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Age proofing a home means making it easier to live in which includes moving around, staying in touch and preventing an accident. This list features good ideas and useful hints and tips to make a home convenient and comfortable.
Use this information to plan a budget to make 19 popular age proofing upgrades to your home. Compare the cost of hiring a contractor to do the work with doing the job yourself.
Find advice about easy, no or low cost changes and ways to modify your home to make it more convenient and comfortable to live in.
Add a little help to get around your house by installing or replacing handrails and railings and grab bars in the bathtub and shower stall.
Here's advice about decorating with holiday lights and safe ways to connect power cords for your outdoor holiday lighting displays.
Wouldn’t it be tempting to acquire home-grown organic food without incurring much expense? Imagine what it would be like to live on free land, away from the noise and stride of urban lives. Homesteading is the key to fulfilling these dreams.
Here's a look at routine maintenance and fix up chores to keep your property looking good all season long.
Find the cost of building a deck made of different materials and compare the cost of doing it yourself with hiring a contractor. Consider adding an awning, pergola, railing and underdeck ceiling to expand its use.
Looking for ways to make your kitchen more convenient to prepare foods and safer to work in? Improve the lighting, storage and fixtures without remodeling with these low cost upgrades.
Find the cost of building a deck, fencing, exterior lighting and outdoor maintenance chores in these job cost reports to keep the exterior of your house and yard in good working order.
Use these job costs to help plan a budget for all the decorating projects in your home. Learn what you can expect to spend on lighting, window treatments, built-ins, ceiling tiles, floor tiles and other upgrades to make your home the best it can be.
Whether it's a minor facelift or a major remodel there's a lot to consider making over a kitchen. Use these job costs to help plan your budget for kitchen cabinets, countertops, plumbing and electrical work and flooring and ceiling upgrades.
Remodeling a bathroom? Use these project costs to help plan your budget for cabinets, sinks, faucets, toilets, fixtures, electrical work and bathtub and shower installations.
Contractors and subcontractors are both key elements of the construction industry. They work together to get construction jobs done right, using the most skilled individuals available. However, a contractor and a subcontractor have substantially different roles.
Folow these guidelines to maintain your car and keep it operating at peak performance.
Even if you never plan to be your car's mechanic you should understand how the engine and systems work and what you can do to keep all of them working.
Make this adorable mini-ski cap for baby's first Christmas tree ornament or use it to decorate a gift package from Santa. It's sure to be a family treasure.
Make these adorable mini-ski cap ornaments perfect for the tree, to string across a window or decorate gift packages.
Make this charming and colorful ornament out of contracting colors of scrap felt in minutes - a terrific kid's craft for the holidays.
The interesting octagon shape and natural fibers of the twine make this ornament one that will stand out on any tree.
Looking for some last minute gift ideas that are practical items any and every homeowner should have? Just take a slow walk down the aisles of a hardware store or home center and you've find them all.
A fence does a lot more than enclose property because it enhances a home while creating a handsome perimeter around it. Find out how much it costs to build different types of fences and compare the cost of doing it yourself with hiring a fence builder.
You can make your home comfortable, convenient and safe for every member of your family no matter how old or how young they are. Here's how.
Prevent household accidents and emergencies from happening with these gift ideas that make every home safe and sound.
Every homeowner wants their home to be a safe and secure environment for everyone who lives there. Does your home have these upgrades and improvements?
Decorating your home can give your electrical system a workout with more load to the outlets. Use these safety precautions to create a festive and accident-free holiday this seaon.
Remodeling a bathroom usually involves upgrades to the bathtub and shower. Here’s how much it costs for bathtub and shower projects and what’s involved so you can decide if you want to do it yourself or hire a contractor for the job.
A toilet is the pivotal fixture in any size or style of bathroom so here are the prices of key toilet jobs involved in any bathroom remodel. Find out how much toilet projects cost, what’s involved and then decide to do the work yourself or hire a plumber.
Find how much bathroom electrical projects cost, what’s involved and then decide to do the work yourself or hire an electrician.
Remodeling a bathroom involves replacing old and outdated cabinets, sinks and faucets and replacing them with new stylish ones. Here’s how much it costs for these key components and what’s involved so you can decide if you want to do it yourself or hire a contractor for the job.
Use these project costs as a reference to plan your budget for all the work on the exterior of your house and garage. Compare the cost of doing it yourself with what a pro charges and then decide who should do the work.
Use these project costs as a reference to plan your budget for all the repair and maintenance chores on your list. Compare the cost of doing it yourself with what a pro charges and then decide who should do the work.
Planning on redecorating a room or two in your house? Use these estimates to plan your budget for all the upgrades you have in mind. Compare the cost of doing it yourself with what a pro charges and then decide who should do the work.
Age proofing a home makes it comfortable, convenient and safe for every member of your family, no matter how old or how young they are. Embrace these ideas to make your home age proof and truly family friendly.
How much does it cost to untap the storage potential of an unfinished attic with improvements that make it a dry, ventilated and accessible space?
Looking for ways to make your house timeless and convenient for every family member? Start in the bathroom with these seven solutions that make it comfortable to use and accessible to everyone.
Find the cost of improvement projects and upgrades that make a basement a bonus space with usable room and become less of a catchall and storage area. A basement can expand your living space and become a favorite space for a home office, family room and much more.
A sprint of energy is all it takes to tackle one of the most abused spaces around the house - the garage. Pick a nice day, throw open the door and make an earnest attempt to make it orderly and organized.
Make believe your house is for sale or pretend you're an appraiser inspecting the exterior. Then make these low cost repairs and replacements and you'll like the way it looks.
Call attention to two of the largest surfaces in the kitchen - the floor and ceiling - with materials that add interest, texture and color while providing low maintenance and good looks for years to come.
Before thinking of remodeling your kitchen consider making yours work harder and smarter with these popular plumbing and electrical upgrades.
No bucks for a major kitchen overhaul? You're not alone. Here's what you'll spend for a minor kitchen remake with the cost of the most popular kitchen upgrades to cabinets and countertops.
Whether you're installing all new fixtures or replacing some to update the room, the components of a bathroom can be expensive. Find the cost of 21 of the most common projects involved in bathroom remodeling and compare doing it yourself with hiring a contractor.
Make your home, yard and garden more attractive, more livable and secure with exterior lighting fixtures.
Make a good first impression on visitors to your home with a front entry that says 'Welcome, come on inside'.
If you're considering selling your house or planning to list the property in the near future use some of this helpful advice about making your property as appealing as it can be so it will sell faster and for a fair market price.
Selling a house can be a daunting experience whether you use a real estate broker or put a 'for sale by owner' sign in the front yard. Use these strategies to prepare your house to be scrutinized by strangers and appealing to the right buyer.
Laying floor tiles is one way to change a room from ordinary to extraordinary and today’s flooring materials make it an almost instant transformation whether it's installed by a professional or a handy DIY homeowner. Whoever does the work the room takes on a whole new personality.
Transform a room with new ceiling tiles and make the ceiling the center of attention. Learn what’s involved and the cost of coffer, tile, plank and tin ceilings so you can make the decision to hire an installer or do it yourself. Use the calculator to know how many tiles you need for the job.
Change a room with a new light fixture and transform the space. It’s not as difficult or expensive as you may think to replace track lighting, a wall light, fluorescent fixture, chandelier, and kitchen and bathroom lighting.
Looking for a way to transform an ordinary room to extraordinary? Consider one of these creative additions that will enhance a room.
Get inspired with these 4 winning ways with walls that add style and panache to any room in your home. Your reward is a new favorite space and a 75% or more savings if you do the work yourself.
You'll pocket more than a 75% saving by doing these 7 home fix-up jobs and enjoy the satisfaction of doing it yourself along with the money you save.
A window treatment can be a knock-out addition to a room but it doesn't have to break your budget. Knowing the cost of window shades, blinds, shutters, cornices and hardware will help you decide which one is right for you.
Find ways to get organized with storage components and learn how much it costs to install them. When your closets are in order take the next step to getting organized and declutterr your home. .
Avoid a fire hazard or accident from happening this holiday by taking advice from the Home Safety Council about the potential danger of lighting candles.
Make a log reindeer, Plant a Christmas tree, Make door and window swags - three easy projects to make and enjoy this year and for years to come.
Make these upgrades and improvements to your property and save 30-80 percent by doing it yourself. If you're a handyman or handywoman or want to be, these jobs are worth doing.
Get ready for entertaining and enjoying the holidays at home with these 10 easy and inexpensive decorating ideas. These doable upgrades and improvements will enhance your house now and for years to come.
Make your dog or cat's life at home more comfortable and fun with these pet projects. You don't need fancy tools or woodworking experience to show your special friend how much they're a part of the family.
These basic maintenance chores will keep your property looking good and prevent harmful water damage.
Find calculators to estimate materials needed for improvement projects to help you estimate how much you need.
Save money, conserve electricity and reduce home cooling costs with energy saving tips and ideas for your home.
Save money, conserve electricity and reduce home cooling costs with energy saving upgrades for your home. Learn how much it costs to make improvements that lower your utility bill whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor.
Find answers to your questions about getting organized and living in your first home. Learn easy decorating ideas for the not-so-perfect rooms, how to add lighting that will create comfortable living throughout the house and ways to conserve energy all year long.
Show your support for all the front line heroes battling the pandemic every day with a message using objects you find at home - holiday or patio lights strung across a garage door, fence, porch, painted banners and posters, use anything you have - in a DIY moment of appreciation.
Counting the days until you can go back to work? Use the time to make a plan for improving your home.