Get projects, tips and ideas for all the ceilings in your home from installing ceiling fans and insulating to makeovers and repairing ceiling problems.
Why Remove Popcorn Ceiling When You Can Cover It With Drywall
Do you want to remove or patch a popcorn ceiling? First, remember that removing a popcorn ceiling is a really dirty job. Second, patching a hole is just, well, patching a hole. You should consider simply covering the whole ugly mess with a new layer of drywall instead. It’s probably the easiest way ...
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How to Install Ceiling Fans
A ceiling fan improves cooling in summer and heating in winter. The result: You feel more comfortable while you save on utility bills. And installing them yourself is much easier, thanks to new, strong hanging systems and electronic controls. We show you how to avoid common pitfalls when installing one yourself.
Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling
Create an attractive beam and panel ceiling with just 2x4s and fiberboard. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble and looks like a classic beamed ceiling when painted.
Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling
Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You either have to replace 1/2-in. drywall with 5/8-in. or add furring strips and a second layer of 5/8-in. drywall.
Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation
Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding insulation to your walls and attic isn’t hard and it can pay off immediately in huge energy and money savings. Here are some great tips that will show you fast and easy ...
How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems
Recurring cracks in a ceiling with full-span trusses may be caused by various types of moisture problems— sometimes in foundations, but more often in the attic.
How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Change a drab room into a dazzling one with a new overhead light fixture. Here's how to mount that new fixture correctly and safely using professional installation techniques. Even if you've never tackled an electrical project before, you can install a ceiling fixture by following the DIY advice and photos in this story.
How to Install Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Fiberglass batts are the cheapest, easiest way to insulate new walls. However, they're often installed poorly — and even small gaps can reduce efficiency as much as 25 percent. In this article, we'll show you how to avoid those mistakes, how to cut and fit fiberglass batts and how to work around electrical outlets and cables.
How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote
Old ceiling fans may have inconvenient pull chains, make noise or need repairs. One easy fix is to install a ceiling fan remote control. You may also need to replace broken parts.