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Remodeling

  • Welcome Aboard Your Repurposed Train Car Home

    In the ongoing quest to recycle and structures for use as live/work spaces, these train cars have followed the lead of re-purposed shipping containers and are now being transformed into permanent…

  • Easiest Kitchen Backsplash Install Ever

    If you’re short on time, money and effort but still need covet a new tile backsplash then it looks like SIMPLEMAT is for you. It literally adheres to your current backsplash…

  • Remodel Your Sun Room with Easy Updates

    This sun room remodel that we found on CasaSugar is awesome. No major changes but an update to the paint, flooring and walls created a much more inviting space to spend…

  • Universal Kitchen Design Ideas for Seniors

    When designing a kitchen for seniors and the physically challenged, you need to consider more than just the tile or countertop choice. Kitchen layout, counter and cabinet height, and appliances are…

  • The Handyguys Podcast

    There are many ways to find home improvement advice. The most popular have always been books, magazines, tv and now blogs. Well these guys saw an opportunity to share their knowledge…

  • Home Repair Books: An Overlooked Resource

    If you were seeking information for a home improvement project pre-internet (which wasn’t that long ago), your options were: A. Ask a friend, family member or your local hardware store for…

  • Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

    We want to share one of our favorite new houseblogs, San Fran Vic. The homeowners have chronicled the ongoing restoration of their 1890’s Victorian home in San Francisco. They’ve done amazing…

  • Water Damage – Prevention & Drying

    In Parts I and II of this series, we learned how to safely approach water damage and identify and stop the source. Now we will discuss preventing the spread of water…

  • Design Within Reach & Remodelista.com Event

    Get your high style on at the DWR flagship store on Greene St. in NYC on September 24th. WHAT: Design Within Reach will host an evening with the editors of Remodelista,…

  • Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

    To design your own sleek modern kitchen there are more options than IKEA or spending big bucks on a designer. Henrybuilt from Seattle has launched a new line of modular kitchens…

  • Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

    We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your…

  • How To Check Your Contractors References

    I find significant humor and a dash of irony in traditional reference checking, whether it be for a job application, credit application or a contractor. What is so funny, you ask?…

  • An iPhone App You Wood Want

    iPhone apps for the remodeling and diy enthusiast are plentiful. There’s an app to pick a paint color and an app to level a shelf but we recently got a handy…

  • Fixing Your Home Improvement Relationship

    Getting on the same page with your spouse for major home improvements is often easier than you might think as you give yourselves time to discuss and you are typically working…