Home Remodeling

In the 20 years I spent as a professional home inspector, the top three problems my home-buying clients were...

Converting a garage into a spare room can be a cost effective way to add useable living space to your home, and...

Attic spaces are tough to work in.  Since they are outside the “living space” of your home, finding the right...

Choosing historical paint colors can be a trip back in time to discover what the colors of the past actually...

Repair & Improve

If you’re looking for a natural, non-toxic wood stain, you might want to raid your kitchen. Coffee, tea, vinegar,...

If you live in an older home, you might have a curtain rod conundrum. You may have plaster walls that crumble...

LESLIE: Howard in New York needs some help with a cinder block situation. Tell us what’s going on.

HOWARD: Yeah,...

 Ladder safety is a common home issue, with roughly 180,000 emergency room visits and 150 deaths associated with...

Ideas & Solutions

Gutter guards are products that address the very reason this season is called "fall." Besides tumbling...

A number of tough food stains come with the fun of picnics and other outdoor dining events. These food stains can...

For home sellers, home inspections can be like a scene from a reality television show. Strangers arrive at your...

Avoiding contractor fraud largely depends on knowing when an offer is just too good to be true. Here are a few of...

What's New

When consumers think about energy-efficient lighting, many are deterred by the memory of the early CFL bulbs...

When it comes to your home's exterior, you can change the color only so often — maybe once a decade if you applied...

Fifteen minutes may not seem like a lot of time to get things done around your house, but with a hectic schedule...

Mother’s Day weekend is all about making Mom’s life easier and showing your appreciation for everything she does....

Welcome to the Money Pit website. This site is a comprehensive resource for home improvement, home remodeling and home renovation, including lots of information on kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling. Get advice, info and tips on everything from budgets, supplies and materials, how-to, finding a contractor and more. Remember, you can do-it-yourself… but you don’t have to do it alone.