Construction Basics

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Dome Homes

This cozy style is making a comeback.

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Building a Rental House

What features make an income property valuable?

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The Cheapest Houses You Can Build

How much space do you really need?

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Building a Barndominium

They're spacious and comparatively cheap.

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The 9 Hardest Parts of Building a House

Get the home of your dreams without losing your mind.

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5 Areas to Repair Now That Will Save You Time Later

We share 5 areas to keep your eye on now to save time and money later in home repairs.

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Dado Joint

A stopped dado joint is a special kind of joint to hold together boards intersecting at 90 degrees.

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Tips for Removing a Load Bearing Wall

If you are removing a load bearing wall, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind.

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How to Locate a Load Bearing Wall

A load bearing wall gives your home integrity and strength.

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About House Framing

Think of framing as the skeleton of your home.

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Wooden Cladding for Stairs

Wooden cladding is a product that can transform the appearance of your staircase.

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About Manufactured Homes

Manufactured homes are quickly gaining popularity with consumers because they save construction time.

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Four Things to Know Before Starting Your Shedquarters Project

Set up for success in a cozy outbuilding office.

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Steps to Building a House Checklist

Streamline the process by staying on task at each phase.

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Floating Tiny Homes

Houses on the water can be a magical refuge.

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Can You DIY a Concrete House?

Pour yourself a new house (and a drink to celebrate).

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How to Locate and Determine if a Wall Is Load Bearing

Before modifying the structure of your home, find load bearing walls.

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Modular, Prefab Tiny Homes

It's no tiny feat to find the right prefab home.

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Building a House with Steel Framing

This durable material can be a good investment.

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How to Make a Bookshelf

Build a quick organizer to declutter your space.

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10 DIY Skills That Are Easier than You Think

Before you know it, you'll be tackling myriad new tasks.

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The First 7 Upgrades to Tackle in a New Home

Start with safety, then graduate to aesthetics.

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4 Homes Upgrades under $2,000

Materially improve your space without adding too much debt.

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7 Renovations That Save You Money

Use your upgrade investment to cut down expenses.

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8 Home Improvements That Raise Your Home’s Value

Quality materials and open space make lasting investments.

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8 Construction Mistakes That Cost You Money

Don't get surprised by second-order effects.

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How to Set DIY Goals for 2022

Anticipate challenges to meet them at your best.

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Construction Laws to Know Before You Build a House

Don't get put in the dog house during your build.

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How to Get Started with a Home Addition

Turn the dream into reality with a comprehensive plan.

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How to Make a DIY Budget Spreadsheet

Get projects done on time and under budget.

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Chamfered Edge

Take the edge off with the carpentry technique.

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DIY Geometry for Beginners

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

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Navigating Construction Loans

Consider all the risks and costs involved.

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Buying Land - What You Need to Know

Many factors can derail your project or drain your finances.

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How To Prepare Your Land To Build a House

You'll need to clear the land before you start construction.

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Nominal Dimension

In construction, we rely on dimensions and certain measures to make our projects come together. For terms

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Let-In Brace

A let-in brace is a way of bracing studs around a window, or other places where cut off studs are used.

Chamfer

Any beveled edge that's utilized to join two surfaces.

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Which Cheap Front Doors to Select

There is a whole list of materials from which you can make cheap front doors.

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French Front Doors on a Budget

Shopping for French front doors is a much simpler task than you have imagined.

Ways to Integrate a Curved Staircase

A curved staircase is a thing of great workmanship.

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Safety Concerns for Building Around a Load Bearing Wall

A load bearing wall is an important feature in the home, or in any building.

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Modular Stairs for the Contemporary Home

Modular stairs are contemporary stair cases of light construction.

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Home Improvement Construction: Building Materials that Add Value

When planning construction for home improvement, use durable building materials.