Building Your Own HomeWritten by George Stevens
Most people think building their own home involves vast knowledge of all aspects of 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 about process. Some of us may know a lot about one aspect or 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 than 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 to 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 of Internet with itís endless sources of information and connection to other people that have 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 about building process.
Most of us buy a home that is built by a builder, or general contractor. The General Contractors hire Sub-Contractors to do work, or essentially build homes. The Subs put up framing, roofing, siding, flooring etcÖ Normally General contractors employ building supervisors to watch over building process. They are managers that have day-to-day contact with subs. This process is not really complicated.
Decorative Wall Painting TechniquesWritten 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 even 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 of techniques that does use two shades of color, you can pick a darker color than you normally would chose for your base color, since lighter top color will make 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 into lighter paint color and sponge or drag lighter color over base coat until you are satisfied with effect. If you are unhappy with your final result, you can repaint any areas that you donít like with base coat. Once repainted area is dry, repeat faux painting technique.
If you are considering using a decorative painting technique such as stenciling or stamping,