Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - house - popular Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:01:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 paint your house address on the curb
paint your house address on the curb - More DIY How To Projects]]> BradMartinson My neighborhood has the addresses painted on the curb, mostly so emergency services can find your house in the case of an, um, emergency.  The one in front of my house was getting quite worn, so I decided to repaint it.  Items needed: spray paint (gloss white, reflective, and semi-gloss or flat bla...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:45:41 PDT
Recycled Styrofoam Block Insulation
Recycled Styrofoam Block Insulation - More DIY How To Projects]]> LoganMackey This instructable is to show you how to insulate your house using recycled Styrofoam glued into blocks. Here's what you will need Recycled Styrofoam foam peanuts or packing material made form Styrofoam ALOT of this stuff its easily found since its thrown away alot. Great stuff expanding foam insul...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:08:22 PDT
Reattaching faux shutters - permanently
Reattaching faux shutters - permanently - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdotrob My house came with plastic faux shutters which were attached with plastic shutter anchors.  The idea is that you drill a 1/4" and shove the anchor in and your job is done.  Unfortunately, with a little wind the anchors pull out or they snap off, leaving your shutters barely clinging to the side of t...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:21:56 PST
Repairing a rotted wall or floor joist
Repairing a rotted wall or floor joist - More DIY How To Projects]]> icabear3 I’m rebuilding a house after tearing it down to the bare studs. I found a few spots where (in the bathroom) the floor joist had gotten soaked through and rotted. This is how I fixed them. The house is over a hundred years old, and had surprisingly little rot. This house originally did not HAVE a ...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:25:22 PDT
Rekeying Home Locks Yourself
Rekeying Home Locks Yourself - More DIY How To Projects]]> kennywiley Background:I have lived in my current house for over 14 years with the existing locks never requiring to be changed. As of late they are mechanically failing with increased internal friction making it hard to open them. Ultimately they needed to be replaced. This Instructable will cover the rekeyi...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:35:22 PST
Extreme Room Overhaul
Extreme Room Overhaul - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Not for the faint of heart, this is only one part of a bigger renovation of an apartment that I had started last summer and am still working on till this day. If you want things done right, you have to do it yourself.The apartment was a space at my mother's place which went unused for a long time. A...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:13 PST
Sound Proofing Windows
Sound Proofing Windows - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ehawk67 I have an extra noisy neighbor. So I researched ways to muffled the noise. And created peace for myself.   This project is about making an acrylic window add on to existing window frame without modifying the house window or frame. I only add four nails to the window frame.   The cool part is using e...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:44:46 PST
How to Install a Central Vacuum Cleaning System
How to Install a Central Vacuum Cleaning System - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics If you’re tired of dragging a portable vacuum cleaner from room to room, you might consider a central vacuum system. Central vacs are convenient, quiet and up to five times more powerful than portable vacs. With self-cleaning microfilters, they capture smaller particles than many portable units, and...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:10:28 PST
Container House
Container House - More DIY How To Projects]]> forrest_thelucas Hello,       I am entering this contest to showcase my dream house (something that would be really cool for parties and retreats). I know it's not a room- more a house, but I guess the Main (connecting) room would be my favorite if I had to choose. I am a high school student that really likes design...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 23:40:10 PDT
How to Install Gutters
How to Install Gutters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics Gutters don't look very impressive, but they're about as important as the roof over your head. Most basement water problems are really gutter and downspout problems. In fact, leaky, overflowing gutters can buckle basement walls in just a few years, so it pays to keep your system working properly. Wh...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:42:04 PDT
How to Sell Your Home
How to Sell Your Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ninzerbean I just sold my home in this awful market and I believe how I went about making that happen will benefit you. I made a lot of mistakes along with the things I did right - you'll  benefit from what I learned, and hopefully will end up where you want to be, when you want to be there, and without nerve ...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 05:39:12 PST
How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses
How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses - More DIY How To Projects]]> Owen Geiger Ever wonder how to build a simple home for very little money, without going into debt? The key is to use low-cost, locally available natural materials such earth, small diameter wood and straw to keep expenses to a minimum. The real fun is incorporating all of these methods into an optimum, comforta...
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 02:59:17 PST
Air-Powered Star Trek Style Door
Air-Powered Star Trek Style Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> uiproductions I always wanted a piece of Star Trek and the Disney Monorail in my house, and one thing they have in common is that they both have automatic sliding doors. It would be the perfect, most geek-ified entryway for my bedroom. Edit:  Not every detail is included in this Instructable.  I did the bes...
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:08:58 PST