We’re always on the lookout for new products. Or old products done better. Or anything, really, that gets the mind spinning with DIY possibilities. The Liteblok from Cresco Concrete is one of those products that offers environmentally friendly building that’s fast, easy and affordable. We know what you’re thinking… so […]
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Wedding stationers Rebecca and Dade moved from Florida to New Hampshire in 2007 with the intent of finding a property with a barn to renovate for their online business, The White Aisle. (Which has TOTALLY AWESOME wedding stationary, if I do say so myself … my wedding invites were from […]
Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]
Countertops are, arguably, one of the most important features of a kitchen. Without countertops, there’s no prep or storage space and no spot on which to cluster jars, bowls, appliances and other kitchen must-haves. Yet selecting countertops can be tricky, especially because there are a multitude of materials that can […]
Faux bois seems to be en vogue these days and we like it! Apartment Therapy found this builder that fabricates kitchen countertops made of concrete but look like wood.
A reader of ours lives in a Venice, CA bungalow and recently asked for help in selecting new kitchen countertops or possibly repairing the current ones. From the looks of these photos the tops are too damaged to repair and not of the best quality to retain. We do like […]
Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll need to prepare and then fill in your holes with their product.
The concrete that makes up your driveway, sidewalk, garage floor, and pathways needs periodical cleaning to remove any excess oils, dirt, debris, and moss that can build up quickly over a short period of time.
There are many terms in the home improvement world that become interchanged with other similar terms when they have actually very different meanings. Here are a few examples. Cement/concrete: Cement refers only to the powder that hardens when you add water. If you add sand and aggregate to the mixture, […]
Efflorescence is a very common and somewhat mysterious ailment effecting masonry construction including brick, concrete, and mortars. It occurs when water moving through a sidewalk or other structure brings salts to the surface that are not commonly bound as part of the cement stone. As the water evaporates, it leaves […]
It’s important to choose the right materials when you’re fastening wood or metal into concrete. Whether you’re hanging a heavy mirror into your concrete wall or attaching the garden hose to the house, it’s different than dry wall and new anchors, drills and screws are important.
The easiest way to give your garage a finished and professional look is by improving the floor surface. Typically garage floors are unfinished slabs of concrete with possibly a clear coat that offers mild protection form oil and dirt. Many homeowners now want a sharper look that can showcase their […]
Concrete patios can be the foundation for a brick patio but also serve as your primary outdoor surface. You’ll need the proper planning and supplies to finish this job but with some patience you’ll have an outdoor surface that should last for the lifetime of your home and require little […]
Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that can help with your decision, here and here.
Decorative Concrete of Virginia There are many countertop materials available to choose from, but we have been really liking concrete lately. We’ve seen some great examples of what the gray stuff can do and now you can build your own concrete countertops with the help of this primer from the […]
Concrete has been in existence in one form or another since Egyptian and Roman times. In 1756 the first modern mix using Portland cement was created and in 2006 domestic production reached 115 million tons. On a global scale China accounts for roughly 40% of the world concrete consumption. Although […]
Toolspotting has been tracking the National Hardware show this year and one of their favorite products is the Crete Sheet by SDS Designs which won the Popular Mechanics Editor’s choice award. The Crete Sheet allows you and one other person to mix your own concrete. Begin by placing the dry […]
If you’re tired of the dust and maintenance of a gravel driveway you may want to consider paving your driveway. Concrete can stain and leave unsightly tire tracks but it requires hardly any maintenance and rarely cracks if done correctly; Brick or stone is typically the most aesthetically pleasing option […]