Category : Architecture : Home & Garden

How to Tile Small Bathrooms

Architecture
One benefit of small bathrooms is that the floor requires fewer tiles than large bathrooms. This will lower the cost of laying the tile, but it may not make the project easier. Small bathrooms may require more custom cutting to make the tiles fit properly, thus presenting a greater challenge than la

How to Measure Door Trim

Architecture
Door trim usually sits about 1/4 inch out from the very edge of the door opening, to give some lines and depth to the design around the door. This means the trim is actually going to be longer than the opening by 1/2 inch (1/4 inch on each side). If the trim is being mitered to make the corners, tha

How to Handle Fungus

Architecture
Fungi, including molds and mildews, are microscopic organisms that live indoors and outside, especially in warm, moist conditions. Fungi can cause symptoms like skin irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation and breathing difficulties in some people. Fungus can be easily removed from nonporous su

Easy Ways to Update Bathrooms

Architecture
While a handyman might think that switching out light fixtures, retiling the floor or installing a new faucet are easy jobs, these projects aren't so easy for many homeowners. If you'd like to update your bathroom but have minimal remodeling expertise, there are some super-simple ways your can give

DIY Cement Block Wall

Architecture
No matter whether you are building a cement block wall as a retaining wall or as a part of a structure, it needs to have a firm foundation. The concrete that the concrete blocks rest on needs to be at least double the thickness of the blocks. The bottom of the concrete foundation needs to be below t

Ideas to Build a Closet

Architecture
There never seems to be enough closet space, no matter where you live. This is especially true in older homes and small apartments. If you need more storage for clothes, kitchen items or anything else that shouldn't stay in plain view, it might be time to build a new closet. Ordinary closets aren't

How to Fix Bathroom Showers

Architecture
A shower gets a lot of use over the years. Family members and house guests wash, shave, moisturize, condition and shampoo in your hot, steamy shower stall each week. With all that use, a hair clog or a showerhead leak is bound to happen eventually. With a few simple tools and a minimum of time and e