Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Attic Shelving

Attics are all about storage, but rarely is the storage organized. Here's a simple solution to take advantage of the open framing found in most attics. Create shelves for attic storage by building an L shaped support from 1x4s. One end of the L runs vertically attaching to the side of the roof rafter. The other end, running horizontally, attaches to the same rafter further down.

DIY Pipe Clamp Storage Rack

One way to maximize the storage space you have in your basement or garage is to look overhead. In this case we were looking for storage space to accommodate different sized clamps.
Solar powered attic exhaust vent fan mounted on roof.

How to Size Attic Exhaust Vent Fans for Your Home

Lin asks, "I want to install attic vent fans in my roof. Is there a formula on how many you need and the size?"

Protecting Your Home from Water Damage and Flooding

Find out how to protect your home from flooding and water damage, including how to help keep water out of basements and installing sewer backflow valves.
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How to Finish a Basement in Your Home

Tony asks, “I’m planning on finishing my basement myself at little at a time. How should I go about it?”

When finishing a basement, it's important that the work is completed in order. Read on to find out more.

Easy Exterior Updates for Your Home

We're upgrading a roof in a hurricane-prone area, and sharing easy exterior maintenance tips.
exterior of vaulted ceiling

How to Design a Vaulted Ceiling for Attic Rooms

If you’re planning to add an attic room or a room above a garage, consider a vaulted ceiling to provide more headroom and a feeling of space. Rather than bringing the ceiling to a point, flatten it out at the peak to provide room for wiring and ductwork. Watch this video to find out more.
Building foam cover for attic stairs

How to Insulate Attic Drop Down Access Stairs

Even if your attic is well insulated, the folding stairs that provides access can be a major source of heat loss. Watch this video to see how to make an insulating cover from foam board to insulate the stairs leading to your attic.
Basement makeover

Georgia Townhouse Gets Basement Makeover

Our 'Win Danny and His Crew ' winner gets a basement makeover in Marietta, Georgia.