CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Construction projects range from easy tasks, such as building wooden stairs, to difficult tasks, like installing a garage door. Construction projects tend to go more smoothly when the builder has the right tools, materials and plans at hand.
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The Ultimate Building Porch Stairs Quiz

Stairs might be easy to climb, but they are very difficult to build. Do you want to save yourself some money by building your own set of porch stairs? First make sure you know what a project like that entails. Take our quiz, and learn more about the process of building yourself a great set of porch stairs.

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  • 10 Best Things to Build in to Your Home

    10 Best Things to Build in to Your Home

    These days, homeowners have add-on options that previous generations could only dream of. From integrated electronics to secret rooms, we'll scope out 10 of the best. See more »

  • 10 Major Construction Mistakes

    10 Major Construction Mistakes

    Renovating your home is a big job. But making a mistake before or during construction can make the job even bigger. Here are 10 to avoid. See more »

  • 10 Responsibilities of a Construction Project Manager

    10 Responsibilities of a Construction Project Manager

    More than just a couple nails here and a few screws there, a construction project is a complex commercial enterprise that draws on a variety of workers, tools and materials. At the helm is a construction project manager. See more »

  • 5 Ways to Tear Down an Interior Wall

    5 Ways to Tear Down an Interior Wall

    Removing interior walls can open a room up, reshape a living space or create that dream closet. But there's a lot more to it than busting out a sledgehammer or crowbar. What does it take to tear down an interior wall safely? See more »

  • Can you lay brick yourself?

    Can you lay brick yourself?

    If you study a brick wall, it looks simple enough. It's just a stack of bricks and some mortar to hold everything together, right? The job takes a bit more experience than you'd think. See more »

  • Can You Remove a Load-Bearing Wall?

    Can You Remove a Load-Bearing Wall?

    Sure, you can remove most walls, but if you try to remove a load-bearing wall, your entire house could come crashing down around you -- or will it? See more »

  • How do I install attic vents?

    How do I install attic vents?

    Your house is uncomfortably hot in the summer. And energy costs seem sky high and climbing. What can you do to beat the heat and ease spending? You may want to consider installing an attic vent. See more »

  • How Garage Door Installation Works

    How Garage Door Installation Works

    If you've installed a replacement door or two around your home, it seems pretty simple -- all it takes is tightening a couple of screws and you're done. Installing the largest door in your house, however, is not quite so simple. See more »

  • How much return on my investment can I expect from a remodel?

    How much return on my investment can I expect from a remodel?

    The real estate market has been shaky for a while now, and homeowners are doing everything they can to get their homes on more solid financial ground. Is a remodeling project the way to do it? See more »

  • How to Build a Stone Wall

    How to Build a Stone Wall

    The simplest ingredients -- stone, gravity, ingenuity -- still create, for some of us, the most perfect solution for building. Get ready to assemble your own long-lasting stone masterpiece. See more »

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