Building & Remodeling

If you're seeking information on building and remodeling projects, these articles are filled with useful tips of great interest to professional contractors and amateurs alike. We also offer guidelines to those who want to hire professional contractors for remodeling or home improvement projects; for example, there are articles about finding roofing companies and obtaining roofing estimates.

The articles on kitchen and bathroom remodeling will be just as useful to plumbing contractors as they will be for the do-it-yourself readers. For instance, anyone who does plumbing will find the articles on installing sinks, showers and septic tanks useful. General contractors and weekend warriors will also enjoy reading the articles on making bricks, laying sand volleyball courts and paving driveways.

Home improvement contractors will also find many of the articles on ways to save money and re-evaluating space while remodeling homes of interest. The readers who are seeking ways to do the work themselves certainly will benefit from reading this section. Many projects are covered, such as laying floors, renewing kitchen cabinets, building beds and installing carpet.

The subject matter is not limited to just indoor projects, like building beds and tables, or remodeling rooms; the reader will find just as many articles on landscaping and other outdoor projects. These projects include roofing, building decks, storage sheds and garages. There are numerous do-it-yourself projects, complete with instructions, for all levels of skilled workers.

These are just a sampling of the topics this section offers our readers. We also have plenty of ideas on landscaping and home improvements of interest to everyone, and new articles are posted almost every day. No matter what level of building skills you have, you will find these articles entertaining as well as informative.

More Building & Remodeling Articles

  • How To Prepare Kitchen Cabinets for Painting

    It’s nice to freshen up your house once in awhile to give it a cleaner, newer look. You can do this without spending a lot of money. Just as rearranging furniture...
  • How To Prepare a Room to be Painted

    Applying a new coat of paint is the easiest and least expensive way to upgrade the look of any room. It can change the atmosphere in the room and can lend a fresh,...
  • How To Sponge Paint a Concrete Block Design

    Concrete as a building material has been around for thousands of years. During the early years of its invention concrete was made from materials like sand, gravel,...
  • How To Stamp a Concrete Driveway

    Although a concrete driveway is excellently stamped, nothing can match the elegance of cobbles, pavers, and bricks. However, there are advantages in choosing stamped...
  • How To Create a Post and Beam Archway

    Constructing a post and beam archway in any part of your home will certainly give some pizzazz to a rather boring set up. It is also one way of prepping up a room if...
  • How To Stain Wood Furniture: 5 Easy Steps

    Many furniture experts are against staining of wood furniture because it hides the real color of the wooden piece of art. However, staining does have an upside as it...
  • How To Stain Wood Floors Darker

    The floor should be the darkest part of the room, according to a basic principle of interior design. This is the reason why most people prefer to use darker stains...
  • How To Use a Project Calculator

    Project calculators are used in construction and home improvement projects. It’s a neat device to have in your arsenal if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person....
  • How To Upgrade your Home Easily and Cheaply this Summer

    Whether or not you hire a home contractor, you can save money on your home improvement projects with a few home upgrade tips this summer.
  • How To Use an Inverted Drill Press

    One of the biggest hassles that construction workers used to face was making drills on the ceiling. This was very difficult and not quite precise, because one had to...
  • How To Purchase Wrought Iron Railings

    Notice a house designed with wrought iron railings on the stairs or fence. You’ll agree that it adds personality and glamour to your home. How do you go about...
  • How To Restore a Historic Home

    Historic homes give you that majestic feeling of the world that had already passed. It gives you a taste of being in the past without ever aging a bit. Architectural...
  • How To Use Router Bits

    The router is an indispensable tool for any serious woodworker. It is mainly used to hollow out wood. Routers are very versatile tools used in molding wood, creating...
  • How To Use Ceramic Tiles to Decorate Your Kitchen

    If you are bored with the present set up of your kitchen, ceramic tiles can give it a fresh and colorful look. Ceramic tiles come in various colors and you can...
  • How To Use a Wood Turning Lathe

    Wood turning can be a very profitable hobby. You can create furniture pieces, exquisite decorative items, repair parts of worn chairs and tables, and create toys and...
  • How To Use a Wood Lathe Drill Chuck

    Most wood crafters will have a wood lathe in their workshops. It is one of the most valuable pieces of woodworking equipment that a wood crafter can own. A wood lathe...
  • How To Tile Concrete Stairs

    Concrete stairs are very sturdy and will last for a long time. Concrete stairs can be boring though, after a while. If you want to uplift the look of your concrete...
  • How To Update Your Fireplace

    A fireplace is an architectural element in many homes. It is important to have a fireplace that looks updated and current with the rest of the look of the room.If you...
  • How To Update a Kitchen for a House Flip

    One of the key elements in a successful house flip is to do the proper renovations and updates in the home to increase its value and make it more marketable. Once of...
  • How To Update a 1970s Kitchen

    Updating your kitchen is a great way to add value to your home. As one of the most important spaces in the home, you deserve a kitchen that is fully functional and...
  • How To Use a Plunge Router

    A plunge router is always a handy tool for your woodworking jobs. This is a great tool that can be conveniently carried to assist you in most of your jobs. Hence, a...
  • How To Use a Die Grinder

    The die grinder is a power tool designed to function as a polisher and buffer for areas within cylinder-shaped objects. A grinding nose attachment fastens itself below...
  • How To Use a Concrete Screed

    A screed is a custom- made board, which is flat and even, used for smoothening out concrete once it has already been set on an area. It is also used to help when...
  • How To Tell if a Contractor is Overcharging for Materials

    Whether you are getting a new house built or an old home renovated, often you rely on a contractor to do most of the hard work as you watch their progress. But it is...
  • How To Sharpen Wood Lathe Tools

    When you work with wood, you know it takes some serious work to get all the equipment and tools in shape to help support your woodworking or wood furniture business....
  • How To Sharpen Sheep Shears

    Sharpening sheep shears need heat and metal-on-metal grinding so unless you’re a professional carpenter, blacksmith, or tinsmith, you might very well need this done...
  • How To Screed Cement, Concrete or Base

    Screed is a customized aluminum or flat board that is use to smoothen concrete on a surface. It also helps in leveling plaster. Here are some information on screeding...
  • How To Select Recessed Lighting

    Are you building a new home and cannot decide which kind of lighting you want to put? Recessed lighting is a very popular choice because it not only has decorative...
  • How To Restore a 1960's Contemporary House

    The 1960’s is considered to be a very good year by most people. It was, after all, the time of the Beatles and Bob Dylan. It was also the time houses were built to...
  • How To Refinish your Kitchen Cabinets

    Having kitchen cabinets in your kitchen is very important and useful. It is where you could store away the things that you use around the kitchen and it also adds...
  • How To Refinish Cabinet Doors

    The doors of a cabinet secure whatever is inside the cabinet. These also prevent pets like dogs and cats from getting these things. If there are rats in your house,...
  • How To Remodel with Recycled Materials

    One of the best things you can do for Mother Earth is to use recycled materials in remodeling whether it be your home or office. This is an environment friendly...
  • How To Repair and Hide Small Concrete Cracks

    Your concrete floor or driveway may look supremely durable and resilient during its construction. Yes, it may seem that it will last for years to come. However, since...
  • How To Remove Paint from Antique Brass Door Hardware

    Antique brass door hardware is a beautiful accent to your home. In your excitement to renovate the house, you may overlook this and accidentally get paint on it....
  • How To Remodel a Mobile Home Bathroom

    A mobile home bathroom should be as comfortable and pleasurable to use as the rest of the mobile home. Remodeling your mobile home bathroom can be done in one weekend....
  • How To Build your Backyard Playground

    Delight your children with your own backyard playground that you can put together with a bit of planning and simple construction.
  • How To Recycle Concrete

    There are various methods to recycle concrete. You can get old concrete from old roads, construction sites, and old houses. Recycle them to keep waste from the...
  • How To Recycle Cabinet Doors

    There are wooden, plastic, and steel cabinet doors and these materials may last for years. However, they will eventually wear. Now, if you need to buy a new cabinet...
  • How To Make your Own Wood Shutters

    You can improve the look of your home and avoid the cost of pre-made shutters by making your own wood shutters.
  • How To Pave a Driveway

    A paved driveway will reduce dust, mud and flying debris and will give your home a neat and tidy appearance.
  • How To Build a Gabled Roof

    A gabled roof gives a home a distinctive look and provides more space in any top floor rooms.
  • How To Install a Delta Faucet

    Follow these steps to properly install a Delta faucet in your kitchen or bathroom.
  • How To Build a Bicycle Rack

    Keep your backyard or driveway orderly with your own bicycle rack for the kids bikes.
  • How To Paint Stair Banisters & Railings

    If you wish to breathe new life into your old staircase, simply giving your banister a fresh coat of paint could work wonders with the appearance of the entire area....
  • How To Build Window Shutters

    You can build your own window shutters to replace old shutters or add a new touch to the look of your house.
  • How To Make Drafting Table Plans

    A drafting table is good for any work done bent down over a table. It can be used for reading, writing, and drawing, not just drafting.
  • How To Prepare Mortar

    Today, almost all structures across the world, whether it’s your home or a skyscraper, are made of concrete. The predecessor of concrete and cement is mortar. A...
  • How To Mix Paint Colors to Save Money

    You’ve stripped the walls clean of that dated wallpaper that reminds you of your grandmother’s house. And now, your mind is abuzz with excitement because you can...
  • How To Make Wood Shutters

    Making wood shutters for your home is best left to the professionals. They know what they’re doing and they can do the job easily and expertly. The only problem is...
  • How To Measure a Kitchen Sink

    Replacing your sink at least once every 5-10 years is advisable as bacteria builds up in the sink and drains. Here's how to measure up for a sink.