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  1. Building & Construction
    I recently bought an old multiunit home in Chicago and was trying to chip the tile trim in the basement to install some wooden trim instead. When chipping the tile away, I noticed that the wood behind the drywall was rotting near the bottom. The base plate also appears to be completely rotted...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have a screened in porch on the back of my house. The previous owner did not keep up with the painting and much of the wood is rotted and falling apart and the screens are coming out. We plan to redo it this summer but I was wondering what the best materials are for the job? I plan on...
  3. Plumbing
    When, as a DIY'er, not as a professional, do you feel it necessary to pull a permit? When you run a new electric circuit? Or a new sub-panel? Do something that you haven't done before and just want it checked? How about if you replace all your faucets? Replace a toilet? Turn a Tub/Shower into...
  4. How To Guides
    In this Part 3 video, I'm going to show how to skim coat a wall after drywall repairs with many diy drywall tips and skim coating tricks! Once the drywall repairs were dry was time for me to skim coat the walls. In case you missed the first video where I had to repair all the black mirror...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi folks, I have a small bathroom and biggest pain in the rear is that the tub is very shallow and gets cold very fast if you want to use it as a soaking tub. Size is a challenge. I measured 58-59 inches tub length. I would really welcome 2 solutions or 3 if there is anything else I am not...
  6. Remodeling
    Hi this is my first post! I've started to try and plan the removal of a wall on the main floor of my 1 story + basement 1930s Seattle home. I'm trying to figure out if it is load bearing. The wall is parallel to the ceiling joists and is about 10 inches away from the beam that supports the roof...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi, my name is Patrick and I live in Riverside California for the past 2 years. Prior to this, I lived in Venice Beach for 20 years. I'm originally from overseas, but after all this years, I guess I'm more American than European now, I just love it here :) I'm a designer, and I do work all day...
  8. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    What's up everyone. This just went live and while it may not be a DIY site, the budget calculator does apply to DIY budgeting as well (you guys just beat those numbers whenever you can) https://www.marshkitchens.com/budget-calculator Check it out, see what you think and if it breaks, shoot...
  9. Electrical
    This is my first time posting here, hopefully you all can help me. I am remodeling my bathroom and I need help with the wiring. I have an existing light over the sink with an existing single switch.... everything works fine...flip the switch the light over the sink comes on. I have added a fart...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey everyone, I just moved from Baltimore where my apartment had less than a full wall for the kitchen to really be on. I wanted to share a blog from a hometown remodeler - https://www.marshkitchens.com/blog/designing-one-wall-kitchens I ended up finding a small rolling/locking Island...
  11. Windows and Doors
    Hi all! My sister is having a baby so I am helping her finish the projects on her house she has been putting off. The closet in the master bedroom had no doors on it when they moved in but there is a track with some metal hinges (Pictures are in my album) that have been left. We want to install...
  12. Remodeling
    Just about to start the demo of my kitchen and I was looking to see what people thought about my archway being load bearing. I originally posted about this wall here without any drywall removed: http://www.diychatroom.com/f15/remodeling-kitchen-wall-must-go-197970/ Now that I have the wall...
  13. New Member Introductions
    We have a repair/remodeling company in Houston, TX, so we know how to tackle most anything in home repairs. We also take your remodeling ideas and bring them to fruition. Our skill set allows us to rehab investment properties for ourselves as well as other investors.
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Anyone thinking of remodeling to stainless steel cabinets for your kitchen?
  15. Remodeling
    I have skimmed through the posts and decided to go on and start a new one, since this is gonna take a bit. The start date for my project is actually uncertain-awaiting the funding to arrive and hiring contractors and whatnot. My remodel will be in my parents' home and I want to make this great...
  16. Windows and Doors
    I am going to be adding windows to my home. Currently I have double paned windows. I am going to install new windows on the interior side of the exsisting windows. I am not going to remove the older windows. Most of the windows are view windows and do not open. My question is if I put in windows...
  17. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am replacing an existing 8 light bar that was over a 96" x 36" frameless mirror over my master bathroom vanity. the mirror is being replaced with two framed mirrors and I want two 4 light vanity lights over the new mirrors. I have done the mirrors and am now on the lights. I have removed the...
  18. Remodeling
    Hi, My kitchen floor is on a slant. The flooring slopes about 2 inches from one side of the kitchen to the other as does the ceiling. The house is over a hundred years ago so my guess is the foundation sunk some. I've had my house inspected and they said that it wasn't anything structurally we...
  19. Painting
    My husband and I are trying to figure out what to do with our den walls. When we moved in it was partially paneled and partially wallpapered (i.e. 2 1/2 paneled walls, 1 1/2 wallpapered walls), an interesting design choice to say the least. Our first thought was to remove the wallpaper and...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Greetings fellow DIY'ers! I'm a professional handyman from the Charlotte NC area. I left behind the corporate world three years after college to put on my jeans and pick up a hammer. I've been framing, remodeling, tiling, etc since then and wouldn't change anything about the past twenty years...
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