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  1. Carpentry
    Replacing a deck, and adding new section. Looks like Lowes, Home Depot, several manufactures online, all have a different design software that will generate plans, materials lists. Planning on using Trex for treads, treated lumber for everything else. Thanks...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am designing a 30 degree hip roof with a gable porch for a small home in sketchup. Everything works out and lines up perfectly with the hip roof however when I drop in the gable portion there is this pesky nearly 1inch lip that I cant get rid of between the hip rafter and the common rafter of...
  3. Interior Decorating
    Attached is a series of pictures of the kitchen, unfortunately my parents don't have the funds to update the cabinets or countertops. The paneling also must stay but they've agreed to paint it (I know I'd rather want to replace it all but it's a big job and they don't want any parts of it)...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I'm interested in replacing the window above the old concrete step (just to the right of the light brown brick) with a front door. Right now, those windows are an enclosed walkway from the garage to the house. The current front door is next to the garage door. Obviously I'd need to carefully...
  5. Building & Construction
    :smile:I am a 22 year old living on the Kenai peninsula in Alaska. I have saved up my money and plan on trying to build a home up to code out of pocket or as close to out of pocket as possible. my current plans are for a 16x24 foot 2 story home with a crawlspace and single pitch roof. I hope to...
  6. Building & Construction
    Newbie here, thanks for taking the time to read, and any advice that you provide. Im looking into a shed. All I know is that it can only be 150sf and 1 single story. So my question lies with this... Do I build my own shed,buy the pieces of the shed and put them together, or do I buy a premade...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi. I'm designing a house, and have placed alot of lights around, but when I go into 3D view, or even raytracing, only 8 lights are active. I can't seem to figure out how to get the others on, been thru all of the settings I can find and looked for anything that might have something to do with...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Hey everyone! I am trying to learn about diy decorating, I am studying to be an interior decorator and would love to hear from you guys. What is your number one motivator to start a home decorating project? (personal passion, hobby, something broke,etc.) How do you prepare/ organize this new...
  9. Electrical
    Hi, I have project I'd like to complete myself or hire an electrician and be able to provide sufficient hardware. I'd like to have a string of 25-40 watt bulbs (similar to a string of Christmas lights but its for a chandelier), with, a dimmer that would create a least to brightest sequence...
  10. Blog
    Garden Design Element Two – Line The line is an extension of the focal point and is related to eye movement or flow. In the overall landscape, the line is inferred in the arrangement of space and its divisions. The line is one of the structural aspects of landscaping mostly related to beds...
  11. Blog
    Elements of Design When creating your own garden design ideas you should have an understanding of some basic design. This will help you to create a garden that is both practical and elegant. Design, like most other things is made up of components, I like to refer to them as elements. By...
  12. Building & Construction
    I want to convert the closed storage space under my stairs into a built in desk and storage. I have a general idea of how I want it to look but I am not sure I can do it myself keeping things structurally safe. That being said what type of person would I contact/look for who can do the...
  13. Building & Construction
    I am closing on a 20' x 40' house this week, and it's got 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. I plan to tear down the walls and start from scratch. There is no plumbing in the slab, just pvc that comes out of the ground outside the house and into the side walls. Will redo all of this somehow also. Is this...
  14. Carpentry
    I am wanting to place a rambler style 1500 SF home on a lot and am wondering if anyone knows of any software that I can get that will help me design the home. I'm hoping to find a software that will design from beginning to finish, meaning foundation to roof vents to interior and paint all...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My wife and I just purchased our first home and it is in desperate need of curb appeal. Any suggestions? We are not married to the boxwood hedges and would love to replace them. We also thought about putting a small entryway deck /stairs under the front door the would extend to the first...
  16. Electrical
    Hello all, I have a small bathroom (maybe 80 sq ft). I have one dedicated 12/2 from the breaker box to power the bathroom. (Lights on a separate circuit). Will one 20 Amp breaker be sufficient to power the bathroom? I plan on installing a vent fan and at least two duplex outlets to run on this...
  17. Electrical
    Hi, I have sort of a general question about design on a house I have gutted and plan to live in. The home is quite small, around 900 sq. ft. It's down to new construction rough in stage. I have finished making changes to framing, and re plumbed all the waste and supply lines, etc. and am ready...
  18. Interior Decorating
    One of the most important elements to think of while remodeling or even building a brand new house is the color of your room. Your room personifies you and tells a story about your likes and tastes. At the same time, it has a direct impact on your state of mind. A color that appeals to you...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've been scouring the web for outdoor or landscape "spot lights", "bullet lights", what have you, and can actually find very little feature information. I was hoping someone here might have some experience and can point me to the right (affordable) product. I want to mount two inconspicuous...
  20. Painting
    Hi All, I'm in the process of finishing my basement and although I can handle most remodeling tasks, I struggle with design and color choices. Below, you'll see a 3D model of the basement layout and basic design ideas. At this point, the framing and drywall is complete. I'm now at the point...
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