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Remodeling a Bedroom into a Master Suite

You can remodel your bedroom into a master suite worthy of a five-star resort.  In fact, going from "master bedroom" to "bedroom suite" has become one of the most popular home remodeling projects in recent years.

Adding On or Busting Through?  Most newer homes are built with master suites,...

Porch Repair, Maintenance and Inspection

There's nothing nicer than kicking back on your front porch with a fresh breeze and cool drink to help you watch the world go by.  And today, the front porch is back in vogue as families look to reconnect with each other and their neighbors.  But maintaining a porch is anything but relaxing,...

Home Repairs Tips by Age of House

As long as there have been homes, there have been home repairs. If you know the age of your home, however, problems common to homes built in that era that can be avoided.

While home construction has changed quite dramatically over the years, every era of home construction had its strengths...

Exterior Remodeling

You probably never think about it, but when you look at your house from the street, a big part of what you see is roof.  And depending on your home’s style, that roof could make up 40% of that visual.  So if your roof is just plain black, gray or brown, you could be missing a huge opportunity...

Hiring Contractors

These five common remodeling mistakes can end up trapping homeowners when working on renovation projects, according to renovation consultant Bruce Irving.

1) First, many homeowners don't live in their house long enough to understand the right way to change it, says Irving, former executive...

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

If you’re like most Americans now is the time you might be thinking about the changes you’d most like to make most for the New Year. Whether it’s losing weight, getting organized or making more money, your house can help you keep these New Year’s Resolutions for your home.

Every New Year’s...