...aka I need more places to plug my iGizmo!
Almost every old house has experienced its share of retrofits. And take for a moment that some of the oldest homes around actually did not originally incorporate something as basic as indoor working plumbing. Integrated plumbing, still somewhat young in terms of the history of house design, was simply not an option for most homes built before 1920. ...read full post →
You may want to complete fabulous remodeling projects in your home yourself—but you don’t want those projects to look homemade. Second-rate. Novice.
No, you want your home to look quality and professional, while owning a bit of the work yourself and saving money in the process. Many remodels are too technical or large in scope to complete without a contractor*, but there are some projects you can take on yourself, at least partially. ...read full post →
We've all heard horror stories about a remodel gone bad. The pitfalls of home renovation have been popular subjects for books, television and film comedies.
For the homeowner caught in the middle of a remodeling disaster, however, it’s no laughing matter. Skyrocketing costs and ongoing delays from shady contractors can drive a homeowner to distraction, and can even end in financial hardship or divorce. How do unscrupulous contractors get away with it? ...read full post →
Want to get Dad something unique this Father's Day? Something to help him live greener, save big on monthly energy bills, and add true, lasting value to his home?
We have just the thing. ...read full post →
If you've ever even thought about tackling a DIY project, then Sugru is for you. No—if you live in a home of any kind, then Sugru is for you. Whether you realize it or not, you will at some point need this miracle product. A sort of clay that hardens into flexible silicone, Sugru cures lots of home ails. From fixing cords to making your own hooks, this stuff is crazy cool. ...read full post →