Home Additions

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Zoning Restriction Laws to Know Before You Renovate

Before you get out the tools, know what your local laws have to say about your home improvement project.

How to Save the Most Money on Your Home Addition

From using stock sizes to doing the demo yourself, there's plenty of ways to keep costs low when building onto your home.

The Challenges of Second Story Additions

Build up for extra space, but be aware of unexpected costs.

Uncover Your House's Secrets: How to Trace Its History

Research its life before you came along.

What You Should Consider When You Plan a Home Addition

Whether your family has outgrown the size of your home, or you would just like some extra living space, a home addition can bring more room and value to your house.

Building Sturdy Porch Columns

Porch columns offer great curb appeal.

How to Replace Sunroom Windows

Windows are critical for streaming sunlight into the space.

How to Build a Snowboard Rack for Your Garage

Get organized for your next snowboarding adventure.

7 Antique Style Home Improvement Ideas

Compliment color choices with dark furniture.

How to Build a Freestanding Toilet Paper Holder

They're quick, cheap, and convenient.

Metal Loft Bunk Beds: Tools for Assembly

A metal loft bunk bed is common in contemporary design.

Porticos 101

A portico is a covered entrance porch or walkway.

The Extra Costs of 2-Story Homes

You may want to consider a single-story house!

What Is a Mudroom?

A mudroom may have different uses for different families.

How to Install a Wall Safe

A wall safe is a great option for small valuables at home.

Add a Cold Storage Room

These rooms are designed to stay cool to store perishables.

How to Insulate Patio Sunrooms

Patio sunrooms can add valuable space to homes.

How to Convert Two Small Rooms into One Large Room

Get the larger space you want in just eight steps.

Estimating Costs for Second-Story Additions

This guide will help you estimate costs and start planning.

How to Construct a Bicycle Storage Rack for Your Garage

Storage racks can hang multiple bikes.

How to Build a Balcony

Read on for the basics on constructing a custom wood balcony

Sauna Heater

A sauna heater is generally a self-contained unit that can dramatically increase the temperature in an

Interior Shutters: What's the Big Deal?

By Esther Steinfeld, The Blinds Gal Decorating on a shoestring budget, but trying to stretch your money

How to Remove a Loft for High Ceilings

The lof, in your home can lower the height of your room, making it seem smaller than it is. If you are

Breezeway

A breezeway is a term that is used to connect two different structures. Often times, a breezeway will

How To Frame An Addition

Proper framing is a pivotal step in adding space to your home.

Design Your Own Home Addition

Designing your own home addition can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, but one that requires

How to Attach Wood to Masonry

Whatever the reason you have for attaching wood to masonry, try one of these methods for both temporary and permanent solutions.

Making a Mirror Door Headboard

A mirrored headboard can change the entire look of your room

How to Make a Chain Link Bed Headboard

A bed headboard can come in many different styles.

Painting Unfinished Nightstands

Give your bedroom a sense of completion.

4 Extra Home Storage Solutions for Your Bedroom

There are a few more options than just under the bed.

Adding a Sunroom to a Mobile Home

Check your local regulations first.

Build a Loft Bed Ladder

Create bed access in a space efficient way.

How to Build Wall Mounted Shelving for Books

Make sure the shelves are large and well-supported.

8 DIY Design Lessons Learned From Jon Taffer of "Bar Rescue"

Improve your DIY success with these 8 lessons.

How to Get Building Plans Approved

Getting your building plans approved may seem like a challenge, but these tips break it down for you.

How to Plan a Gameroom from Start to Finish

Call it a gameroom or a man cave, here's how to set it up.

Build a Basic Spiral Loft Staircase

A spiral loft staircase is a great way to add a unique element to your loft. And it doesn’t have

Loft Interior: Decorating a Uniquely Shaped Room

Loft interiors can have a strange shape, causing them to be hard to decorate. They may also have low

Maximize Your Space with a Dorm Loft Bed

Purchasing a dorm loft bed is the first step in getting organized for college; there are so many different

4 Dorm Loft Plans to Consider

Dorm loft plans are a vital consideration for any dorm room. You can never have enough space and loft

Building a Home Addition: Four Things to Consider

Before starting on a new home addition, there are several important things to consider. You'll want to

Glass Room Addition: Three Designs To Consider

Glass rooms or sunrooms provide an airy and transitional type of space and can significantly increase

Design A Home Extension For More Space

As the population changes and families are choosing to stay in their current homes rather than purchase