Handrails For the Disabled

Handrails can be produced in a wide variety of designs for the elderly and disabled people. There are many types of handrails, designed for various disabilities. The ADA, American Disabilities Act, has formed certain boundaries to which public and other places must follow to fully support the people with disabilities. One of the major factors…

Metal Handrail

Metal handrail can add a very aesthetically appealing touch to your home and garden as well as being extremely durable. Given that just about every home has steps, stairs or, at the very least, a slope of some kind, there are very few properties which could not benefit from a well-crafted metal handrail. Most metal…

How To Install Your Iron Railings

LOAD REQUIREMENTS The International building code requires that a guardrail withstands a minimum of 200 lb, applied tangentially to the top rail. This means that a person or a few persons leaning against the rail could eventually apply a tangential force equal to 200 lb and the railing should be able to resist. There are…

The Four Phases of the Atkins Diet

Some years ago Dr Robert Atkins released a brand new diet known as the Atkins diet. The Atkins diet plan went against all of the commonly accepted information about weight loss and healthy eating by promoting a low carbohydrate, high protein, high fat diet. In addition to this dramatic shift followers of the diet were…

Types of Light Switches For Bathrooms

Most of us are used to the standard light switch in the bathroom, that we turn on and off by hand. However, these switches do not maximize the flexibility that newer light switches provide. In this article, I will discuss the different types of light switch available for bathrooms and provide you with some ideas…

Exterior Building Materials

Most of the time, people who build their homes focus much of their attention on what they put inside their houses. Many homeowners hire interior designers to design their homes, and most items found in home improvement stores are for the interior of the home. However, although what you put inside your house is very…

The Secret to Perfect Solder Lines

Solder is used to hold the various pieces of stained glass together in a stained glass panel. To achieve a professional quality, solder lines need to be smooth and uniform. This can be achieved by following basic steps and using quality tools and supplies. The tools and supplies needed for soldering include a soldering iron,…

Garage Door Rough Openings

One of the most confusing aspects of homebuilding can be the rough opening for an overhead garage door. It is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. The rough opening for a garage door, simply put, is the actual size of the door itself. For example, if the garage door is a 7’0″…

Golf Hole In One Frames

For an avid golf player, nothing compares to a hole in one experience. If you are one of those who have sent the golf ball into the hole with a single stroke, then you must be really overwhelmed and proud. Why not? For an average golf player, the likelihood of accomplishing such a feat is…