Home Renovations Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

How Hard Is It To Lay Tile?
Is it hard to lay tile? The common line is that it is easy to lay tile but difficult to lay it well.

Trim and Molding for Walls - Baseboards, Crown Molding, Window Trim and Casing
Trim and Molding for Walls - Baseboards, Crown Molding, Window Trim and Casing, etc.

Should You Install Floor Before Cabinets?
In a kitchen, should I install the cabinets before the floor or the floor before the cabinets?

Home Renovations, Remodeling and Additions
Home renovation has become big business. Increase the value of your home for future sale or simply make your home more comfortable to live in now. Whether doing it yourself or hiring others, painting a room, or adding on a new section, we guide you through to completion!

Wall Trim That Instantly Dresses Up Your House
Wall trim is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to quickly dress up a room.

Review of Bondera Adhesive Tile Mat
A review of Bondera adhesive tile mat, a dry adhesive for tiling that replaces mastic or thinset.

Hardwood Floor - Solid Hardwood Flooring
Find out everything about hardwood floor such as oak, cherry, pine, etc.

Brazilian Hardwood Floor Basics
The hot trend is Brazilian hardwood floors. But is there any advantage to buying Brazilian hardwood flooring?

Prefab Subfloor Tiles Make Basement Flooring Easier
Basement subfloor tiles (or modules) replace traditional subfloor sheets. They are easy to lay but far more expensive, too.

Mold Resistant Drywall - Ticket To a Mold-Free House?
Mold resistant drywall can help save you money--and help your health, too. But it's not perfect and here's why.

Building Code for Stair Handrails and Guards
Guidelines to stairway code pertaining to handrails and guards for interior stairs and landings.

Tile - Ceramic Tile
Tile, whether ceramic, porcelain, or stone, is one of the most popular floor coverings for bathroom and kitchen. Find out more with great articles and videos about tile and tiling.

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Snap Cutter
Cutting tile with a snap or rail cutter is tricky business. Learn how to cut with less tile waste.

How to Repair Gaps Between Floorboards
How do you close up or repair gaps between floorboards which may have shrunk and contracted over time?

Kitchen Design - Kitchen Designing
Want to design your kitchen remodel yourself or hire a kitchen designer? Either way, get great advice on how to design your kitchen.

Ugly Kitchen Remodel Pictures
Ugly, poorly designed kitchens sometimes can help you design a perfect kitchen for yourself. See how.

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Cabinet Refacing Before and After
A description of the cabinet refacing process, with a

Rolling On Strips of Veneer for Cabinet Refacing Job
Here's how veneer is applied to cabinets for a refacing job.

Cabinet Refacing - Assembling Drawers
An integral part of cabinet refacing is assembling and installing new drawers.

Cabinet Refacing - The After Photo
And the long-awaited

Cabinet Refacing - Measuring Process
The initial measuring stage of the cabinet refacing process.

Cabinet Refacing - Removing Doors and Drawers
Next, the cabinet refacing company removes doors and drawers.

Cabinet Refacing - Applying Veneer to Cabinets
Veneer is being put onto cabinets as part of cabinet refacing project.

Cabinet Refacing - New Cabinet Doors
New doors are installed as part of the cabinet refacing job.

Cabinet Refacing - Adding Hardware
Getting closer to the end of the cabinet refacing project: adding the hardware.

Cleaning Up After Cabinet Refacing
Any cabinet refacing company worth its salt will thoroughly clean up after the job.

Cabinet Refacing - Ultimate Guide To Pros and Cons
Maybe you don't have time or patience to learn about cabinet refacing, so here's a quick 5-minute guide to get you up to speed.

Pictures of Bathroom Shower Ideas
Check out this fantastic gallery of bathroom shower ideas for your own bath remodel.

Bathtub and Shower Suite Combination
A gelcoat acrylic combination bathtub and shower suite.

Bathroom Shower With Tumbled Stone Tile
A great picture of a shower made all of tile, using tumbled stone tile.

4 Piece Shower Unit That Assembles in Bathroom
Multi-piece acrylic shower unit. This one comes in 4 sections and assembled once in the bathroom.

Bathroom Shower Ideas - Tumbled Stone Shower
Great picture (with annotations!) of a tumbled stone shower.

Bathroom Shower Ideas - Tiled Shower
Check out our bathroom shower ideas you can use for your own house.

Bathroom Shower Ideas - Arched Roof
A very unusual arched roof for this bathroom shower.

Bathroom Shower Ideas - Single Piece Prefab
Check out our bathroom shower ideas you can use for your own house.

Multi Piece Prefab Shower You Can Buy Online
This 3-piece shower/tub surround unit ships flat and can be installed in an existing shower/tub area.

Bathroom Shower Ideas - Cobblestone Pattern Shower
A unique style of tile patterning in this shower.

Corner Multipiece Prefab Shower Unit
Check out our bathroom shower ideas you can use for your own house.

Clean House Siding Before Exterior Painting
Before exterior house-painting, you need to clean your siding. Here is how to do it, both manually or with a power washer.

Exterior House Painting
Get help with About Home Renovation's collection of exterior house painting articles.

Interior House Painting
Need to paint the inside of your house? Read these interior house painting articles.

Should You Wash Interior Walls Before Painting
Do you really need to clean interior walls before painting? Washing is not necessary in all instances.

Prepare House Exterior for Painting
Cleaning, priming, scraping, repairing and other things you need to do before painting your house exterior.

Kitchen Renovation
Kitchen Renovation. Home Renovations.

Great Tips That Help You Install Your Kitchen Faucet
Think you know the best way to install a kitchen faucet? Maybe not. These tips will tell you how.

Kitchen Sinks
Basics of kitchen sinks. See pictures of gorgeous kitchen sinks in room scenes, too.

Andersen Windows - Basics, Reviews, and Decision Guide
Thinking about buying Andersen windows? Inform yourself of the basics of Andersen's major lines in this guide.

Vaulted Ceilings - Claims and Truths
Some people consider vaulted ceilings to be the devil incarnate. Other love them. What gives?

Replacement Windows
Replacement windows are a fast, low-invasive way to get new windows for your home. Find out everything about replacement windows here.

Waterproof Laminate Flooring Basics
Is is possible to buy waterproof laminate flooring?

Tools and Materials
Tools & Building Materials. Home Renovations.

Self-Priming Paint - Real or Myth?
Self-priming paint is the fervent dream of many DIY painters. But is this for real or just a big marketing scam?

Books, Blogs, Sites and Other Remodeling Resources
Reviews and descriptions of home remodeling books and other publications.

Cordless Drills, Drivers, and Accessories
Profiles, reviews, and informative articles about cordless electric drills, drivers, and accessories.

Painting Tools and Equipment
Painting tools and equipment reviews, profiles, and how-to's.

Wet Tile Saws
Wet tile saw reviews, profiles, and how to's.

Ridgid Brand
Ridgid brand tool reviews, articles, and profiles.

Ryobi
Ryobi brand tool profiles, reviews, and articles.

Studfinders
Reviews and profiles of electronic and manual wall studfinders.

Electrical Tools - Reviews and Profiles
Profiles, how-to's, and reviews of electrical tools.

Saws - Electrical and Manual
Profiles and reviews of saws for home remodeling use.

How To Read a Tape Measure - The Basics
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

How To Read a Tape Measure - Eighths Inch Refresher
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

How To Read a Tape Measure - The Basics
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

How To Read a Tape Measure - Understanding the Marks
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

How To Read a Tape Measure - One Inch - Whole Inch
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

How To Read a Tape Measure - Half Inch Mark
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

How to Read a Tape Measure - Quarter Inch Mark
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math. Page 5.

How To Read a Tape Measure - Eighth Inch
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

Tape Measure Reading Tips - One Sixteenth Inch Mark
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math. Page 7.

How To Read a Tape Measure - Quarter Inch Refresher
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

Test on How to Read a Tape Measure
Find out the easy way to read a tape measure, even if you hate math.

Undermount Sink Installation - Reapply Caulking?
A reader asks about undermount sink installation. He wants to know if he should re-apply caulk because the existing caulk has pulled away.

Can You Install a Fiberglass Shower Pan in a Tiled Shower
Can you install a fiberglass/acrylic shower pan in a tiled shower?

How to Get Rid of Water in a Crawl Space
Water in the crawl space can be hard to track down and fix. Learn where it might be coming from and one suggested, effective repair.

Plan to Renovate
Plan to Renovate. Home Renovations.

Should You Do This Remodel Yourself or Hire a Pro?
When remodeling, often the first choice you have to make is whether you will do it yourself or hire a professional.

Glossary
Glossary. Home Renovations.

Paying For Your Remodel With a Home Equity Loan
When is the best time to use a home equity loan or line of credit for home remodeling?

Best Bathroom Flooring Options
Can you determine the best possible flooring for bathrooms? We rate flooring for practicality and looks, and help find the right fit for you.

Install a Prefabricated Stall or a Tiled Shower?
Install a prefabricated shower stall or construct a tiled shower stall? Let this guide help you.

What Is Painting Season For Outside of a House?
The best time to paint your house outside is not always the height of summer. You might be surprised to hear how far you can stretch the season.

Sealing Tile Grout - Methods For Clean, Maintained Tile
Sealing grout pays you back over the long-term by protecting your tile against stains and mold. Find out the best way to seal grout.

IBC and IRC Codes 2012 and 2015 Free Online
List of resources for finding the International Building Code (2012 and 2015) online and free.

Engineered Hardwood vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood flooring vs. engineered wood flooring: a comparison chart of pros and cons to help you make a wise purchase.

6 Best Types of Flooring for a Home Gym
What is the best type of flooring for your new home gym? The answer might surprise you.

Plumbing
Plumbing. Home Renovations.

How to Find Your House's Water Shutoff Valve
For emergencies, remodeling, or repairs, here is how to locate your home's main water shut-off valve fast.

Laminate Flooring Brands: Directory of the Top Names
A list of the top names and brands of laminate flooring manufacturers.

How to Hire a Wood Floor Installer
Hiring a hardwood floor installer shouldn't have to be difficult. Here are helpful hints.

Laminate Flooring - Brands, Installation, Trends, and Buying Guides
Laminate flooring such as Pergo or Armstrong is an easy-install solution to give you the look of real wood.

Kitchen Remodel Inspiration - Pictures and Ideas
Check out our collected kitchen remodeling inspiration galleries--ideas, pictures, and text to help you get going!

Best Kitchen Colors
The best paint colors for kitchen, based on expert recommendations--from cool neutrals to tans and browns and bright reds.

Pathways and Garden Bridges
Bring a little fancy into your life with a fun stone pathway or an elegant walk. This section is all about paths, walks, and garden bridges.

Driveways
Asphalt and concrete driveways and sealing asphalt driveways.

Concrete Work
Breaking up concrete, pouring it, stamping it, staining it.

Outdoor Renovations
Outdoor Renovations. Home Renovations.

Ponds and Water Features
Water features add tremendous curb appeal to your home.

Best Wood Deck Board Materials- Rated and Reviewed
Wood is a superior material to use for deck floor boards. But of all of the available woods, which one is the best?

Plank Vinyl Flooring - FAQs Answered
Is plank vinyl flooring right for your home? This comprehensive guide provides mini reviews and answers questions about installation and costs.

Kitchen Electrical Code Basics - Home Renovations
Electrical code basics and highly recommended practices for kitchen renovation.

Electrical
Electrical. Home Renovations.

Vinyl Floor - Vinyl Flooring - Sheet Vinyl - Tile Vinyl Floor
Find out how to select and install both tile and sheet vinyl flooring with our collection of articles and videos.

Cheap Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor Options
To get cheap luxury vinyl flooring, you have to know where to look. This guide lets you know factors to look for, as well as places to shop.

Bathtub Refinishing Cost Estimates
How much does it cost to refinish your bathtub? Here are estimates.

List of Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers
Essential kitchen cabinet companies for classic, modern, bargain, and Euro cabinets.

List of Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers
Essential kitchen cabinet companies for classic, modern, bargain, and Euro cabinets.

7 Solid Surface Countertop Basics Before Buying
Solid surface countertops are highly valued because of their beauty and ability to be shaped in unique ways.

Choose the Right Sandpaper Grit For Smoother Results
Find out how to size sandpaper grit for your job--fine, medium, or coarse grits.

How to Change Tile Grout Color
How to change grout color? Is it as simple as buying one of those grout colorant kits?

How to Paint Wood
Think you know how to paint wood? Maybe not. We have tips that will help with this seemingly simple task.

How to Paint Wood
Think you know how to paint wood? Maybe not. We've got tips you may not know about how to paint wood. Page 2.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Canadian Maple Wood
A second look at maple-style luxury vinyl flooring to show one aspect of its superiority over real wood: bathroom installation.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring That Looks Like Wood
Pictures and ideas for luxury vinyl plank flooring that looks amazingly like wood.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Ebony Wood
Not your usual luxury vinyl plank, this ebony-look flooring gives this office an urban, contemporary look.

Light Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
A light oak-look luxury vinyl floor in plank form.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Medium-Dark Oak
This luxury vinyl plank floor from Shaw is affordably priced and has a medium-dark oak stain finish.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Teak Wood
Want exotic woods in luxury vinyl form? Here's a teak-look plank floor

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Light Canadian Maple Wood
The classic look of light Canadian maple wood--imprinted in the form of modern luxury vinyl planks.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Chestnut Wood
Isn't chestnut too expensive for flooring? Usually. Except when the chestnut is really luxury vinyl flooring.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Light Toned Honey Walnut Wood
Gorgeous honey tones for this luxury vinyl tile that has the look of fine walnut.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor - Dark Oak Wood
A handsome dark-oak wood-look luxury vinyl flooring looks perfect in this study/office.

Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank Flooring Companies
List of manufacturers and brands of luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring.

Can You Install Laminate Flooring In The Kitchen?
Is it recommended that you install laminate flooring in the kitchen? Answers to this complex question...

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Outdoor Kitchen Pictures and Ideas
In the market for an outdoor kitchen? Even if you're just considering it, you'll want to check out these photos and ideas.

Full Outdoor Kitchen With Sink, Stove, Ceiling Fans
This gorgeous full outdoor kitchen is packed full of services. This is as elaborate, and expensive, as it gets.

Gorgeous, Compact Single-Counter Outdoor Kitchen
Your classic outdoor kitchen with stonework base, grill, and beer keg.

Outdoor Kitchen With Real Flagstone Counter
A beauty of an outdoor kitchen with a uniquely angled counter and real stone on the base counter.

Fire Table For a Home Outdoor Kitchen
A gas-powered fire table is the star of this outdoor kitchen.

Budget-Level Outdoor Kitchen
Your basic outdoor kitchen costing in the low thousands, with an eating bar for two people. It's as close to budget-level as you can get.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Neutral Lilac Paint Color
A lilac-bordering-on-neutral paint color scheme for this small bathroom.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Bright Color Scheme and Neutral Accent
The accent wall in this small bathroom is designed to attract attention.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Colors For Both Adults and Childrens Bathrooms
Yummy summer colors for this small bathroom could work in either adults' or kids' bathrooms.

Small Bathroom Ideas: Shower Instead of Tub
Eschewing the bathtub in your small bathroom (i.e., installing a shower) will save you space. Try it!

Small Bathroom Ideas - Euro-Style Tile Design
A bold tile design for this small bathroom communicates that

Small Bathroom Ideas - Retro Classic Style
Many retro, classic details packed into this small bathroom.

Manhattan Retreat From Noted Design House
Here's your small bathroom designed as a snug retreat from the bustling masses.

Design Tricks of The Bathroom Remodeling Trade
Three small bathroom design tips from a kitchen/bath design professional.

60 Sq. Ft. Small Bathroom With Marble Shower
This bathroom, though only 60 small square feet, manages to shoehorn in real marble tile in a frameless shower.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Subway Tile Wainscot
Yellow walls and subway tiles give this bathroom a classic, retro look.

Small Bathroom Ideas - More Asian Style
A small bathroom with Asian appeal employing natural woods.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Asian Style Bathroom
This cool, Asian-themed small bathroom idea uses a cantilevered sink.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Bold Paint Color Scheme
Though called Comforting Peach, this paint color is anything but comforting. It's vibrant and bold and just right for this small bathroom.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Shower Tub Unit
A nice shower/tub combination for a small bathroom.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Shower With No Walls
Why even have shower walls? In some small bathrooms, it makes sense to go without.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Floor-to-Ceiling Window Gives Feeling of Space
This small bathroom introduces floor-to-ceiling windows for additional light.

Small Bathroom Ideas
Get the fast-track to a new bathroom: small bathroom ideas you can copy and use for yourself.

Small Bathroom Ideas - Maximizing Storage Space
A crisp white small bathroom idea involving lots of cabinets.

Small Bathroom Idea: Frameless Shower
Ever thought about using a frameless shower in your small bathroom? Well, here's one idea that will help you save space.

Small Bathroom Ideas: Diagonal Toilet and Pedestal Sink
This pedestal sink and toilet arranged diagonally is one effective way to save space in a small bathroom.

Small Bathroom Ideas To Ignite Your Remodel
Small bathrooms lend themselves well to remodeling. See pictures of beautiful tiny bathrooms that will inspire your remodel.

Kitchen Counters - Kitchen Counter
Kitchen counters can range from good old laminate (i.e., Formica) to man-made solid surfaces such as Corian or Silestone...and all the way up to ultra-expensive natural granite and marble.

Laminate Countertops
Information, pictures, and articles about laminate counters.

Natural Slab Granite and Other Stone Countertops
Articles about granite, marble, and other natural stone counters.

Solid Surface Countertops
Information and reviews about solid surface countertops like Corian and Avonite.

Quartz/Engineered Stone (CaesarStone, etc.) Countertops
Articles and profiles of quartz kitchen countertops.

Counter Depth Refrigerator Dimensions - What You Need to Know
Counter-depth refrigerator dimensions expressed in one short (but fluid) number, along with a more detailed, realistic answer.

Tile Mastic vs. Thinset - Application Guidelines
On ceramic or porcelain, when do you use thinset vs. mastic? The two materials, after all, are not interchangeable.

Best Grout Removal Tools - Electric and Manual
Removing tile grout is far easier when you use the best tools, both electric and manual.

5 Best Grout Removal Tools - Electric and Manual
Don't rip out tile grout with a screwdriver when there are better tools made for the purpose of grout removal, both electric and manual.

Ridgid JobMax Combo With Grout Removal Blade
Ridgid JobMax would be good for removing tile grout, except the tool itself doesn't work.

Grout Getter Is Best Manual Grout Removal Tool
The Grout Getter is a highly rated grout removal tool that should be used to supplement your other electric removal tools.

Hyde Regrout Tool For Removing Tile Grout
How well does the Hyde Regrout Tool work on removing grout? Actually pretty good, even compared to far more expensive tools.

Vacuum Up Debris After Removing Tile Grout
Keeping vacuum on during grout removal process lets you see what you are doing.

How To Remove Tile Grout
It is easy to remove tile grout using an inexpensive power tool, as well as a few common tools you probably already have on hand.

How To Remove Tile Grout Using the Power Tool
Begin removing tile grout with a power tool such as a Dremel or oscillating tool.

Remove Grout By Angling Power Tool
You can rip out more pieces of tile grout by slightly angling the power tool.

Remove Tile Grout With Screwdriver
After the power tool, remove more pieces of tile grout with a flat head screwdriver.

Remove Grout With a Utility Knife
Last step in removing tile grout is to slide utility knife through tile seam to knock out remaining pieces.

Showing How The Return Piece Will Run
Here is one way to think of a molding return piece: it runs into the wall instead of wrapping around the wall.

Cut Return Piece With Miter Saw
Showing how to cut the return piece with a hand miter saw.

Add Glue to Return Piece
One drop of glue is all it takes to attach the return piece to your shoe molding or quarter round.

Glue the Return Piece in Place
Push the glued return place into the open angle of the shoe molding or quarter round.

Set Protruding Brads or Nails
If any of your brads or finish nails protrude, you will need to set them in place (sink them).

Set First Angle in Place
Lay your first piece of shoe molding or crown molding down but do not yet nail it.

Cut Second Angled Piece
Cut your second piece of shoe molding or quarter round with the angle running 90 degrees opposite of your first piece.

Set Second Angled Piece in Place
Put the second piece of angled shoe molding or quarter round down.

Mark Cut Point and Angle For Return Piece
How to cut a return piece of quarter round or shoe molding. First mark a cut point.

Make Your First Angled Cut with Miter Saw
With your manual miter saw and box, cut your first angled shoe molding or quarter rouind.

Nail the Molding in Place
Nail the shoe molding or quarter round in place with an electric nailer.

How to Install Shoe Molding or Quarter-Round
Learn how to install quarter round or shoe molding, plus how to cut a neat finishing return.

Pre-Finish or -Paint the Molding
Paint or stain your quarter-round or shoe molding before installation.

Mark Your Cut Point and Angle of Cut
Mark the cut point and angle of cut on your shoe molding or quarter round.

Caulking Baseboard Solutions
If caulking baseboards is not the best solution, what is the best thing to do with gappy baseboards?

Luxury Vinyl Flooring - Basics and Mini Reviews
Luxury vinyl flooring basics, description, and mini-reviews.

Floors | Stairs
Covering the topic of flooring and stairs in relation to home remodeling.

Engineered Wood Floor - Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood floor is a modern compromise between solid hardwood and laminate. Find out everything about engineered wood flooring.

Stairs and Railings
All about installing stairs and railing.

Paint Your House Exterior Without Going Insane
Top tips for painting your house's exterior, while keeping your sanity intact.

Are Andersen Fibrex Windows Better Than Vinyl Windows?
Andersen likes to advertise Fibrex as a material superior to vinyl for its windows. But is it really?

Double-Hung Windows Compared: Andersen, Milgard, Pella
Comparing double hung windows from three of the largest window companies--Andersen, Milgard, and Pella.

Renovation Basics
Renovation Basics. Home Renovations.

Home Renovation Styles and Periods
Basics about home renovation styles (Tuscan, Parisian, etc.) and periods (1940s, 1960s, etc.).

Free Small House Plans - For Ideas or Just Dreaming
Free small house plans that you can use to remodel your home or build a new home with.

Free Small House Plans - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom House
Exterior view of a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house, with accompanying free plans.

Free Small House Plans - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Free online plans for a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house.

Free Small House Plans: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Exterior view of a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with plans on the next slide.

Free Small House Plans - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Free online plans for the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house shown previously.

Free Small House Plans - 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Exterior View
Exterior view of a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house, with plans on the next page.

Free Small House Plans - 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom House
Plans for the 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 882 sq. ft. house. Page 7.

Fireplaces - Fireplace Renovations
Find out how to beautify and repair existing fireplaces with About Home Renovations.

Can You Install Stone Veneer Over Brick
Can you install stone veneer over brick? If so, how do you do it?

Remove Bathtub Drain Without Special Tools
Remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.

How to Remove Tub Drain - Tools - Plug Wrench
Find out how to remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.

How to Remove Tub Drain - Snap Vise Grip Onto the X
Find out how to remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.

How to Remove Tub Drain - Hold Vise Grip With Another Wrench
Find out how to remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.

How to Remove Tub Drain - Switch to Manual Grip Again
Find out how to remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.

How to Remove Tub Drain - Tub Drain Removed from Tub
Find out how to remove a tub drain without any special plumbers tools.

House Bump Outs - Definition, Uses, and Prices
A house bump out costs far less than a house addition. But relative to the room added onto, it can represent a major boost in space.

Grout Haze Cleaning Is Easier With This Method
Cleaning grout haze is an inevitable part of tiling. But using the right grout haze remover will make this job go easier and faster.

Can I Install Tile on Plywood
Can you install tile directly on plywood subfloor with no other substrate?

How to Splice Electrical Wire
How to splice electrical wires in order to extend them is shown in this step by step visual guide.

Splicing Electrical Wire - Put Cover on Box
Screw the cover onto the junction box.

Splicing Electrical Wire - Strip Casing from Cable
Begin by stripping the casing from each cable (set of wires).

Splicing Electrical Wire - Wires Stripped of Casing
This is what your wire should look like without casing.

Splicing Electrical Wire - Strip Coating From Wires
Next, strip the coating the each wire.

How to Splice Electrical Wire - How Your Wires Look without Casing or Coating
Your wires without casing or coating.

Splicing Electrical Wire - Knock Out Plugs on Box
Knock out plugs on the junction box.

How to Splice Electrical Wire - Screw on Wire Clamps
Add the wire clamps to your junction box.

Splicing Electrical Wire - Insert Wires in Box
Insert wires in junction box through the holes.

Splicing Electrical Wire - Put Wirenuts on Wires
Put the wire nuts on the wires. Home Renovations.

Energy Saving - Green Energy Saving Methods
Home Renovations.

What Does Asbestos Insulation Look Like?
Visual guide that helps you identify what asbestos insulation looks like vs. other types such as loose-fill fiberglass and cellulose.

Best Stud Finders, Rated and Reviewed
Best stud finders, rated and reviewed: including dielectric constant/electronic, UWB, and rare earth magnets.

Insulation for 2x4 and 2x6 Walls
What is the best fiberglass insulation for 2x4 and 2x6 walls?

Drywall Sizes, Thickness, Length, and Width
Quick guide to common drywall sizes: thickness, length, and width.

Removing Load Bearing Walls - Facts You Cannot Ignore
Removing load bearing walls is serious business. Consider all the factors before undertaking this important step.

House Siding
Every house needs a skin, whether it be as quick-and-easy as vinyl siding, as high-maintenance yet beautiful as wood shake, or a best of both worlds solution like fiber-cement.

Exterior & Framework
Exterior & Framework. Home Renovations.

Guide to Foundation Footings Building Code
Brief guide to code requirements for foundation footings.

How to Organize Your House Renovation
When you renovate a house, what comes first? Then second, then third, and so on? Here is the remodeling process laid out for you.

Repairing Windows - Repair Windows
Oftentimes, you don't need to replace the window entirely. Repairing the window is a viable option. Discover how to repair windows and control costs.

Fogged Windows - What Are Your Options For Repair?
Fogged windows are not a simple fix, but you often do not need to resort to total replacement. Here's why.

Best Bathroom Wall Surface Options
Which wall coverings work best in bathrooms, considering your need both for functionality and appearance?

Convert 4 Prong Dryer Cord to 3 Prong Outlet
One common electrical problem is when the dryer has a 4 prong plug yet the outlet has 3 prongs. How do you convert?

Do You Need a Permit To Build a Fence?
Many homeowners are surprised to learn that they usually need to secure a permit to install a fence.

How Buying Used Kitchen Cabinets Can Save You Money
One little-known avenue for finding inexpensive kitchen cabinets: used or display kitchen cabinets in kitchen/bath showrooms.

Bathroom Design - Bathroom Decorating
Bathroom design - layouts, plans, painting, colors, textures. Anything that doesn't involve the actual swinging of a hammer in a bathroom might be construed as bathroom design!

Do You Need Underlayment For Laminate Flooring?
Do you always need underlayment under your laminate flooring? Here I take an outside-the-box view.

What is the Best Laminate Floor Cleaner?
Find out which is the best laminate floor cleaner. Not all cleaners and methods are the same, and some might even damage your floor.

When Do I Need a Permit for Remodeling?
Need a permit for that home remodel project? These simple chart lists permit-worthy actions that you may encounter.

How to Install Stair Railing
Easy instructions on how to install new stair railing.

How to Install Stair Railing - Install Middle Bracket
Install middle staircase brackets to finish the project.

How to Install Stair Railing - Drive Helper Screws to Hold Rail
Determine height of one end of railing and drive a helper screw.

How to Install Stair Railing - Mark Drill Points With Handrail Bracket
Mark your drill points on the handrail bracket with your pencil.

How to Install Stair Railing - Drive Screws on First Bracket
Drive screws for handrail bracket.

How to Install Stair Railing - Install Rail and Sleeve on First End
Screw lower sleeve onto railing.

How to Install Stair Railing - Measure Height at Other End of Rail
Measure height at other end of railing.

How to Install Stair Railing - Install Bracket at Other End
Install bracket at second end of railing.

How to Install Stair Railing - Measure Rail Dip With Chalk Line
Find out how far your stair railing is dipping.

How to Install Stair Railing - Brace Middle of Railing
Jam a length of wood under the railing to elevate it.

Best Wood Floors For Dogs
What are the best wood floors for dogs? Given that dogs do have claws, is there any kind of wood floor suited for them?

Drywall Alternatives - Unique Wall Coverings
Drywall is still the best and often only material available for closing up interior walls. But it's miserable stuff. So here are some other wall coverings.

Basements - Basement Finishing - How to Finish a Basement
Learn from our collection of articles about basement finishing.

Basement Finishing
Information about do-it-yourself basement finishing as well as packaged basement finishing systems.

Basement Finishing Systems - Introduction
What basement finishing systems are available? How much do these basement finishing systems cost?

Total Basement Finishing System
An overview of Total Basement Finishing system.

Overview of Basement Transformation Technologies Basement Finishing System
More about Basement Transformation Technologies finishing system.

Owens Corning Basement Finishing System
An overview of the popular Owens Corning basement finishing system, along with per-square-foot costs.

DIY Basement Finishing System
What about do it yourself basement finishing systems? Do they even exist?

Top Drywall Materials
For basic wall building or repair projects, here is a list of the top drywall materials to buy.

Window Sash - Components and Definition
A window sash is a key component in window designs, especially in double-hung windows.

Replacement Windows Basics You Must Know
Learn a few basics of replacement windows - materials, cost, process, etc. - before you make the big leap and call a company.

Replacement Windows Definitive Guide
Learn how to negotiate the sometimes tricky world of replacement windows with this quick, compact guide that cuts through the mystery.

Window Seal Repair - Options
If the view on your double-pane window is foggy, chances are the seal has failed. Find out 3 easier ways to fix this rather than replacing the whole window.

Replacement Window Gas - Argon and Krypton
Are argon and krypton gasses in replacement and new construction window IGUs all that important? If so, how much?

Removing Non Load Bearing Walls - Issues To Consider
Before you remove interior walls, there are a few very important points you need to consider.

How To Tell If a Sealed Window Has Failed
How do you tell if a sealed window has failed? What are the telltale signs, and how do you fix a failed sealed window?

Moisture in Crawl Space Preventable With Sheet Plastic
Preventing moisture--and thus, invasive mold--in your crawlspace is very easy to do with the application of ground plastic.

Bathroom Remodeling Space and Placement
Consider these space and placement issues when planning your bathroom remodel.

Cost of Solid Hardwood Flooring
Cost estimates of solid hardwood flooring installed, both do-it-yourself and professional.

Electric Radiant Floor Heating: The Basics
An overview of electric radiant floor heating. Did you know that radiant floor heating isn't just for Winter?

Easy Ways To Fix Squeaky Stairs
It's easy to fix squeaky stairs. Just a drill, wedges, and some wood glue. Learn how.

Retro Remodel: In Praise Of The Honeywell Round
How about a little praise for that little bronze-colored metal beauty, the Honeywell Round Thermostat--the thermostat that heated America!

Heating and Cooling
Heating and Cooling. Home Renovations.

Gas Furnace Types - Modulating, 2-Stage, Single-Stage
Types of furnaces briefly described: modulating (or variable); two- or dual-stage; and single stage.

5 Best Bamboo Floors
Find out what's the best bamboo flooring for your home. The best bamboo flooring is a relative matter, so we look at all aspects of this debate.

How to Properly Size Your Air Conditioner
Learn how to properly size your air conditioner so that you do not pay too much for the unit and so that you save money on energy bills.

Wood Parquet Flooring - Is It Time To Bring It Back?
Will there be a resurgence for wood parquet flooring? A perennial favorite, wood parquet floor is easy to install and cost-effective.

Remove Wallpaper from Plaster Walls and Minimize Damage
Will removing wallpaper from plaster walls cause more damage? Find out here...

Bathroom Flooring - Bathroom Floor
Bathroom flooring is not necessarily the same thing as flooring for the rest of the house--you need to choose flooring specifically for the bathroom.

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Home Renovations.

Best Tile For Small Bathrooms
Round up of the best tile for small bathrooms, including featured brands as well as smart rules of design.

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Home Renovations.

Soundproof Drywall Guide and QuietRock Review
Find out how well soundproofing drywall such as QuietRock works.

Bathtub Refinishing - Shower Refinishing
When you don't want the mess and cost of a full tear-out-and-replace, or even the cost of a tub liner, bathtub and shower refinishing may be the way to go.

Shower Stall Repair - Fix Cracks, Holes, Chips, Stains
Cracks, holes, chips, and stains in fiberglass or acrylic showers or tubs can be fixed by you alone, and quite cheaply.

How To Run Electrical Wire In Open Walls
Running electrical wires in open walls is easy with this quick start quick.

Cost of Granite Countertops - Slab, Tile, and Modular
Find out the true and up-to-date cost of granite countertops in this guide which covers slab, tile, and modular granite.

Granite Slab Countertops Basics
Granite slab countertops are far too expensive a purchase to jump into without some knowledge of the material.

Building a House Addition (Pros and Cons)
Building a house addition is not an easy decision. Consider all angles--financial, space-related, and emotional--before you begin.

Solid Surface, Quartz, and Granite Countertop Comparison
Compare and contrast solid surface, quartz, and granite kitchen countertop materials.

Corian vs Granite - Which One Is Better?
Corian vs. granite slab: which is the better

Bathtub/Shower Liners - Guide To Installation and Costs
Bathtub and shower liners may be an option if your tub or shower are ruined, and you do not want to refinish or replace.

Bathtub Liners - Shower Liners
Much cheaper than a full tear-out-and-replace, tub and shower liners are a

How "Home Depot Karma" Got Me a $40 Item For One Penny
What do you do when a big home improvement store rips you off? You can either seek immediate justice or you can wait for karma. Here's my story.

Lowes vs. Home Depot - Which Is Better?
In the Lowe's vs. Home Depot battle, which one wins out in areas of prices, selection, and customer service?

Low Shower Pressure Fixes
Lower shower pressure? Increase your shower's volume and pressure with these simple steps.

Remodel Your Bathroom
Renovate your bathroom and you're halfway toward renovating your house. Along with kitchens, bathrooms are the most difficult rooms to remodel. Learn more about how to remodel your bathroom by yourself, or with the help of professionals.

New Shower or Tub
Learn how installing a new shower or bathtub can spruce up your bathroom.

Personal Review - Frigidaire Casement/Slider Window A/C
First-person account of owning and running a Frigidaire Casement/Slider Window A/C Unit.

Electrical Code For Outlets
The electrical code--properly called the National Electrical Code, published by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association--is one of the most important documents a home renovator can have. Here are the basics of the electrical code.

How to Easily Adjust Hinges on a Cabinet
If your cabinet doors bump or hang unevenly, the hinges may need adjusting. Here's the easy way to do it.

Best Ways To Increase Natural Light In Your Home
Increase natural light in your home with these 7 best methods--from simple tips like using glossier paint to types of windows to buy.

Bedroom Paint Color Theory In 3 Simple Steps
If you want to learn about bedroom paint but do not have a lot of time or patience, know these two points: color and finish.

Fix Large Hole in Drywall
Eliminate that large hole in your drywall that has been staring at you for months.

How To Remove Cat Urine Odor from Wood Floors
Cat urine odor on wood floors that cannot be removed with scrubbing may take floor sanding. Is this hard?

Is a Reciprocating Saw Necessary For Home Remodeling?
A nice--but not essential thing--for a DIY home renovator to have on his or her tool bench is a reciprocating saw.

Renovation Money - Afford Renovation
Renovation Money Matters. Home Renovations.

Best Ways To Pay For Your Home Remodel Project
Sources for money to pay for your home remodeling project, including one source that can easily be called

Fund the Remodel
Fund the Remodel. Home Renovations.

Save Money on Remodeling
Save Money on Remodeling. Home Renovations.

Estimated Home Remodeling Costs
List of estimated remodeling costs for kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and more.

Concrete Countertops - Basics, Costs
Concrete countertops look fantastically modern and

Bathroom Remodel vs. Addition - Helping You Choose
Bathroom remodel or a bathroom addition? The choice is not clear. This guide will help you make this difficult decision.

Small Bathroom - Small Bathroom Ideas - Small Bathroom Remodel
Small bathrooms are the norm more than the exception. Find small bathroom ideas and inspiration and learn small bathroom remodeling.

Should You Believe Remodeling's Cost Vs. Value Report?
Cost vs. Value Report is a classic. But take its data with a grain of salt if you are a do it yourself home remodeler.

Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Windows - Which One Is Best?
Vinyl vs. fiberglass windows: which one is better?

Basic Room Dividers and Manufacturers
Listing the basic types of room or space dividers available, along with a list of ones you can purchase and their manufacturers.

This Siding Material Is Made of Cellulose. Should You Use It?
Fiber-cement siding is a great alternative to vinyl siding for many homeowners.

Average Kitchen Remodel Cost In One Number
Average kitchen remodeling cost listed in two figures, one for professional work and another for DIY work.

Laminate vs. Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood vs. laminate flooring: comparing these two alternatives to solid hardwood flooring.

Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring - How They Compare
Laminate vs. hardwood flooring: how well does this cheaper but artificial flooring stack up against the real stuff?

How to Repair Single-Pane Window Glass
How to repair single-pane glass windows as good as if a glazier did it.

Electrical Conduit - Basics, Boxes, and Grounding
Basics about electrical conduit.

What Is the Average Kitchen Size?
Average kitchen size remains at the lower end of the scale, despite attempts to convince the public otherwise. Here is the full story.

Radiator Covers That Cover Up That Cast-Iron Beast
Radiator covers--both metal and wood--make cleaning easier and cover up unsightly radiators. Here are your options.

What Is 12mm Laminate Flooring?
What is 12mm laminate flooring? is it worth the extra cost?

The Best Floors For Dogs
When your home has a dog, you need to find a floor covering that makes everyone happy--dog and human alike. Here are the 7 best floors for dogs.

The Most Durable Flooring You Can Install
What's the most durable flooring you can buy for your home? The answers might shock you.

Basics of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
The hottest, newest roofing material is called the standing seam metal roof. Is it right for your house?

Best Roofing Materials for Longevity
What are the best roofing materials that will last the longest? Our answers might surprise you.

Home Improvement Contractor Insurance Basics
What kind of insurance should your contractor have? Find out how much--or how little--this insurance will protect you.

Bathroom Remodeling Timetable - How Long It Takes
How long does it take to completely remodel a bathroom? This timetable will help you plan your remodel accordingly.

Rough In Dimensions For a Shower Door
How big should you make a shower opening for a certain size of frameless shower door?

What Does Rough In Mean?
What does it mean to

Drywall Wet Sanding - Wring Sponge
Wring out your drywall sponge, but leave a little water so that the sponge is not completely dry.

Drywall Wet Sanding - Before and After
Drywall wet sanding knocks down high spots and transfers compound to other areas of the wallboard.

Drywall Wet Sanding - Synopsis
A quick recap of steps involved in wet-sanding drywall.

Drywall Wet Sanding - Sand on Smooth Side
After wringing sponge, switch to the smooth side.

Wet Sanding Drywall Mud - Instructions
Wet sanding drywall mud (compound) is one way to smooth down joints while keeping your space entirely dust-free. Here is how to do it.

Drywall Wet Sanding - Sand on Abrasive Side
First gently stroke the moistened abrasive side of the sponge on the drywall area to be sanded.

Repairing Your Shower With Filler Compound
The spectrum of shower repair ranges from ignoring the ugly thing (zero cost) to ripping it out and starting again (high cost). Showers can be repaired in other ways, though. Take a look.

Laminate Flooring: Pros and Cons
Laminate flooring is great stuff. Looks super and it's easy to install. But there are problems, as well. Let's look at both sides of this popular choice.

Quartz vs Granite Countertops - Which One Is Best?
How do granite vs. quartz countertops compare? Here is a point-by-point comparison with a recommendation of the best between the two.

Plumbing Rough In Dimensions - Toilet, Tub, Sink
Quick reference table for plumbing rough in dimensions for toilet, bathtub/shower, and sink.

Strange Facts About Home Remodel Injuries and Deaths
Check out these ways (some quite grisly) of getting injured...or getting dead...while remodeling your house.

Sewer Video Inspection - Basics, Cost, and Results
Know the basics of a sewer video inspection before you spend money on it.

Overlays For Staircase Treads
Staircase covers allow you to keep you existing treads and risers. They cover the stairs to provide grip and an improvement in looks.

3" Lithonia Recessed Light: Review and Installation
The Lithonia 3

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Weird Remodeling Tricks That Actually Work!
Desperate measures are needed when you're in a jam. Here are great home improvement tricks for getting you out of tight situations.

Weird Remodeling Tricks That Actually Work!
Desperate measures are needed when you're in a jam. Here are great home improvement tricks for getting you out of tight situations.

Best Window Unit Air Conditioners
Top three recommendations for window unit air conditioners that you can install yourself.

Carpeting - Carpet Installation
Learn all about installing wall-to-wall carpeting in your house.

Best Way to Prevent Carpet Mold
Here is the little-known secret to preventing mold and mildew in carpet.

When To Remove Painter's Tape
When is the best time to remove painters tape? Should I remove it right away or wait until the paint is dried?

Fire Rated Type X Drywall - Benefits and Limitations
What is fire rated or Type X drywall? Is it simply thicker than usual drywall or does it have special qualities?

Ceiling - Vaulted Ceiling - Cathedral Ceiling - Flat Ceiling
Ceilings of all types--flat, vaulted, cathedral--are found here.

Ceiling Wood Tongue and Groove Installation - How To
Should you install a tongue and groove ceiling? It's a handy DIY project, requiring no more than one person.

Using Romex and Conduit in Exposed Locations
When dealing with exposed locations such as the masonry walls of a basement, there are certain rules governing the use of Romex or conduit.

What Cement Backer Board Is (And What to Use It For)
Cement board is one of home renovation's greatest inventions - find out how to use it to make your tiling work go faster.

Easy Method to Repair Cracks in Plaster Walls
Plaster walls look great--until the moment they start developing cracks. What can you do about cracked plaster?

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

Replace Load-Bearing Wall With Beam - DIY Instructions
Open and connect rooms in your house by removing a load-bearing wall and replacing it with a laminated beam. Here are instructions.

Opening a Load-Bearing Wall - Beam, Finish Wall
Finally add the support beam and finish off drywall and trim.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

Opening a Load-Bearing Wall - Demo, Electrical, Supports
Next, demo the wall, after first taking care of electrical wires and plumbing as well as adding supports.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

How to Open a Load-Bearing Wall, Step by Step
Basic instructions on opening up a load-bearing wall to accommodate a larger doorway or pass-through.

Tuscan Flooring Ideas - Terra Cotta Octogon
A high-end terra cotta Tuscan-style tile for any area of your home.

Tuscan Flooring Ideas - Terra Cotta Tiles
Terra cotta tiles from raw clay to impart a Tuscan flavor on the flooring in your house.

3 Ways To Give Your Flooring a Rustic Tuscan Look
A picture gallery of terra cotta, stone, and wood Tuscan-themed flooring ideas for your home.

Tuscan Flooring Ideas - Mosaic Border
Mosaic border around tile to give a Tuscan look to this flooring.

Tuscan Flooring Ideas - Travertine
Travertine flooring to give your room a Tuscan style.

Tuscan Flooring Ideas - Porcelain Stone
A porcelain tile that looks like stone.

Best Online Calculators: Tile, Roofs, Siding, Counters
My personal list of the best online calculators for home remodeling: tiling, siding, counters, and roofing.

Can I Burn Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)?
Is it safe to burn MDF? What happens if your burn it? Is it hazardous?

Painting Kitchen or Bath Cabinets - Step By Step Guide
Painting your kitchen or bathroom cabinets is an inexpensive way to improve their appearance. But it is not an easy project. These are the steps.

Should You Put Carpet Over Carpet?
Carpeting industry professionals tell us that putting new carpet over existing is inadvisable for many reasons. But here are tips if you insist.

Exterior Paint: Satin or Flat Finish?
When painting your house exterior, which to choose: satin or flat?

Floor Joist Spans - Calculate With Real-World Scenarios
We'll help you figure out floor joist spans for common sizes, using timber found at your local Lowe's or Home Depot.

Hardwood Floor In a Kitchen - Is This Allowed?
Hardwood floors have traditionally not been installed in kitchens due to moisture concerns. But is this fear founded?

Top Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Brands
List of the top manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), a strong material used for house beams, headers, and girders.

What Is Microlam or LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
See how Microlam (properly Microllam) LVL lumber fits into your home remodel for additions and wall removal projects.

Drywall Screw Spacing Guide For Walls and Ceilings
Drywall screw spacing recommendations for field and edge sections of drywall walls and ceilings.