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Choose the Right Materials: Siding (vinyl, wood, engineered wood, fiber-cement, aluminum, steel, brick, brick veneer, stone veneer, stucco, synthetic stucco)
First impressions count! Here's how to put the best face on your new home or remodeling project with the right siding.
Exteriors: Most Popular Housing Styles Explained
Having trouble explaining exactly what you want in a new home or remodel? If so, it could be because a typical house rarely expresses a single architectural style. Getting back to basics will help.
Cool Ideas for Your Home
Renovating a room, building a new home , or simply need a change? No problem. We've got seven cool room ideas for you to consider. Up the fun factor with a barnRenovating a room, building a new home , or simply need a change? No problem. We've got seven cool room ideas for you to consider. Up the fun factor with
April Gardening Tips for the South
holes to enhance soil nutrition and improve moisture holding ability. Don't forget to water while plants settle into their new homes . Choose perennials that will give a strong performance in late summer, when Southern gardens tend to fade. Great selections
Tub Shower Combo
along the edge of the bathtub, which may require a professional. One-piece kits are the most watertight and perfect for new construction but they may not fit through doorways in existing homes, so many remodelers choose multipiece units. Sectional units
Small Bathroom Showers
inside a few showers at a plumbing showroom or at a home improvement store. For a to-the-studs bathroom remodel or in new construction , map out a location and size for your shower on the floor and walls using duct tape or a marker. Then stand in the proposed
Operation Pest Control
Well, fast-forward to the 21st century and the problem of deer in the garden, a result of soaring deer populations and new homes being built in formerly wooded areas. The high-tech solution? Hair. Bags of it, hung in the garden to deter deer. It
Improve Your Home: 30 Weekend Projects
simply upgrade with solid-core doors, which dampen noise far more efficiently than the hollow-core doors common in new construction . Swap Out Cabinet Door Inserts Make boring cabinets sing by replacing the door inserts. Stainless steel, stamped tin
A Large, Welcoming Front Yard Landscape Plan
Landscaping Projects / Landscape Plans / A Large, Welcoming Front Yard Landscape Plan A Large, Welcoming Front Yard In so many new homes , the garage and driveway dominates the front yard. This practical landscape plan directs attention where it belongs: on
Classic ... or Cliche?
the clippers! Carol I live in a rapidly developing area of Florida, where natural habitats are leve led and thousands of new homes are built. As the northerners move south it seems they all must have a palm tree, an orange tree, and a hibiscus bush with