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Do Bathtubs Affect Home Resale Value?

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 decor sensibilities are the same for the buyer but many buyers just want to know that there is a […]

New Yorkers are Flocking to Fixer-Uppers

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 considering renovating old dwellings. If the buyer is in a comfortable living situation and doesn’t mind waiting to renovate […]

Remodel Your Sun Room with Easy Updates

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 lazy afternoons. Some different window treatments and the room would be finished.

4 Steps to Checking Contractors References

Last week we broke down in detail the 4-steps to checking your contractors references. Follow through on these suggestions and have confidence that you’ve done everything you can do to cover yourself, your home and your money. Step 1. Do their Biggest Fans Love Them? Step 2. Are Their Most […]

How To Check Your Contractors References

How To Check Your Contractors References

We’ve got a short series this week that explores the process of checking contractor references from our newest contributor, Deren Monday, who brings with him more than 10 years in the residential and commercial construction industry and is also a graduate in construction management. Checking References: The Most Critical Step […]

Fixing Your Home Improvement Relationship

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 with a professional to offer sound advice. It’s the smaller projects that can sometimes cause the most friction between […]

Not Cheap but Cheaper Kitchen Remodel

Not Cheap but Cheaper Kitchen Remodel

Just because your kitchen was built in the 80’s doesn’t mean you’re regulated to ugly cabinets and formica countertops. And you also don’t have to spend a fortune to modernize it. A great example is what this homeowner did by keeping the same kitchen footprint but upgrading the appliances, painting […]

Installing a Salvaged Door

Installing a Salvaged Door

You can find new and used doors all over Craigslist. Many are cheap, flimsy, interior doors but you’ll also come across some solid gems that were removed from old homes and built from one piece. Often times the heights and widths of these older doors won’t fit into modern door […]

The Tiniest Kitchen Remodel Ever

The Tiniest Kitchen Remodel Ever

Katie of Making This Home houseblog has shared with us a kitchen remodel unlike any we’ve seen. She and her husband are Americans who recently moved to Berlin and are making do with a 480 sqft apartment that came with a 36 sqft kitchen. As it was the kitchen only […]

Keep Your Basement Floor Dry and Warm

Keep Your Basement Floor Dry and Warm

We’ve been following this house bloggers basement remodel and he’s found a great solution for his subfloor. I’m using a product called Delta-FL, which I picked up at Rona. It’s basically a big roll of dimpled plastic, which sits on top of the basement slab and acts as a vapour […]

Create a Home Project and Renovation Binder

Create a Home Project and Renovation Binder

Once you’ve finished reveling in the cleverness of this blog’s tagline, proceed onward for tips on creating your own home bible–a collection of projects, ideas, inspiration and anything else related to your home. The idea originated with a column in one of our favorite magazines, but can easily be adapted […]

SIP Construction: Green Building Snake Oil?

SIP Construction: Green Building Snake Oil?

According to Kurt who is an exterior and traditional roofing restoration contractor, designer, new urbanist, the general public has been duped into the viability and necessity of green building and in particular how it relates to SIP construction. He makes a great argument for why sealed and climate controlled buildings […]

Buying a Fixer-Upper

Buying a Fixer-Upper

1912 Bungalow is one of our favorite houseblogs and we just found this great list they pulled together that may be welcome advice for first-time fixer-upper house owners. If I could do it all over again. 1. I would spend more money upfront and purchase a house in the best […]

Who Pays for Your TV Show Home Remodel?

Who Pays for Your TV Show Home Remodel?

photo: Jerone2 While working at This Old House one of the most often asked questions was, “Will you remodel my home?” which was quickly followed up with “I don’t have to pay for it, do I?” These questions and more are answered in their FAQ section but to save you […]

Nursery Needs: Finding the Right Space

Nursery Needs: Finding the Right Space

We’re kicking off this week with a 3-part series on Nurseries. Our friend and soon to be mom, Sarah Donoghue, is in the process of preparing her home for a little one. She and her husband currently reside in St. Louis but she honed her design aesthetic while working at […]

New York City Subway Tile

New York City Subway Tile

Anyone who has visited New York is probably familiar with the iconic subway map that was designed by Michael Hertz Associates. Illustrator Christoph Niemann was remodeling his bathroom and took subway tile to the next level. He used this map as inspiration to tile his bathroom floors and walls.

Front Porch Progress

Front Porch Progress

Curb appeal can be enhanced in many ways. We first like to consider what can be done with the existing landscape. Many times an afternoon spent pruning and trimming back overgrown trees and bushes can make the most difference. But sometimes a dramatic entrance such as a covered front porch […]

Tiki Bar Basement

Tiki Bar Basement

We just checked out this Tiki bar basement remodel and we’re ready for our Mai Tai! These homeowners are committed to their design and we like that. It’s also just the basement so you can cut loose a bit.

Lancaster Conservatories and Sunrooms

Lancaster Conservatories and Sunrooms

We recently discovered Lancaster Conservatories. They offer DIY or professionally installed Sunrooms, Conservatories, and Greenhouses that blend into the character of your home. Their conservatory and sunroom kits are comprehensive and can be installed by one of their certified dealers, the contractor of your choice, or by the homeowner. The […]

Is Your Remodel Worth It?

Is Your Remodel Worth It?

The choice to remodel is more than just style and function but also re-sale value. Simply put there are many upgrades and home projects that unless they are vital to the enjoyment of your home just aren’t worth it in the short or long run.

Extreme Home Makeovers For Sale

Extreme Home Makeovers For Sale

If you’re a fan of the Extreme Home Makeover show on ABC, now you have a chance to buy the homes. Some homeowners have decided to cash in on their new abodes by listing them in arguably one of the worst real estate climates in the last 20 years. Unfortunately […]