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By Kevin EichenbergerInstead of tiles or paint, you might consider going the artistic route and giving your wall a luxurious bespoke treatment with a Venetian plaster finish worthy of the Renaissance mastersPhoto by Mona Eendra on Unsplash.You could pick up a ready-made Venetian plaster mix from...

By Kevin EichenbergerIf your wall is damaged, or if you’ve been aggressive with removing a tile, the wall plaster may be crumbling and will not hold the weight of any finishesPhoto by Dave Webb on Unsplash.You’ll need to repair your wall before proceeding with any architectural finishes. Tiles,...

By Kevin EichenbergerAfter removing a tile, you might want to put a new tile in its place to cover the unsightly patch of bare wall you’ve just createdPhoto by Charles 🇵🇭 on Unsplash.Most hardware stores carry varieties of mortar for adhering your tiles to surfaces. You could get a premixed...

By Kevin EichenbergerIf flakes of a whitish, powdery substance are popping out between tiles, or if you’ve just replaced a tile, you may need to fill in the gaps with groutPhoto by Lazy_camera_girl on Unsplash.The natural consequence of choosing tiles for an architectural finish would be the gaps...

By Kevin EichenbergerIf you own an electric drill, you may have taken it to some walls, and in the process of drilling everything in the house, you may have discovered that some materials react violently to the vibrations of a drillBefore you begin to get into the details of the drill bits you...

By Kevin EichenbergerPerhaps the preexisting mortar has finally worn out, or maybe you’ve destroyed some of your tiles in an attempt to drill a hole – in which case, this section is for youPhoto by Andrew Buchanan on Unsplash.Beneath your tile is a thin layer of adhesive or mortar, beneath that...

By Kevin EichenbergerDo you handle it yourself or contract it out to a professional? Depends on the work, and you.So you’ve bought a house, gone through it with a magnifying glass, moved in, and lived in it. At some point, perhaps after the defect liability period has lapsed, you might come...

Contributed by Ana Bera of Safeatlast.coIf you happen to be living in a home that is wired up – one of those smart homes – you're uniquely situated to throw a party like no otherPhoto by Pineapple Supply Co. on Unsplash.With all the trappings of domotics (home automation) now readily available...

Whether property prices are going up or stagnating, these home updates will help you achieve the maximum resale value for your homeEven if you don’t intend to sell or rent your property out in the near future, these upgrades can benefit you and your family with a safer and more comfortable home...

By gathering your own information and talking to locals, you can be more informed, confident, and comfortable in the next location you choose to call homeThe age-old real estate adage of “location, location, location” is absolutely spot-on when it comes to property pricing, but the factors that...

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