I have a story. A builder went to work renovating a 1939 bungalow house
that he owned, to possibly rent out then sell. He put in shiny hardwood flooring, repainted the rooms, even majorly gutted some of the interior to open it up to a more modern layout. On first glance, the house is lovely.
But in focusing on which color paint to choose, he overlooked majorly important details, like the home's energy efficiency
and curb appeal
The result? ... Continue reading 8 Ways to Be the House Your Neighborhood Envies
Your remodeling dreams are sky-high, but your budget's a little slim? Take a look at our insider's guide to remodeling on the cheap. Without looking cheap. ...read full post →
Whether your remodeling plans are big or small, you've probably heard that these plans often get interrupted or derailed altogether. There are lots of reasons people get off track during home renovations, causing delays that last for months or even years.
Many people find the remodeling experience frustrating because there's a high likelihood that something will go wrong. Items not fitting correctly, untimely deliveries, irresponsible workers, faulty or mismatched items, and unexpected disasters are just a few examples that cause renovation delays. ...read full post →
It’s like having a baby. Once you’ve made it known that you’re looking to remodel part of your home, the stupidest advice seems to abound. You’re bombarded with strong opinions of what should and shouldn't be done, and it’s hard to know which advice to follow, or if you should just—pardon the pun—throw the baby out with the bathwater and start from scratch. ...read full post →
...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 →