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A
• abanico – fan
• acabado – surface finish
• acera – sidewalk
• adorno – adornment, decoration, decorative touch
• aire acondicionado – air conditioning/conditioner
• albañil – mason
• albañilería – masonry
• alberca – swimming pool (Mexico)
• almacenamiento – storage
• ancho – wide, width
• andamio – scaffolding
• apagador – light switch
• arbotante – wall sconce
• arco – arch
• armario – armoire
• azotea – flat roof, roof terrace

B
• balcón – balcony
• banqueta – sidewalk (Mexico)
• baño – bathroom, bath
• bisagra – hinge
• bloque – block (for building)
• bodega – storage room
• bomba – pump
• boquilla – nozzle
• buzón – mailbox

C
• cabillete – roof central support beam
• cable – cable (telephone, television, electrical)
• candelabro – candelabrum
• candil – chandelier (Mexico)
• carpintería – carpentry
• carpintero – carpenter
• cemento – cement
• centro de carga – main breaker box
• cerca – fence
• cerradura – lock
• chorro – jet of water, spray
• cimiento – foundation
• cisterna – cistern, water reservoir
• clavo – nail
• closet – closet
• cocina – kitchen
• columna – column
• comedor – dining room, dining table
• contacto – electrical outlet
• corriente – current (electrical)
• cristal – windowpane
• cuartear – to crack

D
• desagüe – water drain
• descanso – stair landing
• despensa – pantry
• destornillador – screwdriver
• disparejo – uneven
• drenaje – drainage
• ducha – shower

E
• emparejar – to make even
• entrada – entrance
• entrepaño – panel, bay, shelf
• escalera – stairway, ladder
• escalón – step, rung
• escarbar – to pick, dig, excavate
• escombro – debris
• esmerilado – frosted (glass)
• espejo – mirror
• esquina – corner (sticking out)
• estante – shelving unit
• estuco – stucco
• estudio – study, studio
• estufa – stove

F
• fachada – facade
• ferretería – hardware store
• fierro – iron
• filtro – filter
• flexómetro – tape measure
• foco – light bulb
• fosa séptica – septic tank
• fregadero – kitchen sink
• fuente – fountain

G
• gabinete – cabinet
• gárgola – gargoyle, decorative water spout
• gravilla – gravel
• grieta – crack
• grifo – faucet
• grosor – thickness
• grueso – thick
• guardapolvo – wainscoting

H
• halógeno – halogen
• herraje – hardware
• herrería – ironwork
• herrero – ironmonger
• hierro – iron

I
• igualar – to match (color)
• impermeabilizante – water proofing, usually for roofs
• impermeabilizar – to water proof
• informe – report, financial report
• inodoro – toilet

J
• jardinera – flower bed

L
• ladrillo – brick, floor tile
• lámina – sheet metal used for roofing
• lámpara – lamp
• largo – long, length
• lavabo – sink, washbasin
• lavadora – washing machine
• lavavajilla – dishwasher
• librero – bookshelf
• lijar – to sand (with sandpaper)
• liso – smooth
• llave – key, faucet
• llavero – key ring

M
• maceta – pot (for plants)
• madera – wood
• mampostería – rubblework
• manguera – garden hose
• manija – handle
• marco – frame, doorframe
• martillo – hammer
• medida – measurement
• meseta – countertop
• muro – wall

N
• nicho – niche
• nivelar – to level

O
• oficina – office
• orilla – border, edge, bank of river or pool

P
• paja – straw roofing
• pala – shovel
• papel de lija – sandpaper
• papelero – holder for paper towels or toilet paper
• pared – wall
• parejo – flat, even
• pasillo – hallway, corredor
• pecho de paloma – (lit: dove breast) rounded edge of a flat surface
• piedra – stone
• pintor – painter
• pintura – paint
• piscina – swimming pool
• piso – floor
• poliuretano – polyurethane
• polvo – dust, powder
• postigo – shutter
• pozo – well, pit
• protector – security grate
• puente – horizontal structural support, truss
• puerta – door
• pulidor – polisher
• pulir – to polish

R
• ranura – groove, slot
• raspar – to scrape
• raya – surface scratch
• recámara – bedroom
• regadera – watering can, shower head
• repisa – shelf
• riel – rail, track for lighting
• rincón – corner (sticking in)
• ropero – clothes cabinet, armoire

S
• sala – living room
• sala de estar – lounge, sitting room
• secadora – clothes dryer
• serrucho – handsaw
• sierra – machine saw
• sumidero – sewer

T
• tanque – tank
• taza – basin, toilet bowl
• techo – roof, ceiling
• tejado – tiled roof
• terraza – terrace
• tina – bathtub
• tinaco – water tank
• toallero – towel rack/holder
• tornillo – screw
• tubería – tubing, pipes, plumbing

V
• ventana – window
• ventilación – ventilation
• ventilador – fan, ventilator
• vestíbulo – vestibule
• vestidor – walk-in closet, dressing room
• vidrio – glass
• viga – beam, rafter

Z
• zapato – cement base for structural column
   
 
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