Home Improvement 101
Follow for daily definitions of everyday goods sold at The Home Depot. Become an expert in the aisles by learning useful vocabulary and handy info for your next DIY project or home renovation.
Have you ever noticed those little s-shaped doo dads that fix an exterior shutter to a home? Yes, they have a name. It's a 'shutter dog.'
An exposed brick wall often refers to a brick wall that was previously covered in either drywall or plaster that for various reasons has been uncovered and left bare, with just bricks and mortar showing. Today, they are commonly found in restored industrial spaces.
Open shelving is a popular trend in kitchen design in which kitchen items like glassware and dishes are displayed on shelving that is open, rather than behind cabinet doors. Ask about shelving that compliments your cabinet style if you're undergoing a kitchen renovation, or add simple shelves to an empty kitchen wall to create more storage.