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How to Paint a Ceiling – Tips & Best Practices

Painting a ceiling can be a long, arduous process—but it is often necessary and worth the visual impact. Follow this guide to painting flat ceilings for helpful tips concerning the right material choices, the best techniques, and the potential decision to hire a professional. This guide does not cover tips and processes involved in painting…

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Textured Wall

3 Simple Ways to Transform a Room on a Budget

Interior designers know the quickest and most inexpensive way to dramatically change a room’s style is to attack those boring white walls. Sure, you could try painting the room a bold new shade, but the newest design techniques go a step further with drywall, faux painting, and nontraditional wall coverings. 1. Drywall Textures Once purely…

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Tiled ceiling hallway

Ceiling Tiles Fit Every Fancy

There’s a tendency to think of plain, fiberboard ceiling panels when it comes to ceiling tiles. Ceiling tile is available in a much wider range of materials, however. Whether you’re looking for faux tin, copper, tin, aluminum, or wood tiles for their impressive looks, or you’re shopping for acoustical tiles for noise reduction, there’s sure…

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Popcorn ceiling with light

How to Remove a Textured Drywall Ceiling

On This Page: Before You Scrape Materials & Tools You’ll Need to DIY Preparation Removing the Popcorn Sanding, Repairing & Refinishing Benefits of Hiring a Pro Questions to Ask Cost to Remove Popcorn Ceiling Popcorn and movies may go hand-in-hand, but popcorn and ceilings went out of style decades ago. Originally rising to popularity because…

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Old fashioned crown molding

How to Install Crown Molding – A DIY Guide

On This Page: Crown Molding Installation – Step-by-Step What You Should Know if You Hire More on Different Types of Crown Molding More on Cutting Corners and Angles When it comes to adding value and style to your home, sometimes it’s the little details — as much as the large renovations — that truly make…

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Drywall with yellow paint

Guide to Repairing Drywall Cracks & Holes

On This Page: Read This Before You Start Small Drywall Fixes Patching Dings/Dents Popped Nails Corners Repairing Holes in Drywall Small Holes Medium Holes Large Holes DIY Finishing Whether it’s an aggressive meeting between the doorknob and the wall, an over-enthusiastic child playing ball indoors, or just the normal wear and tear of age and…

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Hanging Drywall
Patch drywall

Drywall Finishing: Don’t Ruin the Ending!

Watching a professional on television can make drywall finishing look quick and easy. In reality, it takes a lot of practice, and unlike the people on TV, most of us don’t have years of experience or the luxury of editing. Many of these programs are geared toward the booming do-it-yourself (DIY) industry. While these shows…

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Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceilings Add Value to Home

People always talk about the newest renovations to their homes: hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, or refurbished countertops. When thinking about all the renewed surfaces of a house, why are ceilings always the last thing left out? Since they’re overhead, they’re typically ignored, but maybe this is because nobody takes the time to do anything…

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Acoustic Tile Ceiling

Acoustic Ceilings

Many homeowners have had the experience of being in a room that simply sounds empty. Often, especially with hard surface flooring such as concrete, ceramic tile, or concrete, sound bounces from wall to wall and ceiling to floor creating an echoing sound that is far less homey than most people enjoy. Instead of covering up…

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