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Home Building Activity up 12%: Highest Number in More Than a Decade

Home Building Activity up 12%: Highest Number in More Than a Decade

Here are the numbers: new home construction soared to 12% August 2019 which is the fastest pace in years as the market has stabilized and mortgage rates dropped. The annual rate for housing starts is now 1.36 million and was only 1.22 million in July. There has not...

Bathroom Remodeling 101: What to spend and where to save

Bathroom Remodeling 101: What to spend and where to save

Your bathroom is guaranteed to receive quite a bit of traffic on the daily. It is important to make sure it is not only functional but makes a lasting impression. On average a bathroom remodel will cost you $17,908. However, there are several factors that could...

Dos & Don’ts of Kitchen Remodels

Dos & Don’ts of Kitchen Remodels

If you live in an older home, you've probably dreamt of having your kitchen remodeled. Maybe your dreaming has led you to begin the process, or maybe you're still just considering your options. Either way, it's important to gather as much information as you can about...

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost? And How to Save Money

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost? And How to Save Money

Bathroom remodel costs might not be the highest in the house, but for as long as humankind has been renovating bathrooms, contractors have been raking in a pretty penny on the process. That's because, along with your bedroom, the bathroom is the space in your home...

How to Buy Land: Tips to Pick the Perfect Lot

Wondering how to buy land? There's something thrilling about the idea of buying you're own piece of vacant land - raw, untouched real estate on which you can build your dream home from the ground up. But picking the perfect parcel for a land purchase can prove a bit...

10 Unusual & Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Decor

From new cabinets in the kitchen to a better carpet in the dining room, every homeowner longs to redo some portion of their house. But life (and your bank account) tends to get in the way, so you just let that rug lie and you move on. But instead of trying to rehab a...

Wall Niches: What Are They? And Why You’ll Want One in Every Room

When you're feeling starved for space, the obvious solution is to create more storage wherever you possibly can. But adding bulky cabinets or mounting shelves can take up valuable room and make everything feel even more cluttered. To the rescue: recessed wall niches....

Pros & Cons of Peel-and-Stick Tile

Peel-and-stick tile is one of the best materials you can use to bring your kitchen or bathroom into this decade. Home improvement novices rejoice: This adhesive-backed plastic or vinyl squares that mimic the look of tile are extremely simple to install because you...