Remodeling

Radiant Heat Flooring

Radiant Heat Flooring

One of the most brilliant modern day conveniences is radiant heat flooring. The demand for this feature is becoming stronger each year and not only are people installing it in kitchens but its becoming more popular in common areas and bathrooms. There is nothing more cozy than stepping on warm […]

Creating A Budget For Your Home Renovation

Creating A Budget For Your Home Renovation

We’re still at that point in early January when the new year seems to stretch ahead, a blank canvas waiting to be filled with our enviable endeavors. Maybe you’ve made some DIY resolutions and are planning a major renovation this year. One of the most critical things to do before […]

Innovations from Sears Kenmore at CES

Innovations from Sears Kenmore at CES

Sears Kenmore will introduce a trio of new products at CES this year. These products are winners of the 2011 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards as well as a Best of Innovations honoree in the Major Home Appliances category. CES Product Announcements The Kenmore Elite dishwasher has already been labeled […]

How Do You Learn To DIY?

How Do You Learn To DIY?

A coat of paint here, a new faucet there — minor home improvement projects are relatively easy to tackle. But what about the big stuff? Maybe you want to install hardwood floors, or replace/update your kitchen cabinets, or re-tile a bathroom. The question is, how do you know what to […]

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Although the troubled economy has curtailed many homeowners’ major renovation projects, that doesn’t mean remodeling work has come to a complete halt. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry released the results of a poll sent to top builders and developers that identified next year’s remodeling trends. The common theme? […]

How To Prepare Your Home & Household for a Remodel

How To Prepare Your Home & Household for a Remodel

Even if you aren’t doing the job yourself, you should take steps to prepare your home and household before a major renovation begins. Once contractors start running around your home and the demo starts, it’s often too late to lay the groundwork for an efficient remodel. Here are some steps […]

It’s OK To Take A Break From Renovations

It’s OK To Take A Break From Renovations

Taking a break from your home renovation isn’t a bad thing. If you’re at a stopping point before starting other major projects, you may just want to take a few weeks to stop, slow down, and enjoy the progress you’ve made. Besides restoring your physical and mental energy, a brief […]

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Do you have an extra $2 million laying around? Then you could be the owner of a sprawling Frank Lloyd Wright home in Los Banos, Calif. Known as the Fawcett House, the six-bedroom home rests on 80 acres of land. According to a story in the New York Times, the […]

Ultra-Small Homes in Japan are No Joke

Ultra-Small Homes in Japan are No Joke

The Japanese are known for creating tiny efficient electronics and now they’ve refined the small home with the ultra-small home. Forget the fact that Fuyuhito Moriya is 39 and still lives with his mother. He’s taken small space living to the next level by sharing a home with his mom […]

myMarvin Architect’s Challenge 2010

myMarvin Architect’s Challenge 2010

Last year, we featured some nice photos from one of the winners of the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. This year’s crop of winners is equally as impressive. Ten outstanding architects from across the United States had their work honored as winners of the 2010 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. The contemporary design projects […]

This Old House Speaks Spanish (Colonial Revival) in Los Angeles

This Old House Speaks Spanish (Colonial Revival) in Los Angeles

We heard a few months back that This Old House was searching for a project in the Los Angeles area. They’ve finally found one and have wasted little time in getting work started. For this project, This Old House has (for the first time) selected a 1930′s Spanish Colonial Revival […]

Before Renovating, Put This On Your To-Do List

Before Renovating, Put This On Your To-Do List

So you’re planning for a renovation — congratulations! You’re probably up to your neck in sketches, plans, samples, swatches and other necessary materials. But before you proceed with the actual work, make sure you accomplish this crucial first step: purge. Annie Selke documented her home’s renovation through a monthly column […]

Attend Homes Tours For Inspiration, Ideas

Attend Homes Tours For Inspiration, Ideas

This weekend kicks off Kansas City’s annual Parade of Homes, a two-week tour that features 199 homes throughout the metropolitan area. Homes tours such as the Parade of Homes are generally geared toward prospective buyers, but can also be a great source of inspiration for your own DIY and remodeling […]

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Releases 2010 Home Design Trends

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Releases 2010 Home Design Trends

Despite a steep decline in home prices, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that many homeowners are still choosing to invest money in their homes, especially for projects “that promote greater energy efficiency and accessibility throughout the home,” writes Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA. Top Home Design Trends for the […]

Save Big During A Renovation

Save Big During A Renovation

We wall want to save big during a renovation and because we feature reader tips, tricks, projects and inspiration as often as possible, it’s no surprise that I love taking a voyeuristic peek into someone else’s home to follow along with a renovation experience that can save save me money. […]

Tips To Make A Stone Exterior Pop

Tips To Make A Stone Exterior Pop

It’s been a few weeks since I checked in with my fellow Kansas Citians over at Dwelling:3918, and what do you know? One post detailing their stone exterior repairs and a Google search later, and I now have a basic understanding of tuckpoint mortar — and when, as in the […]

Big Contractor vs One-Man Show: How To Choose?

Big Contractor vs One-Man Show: How To Choose?

There are bound to be some home improvement projects that won’t fit into your skill set. They may not even fit into your best friend or neighbor’s skill set. And that means you’ll need to hire somebody else. This is where things can get tricky. DIY enthusiasts know the value […]

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

I share about 600 square feet and very little storage with my boyfriend. It’s no wonder that I am on a constant quest for squeezing the most out of our small space. This Old House did a great revamp of 1,500 square feet of space in Brooklyn (that occupies three […]