Category : Architecture : Home & Garden

How to Make a Vapor Barrier

Architecture
Moisture is your house's worst enemy. It causes wood rot and allows mold to take hold. A vapor barrier is a thin sheet of plastic that prevents moisture from penetrating your house. Builders usually place moisture barriers on the ground in crawlspaces and in exterior walls, but you can place it if y

Making Wood Shelving

Architecture
Purchasing wood shelving units is often an expensive venture because of the laminate finishes on the shelving or because of the type of wood used in the construction. Homemade wooden shelving units are easily constructed on a small budget, meaning you can create reliable storage shelving units that

How to Remove My Door Bell

Architecture
Whether you are replacing your doorbell with a newer model or have decided not to have one at all, it is best to remove the old one completely. A nonworking doorbell may lead to missing visitors who assume the doorbell operates properly. A typical doorbell consists of a button at the door that is wi

Valance Styles for Patio Doors

Architecture
A valance--a decorative framework for doors or windows--accentuates the window treatments and conceals the rods or fixtures that hold the drapes. The type of valance you use depends on the style and colors of the surrounding area. Home Decorating Reviews says, "A traditional valance style...

How to Design a U-Shaped Kitchen

Architecture
Kitchen design is based on a simple work triangle that revolves around the use of the sink, the cook top range and the refrigerator. Many well designed kitchens make the distance between all three of them comfortable and workable. The U-shaped kitchen design provides a work triangle that is very e

How do I Value a Mobile Home?

Architecture
A mobile home is considered to be personal property even though it may be a home. Because of this fact, it does not appreciate like real estate property, but depreciates like a vehicle. There are ways to find the value of a mobile home, but it may require some tedious investigating. Unlike a residen

How to Cut Roofing Slate

Architecture
Slate is a naturally occurring stone material that is mined from the earth in large slabs. It is then cut into a variety of shapes and thicknesses and sold as tiles. These tiles, often used as roofing material, must be cut at the top, bottom and edges of the roof line to fit the installation area. C