Lately people have been asking me about how to remodel or renovate a home on a reasonable budget. That's a great question and one that most people never ask before embarking on a desired project. I must admit I didn't before I learned the lessons the hard way.
Kitchens are one of the hardest working rooms in our homes, and advancements in technology, changes in design trends and lifestyle adjustments all serve as motivating factors to remodel. Take a look at the current trends in how much money people are spending on a kitchen remodel and where all that money is going.
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.
Do you use it? Do you love it? Does it even work? If you've been secretly wishing you could say goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn't even an option (what about resale value?), maybe, just maybe, it's time to reconsider.
We recently released a report that investigates the relationship between remodeling activity and the movement of home prices and rents in San Francisco.
The City of San Francisco wants its residents to go solar. In 2008, they launched GoSolarSF, which offered powerful incentives for homeowners & businesses to install solar panels.
Last week, we took a closer look at residential remodeling in NY, which hit a 10-year high in September 2014. This week, we're going to examine Seatt...
To complement the Census report on permitted construction of housing, we developed an index to track the monthly rate of change in permits issued by the NYC Department of Buildings that refer specifically to residential improvements.
Here's the story of homeowners who moved heaven and earth for the chance to make the fantasy of saving a beautiful old house a reality.
Some of these rundown and abandoned houses were downright spooky, until TOH readers got ahold of them. Explore some these dramatic before and afters.
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.
Month-over-month gains were most evident in the residential construction sector, which grew 8.94 percent in April 2014; compared to 5.31 percent growth in the commercial construction sector.
When it comes to sizing the remodeling industry, the figure most frequently cited is "around $300 billion annually." With interest in the sector heating up, BuildZoom decided to take a closer look at the actual size of the market.
The owners of this 1920s home in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood love its Tudor-style architecture, but they weren't so enamored with the kitchen.
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.
Is it time to fix up your kitchen, redo your bathrooms or simply add a fresh coat of paint to your house? Navigating the endless options to select the...