Category : Architecture : Home & Garden

How to Remove Built in Shelves

Architecture
Built-in shelves are usually attached to the surrounding walls and must be taken apart in the reverse of the order they were put together to make it easier to remove. Taking the pieces apart in reverse order also helps to be able to save the pieces if the shelves will be relocated to another area. I

Loft Staircase Regulations

Architecture
Adding a loft to your home is a great way to accomodate extra guests.bedroom image by Leonid Nyshko from Fotolia.comAdding a loft to your living or storage spaces allows you to transform high-ceiling areas into usable square footage. When planning this useful building addition, be sure to...

How to Repair a Teak Wood Floor

Architecture
In addition to having an eye-catching mellow-gold or brownish-red appearance, teak floors are popular because their wood is extremely hard. This makes them less vulnerable to damage than many other hardwood floors. Teak floors are also durable and have a long lifespan. Although teak is not easily da

Grants for Building a House

Architecture
Grants are available to build homes for low-income families and to build eco-friendly houses.home building sign and family sign image by T.Tulic from Fotolia.comGrants are available through federal and corporate programs to aid in building homes for low-income individuals in urban and...

How to Compare Granite Bids

Architecture
There are several places in your home where you might want to install a granite surface. Two common areas are countertops, especially in the kitchen, and floors. Because granite is a natural stone, it can be quite hefty and thereby difficult to install. This might prompt you to hire a professional t

DIY Small Kitchens

Architecture
Small, cramped spaces can be the cause of difficult design dilemmas. So often it is kitchens that seem to be lacking in space. Thinking about all the tasks that go on in the kitchen and all the appliances and tools necessary to complete those tasks provides reason why kitchens can easily become tigh

How to Sand Baseboard Molding

Architecture
Trim carpentry is the perfect way to upgrade a room from average to fantastic. Replacing standard 2 1/2 inch baseboards with a wider, more ornate baseboard is the best way to accent attractive flooring such as hardwoods or decorative tile. In order to get a perfect finish on your baseboard molding,