A Beginner’s Guide to Refinishing Solid Wood Furniture

A Beginner’s Guide to Refinishing Solid Wood Furniture

It’s no secret that giving your dining and living areas a facelift can get pricey very quickly if you’re not careful. Between new paint, construction costs, and updating furniture, you might feel too overwhelmed even to start a project, but it doesn’t have to be that...

4 Tips for Rocking Thanksgiving in a Tiny Kitchen

4 Tips for Rocking Thanksgiving in a Tiny Kitchen

The first house I lived in after getting married measured in at a whopping 300 square feet, and our second home was a veritable mansion at 700 square feet. As you can probably imagine, there was a lot of side-stepping around furniture, pushing couches against the wall...

Inexpensive Home Improvement Ideas For The Holidays?

Inexpensive Home Improvement Ideas For The Holidays?

If you’re hosting guests for the holidays, you want your home to sparkle. But with holiday gifts eating up plenty of your budget, you don’t want to spend a fortune. We asked the pros to weigh in with some ideas for enhancing your home this holiday season without...

Can You Recover Your Home Improvement Investment?

Can You Recover Your Home Improvement Investment?

Household renovations help you achieve your dream home without the hassle of moving, but will they pay off when you ultimately decide to sell? We asked a team of professionals to share their thoughts and experiences on the topic. Here’s what they had to say: Russell...

The Trick to Keeping Home Renovations on a Budget

The Trick to Keeping Home Renovations on a Budget

Some DIY home renovation shows have gotten downright absurd with how they handle a couple’s budget. You’ve probably seen something like this: Husband: I’m a stay-at-home astronaut. Wife: And I’m a goat yoga instructor. Husband: And our budget is 1.5 million dollars,...

Grow a Garden — in Your Kitchen

Grow a Garden — in Your Kitchen

The idea of keeping a plant (or two) indoors can seem daunting, especially if you have a self-proclaimed “black thumb,” but the benefits of indoor gardening are pretty incredible. Not only do they purify the air and add a splash of color to the room, but they are also...

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

Believe it or not, porcelain vs. ceramic tile has a long and highly dramatic history. I’m sure you’re rolling your eyes right now, but it’s true! A lot of controversy, politics, and money have gone into differentiating between the two types of tile, and oftentimes,...

Removing Tile Grout is Easier than You Think!

Removing Tile Grout is Easier than You Think!

I have the opportunity to live in an adorable house on a larger-than-average chunk of land. Few things give me greater pleasure than sitting out on my front porch swing and taking in the view. Unfortunately, the people who built the house did a lot of the work...

5 Ways to Survive Your Kitchen Renovation Happily and Healthfully

5 Ways to Survive Your Kitchen Renovation Happily and Healthfully

A full kitchen remodel can take a few weeks to several months to complete, so what are you supposed to do for meals during that time? It’s no question that the kitchen is the hub of the home, so being displaced for such an extended period of time can be inconvenient...

In the Market for a New Bathtub? Here’s What to Consider

In the Market for a New Bathtub? Here’s What to Consider

Chances are good that if you’re looking for a new tub, you have some qualities already in mind. Perhaps your tub is a tiny bit too short, so your feet poke out of the water, or maybe it’s too shallow, so parts of you rise up above the suds. Or it could just be dingy...

Will a Home Remodel Increase My Property Taxes?

Will a Home Remodel Increase My Property Taxes?

So your home is due for a remodel. A kitchen or bathroom overhaul, or the addition of a new room, can substantially improve your quality of life, but what will it do to your finances? You’ve likely budgeted for the project itself, but, depending on the nature of the...

My Kitchen Cabinets are Outdated: What are My Options?

My Kitchen Cabinets are Outdated: What are My Options?

If your kitchen needs a facelift, but you’re not sure what to do, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got some ideas to help you update without taking on a massive, life-altering renovation or breaking the bank. The kitchen is where people spend a lot of their time....