Building Your Own Home

Written by George Stevens


Most people think building their own home involves vast knowledge of all aspects ofrepparttar home building process. The impression of most people is they donít really know enough to build their own home. Letís face it, most of us know a little aboutrepparttar 100021 process. Some of us may know a lot about one aspect orrepparttar 100022 other involved in building a home. You may know how to paint or do carpentry work or lay tile, but you probably donít know everything about home building.

What is so different about building a home thanrepparttar 100023 rest of major tasks that we take on in our everyday lives? Right now I am typing on my laptop over a wireless connection that is networked torepparttar 100024 Internet. Do I know how all this works? Nope, I just knew how to put it all together and eureka, I can do it! Well we all know it is not that simple sometimes with computers, but my point is you donít need to know everything about something to do it.

In this age ofrepparttar 100025 Internet with itís endless sources of information and connection to other people that haverepparttar 100026 knowledge you need, almost anything is possible. So why is building your own home any different? It isnít really, let me tell you why. First a little background aboutrepparttar 100027 building process.

Most of us buy a home that is built by a builder, or general contractor. The General Contractors hire Sub-Contractors to dorepparttar 100028 work, or essentially buildrepparttar 100029 homes. The Subs put uprepparttar 100030 framing, roofing, siding, flooring etcÖ Normallyrepparttar 100031 General contractors employ building supervisors to watch overrepparttar 100032 building process. They arerepparttar 100033 managers that have day-to-day contact withrepparttar 100034 subs. This process is not really complicated.

Decorative Wall Painting Techniques

Written by Niall Roche


Decorative Wall Painting Techniques

Do your walls seem dull and uninviting? Do you long for a cozy, welcoming room? Consider decorative wall painting techniques, such as sponging, ragging, stenciling or stamping. Even if you have no experience, you can brighten evenrepparttar dullest room quickly and cheaply with one of these easy decorative wall painting techniques.

Before painting your room, pick out a color scheme for your walls. When you chose your paint, remember that many painting techniques use two shades of one color. If you are using one ofrepparttar 100020 techniques that does use two shades of color, you can pick a darker color than you normally would chose for your base color, sincerepparttar 100021 lighter top color will makerepparttar 100022 final result much lighter.

To sponge or rag a wall, paint on your base color and let it dry thoroughly. Then, dip your sponge or rag intorepparttar 100023 lighter paint color and sponge or dragrepparttar 100024 lighter color overrepparttar 100025 base coat until you are satisfied withrepparttar 100026 effect. If you are unhappy with your final result, you can repaint any areas that you donít like withrepparttar 100027 base coat. Oncerepparttar 100028 repainted area is dry, repeatrepparttar 100029 faux painting technique.

If you are considering using a decorative painting technique such as stenciling or stamping,

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