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Steps to Recover From a Disaster

Tweet Wildfires, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters have been sweeping through the United States this spring, leaving behind widespread destruction and killing hundreds and displacing tens of thousands. Entire

Garage

Simple Steps to Turn Your Garage Into a Room

Tweet If you have an attached garage, you have in-home space just waiting to be converted into a room. Homeowners looking for additional living space may resort to turning a

Home Financing

Don’t Let Your Credit Sabotage Your Home Renovation Plans

Tweet Renovating a home can be a costly affair, which means many homeowners will have to tap their home’s equity or arrange other financing to pay for a new kitchen,

Walls and Painting

Architectural Touches and Room Redesign

Tweet Let’s take a look at several room design enhancements you can add on your own or with the help of renovation contractor. Moldings — Wall trim can bring any

Outdoor Structures

Outbuildings and Your Property

Tweet However, garages are just one of many structures homeowners may have on their property, buildings which can add value to the property and provide a place of respite or

Porch

Perking Up Your Porch

Tweet Begin by reacquainting yourself with the pieces of furniture and other accessories you already have – perhaps a swing, chairs, small fountain, etc. Decide which pieces are in great

Swimming Pools

Steps to Consider Before Installing a Swimming Pool

Installing a swimming pool can add value to your home and offer countless hours of entertainment and relief from hot weather. Swimming pools can also prove expensive, requiring extensive changes to your yard before a pool can be installed.

Garden Plants

Select the Best Trees for Your Yard

Tweet The type of tree to add to your property depends on several factors including your location, soil and your personal tolerance for debris. Cost is another factor and becomes

Landscaping

Green Landscaping the Smart Way

Tweet Seasonal Plantings Winter and summer are not then best seasons for installing new greenery, but spring and fall are. Summer’s heat and the threat of killing winter frosts can

Landscaping

You Can Build a Rock Garden

Tweet Homeowners who prefer a natural landscape setting may want to consider building a rock garden. As the name implies, rocks are the centerpiece of this type of landscaping feature,

Yard and Garden

Garden Center Overview 101

Tweet Trips to the garden center are a spring rite of passage, as winter-weary homeowners seek to throw off months of relative solitude to buy flowers and plants in a

Roofing and Gutters

Roof Repairs Now or Major Renovation Later

Tweet Roofing Costs The cost of replacing your roof can be included with your home’s capital improvements or upgrades when it comes to selling your home. But, ask most homeowners

Flooring

Flooring Materials: Making the Right Choice

Tweet You have many choices available when considering flooring materials along with variations based on color, size, styles and cost. Quality of materials is important too which means you must

Home Interior

Planning a Home Improvement Project for the Upcoming Spring Season

Tweet Even though the weather is still dreary and cold, it’s never too soon to start thinking about spring. If you want your home to be fresh and colorful when

Bed and Bath

Master Bedroom Renovation Ideas

Tweet By pushing out a wall, you can expand the footprint of your master bedroom, to encompass all or part of an adjoining room. Such a renovation may require the

Garage

Making Your Dream Garage

Tweet What most of these people don’t realize is that it can be surprisingly easy if you follow a few simple rules. Function, organization and expectation. That is the holy

Home Storage

Cost Effective Renovation: Cold Storage Room

Tweet Self Reliance Americans have always had a spirit of self-reliance, something we tend to forget when we look to the federal government for help. There is a reason why

Rec Room

Counting the Cost of Basement Conversion

Tweet One area of the home just ripe for conversion is the basement or what some people call the “cellar,” especially if it is unfinished. If you have a basement,

General Home Decor

Where Those Small Details Make a Big Impact

Tweet Not everyone has a lot of money in their home budgets to take on big home improvements. Sometimes though the unexpected happens and we do need to tap into

Den/Library

How to Make a Den

Tweet One of the more affordable projects is making a den. After all, if you have a spare bedroom, then that room can be repurposed to become a den, right?