Browsing Tag

remodel

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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?…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Seattle Contemporary Houseboat Remodel

    We’ve been enamored with Seattle houseboats since Sleepless in Seattle but the majority of houseboats we’ve seen up close look a bit dated and more charming than cool. Our opinions have…

  • Macerating Toilets Make a Half-Bath Possible

    Adding a half-bath is almost always a great idea. Typically they are located in areas for convenience and are also chosen for high-traffic areas in your home. But as families grow…

  • Preparing for Renovations

    A new renovation project takes a lot of planning, whether you’re doing it yourself or not. You have to coordinate the schedules of the contractors, gather the materials, and prepare your…