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Will You Allow These 30 Gorgeous Backsplashes...
This picture gallery of great backsplashes is sure to charge up your imagination for your kitchen remodel!
20 Gorgeous Small Bathrooms to Inspire Your Reno
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.
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.
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.
20 Bathroom Decorating Ideas You'll Fall In...
An extensive photo gallery of bathroom decorating ideas in photos and text.
10 Steps To a Kitchen Remodel
Start here and learn the basic steps in remodeling a kitchen from beginning to end.
10 Showers to Inspire Your Bathroom Renovation
Check out our bathroom shower ideas you can use for your own house.
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.
10 Small Kitchens We Love
Get ideas for ways to make your small kitchen work for you.
Tile Backsplash Ideas
Looking for great tile backsplash ideas?
Find Your Ideal Kitchen Layout: Ideas for Every...
A guide to practical designs you can implement in your small kitchen.
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.
Lowes vs. Home Depot: Weighing the Competitors
Which is better? Lowes or The Home Depot?
This Is the Best Time to Paint Your Home's...
The best time to paint your house exterior isn't necessarily the height of summer. Find out how far painting season stretches.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Best to Worst: Grading 13 Basement Flooring Ideas
Vinyl, tile, concrete, wood? We evaluate your best--and worst--floor options for basements.
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.
20 Bathroom Paint Colors To Inspire Your Redesign
A walk-through of tried-and-true bathroom paint colors to copy for your own bathroom!
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.
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?
5 Must-Know Bathroom Painting Tips
Get some great bathroom painting tips.
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 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.
Jaw-Dropping: Unique Kitchen Tile Ideas You'll...
Lacking tile ideas for your kitchen? Lack no more with this gallery of gorgeous, unique tile installations you can duplicate for your own home.
The 7 Best Wall Colors for Kitchens
Here is a list of the 7 best colors for kitchen, based on expert recommendations.
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!
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.
Laminate vs. Engineered Wood Floor
Can you tell the difference between laminate flooring and engineered wood flooring?
10 Steps To Building Your Own House
Building your own house is quite a big deal. This guide outlines the process in 10 steps.
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.
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.
Helpful Guide to Common Kitchen Cabinet Sizes
Guide to common kitchen cabinet sizes and dimensions for your next remodeling project.
25 Killer Small Bathroom Design Tips From...
Top designers and decorators offer their best on how to deal with small bathroom remodeling.
11 Pictures Guaranteed To Jumpstart Your...
A collection of bathroom remodeling pictures to use as stylistic templates for your own remodel.
Granite Vs. Corian: We Weigh The Pros and Cons
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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.
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.
Water in the Crawl Space: Is it Worth Fixing...
Find out how to get rid of water in the crawl space.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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 is the Best Laminate Floor Cleaner?
Find out which is the best laminate floor cleaner. Not all cleaners and methods are the same, and some might even damage your floor.
Estimated Cost of 13 Home Remodeling Projects
List of estimated remodeling costs for kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and more.
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.
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.
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?
Discover 1 Cheaper Way To Fix Fogged Windows...
Is it cheaper to defog a window instead of replacing or repairing?
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.
The Plumbing "Rough-In": Learn Where to Cut...
Find out the plumbing rough in dimensions for toilet, bathtub, and sink.
Compare 3 Popular Countertop Choices with This...
Let's compare and contrast solid surface, quartz, and granite kitchen countertop materials.
See What Happens When We Rate 10 Common...
What is the best countertop? Check out our ratings of countertops for kitchen and bathroom.
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.
Save Big by Buying Used Showroom Display Cabinets
One little-known avenue for finding inexpensive kitchen cabinets: display kitchen cabinets in kitchen/bath showrooms.
Is Underlayment Necessary for Laminate Flooring?
Do you always need underlayment under your laminate flooring? Here I take an outside-the-box view.
We Weigh the Pros and Cons of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is great stuff. Looks super and it's easy to install. But there are problems, as well. Let's look at both sides of this popular choice.

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