A living room's 60s rock wall is blasted to the past behind a new wall .
John DeSilvia shares practical advice on how to demo plaster walls .
Create the illusion of a larger room with easy-to-paint horizontal stripes.
The proper operation and use of the hopper for adding texture to walls .
Cracks in basement walls are common, but they can also be a sign of a weaken wall . We'll tell you how to handle this potentially dangerous wall before it leads to structural problems with your house. It's a problem that must get fixed before you finish your basement.
Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards. Construction is fast and simple, and the materials are much lighter to work with.
We show two good ways to insulate and finish a basement or concrete wall . A 2x2 wall saves space and a 2x4 wall is easier to assemble and insulate. Both will create that snug extra room you need.
Open up cramped rooms by replacing a wall with a load-bearing beam. Create an open kitchen/dining area, a larger living room or a huge master bedroom using basic framing techniques and standard materials.
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