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.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy

Whether for relaxation or fun, a backyard or porch swing can create lasting memories. Here are 12 options to consider.

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How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

Soggy yard? Here are your options.


Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...

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How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips

Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...


How to Hide an Air Conditioner: 9 Clever Ways

As long as you don't block the air flow and you make sure the AC unit is accessible, covering that...


2-Hour Project: How to Build a Cantina Bird Feeder

This two-hour project is a fun and clever way to attract some feathery friends to your yard, and to hone...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.

How to Make Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe

For a simple and cheap way to enjoy the warm weather, make a giant tic-tac-toe grid on a shower curtain...


How to use Big Pavers for a Small Patio

We used large salvaged pavers to improve the usability of this small brick oven patio.