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Adding custom trim makes a dramatic difference on the style of your home. Combine various pieces of moulding into “build-ups” to get that craftsman style look. Get started with these project instructions.

Adding custom trim makes a dramatic difference on the style of your home. Combine various pieces of moulding into “build-ups” to get that craftsman style look. Get started with these project instructions.

Choose a paint that not only beautifies your home but keeps its walls stain-free. Glidden Diamond paint is tough enough to stand up to kids, pets and everyday messes. With outstanding scrubbability and washability, clean walls are just a swipe away. Click to learn more about this durable paint and explore color options.

Choose a paint that not only beautifies your home but keeps its walls stain-free. Glidden Diamond paint is tough enough to stand up to kids, pets and everyday messes. With outstanding scrubbability and washability, clean walls are just a swipe away. Click to learn more about this durable paint and explore color options.

A gutter guard, or gutter shield, is a filter that can be attached to a home's gutter to prevent leaves and debris from clogging the gutter.

A gutter guard, or gutter shield, is a filter that can be attached to a home's gutter to prevent leaves and debris from clogging the gutter.

A cornice is a horizontal piece of moulding that tops an architectural element, most commonly a door, window, or column.

A cornice is a horizontal piece of moulding that tops an architectural element, most commonly a door, window, or column.

Crown moulding is the moulding that can be found where the ceiling and wall meet. There are many different styles of crowm moulding, such as dentil moulding (pictured here), egg and dart, or roped moulding.

Crown moulding is the moulding that can be found where the ceiling and wall meet. There are many different styles of crowm moulding, such as dentil moulding (pictured here), egg and dart, or roped moulding.

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.'

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.'

A waterfall edge is a contemporary style of countertop design in which the countertop extends all the way down one side of the cabinet or island.

A waterfall edge is a contemporary style of countertop design in which the countertop extends all the way down one side of the cabinet or island.

A beveled edge countertop has an angled cut where the countertop ends, giving the countertop a simple but polished look.

A beveled edge countertop has an angled cut where the countertop ends, giving the countertop a simple but polished look.

Unlike a square edge countertop where the edge forms a perfect right angle, an eased edge countertop has a slightly rounded corner.

Unlike a square edge countertop where the edge forms a perfect right angle, an eased edge countertop has a slightly rounded corner.

A louvered door is an interior door that has louvered panels inset into the frame, allowing for light and sound to pass through them.

A louvered door is an interior door that has louvered panels inset into the frame, allowing for light and sound to pass through them.

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