Construction Basics

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How to Locate and Determine if a Wall Is Load Bearing

Before modifying the structure to your home, finding your load bearing walls is crucial.

5 Tiny Homes You'll Want to Move Into Now

What tiny homes lack in size, they make up for in charm, utility, and affordability.

The Most Common Problems of Older Homes (And How to Fix Them)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so keep these construction issues of older homes in your sights to prevent future damage.

Tiny Houses Are Getting Really Big

Suddenly, they're everywhere - like mushrooms.

Where to Begin With a Fixer Upper

Turning an old home into a designer masterpiece may not be easy, but we give you some starting points whether you're flipping or moving in yourself.

5 Areas to Repair Now That Will Save You Time Later

Resolve to stay ahead of the curve with home repairs. We share 5 areas to keep your eye on now to save time and money later.

Home Building Basics: Deciding on a Foundation

Choose a house foundation based on location, cost, and time.

About Manufactured Homes

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

Building a House with Steel Framing

Building a new home using steel framing can be a very good long term investment, as they last longer,

About Post and Lintel Construction

Lintel construction involves two horizontal beams used to support a vertical beam. This form of construction

Floor Plan Symbols Explained

Floor plan symbols can be quite baffling for anyone who is not an architect or in the construction field.

Building Rafters Outdoors

One of the DIY projects that you may end up encountering at some point is the need for building rafters

Flipping Houses: Common Mistakes to Avoid

During a buyer’s market, flipping houses has become an exciting and profitable trend. Flipping

How to Frame a House

When you frame a house you are laying out the skeleton form of the house, including the walls, ceilings

Metal Roof Maintenance

Metal roof maintenance is required to ensure that your roof meets its full life expectancy. While metal

Spiral Staircase Construction Step-by-Step

Spiral staircase allows you to move from one level of a house to another. They are ideal structures for

Ranch Style House: Wiring And Plumbing

The ranch style house is often associated with tract homes build in the 1970s in the western United States.

Planning And Constructing Small Log Homes

Nothing says charming like a small log home. They are beautiful, quaint, and the home itself becomes

How To Bend Plexiglass

With the right know-how and materials, you can bend plexiglass—which is not really glass at all. Plexiglass? Plexiglass

Building A House On A Hill: A Guide

Building a house on a hill is the best way to take advantage of your view, but can be a costly and complecated

Build A Hunting Cabin

Build your own basic log hunting cabin using a chainsaw, a scribe tool, some timber and cement or gravel.

How to Build A One-Room House

A one-room house is a very convenient and easily constructed home for a single person or a couple. Similar

How To Build Stairs In Your Home

Building stairs in your home is a job that can be satisfying and helpful. Although the actual work involved

How To Change Your Dresser Knobs

On any old furniture, dresser knobs can wear out, break or become outdated. It’s easy to replace

Spanish House Design Ideas

Building a Spanish house style brings an historic touch to any neighborhood. These homes are generally

Calculating Floor Area In 5 Steps

It's easy to calculate the area of your floor, even if the room is oddly shaped. Just break it down into

How To Cope Quarter Round Molding

Remodeling an older home may require some knowledge on how to cope quarter round molding. Most molding

Install A Water Line To Your House

Installing a new water line to your house is a project that will take some time, but is not difficult.Locate

Install Iron Balusters in 6 Steps

Iron balusters look great on any staircase. There are several things you need to know before you start

Installing Stair Treads Step-By-Step

Stair treads are a simple addition to stairs. They help to provide traction so people do not slip and

Secure Stair Railing Installation Tips

Having a secure stair railing is important for safety reasons. You want to make sure your railing is

How To Find Utility Lines Before Digging

If you are planning to do any type of digging in your yard, it is a good idea to find out where any of

Building A Timber Frame House: The Basics

Timber frame construction is an economic alternative to steel and concrete that possesses an aesthetic

Extension Ladder Parts Explained

An extension ladder is a great tool for any do-it-yourself enthusiast. Use of an extension ladder can

How to Install Crawl Space Insulation

For many homes with a crawl space there will come the time when you need to install, or even replace,

How to Remove a Rusty Nail

Rusty nails are annoying. They can stop you using a perfectly good piece of lumber and they discolor

Home Improvement Construction: Planning an Entryway Remodel

To enhance the curb appeal of your home, your home improvement construction should include an entryway

Home Improvement Construction: Building Materials that Add Value

When planning construction for home improvement, use the kinds of durable building materials that will

6 Interesting Building Permit Facts

There are many different types of building permits available for submission. You would be surprised to

How to Read Your Construction Permit

When you get ready to engage in a home improvement project, most communities require that you obtain