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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi All I am Andy Millergren from Tarpon Springs, Fl... I am in the starting phases of a complete overhaul of my home and yard so I will be here quit often seeking advice and direction. Below is the list of my projects in the order I want to attack and complete them. 1. Add a second floor...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I too have joined the ranks and am currently remodeling my bathroom. I am using 1/2" Hardibacker on the walls of my surround for the tub/shower after which I will tile. For now, I have read several threads on how to handle the seams on the Hardibacker and they all make sense...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am planning to finish our basement over the summer in my spare time and would like some advice along the way. My first question is about insulation. The basement is a poured foundation and mostly below ground level. Currently, the top half of the basement walls have 1 inch of a...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi All I am going to be tiling the face of my fireplace with 16x16 travertine tiles. As the tiles are quite heavy , I am concerned with proper adhesion. The face is made of cinderblock bt has been painted with an unknown type of paint. I was told that a fortified thinset would be fine but also...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello, i was hoping someone can help me out. I am looking for a program for my computer where i can draw out a floor plan and build interior walls and when im done, i can do a 3D walk though of the interior and exterior, and it shows everything in detail from where the coffee table is to what...
  6. Interior Decorating
    I hope someone can give some advice to an old lady who has lived in the same home for over 30 years..smile. We are in the process of redecorating our home to sell . Since we are on a strict budget, I have been purchasing items as I find them on sale. I found a couple of beautiful light fixtures...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I just bought an old fixer-upper. It has some sheet rock, but 90% of the interior is plaster. The house is about 55 years old. It is concrete block frame. I have scraped with a putty knife all that I can get, but clearly the more I chip away, the more still becomes loose. Most of the house is...
  8. Remodeling
    I just moved into an older house. The walls in the bathroom look terrible painted. Currently they consist of 3/8" drywall, not ideal, so I'm looking for ideas on how to improve this. Can I install some sort of panelling to cover up the past or does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
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