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...
The accessibility of housing in San Francisco has been an issue gaining steam over the past several years. A closer look at residential permits classified as "new construction" projects reveals a glaring disparity between Seattle and San Francisco since 2006.
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.
If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your investment.
With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell.
When you sit down to draw up your plans for a kitchen or bathroom makeover or even a full home overhaul -- consider the following tips to help keep your costs manageable:
I am embarrassed to admit I was raised by a woman who prayed to the god of plastic covers. My mom fancied, for some reason, believed that unless every cushion didn't crackle and stick to your thighs when you sat on it, it just wasn't luxe.
Making this decision requires a lot of number-crunching. Bringing in a contractor to advise you on the cost of your potential remodel and working with a realtor on a potential sale will give you the data you need to decide whether it's time to stay or go.
It all began in Paris.
After nearly two years of discussion, drawing architectural plans and dealing with town bureaucracy, construction -- or should I say destruction -- began on our home.
Our experience last summer is a sobering reminder that each small business owner and manager should look down the road and muse, "What will each customer be saying about me when we are finished?"