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Remodeling

  • How Do You Live Through a Remodel?

    Could you go two weeks without a toilet? That’s what many New Yorkers face when renovating their apartments and I’m sure you can feel their pain when your kitchen is wrapped…

  • The Ultimate Remodeling Cost Guide

    Our friends at Fixr have been busy building this very comprehensive remodeling cost guide. We can’t vouch for its accuracy and any cost guide is always just a ballpark figure as…

  • 3D Virtual Room Planning Tools

    As technology and software keeps advancing the sophistication in 3D virtual room planning tools continues to grow. This list will help you find an online design tool that works best for…

  • Remodeling Rules Have Changed

    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard has announced that in 2010 remodeling will increase 5% over 2009. This would mark the first increase since 2006. Great news for all…

  • Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

    When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we…

  • Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tours

    The Dwell on Design tradeshow was fun but what we were really looking forward to was the Dwell Home Tours. Dwell sets up an Eastside and Westside tour of 6 homes…

  • Xorin Balbes Maui Masterpiece: Ke-Ao Lanihuli

    While in Maui we had the pleasure of visiting designer Xorin Balbes latest project he’s named, Ke-Ao Lanihuli which translates to “The light from the heavens to overturn old conditions bringing…

  • Disney Builds Luxury Homes

    For the most part anything that Disney touches turns to gold so we won’t bet against their plan to build luxury homes. According to the Wall Street Journal: Walt Disney Co.…

  • New Home Construction Slowing

    According to a recent report from CNN Money – home building is taking a break. They report that housing starts fell 10% last month. Forecasts may have originally been too optimistic.…

  • Majority Of Homeowners Prioritize Home Improvements

    A survey taken by American Express (and reported by MarketWatch of The Wall Street Journal digital network) indicates that a majority of homeowners will continue to invest in home improvements throughout…

  • Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

    Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes…

  • This Old House in Los Angeles

    If you’ve got a beach bungalow that needs work or a craftsman addition planned, now’s your chance to have the crew from This Old House take on your project. Hard to…

  • Bags are the New Dumpsters

    When it’s time for a renovation, renting dumpsters can be a pain. Plus they take up space in your driveway or lawn and can take far too long to get hauled…

  • Living in a 250-sqft Remodeled Garage

    Homeowner Michelle de la Vega rented out her main house for extra income and began a remodel on a 250-square foot garage for herself. With the help of her dad she…

  • 4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

    I remember the first time I saw what is now our house in person. I walked into the living room, my eyes following the giant bay windows up, up, up to…

  • Extreme House Foreclosures

    The ABC television show ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ rode the wave of real estate high times and keeping people in big homes that they probably never should have been approved for.…

  • Spankin’ New Shower Enclosures

    Have you ever gutted, dry walled, renovated and had to install a shower and tub in a bathroom? Well, I haven’t. But I have had to lay down new flooring, repaint,…

  • Exploring Romper Rooms

    We’re launching a new regular series called Romper Rooms. Living, dining and bedrooms are all necessary areas of a typical home but many of us covet an extra room to “romp”…