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Family Advice for Surviving a Remodel

Family Advice for Surviving a Remodel

Theresa and Mark Clement of the popular Do-It-Yourself radio show and website, MyFixItUpLife, see a lot of each other. Partners as a married couple and in business they work with each other on many more levels and with many more projects than most couples do. They’ve also been through numerous […]

Evaluating Our Antique Clawfoot Tub

Evaluating Our Antique Clawfoot Tub

Now that we had our antique, cast iron, claw foot tub Clementine finally in our home after three years of storage, it was time to give her a good once over to see what was required to get her back to her former, functional glory. We knew she’d seen a […]

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. […]

How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

I was so impressed by the proactive approach used in the Melnick/Burton kitchen remodel that I could not let the series end without getting some general pointers from Steven (listed here, in his own words): 1. Design it yourself and design it for yourself (but show your plans to anyone […]

Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

Appliances are almost always upgraded during a kitchen remodel and rewiring requires careful planning that should be done during the kitchen design process. Here are the planning steps you should consider when modernizing your kitchen with new appliances. 1. Pick out appliances – As with all electrical wiring projects, the […]

Universal Kitchen Design and Planning for the Physically Challenged

Universal Kitchen Design and Planning for the Physically Challenged

Unfortunately there are millions of people who do not have the physical freedom to function in a standard home and kitchen. Special considerations need to be made when planning a kitchen design. Once again Susan Serra, CKD, from thekitchendesigner.org steps in to show us the way. For those with special […]

Renovation Consultant for Hire

Renovation Consultant for Hire

As a follow up to Kevin O’Connor’s interview last week a friend sent over this article about Bruce Irving who was the producer of This Old House for 17 years. He left This Old House in 2005 and has started up his own company that is unique to the industry. […]

Get a Jump on a Renovation…Before Closing?

Get a Jump on a Renovation…Before Closing?

Time is money and getting a jump on planning and preparation for a remodel on a recently purchased home is a great idea but how far should you take the process before you’ve closed? The decision to not start any work on property is universal in the Brownstoner forums, but […]

Building on a Steep Slope

Building on a Steep Slope

You’ve found the perfect location for your dream home but the land is on a steep grade and you are concerned about the costs and difficulties of building on a slope. There are some natural advantages to building on a slope which include great views, natural air ventilation, and water […]

Living In a Historic District

Living In a Historic District

The cache and and exclusivity of living in a historic district doesn’t come without restrictions. The county, city, and local organizations may require homeowners to adhere to the preservation of the neighborhood which may include limits on remodeling the exterior or interior of your home. But you may qualify for […]