It seems some dogs always want to be on the other side of the door. When they’re out, they want in. When they are in, they want out. But it doesn’t have to be a problem. Just give Spot his own door, and he can come and go as he pleases, and you won’t have to serve as a doggie doorman. It’s a fairly easy project.
Installing a pet door was a recent topic on The Home Depot community forums, brought up by community member txdan07, who admits to be being a bit of a novice when it comes to DIY projects.
It’s always a good time to start thinking about efficient ways to keep your home cool in the summer. And ceiling fans are a great way to stay comfortable during the spring and summer months ahead.
Whether you want to replace an old fan or install a new one, this video offers great step-by-step instructions. All of the basics are covered, including ways to confirm that all of the power is off before you start to a detailed account of which wires to connect. There is also information on the extra steps involved with installing a lighted fan. This video offers a complete rundown of everything you need to know to complete this project, but if you have any other questions about the installation process be sure to ask one of our expert associates on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum. Also, take a look at homedepot.com for our huge selection of indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, as well as our energy-efficient models.
Most injuries in the home occur when stepping into and out of the bath tub. You may be looking for bath safety solutions to address a temporary illness or injury. Perhaps you’re assisting an elderly parent or friend to retrofit the bathtub in an existing home for independent living solutions , or maybe you’re looking to make an extensive bathroom remodel that provides upscale style and universal design. The range of options for making bathing and showering more safe for the whole family extends from temporary, easy to install fixtures and bath hardware, to minor bathtub enhancements, to more permanent bathing and showering solutions. If keeping your family and guests safe in the bathroom is a priority, consider making modifications to your bath tub or shower.
Walk-in tubs improve bath safety and accessibility
Worried about remodeling costs? Not sure where to start your bathroom modification? Here are some options to consider whether you’re considering a complete remodel or just making minor modifications.
Planning a quick update or a complete remodel of your existing bathroom involves a lot of practical considerations. There’s the budgeting, project planning and the decision of whether to do-it-yourself or seek the help of a pro.
While all these steps are absolutely essential to successfully completing the project, the truth is that for many, the most enjoyable part of a bathroom makeover is gathering ideas and inspiration, browsing current styles and trends, and deciding which features and options to incorporate in the redesign.
Natural Baths, perhaps to no one’s surprise, are again a popular trend in modern bathroom design. With the increased stress and pressures of everyday life, it seems quite natural to seek a peaceful, rejuvenating atmosphere at home.
Soft, soothing hues like pale greens, ivories and warm neutrals, the look of wood-grain tiles or plank flooring, and rich antique or oil-rubbed bronze finished faucets, fixtures and bath accessories are just a few of the elements you can use to create the comforts and pleasures of a stylish natural bath in your home.
There’s more naturally inspiring bathroom decor ideas after the jump.
One easy way to give your home a new twist without spending a dime is by simply rearranging the furniture that you already have. But even if you have help, moving furniture around can be physically challenging if not done correctly.
Check out this video for a great tip on arranging furniture without breaking your back. Believe it or not, the trick is as simple as using masking tape! Use this material to mark your floor where you want everything to go. This way you can try out different arrangements without actually moving your furniture around several times. Be sure to visit us at homedepot.com if you’re also looking for something else to spruce up your home décor, such as accessories, area rugs and window treatments. You can also visit our How-To Community Forum for other cool home project ideas.
When you peek out back through your French doors, do you like what you see? Did the thought occur to you that the last time you bought new patio furniture, the year began with “19″?
If you’ve ever tried researching all the different types of patio furniture before, you know it’s not easy deciding which type is right for your patio or deck. With all the available designs and styles, we can certainly understand if you’ve thrown up your hands in frustration.
To help you navigate the patio waters (and save you some stress), here’s our roundup of the latest patio furniture styles available for 2012. Check out the 2012 Outdoor Furniture Collection, which lists over 75 new patio furniture sets and pieces now available at homedepot.com.
Just google the word “lantern” and you’ll find lanterns in dozens of home design images. These beautiful light fixtures refer to a style of lighting in which the bulbs are either fully enclosed (usually by glass) or semi-enclosed with a cage. Lanterns have a very traditional aesthetic as they’ve been used to light homes and streets since the 1800s. Lanterns originally were used to shield a delicate candle flame from the wind and elements. While many people still consider them an outdoor lighting fixture, contemporary designs often bring them inside. Today, you’ll find them in every style under the sun and used in just about every room in the house. They’re hanging over a kitchen sink, over an island, over the dining room table, in the foyer, and even in outdoor rooms. Lanterns are a classic pendant lighting option that can be easily worked into the style of your home.
Not convinced? We’ll help you pick the style that works best in your home with this lantern roundup:
If you’re itching to put your green thumb to use and don’t feel like you can wait another minute – much less until spring – then get started early by creating a container garden! This is an easy and fun process that involves growing plants and flowers in containers instead of planting them directly outside. Container gardening will get you in touch with nature now by bringing the outdoors in and protecting your garden from harsh winter elements.
One of the best ways to turn a boring dining room into a drama-filled entertaining space is to add a large chandelier over your table. Not only will it give your room the proper light that you need for dining and entertaining, but chandeliers provide a beautiful focal point for your space. Whether you’re looking for a light fixture that is traditional, over-the-top, or even quite simple, you’ll want to learn how to choose a chandelier that will work best for your space.
The most important thing you should focus on (other than style) is the size. Before you start shopping, measure the length of your dining room table – you’ll want to choose a chandelier with a width that measures one half of the length of the table.
Is installing wall tile on your winter to do list? Would you like to give a kitchen or bathroom a makeover with wall tile? If so, The Home Depot can help. Learn how to install wall tile during the February Home Depot workshop.
Home Depot Community Forum associate HD116 says that a home improvement project, like installing wall tile, is just the cure for the cold-weather blues. Visit your local The Home Depot store this Sunday, February 5 for a fun and educational workshop where you’ll learn:
• How to choose the right tile for various applications
• How to set tile using SimpleMat
• How to set glass tile using glass tile mortar
• How to grout and finish your project
Take advantage of this free workshop. Stop by your local The Home Depot store on Sunday, February 5 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm to learn how to install wall tile.
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