Save money and protect your belongings by doing your own packing with methods used by the pros. Find out how to prepare for a house move with easy DIY packing tips.
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A front door knocker is an elegant addition to any home that’s both decorative and functional. Installing a door knocker is inexpensive, quick, and great for those new to DIYing. Here’s what you’ll need for this project: TOOLS & MATERIALS Tape Measure Straight Edge/Ruler Drill Drill Bit Screwdriver Pencil Door Knocker Kit When taking on …
After months of hunting, touring and haggling, you’ve finally found your perfect house. Like most buyers, you’ll have it inspected. The home inspection is your chance to find out what’s really going on under the hood before you commit to the purchase. Over the course of a few hours, the home inspector will probe every …
Decorative exterior glass doors are one of the ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Find out what to look for when choosing a decorative glass entry door, and learn common terms associated with entry door components.
Find out how home, kitchen and bath remodeling remodeling can add value to your home and deliver the best return on investment.
Find out about home improvement upgrades with long-term value and how a new roof and new siding are likely to last twenty years or more.
Creating an inventory of your home’s green features is a must for marketing in a competitive, sustainability-focused market. Click through for a rundown of green features that help sell a home.
Healthful Home 5-Minute Mold Test identifies the presence of bad molds in five minutes or less without waiting for lab results, and saves you hundreds of dollars on mold inspectors. Test for unhealthful mold in just 3 quick steps — no culture plates or lab fees required. It only identifies molds known or suspected to cause health issues, not everyday background molds.
Learn tips for homeowners in foreclosure and home buyers who want to invest. As common as foreclosed homes are these days, both buyers and sellers begin to question their rights, responsibilities and the overall process.
Before you move into a new home, be sure to paint it. Learn the six reasons why painting is better, easier and cheaper before furniture and other belongings are in place.
Whether you're buying or selling a home, don't let surprises stop the sale. Learn about the top five home buying pitfalls.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's recent American Housing Survey (AHS), instead of moving, homeowners have been busy improving their homes to enhance value. Learn more about the most popular projects among American homeowners.
The decking material you choose is also critical to the long-term value of your deck investment. Learn how to plan a deck design that is beautiful, durable, affordable and low-maintenance with Trex Enhance decking, available at The Home Depot.
Thanks to a national boost in consumer confidence, home remodeling activity is projected to increase in 2013. Find out how remodeling activity improved in late 2012 and how this affects projections for 2013.
The color of your entry door says a lot about you and how you feel about your home. Learn about the psychology behind five top paint colors for front doors.
According to the latest quarterly forecast from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, the remodeling industry can count on “accelerated growth” as 2012 winds down and 2013 begins. In fact, annual home improvement spending could possibly show double-digit growth by the new year.
If small-space city living is your style, the current real estate market makes it possible to snap up a stylish studio apartment at nearly a quarter of past prices. A softened market means many urban properties are now within reach for bargain hunters and first-time buyers.
As the tough housing market forces more homeowners to stay put rather than move, they are choosing to do more personalized remodeling and improvement projects. A related NARI survey found that 26 percent of respondents plan to live in their present homes for an additional 16 to 20 years.
Get professional home painting results by using 3M ScotchBlue Painter's Tape. ScotchBlue Painter's Tapes are designed with appropriate adhesion levels to come off cleanly, for super-sharp paint lines without leaving behind residue or harming surfaces.
The housing market has improved for buyers in 2012, but home sellers will get better pricing and buyer response in 2013.
Learn about common home improvement mistakes to avoid, such as not prepping before painting, not planning before planting, and not installing enough insulation. Here are five home improvement don’ts that are simple to steer around, guaranteeing your project will take flight:
Find out why buying is more affordable than renting in most American cities and know which U.S. cities offer the biggest housing bargains.
Find out what first-time homeowners need to do to maintain and repair your new home.
Learn about home staging mistakes to avoid the most common home staging pitfalls. Find out what pitfalls to avoid whether you're buying or selling a home.