Don't forget what to do once the calculations, contracts, drawings, and all the talking finally give way to the action of building.
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Much of our Boomer population seems determined to stay in their homes as they age. Here are some aging in place design tips to help you meet changing needs.
You've done everything you can to make your house picture-perfect, but don't forget about the real big picture-the ticking time bombs that lurk beneath your beautiful facade.
Successful home remodeling depends on your ability to navigate the often tricky terrain of working with contractors. Here are three missteps to avoid as you conduct business with building professionals.
Home additions and remodeling projects are not identical, but essentially consist of the same first steps.
Some evening when the house is quiet, after sunset and after the dishes are done, shut off all the lights. Electric light is the rule in virtually all homes today. Steady, bright, safe, and reliable, electric light illuminates our lives. Ironically, though, its very clarity can blind us to seeing what's around us.
Clamps (or, as they like to call them in England, cramps) are in valuable tools in the workshop. But unlike the vice, another tool that can be used to hold workpieces together, clamps are easily portable, which makes them most con venient problem solvers at the work site.
There's been a lot of talk invested in the last few years in trying to define what is an historically sensitive addition. The National Park Service has published guidelines, which, in short, recommend preserving historic features and materials in order to preserve a building's historic character. That's the goal. The Park Service also suggests, in…