In this poor housing market, Quonset huts are popular with new homeowners as well as with retirees looking for an affordable way to move to a warmer climate. A quonset hut is a type of arch-style, semicylindrical steel building that was used in World War II for equipment storage. Since then, Quonset huts have been used for inexpensive equipment storage in commercial and agricultural settings. In today’s housing market, Quonset-hut homes are a popular option, mainly because they’re less expensive to build or buy than other types of homes and can be built in less time.
Yes. Many home owners do not understand that if you ever have damage to your home, and the cause started in the basement, it may not be covered by insurance if you did not have a permit on the basement finish. It also insures that the contractor has built your basement to the minimum … Read More
One of the biggest home renovation challenges can be creating space in a small, main bath where no space actually exists.
We anchored the shelving units in place and trimmed around the cupboards on the bathroom side, painted the trim to match the baseboards, and mounted the glass we reattached the baseboard and touched up the few, small scuffs and nail holes. In the adjacent office, we removed the wall board from the wall that backs on the bathroom, and found the center stud in the span of the wall. Then, with a reciprocating saw, we carefully removed the lathe and plaster from the bathroom wall, across the width of the center stud to the next stud on either side. Old fishing poles can be used as a form of wall art. Simply hang them from a bamboo pole and fishing line.
If that doesn’t suit you, you can create … Read More
A bathroom renovation is an exciting task. But before jumping to choosing the latest tile or bathtub design, there are some less exciting things to consider so your project turns out just the way you dream it. Because renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly, we prepared a simple 15-point checklist to make sure that your project stays on track and the renovation runs smoothly.
Love your lens, this is also a subject I am getting passionate about so look forward to learning a lot more from you. Thank you for dropping by to my lens too. My family actually lived in a Quonset hut when I was about four years old but I don’t have any real clear memories about how it looked. I wish I did because I am currently writing a book about my family.
A successful bathroom remodeling project can have a major impact … Read More
I got up at 6:15 this morning to be ready for the bathroom demolition crew when they arrive at 7:30. How do people start their work day so early?!
We’ve assembled a list of tips that tell you how to avoid (or correct) ten of the most common home decorating mistakes. This article is not about creating the perfect magazine-worthy home décor or intimidating you with designer jargon and time (and/or money) consuming tasks. Our aim is to present easy DIY decorating fixes with the basic information needed to implement them.
The third picture in the Picture This section, above, would not be as interesting if the lamp was removed and the flowers were centered in front of the mirror. By adding the taller lamp, and moving the flower arrangement to one side, the arrangement has balance and more interest. The lamp ties the grouping together and anchors it. Display … Read More