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Remodeling

Remodeling can be a stressful endeavor, whether it’s a DIY job or you hire a professional. When done right, the payoff can be enormous. Check out how to have a SUCCESSFUL remodel with our expert tips.

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    Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

    Expert tips that add up to big savings on your next bath remodel


    How to Remodel Your Bathroom Without Destroying It

    Add space and give your bathroom a new look with new medicine cabinets, lighting, tile and paint.


    How to Plumb a Pedestal Sink

    We show you every gritty step—start to finish


    Affordable Home Improvement Tips

    Find big savings on those high buck remodeling projects


    How to Replace a Toilet

    Tips for a trouble-free, leak-free installation


    The Easiest Way to Pick Up Dropped Screws

    after you’ve had remodeling or roofing work done on your home, it’s not unusual to get a flat tire from...


    20 Quick Home Upgrades That Deliver Big Results

    Don't go crazy with extensive remodeling projects, try out these quick home upgrades that make big improvements.

    Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Tips

    Playful tile and clever details make this kitchen the center of family life


    10 Ways to Save Money During Your Bathroom Renovation

    These bathroom remodeling tips will keep you from flushing away your hard-earned money.


    Reader Project: Kitchen Remodel, One Nail at a Time

    Solving the obstacles one by one, we transformed the 1960’s kitchen into my dream kitchen...from the luxury laminate vinyl floor planks,...


    Reader Project: 1960’s Bathroom Remodel

    Elementary art teacher, Denise Boyd, is an avid DIYer and Family Handyman fan.  Four years ago, she purchased a 1960's...


    The DIY Demo Step You Should Never Forget

    Whenever you’re remodeling, it’s important to protect any uncarpeted floors from demolition debris and dropped tools. When canvas drop cloths aren’t...


    Two Cheap Ways To Renew Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Cabinets are the largest cost on many kitchen remodeling jobs. But most old cabinets can be refreshed, even if they’re...


    How to Survive a DIY Remodel: The Ultimate Guide

    Over time, many DIYers level up their skills, tackling small projects before moving on to more complicated jobs. Eventually they...


    17 Cheap Kitchen Upgrades that Make a Huge Difference

    Sometimes the biggest impact on a room can stem from the smallest changes. Read these tips to freshen the look...

    Reader Project: Inspiring DIY Kitchen Remodel

    Carlo Pelandini was never satisfied with the design of his kitchen. So he naively started a six-month renovation that resulted...


    22 Best Ways to Save Money During a Remodel

    If you're planning a home remodel this year, you're in good company. It may be the best year for home...


    DIY Dictionary: Remodeling Box

    What's a remodeling box? Most electrical boxes in your home are nailed to the wall studs or ceiling joists before...


    12 Things to Know About Home Repair Loans

    If you're a homeowner, chances are at some point you'll need a new roof, want to finish off the basement...


    Nail Bed for Trim Painting

    Need to spray-paint or varnish a raft of trim pieces for that bedroom remodeling job? Here’s a cushy way to...

    Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

    The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude


    The 12 Best Cold-Weather DIY Projects to Do

    The cold weather may keep you inside, but it doesn't have to slow you down when it comes to home...


    Back to Vintage Kitchen Basics

    What goes around comes around! This kitchen remodel tale from reader Judi Carroll proves it to be true.


    Reader Project: Are We Really Doing This Kitchen Remodel?

    Here is my kitchen remodel. The total project cost $4,100. I built the cabinets from cherry wood that I got from...


    The 15 Types of Trim You Need to Know for Your Next Remodel Project

    Finding the right kind of trim is essential to completing any kind of remodeling project around the house. There are...


    Storm-Tough Building Products

    Installing storm-tough components while remodeling is safety-smart and dollar-smart. Read on to learn more about exterior severe weather ready products....