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     5  ~ 2014 jul 26bondera 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 ...
     6  +5 2014 jul 27remodeling 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 .
     13  -6 2014 aug 06footing 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 .
     13  +88 2014 jul 23concrete curb sensor lineHow to Find Property Lines and Keep from Calling an Expensive Here a builder shares tips on how to find property lines on the cheap.
     14  -3 2014 jul 29tile 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  ...
     18  +21 2014 aug 26how 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 look at low cost .
     21  +6 2014 sep 10deckscapes 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 ...
     21  ~ 2014 aug 04drain 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 ...
     22  -7 2014 aug 28building renovations fourwaysFour Ways to Lower the Cost of Your New Home - Armchair Builder Whether you're looking to bring the estimated cost to build down to your budget or just trying to save a few bucks, there are several methods to get there.
     23  ~ 2014 jul 16hands free faucet reviewMoen Hands Free Faucet Review - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build Have you thought about installing a hands free faucet in your new home? There are some things to think about including cost, installation ,...etc.
     24  -5 2014 aug 06install backer in showerTile Backer Board Installation : Shower Remodel ... - Armchair BuilderTile backer board installation really isn't all that difficult. With a few simple tools and a couple hours of your time, you can install new cement board for your new ...
     25  -4 2014 jul 26building 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 .
     27  +60 2014 sep 10pieced marble top cabinetGranite Overhang Limit - Armchair BuilderWe are installing a granite bar top in our new kitchen remodel and the question
     27  +3 2014 aug 04estore form builderArmchair Builder :: Resources :: Owner- builder resources for saving Newsletter Sign-Up · ArmchairBuilder > Resources > Estore .... A form that tells a company how you want their bid or estimate formatted. What activities are ...
     28  +1 2014 jul 30bathroom 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 .
     29  +72 2014 aug 25granite pice calculatorYou can add functionality to your countertops by adding a granite overhang for ... Basically, a triangle and a rectangular flat piece is cut, glued and screwed ...
     29  +53 2014 jul 30build my bidHow to Build a Home, Step 12: Send Out Bid Packages - Armchair We continue our blog series, How to Build a Home, with our next step, sending out your bid packages. This is one of the most important steps in the ...
     29  +2 2014 jul 16bath 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 ...
     30  -12 2014 aug 30house 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...
     30  +9 2014 aug 05estore warranty sampleArmchair Builder :: Resources :: Owner-builder resources for saving Want to see a sample Scopes of Work and Specification? .... All products for sale in the Armchair Builder ESTORE are provided without any warranty , express or ...
     31  -8 2014 aug 28power 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 ...
     32  -9 2014 aug 29hip to save blogHip 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 ... save you money on labor and materials; Gutters – the hip roof requires more ...
     32  +1 2014 jul 28fill 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  ...
     34  -19 2014 aug 30impact 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 ...
     35  -12 2014 jul 22notching joists for pipesDrilling Floor Joists the right way. Avoid Structural Problems Drilling floor joists to run plumbing can be tricky business.
     36  +47 2014 sep 05sound reducing sheetrockTrust me, there are all kinds of expensive ways to reduce noise…just ask the guys ... layers of drywall attached directly to the joists with a layer of noise reducing  ...
     37  +9 2014 sep 21benefits of finished basementInsulating Your Finished Basement Project - Armchair Builder :: Blog This is crazy since up to 30% of your home's energy loss is through the basement walls. So in this post, we will discuss the different benefits of insulating your ...
     37  -30 2014 aug 23hip home roofingWhat 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...
     38  -33 2014 oct 05owner 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 ...
     38  -8 2014 sep 03drywall 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.
     40  +61 2014 aug 09home builder blogsBuild Your Own Home , Addition or Basement ... - Armchair BuilderThe initial installation is quicker in many cases and because there is no ductwork to install, the home design has fewer limitations. As a home builder that has a ...
     41  -5 2014 sep 02hip 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 ...
     41  +17 2014 aug 01owner 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  ...
     42  +1 2014 sep 02diy 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.
     43  +8 2014 oct 04glass subway tileGlass Subway Tile Backsplash Installation - Armchair BuilderThis video gives a professional's view on a quality glass subway tile backsplash installation. We review the proper techniques, tools and quality checks ...
     44  +25 2014 aug 05safe room builderTornado Safe Room Options and Estimated Costs- Armchair Builder A tornado safe room can save lives. So what are the options available and what are the estimated cost for each? Here a pro builder shares some ideas for...
     47  +4 2014 oct 03building cheap trussesRafters versus Trusses – Which is Best? - Armchair BuilderWhen 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 ...
     47  -20 2014 aug 16glass tile remnantsRemnant Stone - Armchair BuilderRemnant stone slabs can save you a bundle on your next remodeling project. Save 50-80% on the
     48  +13 2014 sep 27the 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 ...
     48  +43 2014 aug 03subway glass tileHow 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 ...
     49  -7 2014 aug 30remodel 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 .
     49  +52 2014 aug 25shower faucet replacementTub and Shower Faucet Trim Replacement - Armchair Builder :: Blog Replacing your tub and shower faucet look can be easy and inexpensive if you go about it the right way. If your valve inside the wall still works, you will most ...
     49  -27 2014 aug 13find property linesKnowing 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 ...
     49  +34 2014 jul 23akdo glass tileFree Glass Tile Backsplash Installation Guide- Armchair Builder Glass tile backsplash installation is not too difficult. Any DIY'er that
     50  +13 2014 jul 26website time rafferRafters take a tremendous amount of time to install at the job site compared to roof ... Unless you are going for an exposed rafter look, the end result will be the ...
     53  +2 2014 aug 04benefits 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 ...
     54  -22 2014 aug 25column 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.
     54  -7 2014 aug 22roof 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 ...
     54  -16 2014 jul 26condo remodel planYou will just need to be thorough in your planning and follow our checklist below. ... I once remodeled an older condo whose board required special noise ...
     55  -3 2014 aug 22glass subway tiles
     55  ~ 2014 aug 07tile board for showersShower Tile Backer...choosing the right substrate for a quality job Tile Backer for Shower . Cement Backer Board . Not sure what your shower tile backer should look like? The most important aspect of any tile job is the substrate  ...
     57  +44 2014 aug 29easy home repairBuilder Secrets to Easy Home Repairs - Armchair Builder :: Blog Easy home repairs begin with knowing what's behind the drywall. Have you ever had a water leak inside a wall and had to pay a plumber $70 an hour to cut ...
     57  +14 2014 aug 18corbels for kitchenGranite Overhang Limits for Your Kitchen Countertops- Armchair We are installing a granite bar top in our new kitchen remodel and the question ... So, the question is, do we need any supports or corbels to support the granite ...
     58  -13 2014 aug 10bids 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  ...
     59  +42 2014 sep 07how to install backsplashGlass tile backsplash installation is not too difficult. Any DIY'er that has the patience can install one. Using our guide will save you time and money...
     59  -8 2014 sep 03shower faucet typesDetermine 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 ...
     59  +7 2014 jul 29fiberglass shower wall panelsInstalling a Frameless Tub Shower Enclosure for Under $500 Fixed Panel Tub Shower Enclosure Bracket. Fixed Panel Wall
     59  ~ 2014 jul 22dreamline shower enclosuresInstalling a frameless tub shower enclosure can add a high end custom look to ... Dreamline Aqua Lux Tub Shower Enclosure Kit (link is at the bottom of page to ...
     60  +22 2014 jul 30tile concrete boardTile Backer Board Installation. Key steps for a quality installation
     60  +41 2014 jul 24deck restore reviewsIf your deck is peeling or has that ugly faded gray appearance, let us share with you our latest project. In this article we restore a deck to new...
     61  +40 2014 sep 08glass tile backsplash
     62  +10 2014 jul 19framing a home depotI-joists for your new home . The alternatives and pros and cons Floor trusses are another option for framing your new home floors. The two biggest ... Home Depot Coupons for Black Friday – Cyber Monday >>. Follow us on: ...
     63  -39 2014 aug 01owner 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 ...
     63  +2 2014 jul 16rope lighting ideasLighting Ideas for Your Home - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build Today we share with you inexpensive lighting ideas that will give your new ... Purchase an LED rope light slightly longer than the size of the perimeter of the ...
     64  -15 2014 aug 31armchair partners ltdEstore - Armchair BuilderFor a limited time, save over 45% by purchasing all of our digital products at the ..... The creators of Armchair Builder, R. Wave Partners LLC , do not provide legal  ...
     64  +7 2014 aug 22glass block as 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 ...
     64  +6 2014 aug 16finish basement ideasIf you're planning on tackling a basement finishing job as an owner-builder, and you want to finish it quickly, it's a good idea to have a written schedule.
     64  +15 2014 aug 14alternative shower wall materialsPrevent Leaks in Your Tiled Shower - Armchair Builder :: Blog If you decide to have an installer tile the floor and walls of your shower , there are
     64  +37 2014 aug 14backyard design lightingDesign Your Backyard with some free professional help- Armchair 93.1% – Lighting Features – A well thought out, low-voltage lighting plan can really enhance the feel of an outdoor space. Design your backyard with lighting  ...
     64  +37 2014 aug 03lead sheathing for soundproofingOne 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 ...
     64  +37 2014 aug 01repair shower valveShower Valve Replacement Tips. How to get a quality job- Armchair Shower 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 ...
     64  -12 2014 jul 26eased edge graniteTips to Install Granite Countertops - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build Here 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 .
     64  -11 2014 jul 18glass subway backsplash
     65  +7 2014 oct 04glass backsplash tile
     65  +36 2014 aug 28textured wall repairOrange 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...
     65  -8 2014 aug 03green 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  ...
     66  +5 2014 oct 05home depot basement renvationsHome Depot Coupon - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate Need some advice on finishing your basement ? Or have you thought about building your own home ? How about finishing your attic? You can do it and Armchair ...
     66  -18 2014 sep 03prevent 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 .
     67  +9 2014 oct 04glass backsplash tiles
     67  +8 2014 aug 31coffered ceiling ideasCoffered Ceiling & Cove Lighting - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build I thought it would be a good idea to share the coffered ceiling project that worked in our dining room. We have a 42 x 16 clear span area which encompasses our ...
     68  +33 2014 aug 14frameless shower systemsWe found this frameless shower enclosure after searching long and hard for an affordable, custom look. For under $500 (including shipping) you can have...
     69  -25 2014 aug 07how to tile showerIf 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.
     69  -10 2014 jul 27sherwin 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 ...
     69  -11 2014 jul 21soundproofing 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  ...
     70  -19 2014 sep 21sherwin 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 ...
     70  -4 2014 aug 16finished basement ideas
     70  -21 2014 aug 01granite countertop pricing calculatorCosts : 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 ...
     70  ~ 2014 jul 16driveway paving ideasDriveway Paving - Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate Driveway paving begins once all of the major work is completed on a new home. It's a good idea to get the driveway installed just after carpet installation to ...
     71  +24 2014 aug 16bathroom remodel costA high quality, low cost bath remodel can be achieved by using stock items and customizing them to fit your bathroom. You can start with one of the more ...
     71  +11 2014 jul 26home build blogBuild Your Own Home , Addition or Basement Finish.- Armchair One of the benefits of building a new home is that we get to create exactly what we want. An eye catching front elevation that combines unique materials and ...
     71  +15 2014 jul 25glass tile matTile Installation with Bondera- Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build Tile Installation with Bondera Tile Mat Set. Tile installation can be a messy project . When using traditional thin set mortar, mixing and cleanup can add time and ...
     71  -15 2014 jul 22glass 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 ...
     72  +1 2014 aug 27baseboard molding ideasToday we share with you inexpensive lighting ideas that will give your new ... For an added custom look, install a 3″ colonial base molding upside down at the ...
     72  -14 2014 aug 05tub spout replacementTub 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.
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