all inverters, direct current (DC) from a solar array is converted to alternating current (AC) used by appliances and lig

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Ideas

Simple ways to revitalize bathroom and kitchenBathroom image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.comRemodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be as simple as reorienting the objects within your space or slapping a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But there are many ways, expensive and cost...

How to Do Granite Tile Countertop

Granite tile provides a beautiful and strong countertop surface, without the expense of a solid block of granite. Granite tile can also be installed by anyone with a little do-it-yourself experience, unlike solid granite, which should only be professionally installed. Installing granite tile is a lo

How to Select Floor Tiles

Floor tile can range from an inch-square handcrafted accent piece designed to add something special to your kitchen to a solid-colored vinyl square for your basement rec room. Floor tile is easy to maintain, durable and offers plenty of budget-friendly options.

How to Make a Wooden Garbage Box

A wooden garbage box can be used to hold and hide trash. Its design is simple, and it is not as unsightly as a plain plastic trash bin. A wood garbage box is very durable, and you can custom build it to fit in any space. Inexpensive materials are used to construct a garbage box, and it can be comple