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  1. Remodeling
    I need to remove a bearing wall, but I have a split truss system resting on the center wall. I have 92” high ceilings, so I need the support to be in the attic, so I can fit my 90” high pantry cabinets in the new kitchen design. I would need to span 16’, and I would even design a custom T- beam...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I want to remodel my kitchen and bathroom by countertops. I lived in worcester massachusetts.I need an expert who can help me to remodel.
  3. Remodeling
    I've got this kitchen straight out of the 1940's and after long enough time, we decided to do something about it. I've had to tear out hundreds of pounds of tile attached the old fashioned way with metal latices and inch thick plaster holding down the tiles. I've got way too much knob and...
  4. Flooring
    I have a rental with linoleum in the kitchen that is outdated. It is in good shape...no cuts or holes...and the floor is level. It is old roll linoleum. The cuts are seamless. The guy who did this work years ago did a great job. I am ok w/DIY projects. I can do simple things like paint, change...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, I will be tackling a new project this weekend which is venting a wall mounted range hood. I know that each install is unique to the manufacturer but has anyone done this before? 1. Can you vent this through the wall into a garage at a 90 degree angle at the top or does it...
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I have been seeking alternatives to traditional wall switches or countertop switches that I can easily install...DIY. I found a foot-operated switch that mounts in the lower part of the sink cabinet, out of site. Anyone seen one these or installed one? It is called toe kick switch.
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I'm going to be bothering all of you with my incessant questions! Just kidding, but we're remodeling our kitchen on our own. We've installed butcher block countertops in our 35 year old house, and love them so far. Working on glass tile backsplash now. I'll post links to some...
  8. Interior Decorating
    We just moved into our house and are wanting to replace the current PURPLE laminate countertops with a better looking laminate. I love the look of granite and corian but we can't justify spending a fortune when our house is only $160,000. We have white cabinets and we will be changing out our...
  9. Plumbing
    So I'm remodeling the kitchen ... just finished putting in the cabinets, getting ready to install the countertops. I'm looking at sinks to purchase and thinking about getting a deeper one, like 9-10 inches. But I'm wondering if a sink that deep will fit with the garbage disposal I already...
  10. Electrical
    I'm doing a kitchen remodel right now and trying to set up the under cabinet lights. I'm using xenon low voltage puck lights, which I want to hard wire to a light switch. The lights I've purchased connect to the 14 gauge wire with a transformer, then low voltage wire runs from the transformer...
  11. Remodeling
    I'm in the process of remodeling my kitchen. My question is about a) the water line to the refrigerator, b) the gas line to the stove, and c) the gas shut off valve ... is there is some kind of faceplate for those items? I'd rather it look more professional than just a hole in the drywall.
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Hey everyone. I received some very helpful advice before from this site and hoping to be so lucky again... I'm in the process of remodeling the kitchen. My question is in regard to the new microwave/range hood we bought to go over the gas range. We moved the range hood to a new location in...
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm in the process of remodeling our kitchen. I just removed the old laminate countertops and backsplash. My granite is set to be installed Tuesday. When removing the old backsplash it tore up the existing drywall. I was wondering if I could install a thin backer board over the drywall. This...
  14. Blog
    3/2/2011 I just wanted to share a quick update on myself and some of my DIY projects. February went by stunningly fast. My dog Akiva, broke his front leg early this month and had 3 weeks of quiet time where I carried him around. Though he really rapidly recovered and was walking normally...
  15. Flooring
    Hi everyone- we are in the process of remodeling our kitchen, which is directly next to our living room. Our living room has hardwood flooring, and we are trying to decide what type of floor to put in the kitchen. We love the look of the laminate flooring, but are afraid that it will look silly...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My husband and I just bought our first home!! We are super excited, but the first thing we both agreed to do is renovate the kitchen before we move in. We went to Ikea and picked out our kitchen and we are going to install it ourselves. But, we just came across a few road blocks and...
  17. Remodeling
    We just bought a 22 y.o. home with a fabulous view, and we want to remove the two walls that divide the kitchen from the dining room and from the family room to capture the 180 degree view from any point on the first floor. WE are pretty sure that both walls are load bearing (unfortunately!). We...
  18. Remodeling
    We recently had black corian counter tops installed in our kitchen. We were not told about the easy scratching and showing up as light gray lines, which stand out. Home DePot had lied to us and told us they were out of granite (ubatuba) that we originally ordered and led us to believe Corian...
  19. Painting
    Good afternoon... I'm about to start a light (heh... heh... :() kitchen remodel, and in thinking about the walls, I'm having an issue. I am almost finished a bathroom remodel in the same condo, and had to remove wallpaper in there, which is the same wallpaper still existing in the kitchen. It...
  20. Building & Construction
    I'm new to the site; this is my first post. My fiancee and I are renovating a kitchen, basically building it from scratch. A problem arose this week after the countertops were installed on our kitchen island. The tile I've chosen for the backsplash is a tumbled slate that is 1/2 inch...
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