Hiring a Contractor
Your home may be your most valuable financial asset. That's why it's important to be cautious when you hire someone to work on it. Finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project.
Money-the one thing that causes more disagreements and stress than just about anyother entity. Luckily, creating a budget for your home improvement project does not need to be intimidating or cause World War III in your living room.
Kitchen & Bath Consumer Resources
Excellent online resource from the National Kitchen and Bath Association includes helpful planning checklists, a guide to understanding the remodeling process, and tips from the pros.
Everything you ever wanted to know about . . . you guessed it, your toilet! Stop by this unique site and you will probably discover some things you probably never knew you needed to know about saving money and water.
Popular Mechanics Homeowner's Clinic
You'll find the kind of concise, illustrated how-to pieces you've come to expect from Popular Mechanics. There are sections on solving household problems, how to make your house a safer, more comfortable place to live, appliance care tips and woodworking projects.
Hometime is the source for information on home improvement, remodeling, and home repair. Our website is divided into 4 main categories: Projects, Info, TV, and Store (more detailed descriptions are listed below).
Home Improvement Tools
Offering home improvement advice, articles, ideas, and tips for home and woodworking projects. There is nuts and bolts information and hands-on reviews that both professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike can use. What you will find here are great home improvement articles on removing a popcorn ceiling that contains asbestos or building an accessible wheelchair ramp; home product and tool reviews; home ideas; remodeling projects; previews of new products coming to the market; woodworking projects and true-to-life home improvement questions and answers.
Popular Remodeling Projects: Cost vs. Value
Updating and remodeling kitchens and baths will add the most value to your home. In some instances, these projects could possibly return more than 100% of the cost if the home is sold within a year. Here are the highlights from Remodeling Magazine's special report.
The Old House Web Guide
This site has expert advise on several home owner projects. It will even help you find a contractor in your area. They have a online magazine. Sign up and receive the magazine at no charge.