Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Laying mosaic tile border.

Hiring A Tiling Contractor

Fixing a botched tiling job is expensive, disruptive, and messy, so hiring a seasoned professional and making sure the job gets done right the first time is essential. Read on to find out how to hire a tiler for your remodeling project.
Tile floor

How to Install Tile Over a Wood Subfloor

The use of a plywood subfloor topped by cement backer board has made tiling much easier today than when I started my remodeling career. But there are a few important considerations to take into account when tiling over a wood subfloor. Read on to find out more
Recessed light fixtures on ceiling.

Interior Lighting: Adding a Pleasant Atmosphere

Good lighting is a must have in any home. Not only is lighting functional, but it also creates a mood and atmosphere in any room. By using different lighting combinations, the same room can take on a whole new look. Read on to find out how.
patio pavers

How to Lay a Paver Patio

Spending time outdoors in the backyard is a great way to relax. However, a suitable place for the barbecue grill, table, and chairs is a must. Watch this video to find out how to lay a paver patio for your yard.
Exterior of house

Maintenance Free Outdoors

Find out about three low maintenance products for your home from vinyl siding to composite decking to concrete form walkway. Read on to find out more.
Completed swimming pool.

How Much Does a Swimming Pool Cost?

Here's what it takes to add a swimming pool to your yard, from design and layout to construction and finishing touches. Watch this video to find out more.
Cabinet with dovetailed drawer.

How To Get The Most Kitchen and Bath Cabinets for Your Money

Once upon a time, cabinets were built on site by trim carpenters. Today, that's true only for the highest-end units. Most cabinets are now made in shops or factories, where the environment is ideal for controlling wood quality and craftsmanship.
Wall removed and replaced with beam.

Taking Down Walls

Taking down a wall is common in major remodeling projects. Read on for tips on what to keep in mind when considering whether to take down a wall in your house.

How to Create Build Laundry Organizer

Here's a simple solution to organizing the dirty laundry in your laundry room. Construct a custom shelf unit sized to hold three to five laundry hampers so clothes can be sorted upon arrival in the laundry room.