To build a raised fireplace hearth, research local building codes, make a plan, install the platform and apply a noncombustible surface. Tile, stone, granite, bricks and other noncombustible surfaces are ideal for firepl... More »

The Pleasant Heart fireplace works by heating air using an electric heating coil and circulating the heated air throughout a space using a blower fan. The Pleasant Hearth fireplace actually works similarly to some space ... More »

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A hearth room is relaxing, cozy gathering spot where family members can relax, talk or engage in fun activities. A hearth room is a casual family room with a fireplace as a central focus. Hearth rooms were popular in pre... More »

The proper height of a fireplace mantel depends on the height of the hearth, the size of the fireplace's fire box, and the requirements of the local building codes. In addition, the National Fire Protection Association p... More »

To build a wheelchair ramp, research local building codes, create a design, purchase the materials and construct the ramp. The point of entry, intended user, climate and aesthetics are all important factors to consider w... More »

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To find cheap houses to build, consider using a stock house plan from a home building business. Choose a plan from a reputable company that closely resembles the home you need or desire instead of building one to your ex... More »

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In order to build tiny houses in California, make certain of the regulations, codes and land or communities available that allow tiny houses, decide upon a design and obtain permits, materials and building plan before pr... More »

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