Nov , This rustic family room includes a fireplace made from stones that look and feel as if they were found in an adjacent field The wood mantel and a raised hearth beg for family gatherings Design tip Faux fieldstone is now available for those who are looking for a more budget friendly alternative to this look.
faux beams are made to look just like the real thing They are widely obtainable and available in hundreds of styles and textures They also are lightweight, which makes them easier to install than true wood beams We asked five home bloggers to share their ideas for how to incorporate the look in a more affordable way.
All About Exterior Stain Finely ground iron pigments called transoxides block the sun without obscuring the wood s grain and impart a warm tint new, high end redwood or cedar decking, but on weatherbeaten or inexpensive decking, like this pressure treated pine, semitransparent stain is the ticket to an upscale look.
Watch this video to find out how to build a pressure treated wood deck on your home which includes a built in sandbox and child friendly step railings Jodi Marks You know, if you re building an outdoor living space, like a deck, you need to put some stuff on it for yourself, too And one of those would be a great grill.
Jan , Both Brian and I had always heard that an inexpensive handheld paint sprayer wouldn t work well and wasn t worth the money We ve used borrowed contractors airless paint sprayers a couple of times to paint the entire inside of our house and then the outside, so we know what they can do and how well
creative, low cost ways to makeover vinyl linoleum floors on a budget My in laws just installed a vinyl sheet floor in their kitchen which looks crazy real and not at all cheap and crappy I was seriously Vinyl Sheet Flooring to Look like Hardwood Laminate Vinyl Sheet Floors resembling hardwood or laminate planks
It s just a good location I like the style Danny Lipford But the downside of an old home is maintenance Hays Holmes You know, in our weatherthe heat, the humidity, old houseI ve got to get the outside done I want to learn about how to do things I need to replace some rotten wood, I need to fix the trim, obviously paint
Dec , Airstone makes live edge and corner pieces for stuff like this, but since we didn t have any Adam and I decided to rip out and replace the trim with in exchange for a project post, then the cost simply wouldn t have been in our budget and we probably would have would up with a rustic wood planked wall.
Looks like milk in the can but dries crystal clear Good if you re trying to preserve a wood s color More watery than oil based polys, so more coats are needed Dries quickly Lower in VOCs than oil based finishes but still requires good ventilation during application Cleans up with soap and water Never use ammonia based
Apr , Budget Like I mentioned above, budget is a big concern I want to LOVE my new home, but not be a slave to it So, I thought this was interesting, the R.S Means Residential Cost Data, estimates the total installed cost per sq ft. Vinyl Siding, for Fiber Cement, for Wood Siding,.
Oct , So while laminate furniture may look like it has a wood grain, it s not actually real, so there s no reason not to paint it to your heart s content! I also taped off the top and bottom of the shelves so I could paint the front edges to match the rest of the exterior, and then I let everything dry overnight, just to be safe.
Feb , And the best part is that Ryder loves it and can enjoy it for years to come I know that pallet craft seems to be all the rage right now and may be just a fad, but it really does look cool So if you want something unique, why not give this budget friendly project a try With the right tools, I am sure that anyone can
Apr , Get a Fixer Upper style farmhouse look on a budget with this easy and inexpensive shiplap plank wall, made from a single sheet of inexpensive plywood I blog at Sawdust Sisters where I share wood building tutorials for beginners and ways to add a little DIY awesomeness to your home, on a budget.
Oct , One of the easiest ways to master this look is by limiting your decor to a fairly strict palette of black, gray and white, with some natural wood thrown in (the more worn, the better) Shop budget friendly stores for lamps, bedding, pillows, towels and more, in shades of gray, black and white solid hues like
Watch this video to find out how to improve traction on wood steps to reduce the chance of falls Anytime you have wood outsidewhether it s a set of steps like this, or a wood deck, or a walkwaysooner or later it s going to get dirty and that means it s And that s a very inexpensive way to make your stairs a lot safer.
Watch this video to see how we improved the exterior of a small home, including repairing the asphalt driveway and installing vinyl siding on the gable Cam Johnson It s like a wooden panel It was hideous So we use a few screws to hold the vent in place until the adhesive dries, and this inexpensive fix is complete.
New oil rubbed bronze hinges will run you anywhere from to each and simple looking exterior oil rubbed bronze door knobs can be found for to But I ve seen them for as much as After pricing new knobs and hinges I knew I had to do something more budget friendly Your descriptions and photos are very
Jan , Painting can go a long way Depending on what your budget is, painting can give you a lot of bang for your buck Whether you paint the entire house for a stucco or wood siding home, or if you stick to the trim around windows and doors Painting can give your home a whole new look without having to
Nov , While wall to wall carpet is soft and warm under foot, it is does not lend itself to a lavish look Hardwood on the other hand provides that classic visual appeal It seem like a budget buster, but it will last for years making the investment well worth it, especially if you compare it to replacing carpeting every few
Mar , How to Add Style to Your Bathroom Without Breaking the Budget.