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     5  +23 2014 jul 03owner building renovationsOwner Building : What Are the Savings Really? - Armchair Builder So you're tossing around the idea of owner building your new project. Whether you are wanting to build a new home from the ground up or just re-work your ...
     5  -2 2014 apr 02bondera cement boardTile Installation with Bondera - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build Here we review a product called Bondera that comes in sheets to adhere your ... For any shower tile installation, be sure to install cement backer board as the ...
     7  +3 2014 may 02hip home roofingHip Roof Design...The definition and pros and cons for your new What exactly is a hip roof and how does it affect your new home in terms of cost and construction? Here a builder discusses some important items...
     7  +5 2014 apr 14footing drain forming systemDrain Tile Installation For Your New Home Foundation .- Armchair A home that is located on a sloping lot, allows the drainage system to drain out by ... grade level without installing some form of foundation drainage system .
     11  -2 2014 apr 06tile underlayment optionsTile Underlayment Options - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build We received a question yesterday about the appropriate underlayment (material that goes between your subfloor and tile ) to use under a new tile floor. Using the  ...
     11  +28 2014 apr 04remodeling condo project planKitchen Remodel , Owner Builder, Build Your Own HomeI once remodeled an older condo whose board required special noise .... will go wrong no matter how hard you try to pre- plan your kitchen remodel project .
     15  +9 2014 may 09impact sound proofing channelSoundproofing Your New Basement Ceiling - Armchair Builder So what are your options for soundproofing a new basement office? ... secure your chosen drywall to the metal channel (again, no screws should hit the joists as ...
     15  +1 2014 may 07building renovations fourwaysFour Ways to Lower the Cost of Your New Home - Armchair Builder Are you looking for a few simple ways to lower the cost of your new home ? Here a pro builder discusses four methods to save big without sacrificing quality.
     18  -2 2014 may 08house foundation typesFoundation Types for Your New Home : Pros vs. Cons- Armchair There are several foundation types to choose from for your new home . Here we discuss the good and the bad of the main foundation types for your basement...
     19  -7 2014 apr 14install backer in showerTile Backer Board Installation : Shower Remodel ... - Armchair BuilderWith a few simple tools and a couple hours of your time, you can install new cement board for your new shower wall tile project. Let's take a look at some of the ...
     20  +28 2014 mar 30home renovation basemantSo what are your options for soundproofing a new basement office? ... Check with your local insulation supplier or home improvement center to see what is ...
     21  +20 2014 apr 30cool design blog barWine Bar Installation, Part I - Armchair BuilderAdding a custom wine bar to your home doesn't need to cost a fortune. With a few ... 0 Comments | Posted by armchairbuilder in Cool Design , Save Money.
     21  +9 2014 apr 12drain repair blogsWhat is Drain Tile? - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate Is there really any tile in drain tile? If you have a wet basement that needs to be repaired or plan to start a new building project soon, you should familiarize ...
     21  +5 2014 apr 02building truss ridge boardRafters vs. Roof Trusses - Which is best for your new home Are you wondering whether its better to use rafters or roof trusses for your new home? ... The board at the peak that the rafters tie into is called the ridge board .
     22  -8 2014 apr 21find property linesHow to Find Property Lines and Keep from Calling an Expensive Knowing how to find property lines are can be extremely useful for your building projects. Whether you are building a new home or simply installing a new ...
     23  +28 2014 may 08hip to save blogWhat exactly is a hip roof and how does it affect your new home in terms of cost ... get great building tips, industry secrets and awesome ideas for saving money!
     23  +11 2014 may 07power lines builderUnderground Utilities: Call Before You Dig - Armchair BuilderThe deck builders hit the electric line to the house…thankfully nobody was hurt. But the cost to repair was painful. It cost the deck company over a thousand ...
     23  +2 2014 mar 29notching joists for pipesDrilling Floor Joists the right way. Avoid Structural Problems Drilling floor joists to run plumbing can be tricky business. ... Holes cannot be closer than 2″ to the bottom or top of a joist (or to another hole or notch in the joist ) ... If you find this situation have your plumber come back and remove this pipe .
     24  +23 2014 apr 09owner builder construction loansConstruction Loans to Build Your Own Home - Armchair BuilderCan you actually get a construction loan as an owner builder in today's world of real estate? You can get a loan to build your new dream home. However, much ...
     25  +11 2014 may 15hip vs coolHip Roof. A hip roof isn't just a cool or happening roof. It is a particular roof shape. ... provide far more living or storage space. Gable End. Gable vs . Hip Roof ...
     25  +24 2014 mar 23widest kitchen islandGranite Overhang Limits for Your Kitchen Countertops- Armchair The bar top is 18″ wide and we plan on having a 1.5″ overhang on the short side. ... Overhangs: If you plan on putting an overhang on your kitchen island or at  ...
     27  +1 2014 may 18deckscapes stain reviewsRestore a Deck to provide a new look. For under a hundred bucks The first step to restore a deck properly is the removal of old stain /sealer. ... this… we used a product called Deckscapes Stain and Sealer Remover from Sherwin ...
     27  +21 2014 apr 24glass tile remnantsRemnant Stone - Armchair BuilderDIY Mirror Frame with Glass Tile · Shower Valve
     29  +20 2014 apr 06bathroom building costCost to Add a New Owner-Built Bathroom - Armchair Builder :: Blog In addition, you would also have some costs associated with the permit and inspection process. Check with your local building department to determine these .
     30  +50 2014 may 12drywall to keep quietOne example of a high quality soundproof drywall is QuietRock . ... drywall . Keep in mind, your labor cost will be significantly more for the second application.
     30  +33 2014 apr 12estore form builderArmchair Builder :: Resources :: Owner- builder resources for saving Created by professionals so you can manage your new building project yourself as
     31  +57 2014 apr 19leaking shower groutPrevent Shower Leaks in Your New Tiled Bath - Armchair BuilderShower leaks are one of the most frustrating things to deal with as a homeowner. ... And don't you dare say sealing your grout will help!
     31  +26 2014 mar 24bath authority shower enclosuresA frameless shower enclosure for under $500? Yes, it can be done We found this frameless shower enclosure after searching long and hard for an ... The enclosure we chose is made by a company called Bath Authority and is in  ...
     32  +17 2014 may 04column post for housesCan I Move My Basement Column ? And if so, what is involved You may be tempted to move a basement column to fit your plans for use. However, this is a major structural element to a home and should be carefully... ... My Basement Column ? 0 Comments | Posted by armchairbuilder in Basement Finish.
     33  ~ 2014 apr 05fill dirt under drivewayNew Home Budget: Fill Material to build your new ... - Armchair BuilderDriveway Fill Material ... Whether you run into bad soil in some locations under your footings or you have low spots on the property, fill material can cause major  ...
     33  +1 2014 mar 23fixed wall frameless glassFrameless shower enclosures use a beefier glass , are typically more ... That being said, if you opt for one of the jetted wall mounted spray units for your plumbing  ...
     35  ~ 2014 apr 26glass tile backsplash ideasFree Glass Tile Backsplash Installation Guide- Armchair Builder Glass tile backsplash installation is not too difficult. ... find a materials list, detailed installation steps, safety tips, FAQ's, and money saving ideas for your project.
     35  -7 2014 apr 02orange peel textureOrange Peel Texture repairs for your home. Methods for a better Orange peel texture can be tough to repair properly. Here a builder talks about the different ways to repair your wall and takes you through the steps...
     36  -11 2014 may 12hip roof truss designHip Roof Design ...The definition and pros and cons for your new What exactly is a hip roof and how does it affect your new home in terms of cost ... Trusses – truss design is a little more difficult with a hip roof so more thought ...
     38  +25 2014 apr 28build drainiage around foundationFoundation Drainage , The Major Quality Components- Armchair Per most building codes, foundation drainage is required around all concrete or masonry foundations that retain earth and enclose habitable or usable space ...
     38  +50 2014 apr 03condo remodel planAnyone can take charge of their own kitchen remodel as an owner-builder. You will just need to be thorough in your planning and follow our checklist below.
     39  +2 2014 may 05how much attic insulationHow Much Insulation Do I Really Need in My Attic ... - Armchair BuilderAre you looking to find out how much insulation you need in your attic to keep energy costs down? Here we look at recommended amounts and ...
     39  +14 2014 apr 13estore warranty sampleArmchair Builder :: Resources :: Owner-builder resources for saving Estore · Sample Bid Sheet · Sample Scopes of Work and Specifications ..... products for sale in the Armchair Builder ESTORE are provided without any warranty , ...
     42  -3 2014 may 08remodel small size bathroomLow Cost Bath Remodel . Builder secrets and techniques to save big We can make these great looking stock vanities work for your low cost bath remodel …even if the manufacturer doesn't make the exact size needed for your bath .
     43  -4 2014 jun 21better built trussesRafters versus Trusses – Which is Best? - Armchair BuilderAre you wondering whether its better to use rafters or roof trusses for your ... Back in the old days, all homes were built with traditional rafters (see picture above).
     43  -6 2014 may 12diy basement electricalBasement finishing as an owner builder. Save money on your If you're not the DIY type, the typical professional repair with a warranty will cost ... Electrical Panel: Check to make sure you have unused slots for new breakers.
     44  +1 2014 may 12ceramic tile underlayment productsNo Underlayment (concrete slab condition) In order for your tile floor to last, you ... sometimes mold resistant, cement board is the best product to use under tile in  ...
     44  -27 2014 may 12drain tile cleaning costDrain Tile and Your Basement - Armchair BuilderAnd is there really any tile in it? In this video a builder describes how drain tile works and share with you ways to add redundancy to your ... Estimating Costs .
     44  +57 2014 apr 15how to tile showerShower Tile Backer...choosing the right substrate for a quality job If you use the right shower tile backer, your tile job will last for years. Choose wrong, and you may be tearing it out before the grout dries. Never use.
     45  ~ 2014 apr 18bids that give reviewHow to Build a Home, Step 13: Review Bids - Armchair Builder Time – Many of the companies that will give you bids to help build your new home don't have a separate estimating department. The owner may do the bidding  ...
     46  +2 2014 may 30benefits of finished basementInsulating Your Finished Basement Project - Armchair Builder :: Blog By insulating your new finished basement you will create a cozy space that will ... Benefits of Insulation: We just mentioned the biggest benefit of basement  ...
     46  +12 2014 may 18luxury armchairLuxury Features in New Homes - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build New Home Luxury Features. There are so many great design ideas to choose from when building a new home. From outdoor kitchens to elevators, the options  ...
     47  +33 2014 apr 30roof trusses pricesAre you wondering whether its better to use rafters or roof trusses for your new ... Cost . So why don't we use rafters as much in new homes today? It's primarily ...
     47  +10 2014 apr 19range hood blogHow can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from a range hood Range hoods are getting more and more powerful each day. This article answers the question "how can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from a range hood  ...
     48  -6 2014 may 13prevent leaking sumpPrevent Basement Leaks : Tips from a professional builder Here a professional builder provides tips to help prevent basement leaks . ... Install a high quality sump pump along with a battery backup system and/or alarm .
     48  +15 2014 may 07granite breakfast barsGranite Overhang Limit - Armchair BuilderWe are installing a granite bar top in our new kitchen remodel and the question came up…how far can the granite overhang before it needs support? We have a  ...
     48  +9 2014 may 03replace shower faucetShower Valve Replacement Tips. How to get a quality job- Armchair If you are thinking of replacing your existing shower (or tub/ shower ) faucet with a new style and manufacturer, chances are you will need to replace the valve ...
     49  -8 2014 may 09armchair partners ltdAdd Recessed Outlet with Switch, Video - Armchair Builder :: Blog Armchair Builder. Blog Home ... 0 Comments | Posted by armchairbuilder in Cool Design. Last week ... 2014 R Wave Partners , LLC | info@ armchairbuilder .com.
     49  ~ 2014 apr 09granite countertop pricing calculatorTips to Install Granite Countertops - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build Costs : Granite slab countertops can range in price from $20 per square foot to well over $100 per square foot…it really depends on the type of granite (how ...
     50  +9 2014 apr 10wall trim ideasMolding ideas for a custom look...without the custom price tag One of our favorite molding ideas for trim at the top of the wall is shown in the picture above. The first piece of trim is a three inch tall colonial base molding  ...
     51  -3 2014 jul 02glass subway tileGlass Subway Tile Backsplash Installation - Armchair BuilderIn this video we share tips for a quality glass subway tile backsplash installation. From prepping the wall to review of the proper materials and tools to use, we ...
     51  -37 2014 jul 01building cheap trussesWhen it comes to building a new home, is it better to use rafters or roof trusses ? You may be wondering what the difference is between these two. Here we will ...
     51  +50 2014 may 30sherwin williams stainThere are quite a few products on the market for this…we used a product called Deckscapes Stain and Sealer Remover from Sherwin Williams . We applied the ...
     51  +6 2014 may 13shower faucet typesTub and Shower Faucet Trim Replacement - Armchair Builder :: Blog Determine the manufacturer and valve type : In order to determine if a trim kit is available for your particular tub and shower faucet , you will need to first determine ...
     52  +49 2014 apr 30glass subway tilesHow to Install a Glass Tile Backsplash - Armchair Builder :: Blog Glass Subway Tile Backsplash. One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a new, custom look is to install a glass tile backsplash. But how do you install a ...
     52  ~ 2014 apr 16vaulted ceiling designVaulted Ceiling Precautions - Don't get in trouble on your project While it can be a great addition to any space, a vaulted ceiling can also create big problems if it's not designed and built properly. So before adding this feature  ...
     52  -3 2014 apr 02eased edge graniteHere are a few tips from a builder to install granite countertops in your new project ... If you want a modern look without a lot of extra cost, go with the eased edge .
     52  +7 2014 mar 31tile sheets for showersTile Installation with Bondera- Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build There is a relatively new product called Bondera that comes in sheets and takes ... For any shower tile installation, be sure to install cement backer board as the ...
     53  +5 2014 may 16sprays to soundproof plywoodOne of my friends recently asked if I had any recommendations for soundproofing a new basement office project. He has a dog that likes to run and play with the ...
     53  -8 2014 mar 31adjustable steel house postsCan I Move My Basement Column? And if so, what is involved Whether your basement columns and beams are made of steel or wood, they
     53  -13 2014 mar 26glass subway backsplashGlass Subway Tile Backsplash . One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a new, custom look is to install a glass tile backsplash . But how do you install a ...
     54  +9 2014 apr 09kitchen glass tileGlass tile backsplash installation is one of the easiest projects for the do-it- yourselfer. It will give your kitchen a totally new, fresh look with minimal effort. But how ...
     55  +31 2014 apr 23replacement tub spoutTub Shower Faucet Replacement Tip, Save Hundreds on Your New Did you know it's possible to save up to $300 on your tub shower faucet replacement by using a trim kit? The plumbing inside the wall can typically be used.
     55  -16 2014 apr 14tile board for showersTile Backer Board Installation: Shower Remodel ... - Armchair BuilderWith a few simple tools and a couple hours of your time, you can install new cement board for your new shower wall tile project. Let's take a look at some of the ...
     55  -17 2014 apr 12benefits of truss systemOne other benefit to using rafters over trusses is the lead times. Roof truss systems require engineering and drawings. This can take several weeks. Therefore ...
     56  -2 2014 may 30construction loan diyDIY Home Projects - Savings or Mess? Should you do the work DIY home projects can be rewarding both emotionally and financially. ... For the extra costs, consider things like construction loan interest, rental fees for portable  ...
     56  -13 2014 may 21replace shower cartridgeShower valve replacement can be a messy process. No, we are not talking about replacing a shower cartridge …we are talking about replacing the whole valve ...
     56  +45 2014 mar 29glass tiles for backsplashGlass Subway Tile Backsplash. One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a new, custom look is to install a glass tile backsplash . But how do you install a ...
     56  ~ 2014 mar 25how to pick insulationBasement Insulation : What Kind to Use?- Armchair Builder :: Blog Choosing a basement insulation is not an easy thing to do. You need to take into consideration how you plan to use the space as well as your...
     57  +15 2014 apr 11green glue vs quietrockCheck with your local insulation supplier or home improvement center to see what ... at QuietRock .com): $270, Double Standard Drywall Layers with Green Glue  ...
     57  -5 2014 apr 08getting a new roofNew Roof : Builder Tips for Getting the Best Roof for Your Money A family member recently asked what tips we could give for buying a new roof . In her case, the new roof would be replacing an existing cedar roof. As we put ...
     58  +26 2014 apr 13tub spout replacement
     58  -6 2014 apr 09owner builder networkOwner Builder Help. A list of companies that offer assistance 0 Comments | Posted by armchairbuilder in Owner-Builder ... Owner Builder Network , Providing builder consulting services and financing to owner builders in  ...
     58  +30 2014 mar 29soundproofing air ductsWrap Ducts , Pipes and Outlet Boxes: You will use a soundproofing putty around ... a pipe and duct wrap to help dampen any vibrations from flushing toilets or air  ...
     58  +43 2014 mar 26articles frameless shower doorsWe found this frameless shower enclosure after searching long and hard for an affordable,
     59  +27 2014 apr 15wave front farmhouse sinkAnother popular sink type now is the farm house sink (also called apron front sinks ). These are the sinks that come out the front of the base cabinet. If you decide to go this route, make .... 2014 R Wave Partners, LLC | info@ armchairbuilder.com.
     59  ~ 2014 apr 04sherwin williams pressure washera product called Deckscapes Stain and Sealer Remover from Sherwin Williams . ... We used the strongest setting possible on our pressure washer to help ...
     60  ~ 2014 may 08bath authority dreamline showersWe found this frameless shower enclosure after searching long and hard for an ... a company called Bath Authority and is in their Dreamline series of products.
     60  +41 2014 may 05contracts owner buildersFor the Owner Builder : Seven Things to Never Say to Your Armchair Builder is all about helping the owner builder save money on their .... always get a contract in writing describing the work (scope of work including ...
     60  +41 2014 may 03shower enclosures for saleWe found this frameless shower enclosure after searching long and hard for an affordable, custom look. For under $500 (including shipping) you can have...
     61  +40 2014 jun 19subway tile backsplash
     61  -41 2014 jun 13the property pinWhen you find the steel pin connecting the property lines, and it appears to have been moved or is damaged, call a surveyor to verify the exact location. This will ...
     61  +40 2014 may 23grey tile backsplashGlass tile backsplash installation is not too difficult. ... For example, if a grey thinset is used, your tiles will end up looking darker than the sample. Again, this is ...
     61  +21 2014 apr 27tile backer boardShower Tile Backer Board - Armchair BuilderYour shower tile backer board is one of the most important parts to creating a leak free, long lasting shower. Don't use the wrong thing...like drywall.
     61  +7 2014 apr 08foundation drainage repair costDrain tile is one of those terms we hear a lot when talking about foundations .
     62  +16 2014 jul 01means cost estimating bookThe Cost to Build a House - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build When we talk about cost estimating , we really mean rough cost estimating . ... We want to be your trusted resource to help guide you through the maze of options ...
     62  +10 2014 may 14inexpensive basement finishBasement finishing as an owner builder is one of the least expensive ways to add ... The ease of installation as well as the low cost make it the material of choice ...
     62  ~ 2014 may 08subway tile kitchen backsplash
     62  +4 2014 mar 31add a bathroomI'm in the process of converting a closet into a full bathroom for a customer. The question I get on a daily basis about virtually all possible new home projects is…
     63  +38 2014 apr 05glass tile backsplashes
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