Construction Basics

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Where to Get Government Loans or Grants for Home Improvement

There may be more help available than you'd expect.

Common Questions About Tiny Homes

These little buildings raise a few big questions.

Prepare Your Land For Building a Foundation

The key to controlling costs is planning ahead.

Bunker Building Basics

Buried rocks and hidden regulations are the main obstacles.

Buying Land - What You Need to Know

Many factors can derail your project or drain your finances.

How to Remove a Non Load Bearing Wall

Removing non load bearing walls in a house can really elevate the physical space, but also the ambiance

How to Apply for a Building Permit

This is often the most important step homeowners ignore when doing renovations.

7 DIY Projects That Actually Need Permits

You might be surprised that these seemingly simple DIY projects actually need permits to be legal.

How to Make Over Your Bathroom with Scratch Coat and Ceramic Tiling

Scratch coats and ceramic tiles are great for bathrooms.

Corner Braces

Corner braces offer the support you need.

How to Cut Plexiglass with a Router

If you have a router, it's possible to cut plexiglass.

Home Improvement Construction: Planning an Entryway Remodel

Improve your entryway, both inside and out.

Handiest DIY Tricks for 2018

Learning new DIY tips and tricks can really speed up projects and result in better-finished products.

New DIYer? Here's What You Don't Need

Read this before you run out to the hardware store.

Women Tackle Home Improvement Jobs

Women are tackling more home improvement then ever before.

New Homeowner? Begin Your DIY Journey Here

Here are five must-dos to check off before you move into your new home.

Top 3 Ways to DIY More in the New Year

The beginning of a new year is the best time to take advantage of all the benefits that DIY has to offer. Here are the top three ways to do just that.

Top 5 DIYs of 2016

Looking forward to more DIY in the new year? Check out our top projects and ideas from 2016 for inspiration.

The Best Home DIY Projects for Beginners

New to DIY? Tackle these projects first.

How to Avoid a Mid-project Breakdown

How to stop worrying and get back to making your project turn out great!

Avoid These 6 Most Common DIY Mistakes

Increase your chances of creating a successful project by avoiding these six common DIY mistakes.

Where to Begin with Your DIY Projects

Increase your chances of creating a successful DIY by focusing on these five areas of a new project.

Our Top 5 DIYs of 2015

Check out what other DIYers were working on, based on a selection of some of our most popular articles for 2015!

4 Beginner DIY Skills to Master This Year

If you're new to DIY, here are a few skills you should try around the house to save you money and keep your home in good repair.

Steel Staircase Design Specifications

Read this article to understand the content of steel staircase design specifications.

How to Measure for a Wooden Staircase

Follow these steps to take measurements for a wooden staircase.

DIY Geometry for Beginners

Depending on your project, it is almost certain some level of measuring and math will be involved.

How to Set Realistic Expectations as a Beginner DIYer

Get off to a great start on your DIY journey!

How to Find Building Codes and Other Legal DIY Resources

Learn how to research the right way before starting your project here.

Non-Conventional Loans

Read this article for information on non-conventional loans.

Wood for a Home Foundation?

We all know a home's foundation needs to be solid, strong and if not permanent at least able to

How can I cut circles into plexiglass by hand?

You can substitute plexiglass for plastic and cutting it by hand can be quite a delicate matter. One

How to Pour A Slab Foundation

A slab foundation is a simple concept. Basically, it's a concrete pad.

Lap Joint 101

A lap joint is seen in the welding.

Pros and Cons of Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated wood is a commonly used material.

Suspended Ceiling

A suspended ceiling is a hung ceiling or dropped ceiling.

Install A Water Line To Your House

Installing a new water line will take some time.

Installing a Porch Addition to Your Mobile Home

A porch addition can greatly enhance the feel of the space.

Joist Hanger

Consider a joist hanger for floor or deck structures.

How Draws Work

It is important to understand the draw process.

Building a House with Steel Framing

Building a home with steel framing can be a good investment.

Tiny Home Kits Anyone Can Build

These little cuties are more than just a place to live in.

How to Read Blue Prints

Here's how to decipher those confusing blueprints!