Room Remodeling Projects

man and woman solar installation Interview with an Expert: Why Solar is a Solid Investment
A little overwhelmed by the financials of solar? We know the feeling well—that initial down payment can seem like a lot. But when you really drill down into your system’s cost of return, it can offer some serious savings over time. To get a better sense of these factors, as well as what goes into a residential installation, we spoke Continue Reading
rooftop-patio The Cost of Adding a Rooftop Patio
Imagine taking in the sights and scenes of the landscape beyond your home—all from the soaring heights of your own rooftop patio. A patio or deck installed on your roof adds a luxury feel to your home. It improves the architectural aesthetics of your property and provides a place to practice yoga at sunrise, have an outdoor get-together, or just Continue Reading
woman-drilling-floorboards Home Tips for Women
Tina Gleisner knows what she’s talking about when it comes to home contracting, repairs, and renovation. After all, she ran her own “handyman” business for 8 years, she’s owned (and fixed up) 15 houses, and she’s now a successful entrepreneur. Her company, HomeTipsforWomen, publishes homeowner guides and offers workshops that coach women through everything they need to know to improve Continue Reading
outdoor-kitchen DIY Outdoor Kitchen
When it comes to outdoor entertaining, most of us want to be outside, where the party is. But when you’re on kitchen duty, you can’t exactly get out and enjoy the fine weather and company. That leaves you either stuck all alone or running back and forth all night. And neither of those makes for the best party atmosphere. Unless Continue Reading
breezeway How to Add a Breezeway Between Your Home and Garage
A connected breezeway running between your home and garage gives your property a luxury feel, offering a covered space for outdoor entertaining and lounging. It improves traffic flow in your home and can even add a covetable architectural element to your home’s exterior. Like any home addition, your options abound when designing a new breezeway. You’ll want to consider not Continue Reading
new-hvac2 Interview with an Expert: How Can You Upgrade Your HVAC System?
HVAC systems are evolving quickly. Advanced efficiency ratings, new system technologies, and high-tech thermostats are just some of the innovations homeowners have at their disposal to make their homes more comfortable—and their energy bills more affordable. But sorting through all of that new technology can be difficult. To help us understand HVAC efficiencies and what happens when you replace your Continue Reading
window-wood-clad Ask an Expert: How a Window Replacement Can Affect the Comfort of Your Home
Many homeowners don’t realize even realize how noisy, dusty, or uncomfortable their windows have become until they have them replaced. And new windows offer more than a chance to change your home’s look. They may also help you with noise insulation in your bedroom or keep the sun off your back in your kitchen. To understand how new windows can Continue Reading
DIY Solar Interview with DIY Solar Expert
Are you the type who likes to do everything yourself, no matter how technical it might be? If so, this interview is for you. We interviewed Dave Donaldson, senior design engineer at GoGreenSolar, a company dedicated to helping homeowners install their own solar systems. The company also produces DIY solar kits and provides design and installation services. If someone wants Continue Reading
solar installation Ask an Expert: Interview with Solar Expert
Let’s Go Solar provides an array of resources to help consumers figure out what kind of solar panels to put on their home and what they cost. We interviewed editor Laura Brigham, who has installed a 5 kwh array on her own home, about the options homeowners should be aware of, as well as how to pay for them. “Solar Continue Reading
pella3 Brand Spotlight: Pella Windows and Doors
What is your most popular product(s)? Why? Choosing our most popular products is a feat, given that Pella designs and manufactures made-to-order and custom windows and doors. But homeowners and designers alike are loving our new limited-edition Vibrancy Collection of front doors. The collection includes six new entry door colors designed to reinvent front door personality and curb appeal. Colors include Continue Reading

Remodeling Rooms in Your Home

Equal parts exciting and intimidating, remodeling is also rewarding. After months or even years of planning and construction, your newly remodeled home will boast countless amenities and aesthetic qualities you always dreamed of. Whether you’re starting small for now with a basic bathroom remodel, or you’re going big and remodeling your entire home, find everything you need here to get inspired and get the ball rolling on your project with our home remodeling ideas.

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