|Free Expert Advice for Your Home
Don Vandervort, a regular on HGTV's "The Fix," offers free advice, buying guides, ideas and do-it-yourself help, in this one-stop source for home repair, remodeling, home-improvement and home decorating information.
|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.
Through it's exclusive comprehensive network of over 600,000 prescreened contractors and designers, ImproveNet helps its users make good decisions about home improvement projects. As a completely independent authority, ImproveNet maintains its integrity, objectivity, and credibility.
|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.
|HomeIdeas Applet Area
Here you will find applications that will help you with home projects including a paint estimator, wallpaper calculator, fencing estimator and more.
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.
A practical guide on how to reduce your home energy use, with tips on insulation, heating and cooling, lighting, landscaping, and much more.
|Better Homes & Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia|
Whether you're fixing a clogged drain, building a deck, wiring that new addition, or adding landscape to your yard--we've got the site for you. Search from more than 1,000 home improvement tips that can save you time and money.
Money-the one thing that causes more disagreements and stress than just about any other 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.
|Managing Your Remodeling Project
A successful remodeling project starts with good planning. If you're considering remodeling, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by all the details and decisions. And that's why the National Association of Homebuilders Remodelors Council created this web site.
|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.