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Bathroom Remodeling

The best and most valuable home improvements will reward your investments of money and time with higher home value now and at the time you sell your home. In each of the past 15 years, over one million homeowners spent more than $10,000 on a kitchen, bath or other major remodeling project,...

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...

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,...

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...

Home Design and Architecture

So, you’ve found some extra space in your home and want to make it functional. What’s the first step? It’s important to match up your desired outcome with the existing structural conditions of your bonus room.

That starts with being realistic about what can and can’t be moved. Lally columns...