by Heather Levin
With the real estate market still in a slump, more and more people have decided not to sell their home. Instead, they have chosen to stay put, until things get better. I count myself in this group; I had my own home on the market for two years. My house sold, and the sale fell through, on two separate occasions. As a result, I’ve resolved to stay put until the real estate market improves. Read more
Homeowners show off their cost-cutting remodeling results on Beyond the Box. Creative individuals challenge themselves to find inexpensive materials and use them in innovative ways.
Homeowners spend thousands of dollars laying carpet, tile and hardwood floors. But in Denver, one homeowner decided to go bare bones by leaving his subfloors exposed. He simply rented a sander and smoothed out the plywood subfloors, then bought some varnish and laid down three coats. For a total of $200, he has a distinctive, functional floor. Read more
by Richard Taylor
Conventional wisdom, as it relates to houses, is often too much convention and not enough wisdom.
Every year, somebody publishes a list of which conventional home improvements will give you the best (or the worst) return on your remodeling investment.
Remodel a bathroom. Replace your siding. Don’t build a swimming pool. Paint everything neutral colors.
Sit up straight. Get a haircut. Call your mother. Read more
Don’t send money down the drain during your bathroom remodel. Expert contractors and bathroom designers help you get the most out of your bathroom budget.
by Alicia Garceau
If your plan is to turn a master bath into a spa-like retreat, but the mere mention of money brings on an outbreak of hives, take heart. Figuring out the financials for a bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. We’ve outlined the steps you need to take to keep your finances in line. Read more