For many households the kitchen is the center of the home and the hub of activity. Remodeling the kitchen can be a major undertaking. It is not just the expense, but also the inconvenience to the ...
How to Reseal Your Asphalt Driveway
Protect your driveway and keep it looking great by applying new sealer every couple of years. Get the details here
Lessons for California as a dam falls and a river moves
CARMEL VALLEY, Monterey County — The glassy, cold Carmel River surged through a little valley in the Santa Lucia Mountains, cascading in front of a half-dozen workers and observers one day last week down a series of rock outcroppings, as if its sinuous path had been designed by nature. The half-mile section of river, with steppingstones, pools and a tableau of freshly planted trees and bushes along the bank, flows through what was once the flooded plain of the San Clemente Dam, a Monterey County landmark for 94 years until it was removed last year. The $83 million dam removal and river restoration project was the most ambitious in California history — and could now provide lessons in a state beset by aging infrastructure and reliant on balancing environmental needs with a thirst…
How to Avoid Rookie Plumbing Mistakes
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates some common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them
What is Asphalt Resurfacing?
Patching up asphalt is not always a sustainable solution; the entire asphalt surface may need replaced. But just what does asphalt resurfacing involve?
10 Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Bathroom
A designer shares insider tips and tricks for your bathroom renovation Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. Read on to learn tricks for gaining storage, improving lighting and drainage, and more to ensure that your renovated bathroom stands the
7 Biggest Discounts and Benefits Many Taxpayers Forget to Claim
Everyone knows about everday discounts at restaurants and retailers, but many overlook some of the greatest benefits and programs available to taxpayers. Unfortunately many Americans are missing out entirely, simply because they don't know these programs exist That's why we put together this list of the top discounts and benefits we could find. There's potentially $27,900 a year or more in savings found in this list below Editor's Note: Some of these discounts are only available online, and may not be available for very long. For that reason, we recommend our readers claim their benefits to start saving right away! 1. Collecting Social Security? Consider a "Do-Over" and Get a Benefits Boost An obscure tax law…
How to Make a Gravel Driveway
A gravel driveway can be a classic, low-maintenance, and inexpensive addition to a home. Even better—it is a reasonable undertaking for a determined DIYer. Here's how to make a gravel driveway.
Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction
What are the most important questions to ask when buying new construction? Find out all the answers to these smart questions when buying a new home!
Redfin: Top 10 cities with most walkable new construction
Philadelphia topped the rankings, with 91% of new homes scoring higher than the city's overall walkability score.