Category: Walls & Ceilings

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All You Need to Know About Shoe Molding

All You Need to Know About Shoe Molding

Matched to your baseboard, shoe molding is a thin strip of molding that gives your room a finished look. Get the guide on its purpose and installation here.

Solved! How to Fix and Prevent Wallpaper Peeling

Solved! How to Fix and Prevent Wallpaper Peeling

If too much humidity or a glue problem causes your wallpaper to peel or form air bubbles, repair the wallpaper peeling with these tips and a few supplies.

The Best TV Wall Mount, According to Happy Homeowners

The Best TV Wall Mount, According to Happy Homeowners

Learn about the features and flexibility available today, and purchase the best tv wall mount for your viewing style from these five top-rated options.

What's the Difference? Shiplap vs. Tongue and Groove

What's the Difference? Shiplap vs. Tongue and Groove

These two popular paneling options share many similarities, but you can get to know the 4 major differences in this guide to shiplap vs. tongue and groove.

3 Ways to Find a Wall Stud (Without Fancy Equipment)

3 Ways to Find a Wall Stud (Without Fancy Equipment)

For those searching for the answer to "How far apart are studs?" without a stud finder, try these three tips for finding a wall stud the old-fashioned way.

How To: Build a Temporary Wall

How To: Build a Temporary Wall

If you need to divide a shared kids' room or transform a corner alcove into a home office, then a temporary wall may be just the ticket. Here's how to build one.

7 Things to Know Before You Wallpaper the Ceiling

7 Things to Know Before You Wallpaper the Ceiling

Whether you're dressing up a bare room or drawing attention to its architecture, here's some must-know info to keep in mind when you wallpaper the ceiling.

Replace Dated Popcorn Ceilings with This New Texture

Replace Dated Popcorn Ceilings with This New Texture

Tired of that dingy ceiling texture? Give it a smooth refresh by removing popcorn ceilings and applying a fresh new finish. It's easier than you thought!

6 Things to Know About Living with High Ceilings

6 Things to Know About Living with High Ceilings

Whether buying a new home or remodeling your current one, get the lowdown on high ceilings to assess construction limitations, costs, and impact on comfort.

What's the Difference? Joint Compound vs. Spackle

What's the Difference? Joint Compound vs. Spackle

Half the battle of common home repairs is picking the correct product to use. And when two products have some overlap in their intended purpose-as spackle and joint compound do-the choice can get even trickier. Both popular putties are used in wall repair and construction, and they look almost identical to the untrained eye, but…

Solved! The Standard Ceiling Height for Homes

Solved! The Standard Ceiling Height for Homes

Today's standard ceiling height of 9 feet makes a room feel cozy but not cramped. For more airiness or architectural details above, follow these guidelines.

Solved! Here's Why So Many Homeowners Paint Their Porch Ceiling Blue

Solved! Here's Why So Many Homeowners Paint Their Porch Ceiling Blue

Find out why blue porch ceilings first cropped up more than two hundred years ago and learn how to successfully recreate the look for your home.

The Case for Picture Rails in Modern-Day Interior Design

The Case for Picture Rails in Modern-Day Interior Design

Learn what picture rail molding is and how this 100-year-old style can still have a place in today's homes, both functionally and aesthetically.

5 Things to Know About Lath and Plaster Walls

5 Things to Know About Lath and Plaster Walls

Lath and plaster construction is definitely an old school technique, but when compared to drywall, it has a few surprising benefits. Find them all here.

How To: Use Drywall Anchors

How To: Use Drywall Anchors

Hanging up a shelf or other large item? Follow these short steps for how to use drywall anchors, and you can rest easy knowing your project will hold up.

This Unexpected Part of the Home Got Some Attention at CES 2019

This Unexpected Part of the Home Got Some Attention at CES 2019

When it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest and most influential technology event, what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas. It will quickly travel to homes just like yours. Every year at CES, industry leaders and rising stars gather to exhibit the newest in technology and discuss the future of innovation. This…

Solved! How to Repair Popped Nails

Solved! How to Repair Popped Nails

Luckily, popped nails (or "nail pops") typically aren't serious-with a few exceptions. Keep reading to understand their causes and fixes.

How To: Clean Wallpaper

How To: Clean Wallpaper

Dingy or dusty wallpaper? Consider its construction and what it can handle, then continue reading to learn how to clean the wallpaper effectively.

Buyer's Guide: Drywall Anchors

Buyer's Guide: Drywall Anchors

Select the best drywall anchors for a wall-mounting project by considering the support you need and which type of drywall anchor best matches it.

How To: Remove Texture from Walls

How To: Remove Texture from Walls

Smoothing out a wall can be messy and tedious, so use this guide to determine the most efficient method for how to remove texture from your walls.