A list of Universal Design new home features you should consider BEFORE building or remodeling your house. Plus reasons to consider “aging in place” in the home of your dreams! I encourage you to give these Universal Design principles a lot of thought before building or remodeling your house!
Replacing some doors in your home? From garage doors to pocket doors and everything in between -- we've got you covered! Homeowners share their best tips for updating or replacing the doors inside your home.
See standard Shower sizes & dimensions, Toilet sizes & space requirements, bathroom Sink spacing issues, Tub placement & sizes, and overall Bathroom Room Sizes for a full bath, small bath, half bath, and water closet / powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing a bathroom.
A word of advice to all DIY home builders, contractors, and home architects… be sure to make enough room so both of the Jack and Jill bathroom doors can be opened at the same time without banging into one another.
Have a broken garage door? Should you try DIY garage door repair or call a professional? Here are the 10 most common reasons your garage door isn’t working, which ones you can tackle yourself, and when it’s time to call for professional garage door repair. Find out here if you have the right tools, the time, or the knowledge to take on this repair project yourself.
Wondering how to get your hands on cheap building materials for your home remodel or new home? Construction materials are expensive, but I’ve got a few ways for you to save big bucks when remodeling or building a house on a budget. Hint: You don’t have to be a contractor to get the contractor discount!
Before installing a pocket door, read these helpful tips. Pocket doors are great, but they have their limitations too. We’re putting some in our home, but we were unable to use a pocket door in the bathroom like we wanted to.
Are you living in a noisy environment – like me? I’ve learned a lot about soundproofing a room + Tips for soundproofing your home. Hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.
Here is a preventative maintenance checklist (for inside your home AND outside your home) for the Fall season. Tips for saving money on your home heating bills, too!
When you think of curb appeal do, you think of a perfectly manicured front yard? I used to. Here are great curb appeal ideas for those of us without a yard!
Don’t get caught remodeling your home without a building permit… it can be a costly mistake! Here’s when you need a building permit, and when you don’t.
A cool doorbell button makes a nice first impression whenever visitors come to your door. Show a little personality and style w/these fun door bell designs.
I searched high and low at the 2011 Fall Atlanta Home Show for cool homebuilding products and I found a few that I think you’re going to like. Solar thermal water heaters, attic access insulation covers and tubular sun skylights were among my favorites.
If you need to replace the keyed door locks on your home, you might want to consider upgrading to keyless door locks. Here’s what to look for…
If you’ve got a little bit of exterior wood rot to repair and it makes economic sense to fill the hole rather than replace the whole piece, I know of a product that fits the bill. It’s a good value and nice to have on-hand when something comes up needing a little miracle, especially when you’re about to paint.
I have a solid oak door that wasn’t opening or closing properly. It was rubbing the bottom threshold just a little too heavy so it needed to be dealt with. Time to get the plane out and make things right.
Attention Avid Readers! Loads of links and photos and a little DIY content showing various types of hidden bookcase doors for that home library that you’ve always dreamed about. There are more applications than you might have thought of for these types of doors.
This handy little automatic door switch lighting feature in a kitchen pantry is a welcome idea that has been a long time coming. The simplest ideas are sometimes the best.
Having trouble choosing between a new, natural wood entry door and a fiberglass entry door? Here are some helpful tips to help you decide.
Pictures of a thoroughly detailed English cottage house made in the U.S.A. Most of these photos were taken of some of the window and door features of the home.
Valuable information regarding basement egress window wells. Check your local egress codes if you’re about to convert your basement into living space.
Rondel glass is another form of stained glass that is an attractive alternative to windows throughout the home that are visual focal points. If you’ve never considered rondell glass before, I urge you to consider this type of window for your new home. This English cottage-style home offers several examples of rondel glass windows that offer unusual views of the surrounding outdoors.