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Site restrictions and your home improvement project

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DIY framing: Don't forget the blocking, nailers, and fire-stopping

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Building inspectors: don't believe everything you hear

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Home additions: sweating the small stuff

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Foundation additions: 3 tips to prevent leaks

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3 Reasons to give spray foam insulation a try

As one of those people who are resistant to change and think most new technology will probably end up as a passing fad, I'm always a bit dubious when a new building material happens along. Needless to say, I was less than enthusiastic a few years back when a private home inspector, for whom I was doing a remodeling project, wanted to use spray foam insulation in his home's exterior walls rather than good old-fashioned fiberglass batts. [...]

Painting Trends: Add Accent Color for 2012

You've decided your house needs fresh color. Perhaps you're among the American homeowners who have decided to give up putting their residence on the market. Or, you're aging in place. [...]

Is It Green, or Is It Sustainable?

These days, you'll find the words "green" and "sustainable" tossed around like chocolate chips in articles and blogs about home improvement, construction and energy efficiency. The words are not interchangeable [...]

Vote for the Best Siding Projects

One sure way to develop an appreciation for the work that can be done with vinyl siding to transform a home is to see before and after shots of the [...]

Insulated vinyl siding and energy efficiency

Once the butt of comedian's jokes, vinyl siding has been improved by leaps and bounds and today has captured a large share of the American market. Its relative ease of [...]