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Measure windows and doors for new blinds

New window blinds can give any room a new look, control light coming in and provide privacy. Selecting the best type of blinds and measuring for your installation are easy first steps toward enjoying decorative and functional window blinds in your home. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Selecting Window Blinds for Your Home There are numerous types of window blinds from which to choose: Horizontal blinds have tilted slats to control sunlight. Vertical blinds are popular installations for sliding glass doors and large windows. Energy-efficient blinds keep cool air…

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Build-it-yourself china hutch

This nearly 8′-tall hutch features an elegant look and ample room for storing and displaying china. Make it yourself in two weekends by following our simple woodworking instructions. Tools and Materials Tools Tape measure and pencil Pair of saw horses Portable circular saw and a straightedge guide Electric drill 1/4″ brad-point twist drill bit, 3/16″ and 1/8″ twist drill bits, countersink Kreg pocket-hole jig Square Miter saw Hammer, 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ brads, and a nail set or a pneumatic or electric brad nailer and 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ brads Jigsaw and…

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Weather strip your windows

Weather stripping your windows is easy and it can cut energy costs. Getting ready for winter weather? Sealing air leaks in your windows is a good way to prepare your home for winter. Winterizing your home not only keeps out drafts, it can lower your heating bill. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Hammer Tape Measure Utility Knife Materials Finish Nails Self-Adhesive Foam Insulation V-Channel Weather Stripping Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Weatherize Your Home…

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Raised dog bed

Give your puppy or small dog a little creature comfort with this colorful dog bed featuring decorations that make it a fun addition to any room. Tools and Materials Tools Miter saw, table saw, or circular saw Jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade Drill, bits, and countersink bit Clamps Carpenter’s square Wood glue Wood filler or putty Sandpaper, 120- and 180-grit Crafts or utility knife Materials 1 x 10 x 6 board, #972 1 x 6 x 8 board, #951 2 – 1 x 4 x 6 boards, #939 2 x…

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Garage door buying guide

The style and color of the garage door has a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best garage door for your home. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Garage Door Sizes & Styles SizesFirst determine what size you need. Measure the height, width and thickness of your existing garage door and take the measurements to your local Lowe’s. StylesChoose a style that complements your home’s exterior. Window panels are one way to add a personal touch to a garage…

postheadericon Types of windows: replacement window buying guide

Types of windows: replacement window buying guide

Choose the best windows for your home, using this guide to the types of replacement windows available. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Window Basics You can find windows designated for new construction and replacement. A window for new construction has a nailing fin – a rim that allows you to secure it in the rough opening of a wall. A replacement window doesn’t have a nailing fin. It’s secured in an existing window frame with fasteners that run through the window assembly, making it easier to install. When updating…

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Install a whole-house fan

Enjoy the benefits of a whole-house fan as an effective alternative or complement to home air conditioning. The concept is simple. Bringing cooler outdoor air into the house takes advantage of nature’s own cooling system. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Stapler Tape Measure Drill Utility Knife Wrench Screwdrivers Jigsaw Hand Saw Hammer Goggles Gloves Materials Whole-house Fan Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Calculating the Fan Size and Ventilation 1. Calculate the interior square footage…

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Roll-out under-bed shoe storage

Instead of letting shoes clutter your closet floor, tuck them under your bed on this rolling storage platform that keeps shoes handy and organized. Tools & Materials Tools Drill and bit set Square Screwdriver 120-grit sandpaper Materials 1 x 12 x 48 pine panel, #71469 4 – 1.25-in swivel casters, #66941 2 – 3-in satin-nickel cabinet pulls, #361766 16 – #6 x .625-in round-head screws HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams eggshell paint: Peppercorn, #HGSW1491 Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online…

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Entertainment cart

Entertaining friends is easy with this versatile server that’s great for the deck, a patio or a sunroom. Tools and Materials Tools Miter saw or circular saw Jigsaw Drill, bits, and countersink Tape measure Square Clamps 120-grit and 220-grit sandpaper Materials See Cutting List for lumber 2- 18″ x 18″ natural stone tile of your choice 2- 5″ MTD cut rider tractor wheels (#53447) 2- 3″ Waxman steel locking casters (#235528) 4- 4′ aluminum 3/4″ plywood edging (#215871) 1″ x 8′ aluminum round tube (#55978) Titebond III ultimate wood glue,…

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Heater buying guide

Choose the best heater for your home. From space heaters and electric fireplaces to wood stoves and gas fireplaces, there are several options to consider. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint What to Look for When Purchasing a Heater British thermal units (BTU) measure how much heat the unit puts out. The BTU rating determines how much space the unit can heat safely and effectively. Variable settings allow you to set the unit’s heat output and its energy / fuel consumption. During warmer periods or in smaller spaces, you can…