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A smart garage door opener might not sound like a big deal, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of your garage door automatically openi…

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Whether you’re ready to start building or are in the early phases of planning a home, it helps to create a budget. Here’s all you need to get started.

Old dark paneling can be renewed with a facelift that’ s a lot easier than tearing out the paneling and installing new wallboard, woodwork and trim. Don’ t remove the paneling; refresh it with a faster and more affordable transformation, using paint and glaze to create a colorful alternative. The project involves several processes, including cleaning, sanding,...

You can transform flat walls in a room with a subtle texture and create the look of plaster without being rough using a specialty paint. The d…

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Whether it’s local covenants or municipal laws that call for permits for a garage door, make sure your contractor works under those regulation…

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To some people a brick wall is an eye-catching feature in a room; to others it’s an eyesore. While exposed, blotchy brick may be an authentic,…

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"The biggest barrier right now to adoption of heat pumps is contractor readiness," McKenna says. "I hear time and time again from people who h…

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A texture finish can call attention to a not-so-remarkable wall or ceiling, but if that rustic surface isn’t your style you can remove it. How…

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Convert the extra space into the walk-in closet of your dreams. Depending on the complexity of the closet you'd like to create, you can comple…

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Q: We found out a couple of months ago that the leach field of our septic system has failed. The field is on our neighbor’s property. It was our neighbor who turned us in to the local code enforcer. A little history: We bought the house from a contractor who was selling the house. He denied knowing anything about the septic system. We found out that both properties were owned by the same ...

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The thought of breaking apart an ugly old cement patio can be daunting, time-consuming and costly, but an alternative that’s easier is to cove…

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