Front Entry - Stairs

Maintaining an Invisible Screen

Once you have installed the screen, you may be inspired to check out invisible, retractable window screens. Kits are available for double doors and French doors. Here are a few tips on maintenance:

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How to Install an Invisible Screen

Have you ever wished that your aluminum or wood frame screen door would stop blocking either your view outdoors or your lovely front door? Retractable screens, also known as invisible screens, will grant that wish.

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How to Change Your Light Switch

There aren't many faster ways to update the look of most rooms than to change out the old style light switches with new designer style paddles. Nothing will date a home faster than old, cruddy switches on the wall.

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Faux-Painting Secrets: Give it the Tuscan Treatment

Cover your furniture and floor with tarps. Don't forget your gloves and protective eyewear. Apply taping mud, also called joint compound. This is a substance you already have on your walls in a thinner and more even coat; it helps get rid of the seams between pieces of drywall.

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How to Lay a Laminate Wood Floor

Get rid of that dingy carpet or faded linoleum and install a new laminate wood floor. It’s cheaper than hardwood flooring and easier to install and maintain.

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How To Install a Deadbolt

Nothing is worse than living in a house where you don't feel safe. So if you are seeking a tad more security, a deadbolt on your entry doors is a pretty good investment.

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How to Install a Peephole

It's the window on the world that makes us feel safe: a peephole. Considering that they are incredibly inexpensive and easy to install, there is no good reason not to have one.

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How To Build a Cornice

Step 1

First, measure the window to figure out how big your cornice should be. You probably want to make the cornice slightly bigger than the window to give it appropriate proportions.

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How To Transform Your Closet into an Office

Creating a room that could do double duty-a home office and a guest room-is exactly what Jennifer needed so we converted her unused closet into an office. See how you can do the same.

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How To Remove Old Wallpaper

Using a flathead screwdriver, remove all of the switch and outlet covers from all of the walls that you want to work on. Once you've done this, cover the outlets and the switches with blue painter's tape.

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