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How to Install a Home Security System 0

How to Install a Home Security System

Some home security systems are complex and should be installed by a professional. However, there are many good home security systems sold in kit forms that can be installed by any do-it-yourselfer. Most simple...

How Houseboats Work 0

How Houseboats Work

The weather forecast predicted a comfortably warm day, so you decide to wake up early and enjoy as much of the weekend as possible. With a yawn and a stretch, you rise up around...

Cost vs. Value Report 0

Cost vs. Value Report

View the annual report on the relationship between remodeling costs and resale value. You can compare national and regional averages for 33 popular remodeling projects and you can also download a PDF with project...

Cut Down on Construction Waste 0

Cut Down on Construction Waste

Waste materials at construction sites typically fill several large dumpsters that are eventually emptied into landfills. We put a 1,500-square-foot addition on our home that involved the removal of the old garage roof and...

How to Build an Oak Fireplace Mantel 0

How to Build an Oak Fireplace Mantel

One of the best ways to embellish a fireplace in your home is by installing an oak fireplace mantel. The mantle also offers a place where you can place ornaments and treasured family photos as...

Minor Sidewalk Repairs 0

Minor Sidewalk Repairs

Over time, it’s not unusual for residential sidewalks to develop a few cracks or crumbles. To keep this damage from spreading too quickly, and to prevent potentially unsafe conditions, you’ll want to repair these problems...

Make the Most of a Small Living Space 0

Make the Most of a Small Living Space

You’ll be inspired to create the cabin of your dreams with the exciting collection of 62 cabin floor plans in “Compact Cabins.” These creative cabin designs feature innovative storage, mix-and-match modular elements, and off-the-grid...