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Odd living room space, have no idea how to place my furniture?

I am moving next week into a condo and it has an odd living room space. It is quite the opposite of what I had before, so with my current furniture I have no idea how to place it so it makes sense and is no...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post June 28, 2015
Cost for flat, white ceilings?

Hi, What do you charge per sqft: new building, ceilings 1 primer, 2 coats flat? Looking for cost right now. I'm from BC, Canada. Thanks, Norbert...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post July 5, 2015
Bulk Head

I believe what I have is a bulk head but it only runs a small distance from the wall. I thought to give the room some character I would cover it with wood so it looks like a wooden beam running across instead b...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post July 10, 2013
To cut an armoire in half

I am trying to move my armoire upstairs and it is too big. I have heard that a finish carpenter may be able to cut it in half and then re-attach it once it is upstairs. Is this a good idea? Any other su...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post August 22, 2012
I would like to apply as an apprentice in the interior house painting business - what are the requirements for work and how do I apply?

I would like to apply as an apprentice in the interior house painting business. What are the requirements for work and how do I apply?...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post December 10, 2012
Need help in deciding on bedroom colors

Hi! I need some help in choosing the right colors for my bedroom. I am redecorating my bedroom. The main colors would be black and pink. I came across these color palettes and I love them all! I nee...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 21, 2012
Kitchen chairs

Hi, I hope someone can help me out. I want to paint my kitchen chair to dark espresso colour. I just don't know what kind of paint should I buy it. The chairs is a factory painted (bought fr...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post September 18, 2012
New Cabinet Pulls on old bedroom furniture

I have an old set of sold maple bedroom furniture that I am repainting a dark espresso colour. The cabinet pulls are made from the same wood as the furniture and are bulky looking. I want to change them so ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post August 14, 2012
Drywall ceiling seams

Having problem with seams, what can i use to cover it up , are there any products out there besides stucco?...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post March 17, 2012
Building Wood Fixed Windows

Hi, I purchased a few dual pane window glass and want to use them for a cottage. They are 42 inches by 113". I would like to use hard maple and put them into a fixed window frame. Will this be durab...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post June 18, 2014
Flooring choices for finishing a basement

I am hearing some good things about cork for a basement as well as vinyl plank water resistent flooring as alternatives to laminate. I currently don't have any water issues (house is 8 years old and dry...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post September 18, 2012
Hardwood color

Hi, We want ot put a hardwood in the familiy room and a living room. Kitchen cabinet is a washed oak color and a also a staircase is the some color. LIght beige natural stone on the floor. KItchen and a fam...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post July 25, 2015
Help U Paint

How do I go about placing an ad with HandyCanadian? Thank You Ann Teddy 416-606-4662...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post January 19, 2012
Laminate flooring in a business

Hi i'm opening an office/lab and would like to put laminate or rug in the office (not lab). I've been told that laminate will look nicer after a few years. This is a low traffic office and w...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post January 22, 2012
Removing Load Bearing Walls

When our home was built, the basement did not have joists, but a load bearing wall frame instead. We used that framework to begin to finish the basement (partially). Can this wall be replaced ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post November 14, 2011
Need ceiling light fixtures replaced

Hello, I have two ceiling light fixtures that I would like to replace with my old ones. I don't think I need any electrical wires replaced or anything. I'm just too scared to change the fixtures mys...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post September 18, 2012
Flooring colour

I am thinking of putting hardwood flooring in my dinning room and would like to know what the best colour would be. The table, and china cabinets are all a dark cherry wood colour. What would be the best co...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post September 18, 2012
paint tile floor

I have good quality tiles is it possible to change the color.It is floor tiles...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post September 18, 2012
fireplace remodeling

what is the best & economical way of updating a brick floor to ceiling fireplace? would framing & covering it with wood or other material be the way to go & have the the least amount of mess?...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post June 11, 2012
Wallpaper

I was wondering if you guys did wallpaper applications as well? i have the wallpaper rolls, i just need them applied on the wall. Im only doing 1 out of 4 walls. could you guys please give me a quote o...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 19, 2011
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