DIY Disasters -- Taking Matters into Your Own Hands
How to avoid some common do-it-yourself disasters
Choosing a Contractor
Hiring a true professional means the work will be done right, on time and add long-term value to your home.
Health Risks and Home Renovations
I’ve got asbestos where? Some things to consider before tearing down those old walls
What to Look for in a Home Security System
Your home is your castle. With the right kind of security system, it can also be a fortress—offering protection against burglars and vandals.
Smart Homes – What’s Out There?
Wiring your home is an increasingly attractive feature for saving money and selling your house
Additions: Sunroom or a Second Floor?
When building an addition to your home, make sure it makes sense
Women and Home Renovation
From cabinet installation to plumbing: more and more women are tackling huge home renovation projects themselves.
Make Remodeling Dollars Stretch with These Tips
New Fixture Know-how
Replacing fixtures is a great way to change the look of a room and to enhance the usability of the area. But a fixture is more than a design element. This project will walk you through the areas you need to consider when replacing a fixture.
Deck Decisions: What Material to Use?
Make smart decisions about your deck’s materials. Here’s what you should consider before you build.
DIY or a Job for the Experts?
Some make-over projects present the perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle the job yourself, especially if you’re looking to save some money, while other jobs are better left to the experts.
How-to: Winterize Your Home
It’s time to think about what you can do to protect your home from higher maintenance costs.
How-to: Four Ways To Make Your Overnight Guests Comfortable
Whether your guests are couch-surfing for the night, staying the weekend, or spending the summer makes a great deal of difference in your preparations and plans.
How-to: Three Ways to Maximize Curb Appeal
Impress your buyers at the curb, before they even set foot in your home
Hiring a Remodeling Contractor
Tips to help you decide if hiring a contractor is the best idea for your remodeling project
Updating an Historic Home
Bring your old historic home back to its glory days
Stuck on Stucco? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you’re looking for a home with Southwest or Tuscan character or want to give more personality than wood siding to your home, stucco is back and is stirring up the market.
Outdoor Lighting for Beauty and Safety
Implementing the right kind of lighting fixtures and placing them strategically can make your home safer and more attractive
Rethinking the Mother-In-Law Suite
A big commitment that will require a lot of work, but the emotional payoff is well worth the monetary investment
Organizing your garage
Organizing may not be your idea of fun, but with a few steps, you can reclaim the garage, create more space, and do better work than ever
When I’m 64! What Boomers Want In Housing
For home buyers 55 years and older, housing preferences don’t differ substantially from the preferences of younger buyers, until it comes to specific safety features in a home
Remodeling on the Rise
The current recession is causing homeowners to think about how to make the homes they have work better for their needs
Choosing the Right Pool Design
Will you be swimming laps, playing volleyball, diving, or just relaxing? Your answers will influence the size, shape and depth of the pool.
Should You Rewire Your Older Home?
Expensive as it is, if you live in an old house chances are it might be time to rewire.
Refinish Your Deck
After a few years of wear and tear you may find your deck’s finish looking lackluster, ready for resurfacing.
Does Your Insurance Cover Water Damage or Floods?
Many times a distraught homeowner has had to deal with water damage or flooding only to find out that their home insurance policy does not cover the damage.
How to Buy Used Wood Furniture
Furniture is your home’s declaration of style, and nothing has the elegant look and feel of wood.
Remodeling Spending to Accelerate by 2011
It’s a good time to remodel your home. Workers are available, and prices are attractive, but they won’t stay long at bargain rates.
Emergency Plans for Your Family
Do you know what to do when a disaster strikes? Do your children? You can protect your family by creating and following an emergency plan.
How American Homes Are Changing
HUD's annual snapshot of American housing reveals a lot about housing culture
All About Asphalt Shingles
Have you been thinking about new shingles for your roof?
McMansion are McOver
The gigantic houses funded by the no-doc loans of the late 90s and early 2000s gave new meaning to the term “embarrassment of riches.”