What window treatment to choose for the balkony door in my kitchen?


kitchen curtains on a rod, kitchen window treatment
Reader's question:

"In my kitchen there is a balkony door. I am confused on what type of curtains to choose. Curtain on a rod or maybe roman shades?"


How to decorate a drywall (gypsum wall board) without fastening or screwing?


decorate drywall

Reader's question:

"The wall behind the sofa in the living room is drywall (made of gypsum boards). I want to add character and decorate the wall but without screwing or fastening any nails on the surface. The owner of the appartment will not allow such damages


Can I build an openable skylight with glassblocks?



Reader's question:

"I want to build an operable skylight in the roof. The dimensions of the opening are 80X100cm. Can I build the skylight with glassblocks?"

Our answer:

No, you can not build an operable skylight with glass blocks. The skylights are constantly exposed to weather and rain and therefore, they are complex constructions that guarantee water tightness.

The best and more affordable solution is to opt for a typical skylight in standard dimensions. In the market you can find a great variety of such products (awing, casement, sliding, etc).

Normally they are double glazed and they have shading system, like louvers. 




Can I choose linoleum from the floor of my bathroom?


linoleum flooring

Reader's question:
The floor of the bathroom is covered with ceramic tiles that are slippery. Yet, I don't want neither to remove the tiles nor install another layer of tiles above. I am thinking of installing linoleum. What do you think about this option?


How to match existing tile flooring to a new one?




Reader's question

"My house has textured beige tile floor. We want to extend our house and form a new spacious lounge. What kind of tiles can be installed in the new area? It's hard to find the old tiles. Our house has a modern look. Thank you in advance"


Should I install cypress flooring in my house?


living room cypress floor

Reader's question

"I want to replace the wooden floor in my house. I would like your opinion about cypress. Many thanks in advance".


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