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Remodeling

  • How Much Paint Do You Need?

    Before painting a room or a wall you need to determine how much paint you will need. We always go with just a bit more as it’s always frustrating to return…

  • House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

    Seattle, one of our favorite (and we feel most underrated) cities in the world, has an enormous amount of interesting homes and a plethora of DIY resources. From luxury houseboats to…

  • Time to Divorce Rent-A-Husband

    Strange enough we’ve never heard of Rent-A-Husband but apparently the man behind the business, Kaile Warren, has been featured in numerous mainstream media outlets such as CBS’ Early Show and Parade…

  • How To Build Your Very Own Home

    As new home sales have plunged this year, the rate of custom homes being built has remained steady. Many homeowners are looking for more than a box in a master planned…

  • Chinese-Made Drywall May Not Be the Only Culprit

    As the Consumer Products Safety Commission probes deeper into the tainted Chinese drywall issue they’ve also discovered that a small number of homeowners are reporting American-made drywall is causing some of…

  • Chinese Drywall Saga Continues

    We’ve been following the toxic Chinese drywall story this past year and a Federal investigation from the Consumer Products Safety Commission just released a report stating, “a strong association exists between…

  • How To Lay Down a Mean Caulk Bead

    Featured writer Deren S. Monday wants to pass along 4 DIY skills to his kids. The first was building a fence that rots before it falls. The second is laying a…

  • Benefits of Brick Flooring

    Brick flooring has been an appealing aesthetic for centuries, making up the roadways and walkways for cities. Modern times have brought bricks indoors, where they continue to give an appealing aesthetic…

  • Do Bathtubs Affect Home Resale Value?

    We’ve got mixed feelings on renovating bathrooms before resale. On one hand a sharp looking countertop, tile and fixtures can certainly give a wow impression especially if the taste level and…

  • Home Building & Buying is Still a Bear

    According to some reports the housing market is beginning to rebound with some areas reporting an increase in prices. But with inventory still at record levels the recovery isn’t near. “House…

  • 7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

    Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can…

  • Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

    We’ve long been a fan of tool libraries but unfortunately they are lacking in many cities and most of the tool libraries we’ve seen are in dire need of updating. Neighborgoods…

  • New Yorkers are Flocking to Fixer-Uppers

    The demand for fixer-uppers in NYC has never been that high but as inventory has grown and the competitive prices for move-in ready apartments continues to swell, more city dwellers are…