Water in Your Basement? Here’s Where it May be Coming From

  Moisture intrusion in your basement is more than a nuisance. It can cause significant damage which will force you to make expensive repairs. Even worse, moisture in your basement can promote the growth of mold which can be a health hazard. Water problems are common in basements, and luckily, they are not always difficult […]

Remodeling a Basement? Don’t Skip the Subfloor!

  Flooring options available these days give contractors and homeowners a lot of flexibility. If you are working in the basement which is prone to dampness, you will likely be concerned about how this can affect your flooring. You might think that using one of the mold resistant products available means that subflooring is no […]

Five Things to Think About Before Installing Recessed Lighting

  Recessed lighting can add a luxurious look to any type of decor, giving it a customized feel. Many people appreciate the fact that they are unobtrusive and the fact that they can effectively provide spot lighting. As appealing as they are, they are not for everyone, and there are good reasons why you should […]

Can Base Cabinets Help Your Kitchen or Bathroom Layout?

  Space and storage are two big issues for homeowners, and these play big roles in the planning of home renovation projects. This is especially true for the kitchen and the bathroom, the two areas highest on the list of improvement priorities for homeowners. Base cabinets can address storage needs while meeting aesthetic needs as […]

Choosing Between Oil and Latex Based Wood Stains

  Wooden structures such as the deck, pergola, arbor, or gazebo add a lot of aesthetic and monetary value to the home. Such an investment must be protected from the elements. You may choose to stain, paint, or apply some other waterproofing agent; the choice is entirely yours. Both oil and latex stains are highly […]

A Kitchen Bump Out: A Different Kind of Addition

  So you have finally decided to do something about that small kitchen; congratulations! You have probably started to think about how it will look after completion and you can finally put everything into place. Kitchen remodeling is a very exciting process, and becomes even more exciting when you’re planning something truly unusual that will […]

Roofing Issues You Shouldn’t Overlook

  When you walk into your dream home, you don’t always stop to think about future home improvement needs. You just breathe deeply; enjoy the moment, revel in the greatness of homeownership, realize that you are indeed living a dream, and enjoy the bounty of your hard work. Millions of people have experienced this somewhat-euphoric […]

A Guide for Building a House after the Plans Are Drawn

  The prospect of building your new custom house is so exciting, but once the work starts you will see that it is a major commitment. No two projects of this type are exactly alike, but they generally follow the same basic pattern. If you are planning to build your dream home, this guide will […]

The Peace of Mind That Comes From Whole Home Generators

  Power is an important aspect of your home’s longevity. You need to have electricity coming through at all times, even if you’re asleep. When you’re asleep, you want your refrigerator to stay on, your technology to charge, and exterior lighting to shine light on movement and more. When you wake up to get a […]

Redefining the Basement

  Your mind doesn’t always conjure a lot of positive images when you talk about finishing the basement. Many people think about basements as murky, dark, and humid places. They can definitely be ominous, especially in the hands of a good movie director. However, real life is not always an emulation of what you see […]