Get mad respect from your contractor by name dropping these 10 construction terms.
With data from more than 90M home projects, Porch aims to be the first tool you use when considering a home remodel.
Toxic drywall from China was an issue a few years ago, how safe are these again?
See behind the scenes of what makes your clopay garage door go. Straight from the factory floor in Troy Ohio.
Take old blueprints and remake them using Google SketchUp
When beginning a home renovation, there are a multitude of things to consider — cost, time, materials, permits, etc. But have you ever considered documenting your project to be an intregal part of not only the process, but a beneficial one?
Just because a website says adding to existing plumbing is as easy as 1-2-3, doesn’t mean really anything without the experience to back it up. Find the best resources for your next DIY project.
We’ve come to appreciate the City of Angels and realize the history and communities are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. This applies to the do-it-yourself spirit that is surging across the city and that’s why we’ve chosen LA as the subject of our first DIY City Guide. We’ve […]
The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies
Everyone knows that the housing industry in Las Vegas was one of the most overinflated and hardest hit in the country. A result of this has been a massive stock of foreclosed and empty homes which have been ripe for opportunistic renters as well as squatters. Our friends recently took […]
We’ve got some info that all of our pro readers will appreciate and that includes: contractors, house-flippers and serious DIYers. While only four percent of The Home Depot’s customers are Pros, more than 30 percent of the company’s sales are generated by Pro customers! With last year’s development and implementation […]
We’ve explored the financial advantages for upgrading your garage door as well the abundance of new designs and materials available, so now it’s time to start shopping for a garage door. Your local Home Depot can be an easy place to start your search but we recommend visiting a garage […]
Earlier this month we discovered that a garage door replacement can net on average a 71% cost return on resale and is one of the top 5 home exterior improvements that give you the most bang for your buck. If you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your aging/ugly […]
You’ve assembled your tools and materials and are ready to get started on your latest DIY project. Here’s the catch — do you need a permit? Having one not only ensures you’ve gone through the proper channels–it also provides necessary documentation that you’ll need to provide when selling your house, […]
Some people are incredibly invested in their private space. Maybe it’s a cozy nook for reading, a sumptuous bathroom made for spa-like relaxing or a well-lit office that’s conducive to long bursts of productivity. Of course, some people need a little more space. And if you’re one of them, you’ll […]
Whether you’re considering selling your house or simply want to freshen up your home’s exterior, you can’t go wrong with installing a new garage door. In fact, this project consistently ranks high on Remodeling magazine’s Cost v. Value report. Data from the 2010-11 survey indicates that 83.9 percent of your […]
Grilling, dining al fresco, relaxing in a hammock with a good book–it’s no wonder that spending time outdoors is one of the top activities during the summer. And if your home has a leisure-inducing outdoor space, then you know the joy of having your own mini outdoor retreat just a […]
In a couple of weeks, HGTV will premiere a new series: “HGTV’d.” And we love the premise. HGTV hosts will travel around the country (accompanied by a massive HGTV’d 18-wheeler) to surprise unsuspecting viewers with home makeovers! Home makeover shows are certainly not new to the programming line-up, but we […]