Remodeling

Restoration Suppliers and Manfacturers

Restoration Suppliers and Manfacturers

The Old House Web has pulled together a one-stop shop where they list their recommended house restoration suppliers and manufacturers. They’ve covered every facet of a house restoration from Flooring, Walls & Ceilings, Roofing & Gutters, and Moulding & Millwork, plus many more.

Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

HGTV of Canada has listed Six Deadly Sins of DIY Projects that we should all be wary of. We would add a seventh called “Expectations” as the honeymoon of a project will quickly wear off when expectations of time, money, and finished results are not met. We aren’t suggesting you […]

Protect Your Space from Dust and Paint

Protect Your Space from Dust and Paint

This easy to install barrier will protect your interior spaces from overspray and dust.

Customize Your Paint Job using Ochres and Oxides

Customize Your Paint Job using Ochres and Oxides

To achieve a textured and vibrant look similar to buildings found throughout Europe, our friend recommends using natural ochres and oxides and recommends their use with milk paint to achieve that perfect patina. The Environmental Home Center located in Seattle, WA has an assortment of these products that are also […]

Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

Tearing out old carpet is a quick way to give your room a fresh new look and if you are fortunate enough to live in an older home you may find wood floors underneath. Here are some tutorials for doing the job yourself which will at least save in 1/2 […]

Home Remodeling Suffers Setbacks from Subprime Fiasco Fallout

Home Remodeling Suffers Setbacks from
Subprime Fiasco Fallout

We are bombarded with droll real estate news ad nauseam. Now its reported that folks are not only not able to sell or refinance their homes but they are also not investing in their homes by remodeling at the rate they have been. This is understandable considering the financial situation […]

More Home Improvement and DIY Videos

Ask The Builder Videos As the quality of online video continues to grow, many more DIY experts are getting behind the camera to share their tips, techniques, and opinions on home improvement and decorating. Along with Ask the Builder here are a few video channels that have some great content […]

Furnished Room Over Garage (FROG)

Furnished Room Over Garage (FROG)

photo: One Good Bumblebee The Furnished Room Over Garage (FROG) continues to be one of the more popular home additions as well as the In-Law Suite. Here are some links that outline the remodeling plans motivations behind these types of additions. Your FROG is too hot! [Doityourself.com] Plans for an […]

Home and Garden Answers from Yahoo!

Home and Garden Answers from Yahoo!

The increasingly popular Yahoo! Answers is a great reservoir of popular home and garden questions and answers. There are more specific categories that include DIY, Decorating & Remodeling, and Maintenance and Repairs.

The Ultimate House Flip

The Ultimate House Flip

We’re talking literally! Check out this house built upside down by a Polish businessman located in the village of Szymbark. Apparently he meant it to have symbolic political message but whatever his point was he grabbed our attention. Would be great to have some interior photos.

Top 10 Virtual Room Planning Tools

Top 10 Virtual Room Planning Tools

Home design and decorating websites continue the race to build the ultimate virtual room designer. In choosing our top 10 we looked for ease of use, variety of design options, and how well the finished result helped design or decorate our own room. There is a difference between free online […]

Columns, Corbels, and Cupolas

Columns, Corbels, and Cupolas

The wealth of architectural products online is staggering. You no longer need to sift through obscure magazines or your local salvage shop to nab those hard to find pieces. A couple of our favorites are Inviting Home and Architectural Depot. The former specializes in wood carvings such as ceiling medallions, […]

Adding a Sunroom

Adding a Sunroom

You’ve still got a couple more warm months to finish those outdoor house projects, but unless you’ve already got the permits, building a sunroom addition may have to wait. But here are some ideas to keep you motivated.

Why Houses Rot

Why Houses Rot

There is a reason why homes old and new rot. It starts from the inside and can usually be traced to faulty insulation/ventilation planning. “As we strive to make houses that have tighter envelopes with less air infiltration and that are more efficient, as we strive to build houses that […]

Quatrefoil House Gates

Quatrefoil House Gates

If you are looking for a new pattern for your door or entrance gate, check out these quatrefoil designs that are sophisticated and modern as well as an example of find woodworking.

Building a Concrete Patio

Building a Concrete Patio

Concrete patios can be the foundation for a brick patio but also serve as your primary outdoor surface. You’ll need the proper planning and supplies to finish this job but with some patience you’ll have an outdoor surface that should last for the lifetime of your home and require little […]

Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

One of the better Houseblogs we’ve come across is the Constant Craftsman. They’ve got a great lesson of how you can learn from your neighbor but more specifically what you can learn from your neighbors remodel, the good and the bad.

Open Kitchen Shelves are Hot!

Open Kitchen Shelves are Hot!

Susan Serra of the Kitchen Designer confirms that the trend towards open kitchen shelves and cabinets is very hot right now. Not everyone requires the sleek frosted glass or oak built-ins anymore. Open kitchen shelves offer less privacy but they also provide ease of use as well as a warmth […]

Building Interior Walls using Metal Studs

Building Interior Walls using Metal Studs

We’ve presented some techniques for building interior walls but overwhelmingly the material of choice is now metal/steel studs. Besides saving trees, metal studs have many advantages over traditional lumber. They don’t shrink or split and are always perfectly straight. They’re also light and easy to store; they resist fire, insects […]

Transform Your Formica Countertops

Transform Your Formica Countertops

If you aren’t satisfied with your formica countertops you can give them a fresh look. With a little effort and creativity, who knew granite could be this easy and while you’re at it, upgrade your fixtures.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

A new addition to our blogroll is the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). They have a long-standing history and their core purpose is “to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.” As a homeowner you can use their site to search for remodelers […]

Victorian Restoration

Victorian Restoration

If you’ve got a Victorian-era home that needs restoration or you are just curious as to what defines a Victorian and what it takes to return them to their former glory, then the Old House Web has a great article for you. Renovate With Elaborate Details Of Victorian Style [Old […]