House and Components
A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.
How to Paint Concrete Floors
Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.
Pro Tips for Basement Finishing
These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...
How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
10 Tips for Dealing With Water Damage, Mold and Mildew
We'll walk you through how to prevent mold after water damage.
How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit
With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
How to Estimate a Concrete Order
Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...
How to Fix Spalling Concrete
What is concrete spalling and how do you fix concrete spalling? Don't replace your driveway, patio or basement floor—just resurface...
Survive a Tornado | How to Choose a Safe Room
Safe rooms are designed to stay anchored to the ground during a tornado. But maybe more importantly, a safe room...
How to Grow a Cocktail Garden
Leave the specialty hops to the basement brewmasters and the grapes to the boutique wineries, we're talking about plants used...
Basement Waterproofing: How to Install a Basement Drainage System
Install a sump pump as part of your basement waterproofing system.
How to Build Sports Ball Storage Rack
If you're tired of soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs and every other kind of bouncy ball rolling around your garage (or...
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.
Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
Installing Glass Block Windows in Basement
The most practical basement window—glass block windows—is also the simplest to install.
Learn How to Stop Basement Leaks and Dry a Wet Basement for Good
Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement.
How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement
How to build a series of low walls around your basement windows to let in more light.