Learn five easy ways for installing trim and molding in a room, including crown molding, decorative molding and chair rail molding. Plus learn about new foam moldings that look identical wood molding but feature pre-cut corners and can be held in place with just caulk.
Learn 9 essential home staging tips to help make any home look like new and reflect care, quality and cleanliness, all important factors if your home is being sold.
Creating a home theater can be done on the cheap if you stick to basic components and shop wisely. Here’s how to create a home theater experience without spending a lot.
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.
So, you’ve found some extra space in your home and want to make it functional. What’s the first step? With proper planning, the road to the grand opening of your new space is made dramatically shorter.
Tiny homes have become all the rage. Many people are attracted to the concept of downsizing their possessions and simplifying their lives, as well as the affordability and environmental responsibility that tiny houses can offer. In response to the tiny house trend, building materials supplier 84 Lumber has introduced a new line of portable tiny homes.
If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen and you have some home improvement skills, you might be wondering how much of it you can tackle by yourself. The answer depends on how big of a project you envision.
“Which House Would You Rather Live In?” is a compelling 25-second video featuring a test by the Research Center of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) demonstrating FORTIFIED™ construction vs. conventional construction. FORTIFIED™ construction is a set of engineering and building standards designed by IBHS to strengthen buildings by upgrading particular components and systems that will reduce damage from natural disasters. The video highlights the critical importance of taking effective steps to prepare buildings to better stand up to Mother Nature.
If you’re planning to purchase a home improvement-related product, undertake a remodeling project or build a new home, and want to ensure it is environmentally friendly, this guide will show you how to look beneath the marketing to determine if a product, appliance, material or building professional is truly green.
When we think about green and energy-efficient structures, we often focus on design, construction and technology. However, the way people interact with their homes has a big impact on the structures’ overall performance.
Simple DIY insulation projects make a major difference for your home’s energy efficiency. Find out how Owens Corning's Attic Stair Insulator and Garage Door Insulation Kit can help you reduce energy costs year-round.
According to recent Census data, front porches are experiencing renewed popularity in home construction and American neighborhoods. Find why front porches are important for socializing, relaxing and curb appeal.
Match a new room color scheme or update it in a snap with Renu wiring devices from Leviton. Available in 20 different colors, Renu switches, outlets, GFCI outlets, dimmers and wallplates work with an innovative color change kit for simple updating as you redecorate.
As gardeners once again dig into the most popular hobby in the U.S., many are hopping online for inspiration. Find out about trends toward English garden inspiration trends on StumbleUpon.
A beautifully crafted fence adds curb appeal and privacy to your home. Veranda Vinyl Fence from The Home Depot comes in a range of easy-care, durable styles to define and complement your property.
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.
During the holiday season, there are great opportunities to save on the appliances, materials and fixtures you’ll need for renovations in the new year. Find out how to plan your purchases and get bargains on the home improvement items you need while reducing overall project costs.
Create a seamless transition from the indoors to outdoors with Andersen 400 Series Frenchwood patio doors. Choose from gliding or hinged door styles to create a beautiful, energy-saving entry.
Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch can be used in virtually any room of the home, and installed in 15 minutes or less. Lutron Sensors feature reliable ALD (auto light detect) sensing technology that detects fine motion and only turns lights on when needed.
Blue is America's favorite color for home decorating. Learn about findings from House Beautiful's first-annual Color Report, and why 29% of respondents chose blue as their favorite color.
Windows can make or break the appearance of a home, and they make all the difference in its energy efficiency, too. Learn how Andersen 400 Series replacement window styles and features can provide improved efficiency and enhanced curb appeal to your home.
When you’re selecting windows, material is every bit as important as design. Window material influences stability, efficiency and maintenance needs, and both wood and vinyl offer great benefits for your final window selection. Andersen 400 Series Windows combine both materials in a beautiful, durable selection of window designs.
Improve home comfort and energy savings by installing beautiful, efficient replacement windows from Andersen. Replacement windows are an ideal project for the DIYer because, unlike new-construction windows, replacement windows are designed for quick, hassle-free installation.
Painting your home’s exterior is a great way to freshen up its look, maintain wood siding, and add curb appeal. Avoid the seven common exterior painting mistakes to ensure a finish that lasts.