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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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How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their usefulness.

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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....


14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...

DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it

How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

Have you heard of the Earthship?

3 Tips for Spray Foam Contractors

Check out these essential tips for spray foam technicians.


Estimating Software Technology

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


Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


Trailer Safety Checklist and Tips You Need to Know

Hauling trailers can be dangerous, but for many people in the trades it is a daily necessity. Get a trailer...


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Spray Foam Gun

Consider your spray foam truck as a factory on wheels, and therefore, maintain it as you would any other industrial...


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50 Small Fall Home Projects to Do Over the Weekend

Knock out these must-do fall home projects in just a couple of days and enjoy care-free living all winter long.


17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...

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12 Bad Home Decorating Habits You Should Stop Immediately

Are you guilty of these bad home decorating habits? Your design should make sense and not confuse your guests.


10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately

These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.


How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.


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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


Everything to Know About Spray Foam Insulation Kits

Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam has some pretty awesome qualities. It has a high R-value. It’s resistant to water, mold and...