Home Remodeling

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

Getting bitten by mosquitoes can quickly spoil your outdoor summer fun. Getting outside to enjoy a barbecue,...

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...

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...

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

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

HOWARD: Yeah,...

Ideas & Solutions

Thunder and lightning storms are fairly common occurrences in the U.S. With the impressive show they put on, it...

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

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

What's New

An increasing number of people are waking up to the prospects of beautifying their home interior with art. Whether...

LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got Mike in Iowa on the line who needs some help insulating a garage. Tell us about...

LESLIE: Now we’ve got Cheryl in Texas on the line who’s looking to redo a bathroom and make it more modern with...

LESLIE: Now we’ve got Steve in North Carolina on the line who’s having a roofing issue. Tell us what’s going...

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.