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13 Alternatives to Cement

Some are emerging, others are classic building materials.

4 Surprising Places Concrete Can Improve Your Interior

Add an affordable earthy element to your space.

How to Correct Sloppy Concrete Work

If it's too late for prevention, clean it up.

Can You DIY a Concrete House?

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

How to Set Up a Home Flex Space

These swing areas provide multiple uses.

How to Reinforce Wooden Stair Rails

Wood stair rails, like metal ones, tend to come loose.

Should I Have a Contract with My Contractor?

The words share a root for a reason.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Building Contractor

Develop a mutually-beneficial relationship.

6 Greenhouse Ideas (and How to Build One)

Protect your plants and lengthen growing season.

Things to Consider When Cutting Stair Stingers

Find out all the important facts before laying out stairs stringers.

How To Protect Your Fireplace Mantel

Your fireplace mantel needs to be protected.

How to Build a Kids Drawing Table

A drawing table is appreciated by kids of all ages.

How to Plan Your Wood Stair Construction

Undertaking a wood stair construction can be complex.

How to Install a Sink in Your Home Wet Bar

If you truly want a home wet bar, you need a sink.

4 Contractor Upsells You Don't Really Need

Don't let appealing extras break your budget.

4 Apps for Finding Contractors

Call help with the click of a button.

9 Things Your Contractor Doesn't Want You to Know

Understand what's being said... and what's not.

Never Tell Your Contractor These 4 Things

Be clear about your plans, and keep yourself in the loop.

How to Make Your Own AA Plywood

Plywood is a preferred construction material.

How to Locate and Determine if a Wall Is Load Bearing

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

How to Design Plumbing for Wet Bars

Wet bars are great for entertaining.

Constructing a Bathroom Magazine Rack out of Wood

Store newspapers, magazines and catalogs within reach.

Cost Factor with Epoxy Resin Countertops

Epoxy resin countertops are among the best surfaces you can buy.