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Home Renovation: The Cellar and the Attic When undertaking a renovation project, an examination of the out-of-sight, out-of-mind spaces may be useful. When undertaking a renovation
Garage Doors 101 If you’re shopping for a new garage door, style and material choices will be abundant, but which will meet your needs best? As cars have grown more important
Simple Solutions for a More Livable Garage In many homes, the garage is nothing more than a place to park the car, store the Christmas decorations and hang up a few rakes. However,
Top Tips for Designing Your Garage Around Your Vehicle A man’s truck can be like a best friend—always ready for an adventure or to lend a hand hauling stuff from the lumber yard
Basement Flooring 101 A surprising number of materials are suitable for basement flooring. This basic tutorial will help you evaluate your basement’s challenges and weigh each
Planning Guide: Garage Conversion The solution to your need for more space may already be attached to your house! Converting an existing garage is less expensive than building an addition—and
Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower Head I hate my shower! Well, actually, it’s my shower head that I don’t like. Granted, it’s better than the standard fixture that most bathrooms
Easy Bathroom Makeover When I first purchased my weekend house in Upstate New York, I knew that the bathroom would need to be remodeled. There were many things that I liked about the
Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year Kitchen We can tell a lot about how previous generations lived by looking at the houses they built. For example, they clearly didn’t have as much
Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design When my husband and I lived in New York City with our two young girls, we had a single bathroom in our one-bedroom apartment. And it was small. If you’re
Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower Experience I must admit to a certain hedonistic streak when it comes to bathing, be it a long hot soak in the winter or a wonderfully
9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design Small baths can live large when designed with care. Choosing the right materials, fixtures, and fittings is key, as is thoughtful spacing
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The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing Kits How to Give Your Countertop a Beautiful and Durable New Look Yikes, your old countertop sure is ugly! Structurally speaking, it’s
How To: Apply Epoxy Floor Paint Give your dingy old garage floor a gleaming, long-lasting finish with epoxy paint. You lavish attention on the bedroom and living room, bathroom and
Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets Ready-to-assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets offer homeowners an option to save money on kitchen remodeling. The cabinets are delivered
A History of Flooring: Ancient Floor Coverings A lot of flooring materials today are called “traditional” or “timeless.” In some cases, this is just marketing
Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted Bathroom Q: We recently moved into a home with wall-to-wall carpeting in the bathroom. We’d like to replace it, but that really isn’t in our budget
Tile Patterns For Your Floors Just as mortared bricks are often laid in ornamental, decorative patterns on a wall, terracotta, stone, or even vinyl tiles on a floor can be laid out
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Get the Look: Modern Bath Straight edges, sleek finishes, soothing colors, and an abundance of natural materials like marble and stone all work together to create the serene, simplified
Guide to Standard Kitchen Cabinet Dimensions Unless you are dealing with custom kitchen cabinetry–which can have any dimensions–you will find better prices and predictable
Do You Need Underlayment For Laminate Flooring? Laminate flooring manufacturers will always recommend that you install underlayment before laying laminate flooring. Yet is it necessary?
All You Need to Know About Walk-in Showers Converting an old bathtub to a walk-in shower—be it a prefab unit or custom job—is high on many a homeowner’s remodeling wish list.
What is the Best Laminate Floor Cleaner? This is the great paradox of cleaning laminate floors. Water, as the saying goes, is the universal solvent. Yet laminate flooring abhors water.
Solved! What to Do About a Flooded Basement When your basement is a wading pool, help can’t come fast enough. Read on for the right way to dry it out—without risking your safety. Q.