Windows & Doors - Home Renovations
Replacing coloured glass panels in the sidelights of an old-style front door allows for natural light. Paint jambs, trim and walls in white to brighten up.Read More..
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Windows are a major source of heat loss and gain, and therefore a key element in any design.
|Drilling holes through tiles3|
Many bathroom and kitchen accessories, like soap dishes, must be screwed to the wall – in which case you may have to drill holes through ceramic tiles.
|Painting a window3|
Step-by-step tips and advice on how to paint windows
|How to hang a front or back (external) door – getting the fit right2|
When buying a new door, measure the height and width of the frame and get a door that is either the right size or slightly too big. An exterior door is heavy, so get someone to help you if you can.
|Painting interior windows1|
It nearly always takes more time to paint a window than you think, because of the number of surfaces and because you have to keep paint off the glass. For security reasons, you will probably want to close windows at night, so start work as early in the day as possible.
|Painting a door1|
Tips and advice on how to paint a door
|Fitting a deadbolt1|
Don't call a handyman around to install a deadbolt for you, learn to do it yourself, it's easy and cheap.
|How to hang a front or back door – hanging the door1|
DIY tips from Handyman
|Hang an interior door1|
Normal interior doors are hung in much the same way as exterior doors, with the following differences.
|Fitting door furniture - letterplate1|
The front door of a terrace or townhouse usually needs a letterplate, a handle to close the door (which may be built into the letterplate), a knocker or bellpush, and probably a number. Before you start a power jigsaw makes the job of cutting the letterplate opening much quicker than doing it by hand with a padsaw.
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