Who knows? You might just find inspiration among these wild ideas that will lead to your home being unlike any other.1. The gated entrance — miniature Alamo style2. The perfect window views — preferably ones that mimic ocean waves3. The ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ home movie theater4. The master-bedroom swing5. The ‘King of the Castle’ child bedroom experience6. The rowboat soaking tub7. The un...
With a multi-fuel furnace, you’ll never be left out in the
In this era of rising energy prices and
cost-conscious homeownership, we’ve noticed wood heat is enjoying resurgence.
Makes sense — in regions where wood is plentiful, you can heat an entire house
for less than $1,000 per year. All that makes us intrigued by a relatively new
generation of multi-fuel furnaces that can...
Make Your Home a Hot
Commodity This Winter
the holiday season can be a hectic time to show and sell your house, there are
distinct advantages to staging and showing your home at this time of year—you
have a chance to show your home at its very best, adorned with warmth and cheer
that’s sure to charm. Nothing is more inviting than a home brimming with
greenery, twinkling ...
*FREE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE THAT WILL = BIG BUCK$! If you will EVER put your home on the market always follow the rules listed below without exception!#1 Two types of flooring in one room is one too many!#2 NEVER put carpet in the bathrooms or kitchen!#3 Do not smoke or allow anyone else to smoke in your home!#4 If you are not a professio...
Home remodeling is posting a strong recovery as more home owners regain equity and look to spruce up their homes.
“In the near term, homeowner spending on improvements is expected to see its strongest growth since the height of the housing boom,” says Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Home remodeling projects sur...
Renovating your own kitchen? Here are some handy tips from 10 Grand in Your Hand on planning, installing and shopping.You can save a lot of money on your remodel by installing the kitchen cabinets yourself. Allow plenty of time for the job done and get some friends to help.Tips for Hanging Cabinets:- Remove all cabinet doors and drawers to make them easier to install and to avoid damagin...
I know this is not a HUGE revelation -- but it feels like a revelation when you are living it!! We have/had a very comfortable home with all the conveniences of suburbia living for a family of 2 adults, 2 teenage kids and 2 dogs. Each child has their own bedroom, a game room and a bonus room where the kids' TV, Xbox, guitars, drum sets, electric piano, etc. were kept. T...
Inspect the pipes in your home regularly to
determine if all is well, or if replacing your plumbing is a reality and not
just a pipe dream. Here are a few tips to make sure your water is running
Over the decades, the
water pipes in your home gradually corrode. Eventually, replacing plumbing is
necessary. If you don’t, leaks may occur—and possibly a flood of ...
It’s the contractor you
pick that makes — or breaks — your remodeling project. Finding the right
contractor for your job will determine the quality and
timeliness of the work, and the amount of emotional and financial stress you’ll
have to deal with.
To make sure you’re getting the best work from a
contractor, here are five questions to ask the candidates.
Removing Wallpaper: DIY Basics
By Howard Stier
Tired of that
out-of-date, peeling wallpaper in one or many of your rooms? Well,
if you can muster some patience and a few tools, you'll be able to nicely
remove it and create a new blank canvas for a fresh surface.
Removing it can
be easy. Or, it can be a big chore. This, of course, depends on the paper and
the kind of glue th...
Winter wonderlands are cute and all, but they get pretty cold, too. And don't be fooled by the mild winter Texas temperatures...the next cold front can arrive with a vengeance.But you still have time to avoid all of its frigid pitfalls it puts on your home. It's best to be prepared for the frost, snow and freezing temperatures with a few simple tasks that will prevent drafts, frost...
Home owners seeking to maximize living space are turning to the outdoors, treating it like another room in the house.
A survey by Better Homes and Gardens magazine indicates that outdoor living and grilling areas rank right after separate laundry rooms and additional closets and storage in terms of importance.
In addition to creating a resort-like atmosphere with outdoor grilling spaces, firepit...
By: Jeanne Huber Here’s our take on your insulation options, with tips on cost effectiveness and whether to DIY or hire a pro.However, it you’re not remodeling, think long and hard about replacing or adding wall insulation. Retrofitting wall insulation has a long payback period that should make you think twice before committing to it.Related: The 5 Most Effective Things You Can Do to Take Back Yo...
Good morning, everyone!Remember when I told you about the Open House I was hosting at 402 Dockside Terrace Court in Katy? The house was already pretty darn cool, but now it is even better! The owners took the time (and money!) to do a few updates, and now it is back on the market. The house now has all new plush carpet, granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath and is st...