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Seattle Contemporary Houseboat  Remodel

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 changed after seeing this houseboat remodel in the Seattle Times.

Macerating Toilets Make a Half-Bath Possible

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 and areas of your home evolve we encounter issues with installing half-baths because they weren’t selected in original house […]

Preparing for Renovations

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 home. But don’t forget one last important preparation: bracing the family for the disruptions that will ensue.

Dryrot Roof Repair

Dryrot Roof Repair

We’ve come across a great houseblog called Remodeling for Geeks. They’ve got instructive photos and step-by-steps for a number of different home improvement projects. One of our favorites is their solution for repairing roof dryrot that has effected their eaves.

Notes from a Dream House Diary

Notes from a Dream House Diary

The Kitchen Designer has been an avid reader of the New York Time’s blog the Dream House Diary which chronicles a couples experiences while building their dream house on Anna Maria Island in Florida.

Haunted Home Office

Haunted Home Office

We’re fans of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland but this homeowner took it to another level by transforming his home office into the ride itself!

K/BIS 2008 in Chicago

K/BIS 2008 in Chicago

K/BIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) is under way in Chicago and the cancellation of more than 1000 American Airlines flights hopefully won’t damper the launch of the show although we do know of some folks who are scrambling to find alternative transportation. If you are one of the unlucky […]

Remodel vs. Tear down

Remodel vs. Tear down

If you’re new to a fixer-upper, or even if you’re just considering remodeling your old house, you’ve probably addressed the renovate vs. tear down question. If not, now’s the time to do it. Of course it’s a personal decision, but there are pros and cons to each one but it’s […]

Build Your Dream Home

Build Your Dream Home

According to this article by CNNMoney, now is a great time to build your dream home. Cost of materials, land, and skilled labor is at it’s lowest in years. For example, Framing lumber is now 18% cheaper than it was 18 months ago, while drywall is selling for 40% less. […]

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. […]

Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

HGTV of Canada has listed Six Deadly Sins of DIY Projects that we should all be wary of. We would add a seventh called “Expectations” as the honeymoon of a project will quickly wear off when expectations of time, money, and finished results are not met. We aren’t suggesting you […]

Cabinet Question: Face Frame vs. Frameless

Cabinet Question: Face Frame vs. Frameless

Before selecting color, grade, wood, or knobs, the first choice in cabinet selection should be face frame or frameless (shown) construction. A face frame constructed cabinet is the traditional choice and consists of a “frame” which is attached to the front of the cabinet and provides an anchor for cabinet […]

Bathroom Renovation Rises from the Ashes

Bathroom Renovation Rises from the Ashes

Brownstoner is profiling some bathroom remodels and renovations and this one has to qualify as one of the best considering the “before” state was a burned out jumble of porcelain and steel. Here are a couple more that prove that $3,000 goes a long way, and when it comes to […]

Adding a Sunroom

Adding a Sunroom

You’ve still got a couple more warm months to finish those outdoor house projects, but unless you’ve already got the permits, building a sunroom addition may have to wait. But here are some ideas to keep you motivated.

Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

One of the better Houseblogs we’ve come across is the Constant Craftsman. They’ve got a great lesson of how you can learn from your neighbor but more specifically what you can learn from your neighbors remodel, the good and the bad.

Glass Roof Sunrooms

Glass Roof Sunrooms

Take advantage of the early daylight savings and adding a sunroom. We like the glass roof sunrooms but ultimately the design you choose will probably be dictated by the style of home you have.