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Home Remodeling

Gutting & Renovating a Hoarder's House

Susan Fogwell | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Susan Fogwell

Purchasing a hoarder's house is not for everyone. If you plan on doing the Herculean task of cleaning out a "hoard," you should have a certain skill set, have cash and be physically capable of tackling a myriad of different jobs, among other things. And last but not least, you shouldn't mind getting your hands dirty.

5 Outdoor Home Improvements to Increase the Curb Appeal of Your House

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ashley Wren Collins

When it comes to the sale of your home, many a realtor will tell you the kitchen is where it's at. And they're right. But there are a lot of things you can do to the exterior of your home for a reasonable price to make the appearance more attractive and decrease the length of time your house is on the market.

Working with Home Contractors? Read This First!

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Kali Kasprzyk

We have done a lot of DIY on our home projects, but have also done our fair share of contracting out work. Some things are (usually) better left to skilled craftspeople. In doing so, we have learned a few things about the ins and outs and ups and downs of working with contractors.

9 Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel

Houzz | Posted 06.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

When you're investing in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure that the results not only please you but add value to your home and save you money.

Remodeling Pleasure and Pain: Five Survival Tips

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Geri Spieler

What would other people think of my choices? What is everyone else doing? What's new? What's right? Should I use porcelain or natural stone tile? Go contemporary or traditional? Here is what I learned: It doesn't matter. What matters is what I think is right and the way to go about a multi-room remodeling is to break it down.

Five Interior Design Tips to Increase Your Home's Value | Posted 01.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Incorporating your personal style is an exciting part in the home design process. But before you choose ultra trendy finishes or an extremely traditional design, consider what is most appropriate for the long time value of your home.

Five Remodeling Ideas for Your Living Room | Posted 01.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

Use these tips as inspiration to create a more functional living room, while adding value to your home.

5 Bathroom Remodeling Do's and Don'ts | Posted 08.22.2016 | HuffPost Home

A bathroom remodel is a top way to increase your home's value, and to give it a functional and visual refresh.

The Dos and Don'ts of Kitchen Remodeling | Posted 08.22.2016 | HuffPost Home

According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report completing a midrange minor kitchen remodel costs on average, $18,527 and you can recoup 75.4 percent of the remodeling costs during resale.

Top 5 Ways to Avoid a Lawsuit While Getting Home Improvements

Andrew Lieb | Posted 10.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lieb

Many times these change orders are agreed to verbally and off the cuff, frequently resulting in litigation. Change orders should be agreed upon by following a predetermined procedure that is called for in the construction contract.

10 Big Space-Saving Ideas For Small Kitchens

Houzz | Posted 09.24.2014 | HuffPost Home

Just because you don't have room in your kitchen for a six-burner stove, double-bowl sink or Sub-Zero fridge, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function or style.

Before and After: A Man Cave Goes Chic and Family Friendly

Houzz | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

This formerly dark basement had been sort of a man cave, heavy on the cave. While the husband still wanted it to serve as his lair, he also wanted it to be a family-friendly spot that he could enjoy with his wife, 12-year-old daughter, friends and extended family.

Remodeling Likely to Trump Selling in 2014

Houzz | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Home

If you live in the western U.S., plan to spend an average of $692,174. And look out, San Francisco. If you live in this Northern California city, a custom home will set you back on average a whopping $1,146,000.

Great Ideas for a Lawn-free Yard

Houzz | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth.

Report: Exterior Remodeling Offers Largest Return on Investment | Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Home

If you're looking to do some home improvement projects this year, sprucing up the outside of your home is going to give you the biggest bang for your buck.

8 Expert Tips to Help You Manage Financial Risk When You Remodel

Fraser Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Fraser Patterson

Remodeling can be a confusing and stressful process, with most of the stress centering around the amount of money involved and the complex nature of construction projects. Knowing and following these tips to manage the finances of your home remodel can save you from major headaches -- or disasters -- down the line.

11 Home Remodeling 'Precautions' You're Taking That You Think Are Smart (But Are Actually Mistakes)

Fraser Patterson | Posted 10.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Fraser Patterson

You've heard the horror stories about contractors running off with five-figure sums and new kitchens being ripped out because they didn't pass inspection. None of that will happen to you! You'll take precautions! Or so you think.

The Surprising Home Problem That May Lead Couples To Divorce

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

Although it's exciting to start a home renovation, there are, of course, some drawbacks. Remodeling projects can go over budget, get behind schedule a...

How Much Will That Reno REALLY Cost?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Many homeowners are familiar with this dance: You settle on a budget for your brand new kitchen/ bathroom/ grape stomping room only to find half way t...

What Should Your Kitchen Remodel Cost?

Liza Hausman | Posted 06.11.2013 | HuffPost Home
Liza Hausman

Houzz shares a guide to help keep your project in budget.

The Home Trend That's On The Rise This Year

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

Maybe it's time to get to that remodel you've been putting off for years.

A Look At This Blogger’s Truly Unique Decor

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 11.27.2012 | HuffPost Home

Another day, another beautiful home.

This Blogger's Most Difficult DIY May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When most young couples buy their first home together, they have a clear vision of what they want. For Hammers And High Heels blogger Carla Zidarevich...

An Empty Nester's Ever-Changing Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When their children finally grow up and leave the house, many "empty nesters" find themselves at a loss on how to spend their time and energy. But thi...

She Had Two Weeks To Turn Her Home Into This

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

For most of us, even when we find our perfect home, moving can still be stressful. But imagine moving into a very outdated home with very little time ...