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30 Inspiring Paint Colors for Your Kitchen
See top kitchen paint colors you can copy for your own kitchen from brands like Valspar, Sherwin Williams, Martha Stewart, and more.
20 Gorgeous Small Bathrooms to Inspire Your Reno
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.
30 Bathroom Tile Ideas That Will Astonish You
Check out our picture gallery of great bathroom tile ideas you can install.
7 Free Floor Plans for Small Houses
We have free small house plans that you can use to remodel your home or build a new home with.
Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile: Bet You Don't Know...
What's the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile? I have long wondered about this myself, and finally I found out.
Quartz vs. Granite: What's the Better Countertop?
How do granite vs. quartz countertops compare? Here is a point-by-point comparison with a recommendation of the best between the two.
Visual Guide to 15 Bathroom Floor Plans
Free bathroom floor plans for your next remodeling project - for your master bathroom, 2nd bathroom, or powder/guest bathroom.
10 Small Kitchens We Love
Get ideas for ways to make your small kitchen work for you.
10 Showers to Inspire Your Bathroom Renovation
Check out our bathroom shower ideas you can use for your own house.
Will You Allow These 30 Gorgeous Backsplashes...
This picture gallery of great backsplashes is sure to charge up your imagination for your kitchen remodel!
Vinyl or Laminate: Which Flooring is Best For...
Let's look at the issue of vinyl vs. laminate flooring and find out which is best for your home.
20 Bathroom Decorating Ideas You'll Fall In...
An extensive photo gallery of bathroom decorating ideas in photos and text.
30 Bathroom Tiles You Will LOVE
A picture of subway tile wainscot, a classic look for any bathroom.
The Easy Way To Read a Tape Measure--Even If...
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.
Removing Tile Grout Is Easy. Here's How.
It's easy to remove tile grout--easier than you might expect. Plus, you can use common tools. Here are instructions.
9 Amazing Small Kitchens To Inspire Your Remodel
Need ideas? This gallery of small kitchen photos will pave the way to a beautiful kitchen for yourself.
Why Small Kitchens Are Big In Everything But Size
Small kitchens get a bad rap, but I believe they excel. Here are reasons why, a few basics, design tips, and some layouts.
Find Your Ideal Kitchen Layout: Ideas for Every...
A guide to practical designs you can implement in your small kitchen.
Lowes vs. Home Depot: Weighing the Competitors
Which is better? Lowes or The Home Depot?
6 Secrets to Finding Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are notoriously expensive. How hard can it be to find cheap cabinets? Not so hard with this guide.
Why Painting Your Cabinets Is a Smarter...
Painting kitchen cabinets is not easy. Yet compared to the huge cost of buying new cabinets, it begins to look a lot more attractive.
Explore 7 Bathroom Flooring Options
Can you determine the best possible flooring for bathrooms? We rate flooring for practicality and looks, and help find the right fit for you.
How to Build the Right Size Stairs
Suggested stair riser height, tread length, and stair width for constructing your set of stairs, based on the International Building Code (IBC).
20 Bathroom Paint Colors To Inspire Your Redesign
A walk-through of tried-and-true bathroom paint colors to copy for your own bathroom!
Here's Every Step Needed To Remodel a Kitchen.
Start here and learn how the basic steps in remodeling a kitchen from beginning to end.
A Few of These 20 Kitchen Countertop Ideas May...
See popular kitchen countertop ideas like granite, laminate, quartz, and solid surface, as well as off-beat ones like concrete, glass, and steel.
10 Color Scheme Ideas For Your House Exterior!
What color should your house exterior be? With these expertly-designed paint color schemes, you can make your house the showplace of the block.
15 Colors We Love for the Kitchen
Need a few kitchen color ideas? Check out this gallery from major paint companies and choose one for your home!
What is Grout Sealer and Do I Really Need It?
Do I really need to use grout sealer on my tile grout? If so, how do I apply it?
Laminate vs. Engineered Wood Floor
Can you tell the difference between laminate flooring and engineered wood flooring?
Helpful Guide to Common Kitchen Cabinet Sizes
Guide to common kitchen cabinet sizes and dimensions for your next remodeling project.
Prefab vs.Tiled Shower: Which is a Better Choice?
Install a prefabricated shower stall or construct a tiled shower stall? Let this guide help you.
10 Exterior Paint Colors We Love
Get great exterior house paint colors. We've got exterior house paint color ideas that you can duplicate for your own home.
10 Steps To Building Your Own House
Building your own house is quite a big deal. This guide outlines the process in 10 steps.
9 Replacement Windows Basics You Must Know
Learn a few basics of replacement windows - materials, cost, process, etc. - before you make the big leap and call a company.
3 Cheap Ways To Fix Failed Window Seal--Cheaper...
If the view on your double-pane window is foggy, chances are the seal has failed. Find out 3 easier ways to fix this rather than replacing the whole window.
Granite Vs. Corian: We Weigh The Pros and Cons
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4 Bathroom Wall Surfaces (Other Than Paint) You...
Wall coverings for bathrooms - consider space and moisture. It's not always the easiest choice to make. Learn which kind of wall covering - wallpaper, tile, paint? - you want to use in your bathroom.
The 7 Best Wall Colors for Kitchens
Here is a list of the 7 best colors for kitchen, based on expert recommendations.
Easy Way To Convert 4 Prong Dryer Cord to 3...
One common electrical problem is when the dryer has a 4 prong plug yet the outlet has 3 prongs. How do you convert?
What Types of Wood Floors Are Best for Dogs?
What are the best--if any--wood floors for dogs? Given that dogs do have claws, is there any kind of wood floor suited for them?
11 Pictures Guaranteed To Jumpstart Your...
A collection of bathroom remodeling pictures to use as stylistic templates for your own remodel.
Laminate Countertops: A Buyer's Photo Guide
Get the skinny on laminate countertops for kitchen and bathroom from top brand names.
Drywall Is Awful Stuff. Are There Alternatives?
Drywall is still the best and often only material available for closing up interior walls. But it's miserable stuff. So here are some other wall coverings.
Best to Worst: Grading 13 Basement Flooring Ideas
Vinyl, tile, concrete, wood? We evaluate your best--and worst--floor options for basements.
7 Super Budget-Friendly Flooring Options
Cheap flooring? When all you need is a basic floor--or a little bit more--here are a few good standbys.
Instantly Size Bathtubs With This Quick...
What is the standard size for bathtubs? Here's a reference guide for alcove, whirlpool, oval, and corner bathtubs.
Estimated Cost of 13 Home Remodeling Projects
List of estimated remodeling costs for kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and more.
Kitchen Wall Colors: Picture Gallery From Major...
Lacking ideas? This gallery of kitchen wall colors has designs from major manufacturers.
Compare 3 Popular Countertop Choices with This...
Let's compare and contrast solid surface, quartz, and granite kitchen countertop materials.
Pre-Hung vs. Slab Doors = Which To Buy?
What's the difference between a prehung and a slab door? Why would you use one over the other?
Cleaning Your Laminate Floor Is Way Easier Than...
Find out which is the best laminate floor cleaner for your flooring. Not all laminate floor cleaners are created equally.
Tile Backsplash Ideas
Looking for great tile backsplash ideas?
See What Happens When We Rate 10 Common...
What is the best countertop? Check out our ratings of countertops for kitchen and bathroom.
Plank Vinyl Is Now The Go-To, Self-Install...
Is plank vinyl flooring right for you? We look at plank vinyl flooring and if it is right for your house.
Is Bathroom Paint Worth the Extra Price?
Do I really need to use special bathroom paint? How does it differ from regular interior house paint?
Do You Know When Your Remodel Requires a...
It's often difficult to know when you need a permit for home renovation or repairs. Here is a simple chart of permit-worthy actions that you tend to find.
Make The Most Of Your Small Bathroom Remodel
Small bathroom remodeling can greatly improve your property value and beautify your home, in the process. Learn how here.
The Plumbing "Rough-In": Learn Where to Cut...
Find out the plumbing rough in dimensions for toilet, bathtub, and sink.
Will These 16 Rustic, Country Kitchens Inspire...
Country-style kitchens don't all look like something from Martha Stewart. Check out these variations in our photo gallery.
5 Must-Know Bathroom Painting Tips
Get some great bathroom painting tips.
Discover 1 Cheaper Way To Fix Fogged Windows...
Is it cheaper to defog a window instead of replacing or repairing?
Do You Really Need to Wash Interior Walls...
Do you really need to clean interior walls before painting? Washing is not necessary in all instances.
The Top 4 Small Kitchen Plans
Get small kitchen plans you can use directly from Autodesk Homestyler.
Durable "Wood-Look" Siding You've Probably...
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Beyond the Wallpaper: 12 Fab Wall Covering Ideas
Looking for wall coverings other than the obvious (paint)? Look at this idea gallery for stone, metal, tin, and other creative wall coverings.
Building a Home Addition: Advice, Pictures, and...
Great photo of a family room addition with exposed beams.
3 Ways To Get White Cabinets In Your Kitchen
How do you get white kitchen cabinets without tearing up your kitchen and emptying out your bank account?
Understanding Sanded Tile Grout and Non-Sanded...
Should I use sanded tile grout? What is the difference between sanded and non sanded tile grout?
Luxury Vinyl Flooring: A Gimmick or the Real...
What is Luxury Vinyl Tile, and is it all just a P.R. stunt?
Why You Can Stop Hating Laminate Countertops...
Laminate countertops are an old thing that is coming back. Find out why.
Is Underlayment Necessary for Laminate Flooring?
Do you always need underlayment under your laminate flooring? Here I take an outside-the-box view.
8 Super Durable Flooring Options
What's the most durable flooring you can buy for your home? The answers might shock you.
Small Bathroom Design Advice
Top bathroom remodelers, designers, and other industry professionals give you advice on how to deal with small bathroom remodeling.
How to Remove a Tub Drain
Find out how to remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.
Save Big by Buying Used Showroom Display Cabinets
One little-known avenue for finding inexpensive kitchen cabinets: display kitchen cabinets in kitchen/bath showrooms.
How to Fix Sagging, Sloping Floors
Sagging, sloping, and out-of-level floors are common in old houses. What causes this, how to fix it, and how much to fix?
Where to Buy DIY Replacement Windows for Your...
Where do you buy replacement windows to install by yourself?
7 Free and Paid Programs That Help You Design...
A list of kitchen design programs--free and paid--to help you design your kitchen without spending money on professionals.

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