This is great news from the front lines of the home improvement and remodeling industry. Home Depot and Lowe’s posted better-than-expected earnings this week and among Home Depot’s top 40 markets all but two showed improvement from last year. After more than a year of not spending money on their […]
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My passion is helping people remodel and renovate their homes and businesses. Not only is it how I make my living, it is how I spend much of my “free” time. (OK, as much “free” time as a parent of two kids under 4 has…) I love the excited look […]
Nothing ruins a fantastic remodel more quickly than exceeding the project budget. Why is this phenomenon so common in residential remodeling? Simple: Many homeowners struggle to establish a detailed budget at the appropriate time in the course of the project. Why is establishing remodel cost one of your most important […]
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 and opinions on home improvement via a podcast which is an audio episode you can download and listen to […]
You may have the greatest addition/remodel planned for your home but did you remember to get the proper permits from either the city, county, HOA or all 3? Before you setup your application make sure you aren’t wasting time on getting approved for a project that doesn’t need approval. Typically […]
Remodeling is not only an adjustment for adults but can also be exciting and stressful for kids in the house. Instead of just telling your children you’re adding a room or changing the kitchen, take this opportunity to go into a bit more detail about the process of remodeling and […]
We received a welcome email recently from home renovation specialist, Bruce Irving. Typically he meets clients in-person or advises over the phone in regards to their renovation or remodeling project and in many instances he stays in for the duration of the project or at least until all of the […]
As news about the economy worsens we try to stay positive and focused on the expenses we can control. The outlook at big box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes have not been good but that should translate into savings for homeowners looking to buy materials at a better […]
We like general contractors who focus on renovating period homes. Charlie Allen is a renovator who fits this description and he answers some questions. Our favorite quotes: Peeling back the aluminum siding from a home to see what treasures lie beneath. “That,” he says, “is really fun.”
Photo: Remodeling for Geeks Remodeling for Geeks breaks down circular saws and some tips for buying that include: When you buy your saw, buy new blades. The blade that comes with the saw is like the starter cartridges you get when you buy a new printer. For this discussion, we […]
We’ve recently narrowed our focus and expanded on our core content which is all about “roll-up your sleeves and do-it-yourself”!!! Keeping in the spirit of this we’ve expanded on our remodeling, outdoors, and tools categories that you’ll see on the right side of the page. We’ve always had this content […]
Pardon our Dust raises a good question about contractor markup costs. The homeowner feels 22% is way overboard but from the comments and through a bit of research it looks like 22% is actually quite reasonable. Despite what people think or talk about there is no industry standard for pricing […]
Window seats are a great addition to any room that provide not just extra seating, but more storage and decorative space. If a window seat is something you’ve always wanted but never thought you had the room for, don’t give up until you’ve read this article from DoItYourself.com.
Well maybe not EVER but at least for the month of March these were the top stories on Charles and Hudson. Interview with Shoshana Berger of ReadyMade Magazine New Uses for Tin Ceiling Tiles Concealed Cabinets Build It Yourself: Retaining Wall Faux Stone Pavers
Big box retailers feeling the pressure from soft sales are now resorting to the age-old tactic of haggling which is almost universally not an accepted practice in the American retail world.
***UPDATE*** ServiceMagic has challenged this list with a Top 10 list of their own. We’ve matched up these lists and proven ours is still the best! Check out our reviews and vote for the winner. **************** After watching the Money Pit for the first time in about 10 years time […]
If you can’t find the name of any tool, technique, or material, that’s related to home improvement from this list then it probably doesn’t exist. If you think you know it all maybe you’ll learn something. Have fun. Glossaries Lowes Contractor School Online HGTV Old House Web Repair-Home.com DIYonline.com US […]