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  • How To Set Up a Clean Mud Room

    Creating a mudroom in your house will save space, help declutter and protect the rest of your home from mud, grime and pollen. On top of that, it keeps heavy foot traffic out of the nicer areas of your house. Here's how to set a up a mudroom.

  • How much should I expect to pay for a masonry fireplace?

    Looking to install a stunning masonry fireplace in your home? Review our helpful pricing guide for more details.

  • Stone Fireplace Options and Costs

    Today, having your own, customized stone fireplace has never been more achievable, and affordable. Total cost of materials and installation ranges between $2,000-$5000 to a higher end $10,000 and up, depending on a wide array of factors. Read more...

  • Winterizing Your Garage

    Leaving your garage unprotected from the winter elements is like strapping the Abominable Snowman to your car's roof rack. ItÂ’s a huge draw on that which accounts for over half of your home's energy costs.

  • Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Holiday Ready

    Here is an easy guide for ensuring your kitchen is crowd-ready.

The Remodeling & Major Home Repairs Library

DIY Network Video: Easy Garage Door Check-up
Video: How do I choose a garage door?
Incredible Lighting in 4 Steps
Kitchen Remodeling: 13 Common Mistakes
How much should I spend on remodeling?
Kitchen remodeling: Matching your lifestyle
How much does granite flooring cost?
What does an attic or whole house fan install cost?
How much does a tile floor cost?
How much does stone flooring cost?
How much does slate flooring cost?
How much does it cost to add an electrical outlet?
What do kitchen countertops cost?
How much does it cost to install a garbage disposal?
How much does it cost to reface kitchen cabinets?
How much does it cost to repair dry rot?
How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?
How much does a bathtub liner cost?
How much does it cost to install a bathroom sink?
How much does bay window installation cost?
How much does it cost to refinish a bathtub?
Video: When to repair or replace my countertops?
Video: How do I decide tile vs. vinyl flooring?
Green tips for your home
Video: How much do generators cost?
Video: What's involved with adding a masonry fireplace?
Video: Are there advantages to insulation choices?
Video: What countertop material should I choose?
What signs could point to foundation problems?
Choosing a contractor: The process
What is a butt joint and are there other tiling terms to know?
What improvements will help me save on my electric bill?
Energy-saving tips
Is remodeling a good real estate investment?
How should I prepare for my remodel to begin?
Are there green tile options?
Kudzu's Long Winter To-Do List
What kind of carpenter do I need?
What is home automation?
When should I hire a general contractor (instead of a handy man)?
Is this a DIY project or should I hire a remodeler?
How does my home's electrical system work?
What is the difference between a certified electrician and an electrical contractor?
What are some common tasks an electrician can help me with?
How do I avoid renovation budget busters?
When should I call in a garage door repair man?
What should I consider before trying a home electrical project myself?
What is furring anyway?
Can I afford a remodel?
How do I decide on a bathroom redesign?

What types of tile are available?
Advice on Refinishing Hardwood Floors
How do I know which tile is right for me?
How can replacing windows help me save on utility bills?
How do I choose a contractor?
What does an electrical fuse do, really?
What should I consider when adding a sunroom or greenhouse?
Stucco 101
How do I choose a ceramic contractor?
How do I hire a handyman?
What should I ask an insulation contractor?
Carpet Padding 101
What can I expect when hiring a gutter cleaner?
How do I choose a remodeler?
How do I hire a garage builder?
How do I choose a carpenter?
Should I Move or Remodel?
Choosing a contractor: 10 tips
How do I choose a kitchen and bath contractor?
How do I find a good deck pro?
Universal design: Floor plans open to all
What should be on my kitchen remodeling checklist?
What should I know about remodeling contracts & changes?
What remodeling basics should I know?
Locating a NARI professional
How To Avoid a Bad Contractor
Glossary: Types of remodeling pros
How do I choose products & materials for my home?
How do I stay organized during a remodel?
Should I remodel or move?
Kitchen remodeling timetable
What questions should I ask contractors?
What should I do about door-to-door contractors?
Should I do it myself or not?
Choosing a contractor: Check references!
Kitchen remodeling: How to prepare
Adding a sunroom: Where to put it
Remodeling: How not to hurt the grass
How do we handle the stress during a remodel?
Questions to ask a remodeler
Put the sun to work for you
How do I hire an electrician?
Stone Fireplace Options and Costs
Winterizing Your Garage
Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Holiday Ready
Plumbing Basics: DIY or Hire a Contractor?
Hire an electrician or do it yourself?
Deck & Patio Additions
Hiring a general contractor: how to avoid DIY disasters
The Homeowner's Spring To-Do List