Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation
Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding…
Hanging Shelves, Hanging Mirrors and Hanging Towel Bars
We’ve chosen five hollow-wall anchors that cover a range of weight requirements, from lightweight knickknack shelves all the way up to…
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Reader Project: DIY Pine Accent Wall
This was a fun project where I could involve my wife in some DIY remodeling. I took new 1″ x 5″ pine boards and ripped them down to…
Wood Foundation Basics and Techniques
Wood foundations are durable if engineered properly and assembled correctly, using foundation grade pressure treated wood and…
How to Soundproof a Room
Cut down on the noise coming into—or going out of—your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and techniques.
Home Trend: White Marble
The luxurious, modern pattern of white marble is being used in homes in many unique ways today.
12 Incredible Shiplap Walls
Shiplap refers to a special type of inter-locking board, similar to tongue-and-groove but with a tighter, overlapping fit. These wooden panels…
How to Find Studs
Use clues and your powers of deductive reasoning to locate studs and ceiling joists with out an electronic stud finder. Here are some tips to…
Ideas for the Kitchen: Wallpaper Backsplash
Install tough, cleanable vinyl wallpaper to create a handsome backsplash in your kitchen. Even expensive material won’t cost much since…
Drilling Holes: Notching and Boring Holes in Wood Studs
Building codes specify allowable sizes and locations for holes and cuts in studs. Here’s a handy guide to those requirements that will…
Mineral Wool Insulation is Making a Comeback. Here’s Why
Mineral wool has been around for decades, is widely used in Canada and Europe and is making a comeback in the United States. It’s made by…