Building Simple Box Columns – DIY Front Porch Home Improvement!

Changing the Exterior look and adding a little curb appeal is easier than you think! Here’s just one of many One day projects that can bring your dated or lackluster house a little style. Box columns are easily constructed using tools many homeowners already have or can be borrowed from your handy neighbor. I’m using everyday, dimensional lumber from lowes and home depot. The particular boards are 2X8’s and 2X6’s. These columns are sitting on top of brick posts with concrete caps. The base block for the wood column, made from pressure treated lumber, is attached with an expanding masonry bolt to the concrete cap. Everything else is constructed with exterior grade decking screws. All screws are recessed into the wood with a special bit that drills a pilot and counter sink hole, it also keeps the wood from splitting.

Check back for more videos soon, this is the first of many. And if you’d like to see more, I also have two other YouTube channels. One, “The Homestead Craftsman” is all about being a craftsman, tools, wood, metal, leather, making, fixing and doing.
The second channel is “Square Inch” is specifically on the topic of another TINY house on wheels that I’m building. Check them both out and see what you think.

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Amazing 20ft Shipping Container Home – The Pod-Tainer

Made from a 20ft Shipping Container, this tiny home is packed with brilliant design features. Special pods have been attached to the sides of the container to increase the available living space. If you’re thinking of building a container home, this is one you’ve got to see! Read more:

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How To Make Your Home Look More Expensive – More Splash Than Cash

Would you like to make your home look more expensive without breaking the bank? I have 5 tips for getting that luxury look for less. I call it more splash then cash.

#1 on my list is Crown Molding. A space that lacks crown molding tends to look average. Especially in rooms that are boxy or don’t have much architectural detail. For very little money crown molding provides richness to the space. When picking the molding select a wide trim for more impact. In this case the wider the trim the more expensive the room can look.

#2 Throw Pillows are always a fabulous accessory for your couch, loveseat or chair. I say pile on the pillows. One pair on a couch looks skimpy – use two pairs, in contrasting patterns, colors, and textures. Also ignore using a bunch of small 12-18 inch pillows. Opt instead for larger 22 inch pillow cover and stuff them with 24 inch down blend insert. The bigger pillows will have a bigger impact.

#3 Upgrading hardware finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms. Most tract homes come with very standard generic hardware. Builders use these bulk items because they are more cost effective, but not always the best for a homeowner that wants a more custom look. Hardware is not that expensive to replace. You can find more unique options at a hardware store, specialty shop or a flea market.

#4 I have to say lighting is an area that many people over look. Lighting is another one of those builder’s standard accessories that typically lack character and style. Toss out nondescript chandeliers, pendant lights, bathroom lights and ceiling fans with a more unique designer look. Try scouting second hand stores, flea markets or Craigs list.

#5 Nothing says luxury like fresh flowers and plants. The beauty of flowers and plants is that they look wonderful everywhere. I know, I know not everyone can have fresh flowers all the time or maintain green plants. If you have fake flower arrangements and plants make sure they are current. If your faux plants are more than 5 years old they need to be retired. After five years they are dusty, faded and the style of the arrangement is dated.

Follow these tips and you can take your home from ordinary to extraordinary and you will see that luxury is in the details!

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What Is A Smart Home? Video Example Of Smart Home Technology In Action…

From KNX installers SMARTHOME DESIGN – Find out what a smart home is and see examples of a smart home in practice using the KNX system, which, by the way is the world’s No.1 system for home control technology.

55 Clever Home Remodeling Ideas

This is our 55+ remodeling ideas for new home/apartment:
1. Lower your living room to create a conversation pit.

2. Turn an attic nook into a pillow room.
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3. Display your book collection under the stairs.
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3.Book shelf under stair
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4. Or use the space underneath for storage.
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5. Or use that space for a book nook.

6. Dog little haven underneath the stairs.
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7. Make space for two dishwashers instead of one.

8. a treehouse or guesthouse.

9. Turn shabby garden shed into a charming artist’s shed.
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10. An in-wall pest control system.

11. baseboard drawers.

12. Consider a hidden room.

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13. Make your walls MAGNETIC.

14. An S-shaped seat for the shower.

15. Stretch a ceiling hammock.
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16.A walk-in shower.

17. Install chutes in your kitchen straight into the garage.

18. A platform in a storage/guestroom.

19. Build a dry bar into your deck.

20. Turn dead space above a staircase into a playroom.
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21. a second mini-fridge in your kitchen island.

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22. Instead of typical cabinets, build a pull-out cabinet for instant counter space.

23. Put a sink with jets in your laundry room.

24.Hidden Ironing Board



26. Kids will love having slumber parties in their bunkroom.

27. An accordion glass windows and doors.

28. a star-gazing sunroof.

29. Install a two-sided fireplace.

30. A living room fireplace with built-in seating.

31. Add that master bedroom balcony.

Number 32– 36.

32. harry Potter bedroom.

33.a second office under stairs.
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35. Bathroom under stair.
or~Petite Powder Room

36. Play house.

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37.Stealthy Storage

38.Space-Saving Bike Storage

39.Covert Kitchen Pantry

40.Streamlined Entertainment Center

41.Cozy Reading Nook

42.Mini Mudroom

43. Secret Room under the floor.

44.Kitchen Collectibles
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45. mason jar herb garden.

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46. Custom design storage solution.

47.Distressed wood and sliding barn door.

48.sliding barn door for laundry room

49. Creative white picture frame.

50. Special space for the spice rack.

51. The wood-lined loft for the kid’s room
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52. A large rustic wood-slab for the kitchen.

53. Extra space for the kitchen stuff.

54.Custom ladder for the kitchen.

55. Spa Like Bathroom.

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