Category : Architecture : Home & Garden

How to Sew a Header

Architecture
A new window header, or valance, can dress up a pair of curtains in a layered look. The header installs at the top of the window and hangs down partially over your existing curtains. Adding a pattern fabric for a header that matches a solid color existing curtain brightens a room. When you sew your

How to Plane Wood by Hand

Architecture
A plane is a hand tool used to smooth, shape and straighten wood. Its blade, or "iron," can shave off the thinnest sliver of wood from a plank, frame, board or door. Needing no power source other than muscle, a wood plane is portable and quiet to use. Planes come in a range of sizes, from the 24-inc

DIY: How to Clean Shower Grout

Architecture
The moisture in your bathroom makes it a great environment for mold and mildew to invade. If you have hard water, you will have additional headaches of hard-water stains and soap scum on your shower. Commercially available products may work well to clean the surfaces of your shower and other parts o

About Bathroom Accessories

Architecture
Moving the outhouse into the inside of the house was a major milestone in the 19th century. However, other milestones have been made with this popular room in the house. Some of the improvements made are those that we most always take for granted: things such as the toilet roll dispenser, toothbrush

How to Hang a Door in a Frame

Architecture
Hanging--or installing--a new door takes precision for a proper fit and smooth operation. Pre-hung doors, with jambs and hinges already in place and perfectly aligned, make it much easier to hang a door in a frame effectively. With some basic tools and patient attention to detail, you can install a

How to Decorate a Dark Kitchen

Architecture
The mood in a kitchen is important to the feel of the whole house. A kitchen can add value and warmth to a home, and it is the center of your entertaining. How you feel when you enter your kitchen also determines the types of meals you cook, which trickles down to how well you nourish yourself and y