Construction Planning

Construction planning sounds dull compared to swinging a sledge hammer at a wall, but it is far more important. Construction planning lets builders estimate and purchase the correct amount of tools and materials needed for the job at hand.

If you have to get the buckets every time it rains, you should consider re-doing your roof. Installing a roof can be a job for pros, but if you want a challenge or a way to save some money, perhaps you'd like to try installing the roof yourself.

Looking to add some light between two drab, dark rooms? Or maybe you like the openness of your patio doors but want something with more design than your average sliding glass door? French doors might be the perfect fit for your renovation.

If you have tile walls, or the bathroom's just starting to look dingy, you may want to install a fiberglass shower and tub surrounds. These are durable and easy to clean, and you may be able to handle the installation yourself.

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.

You love your home, but you're getting a embarrassed about the condition of its exterior. The paint is peeling and flaking in some parts -- so much so that it looks like you're not taking care of your house. It might be time to consider vinyl siding.

Investing in a newly built home is a large undertaking, both emotionally and financially. When dealing with a project of this magnitude, one of the first tasks you'll come across is creating the home's floor plan.

Granite countertops don't come in the delightfully unnatural colors of 1960s orange or candy apple red, which is why many homeowners opt to install quartz in their kitchens. What else does quartz offer?

Hiring a contractor can be similar to acquiring a brother in-law, except that when it comes to a contractor, you're the one who gets to do the choosing -- not your wayward little sister. What do you need to know before you hire one?

Whether you're a master chef or you just want a kitchen that makes it look like you are, it's helpful to know the top trends in kitchen design. What looks and technologies made our list?

If you face the massive task of cleanup and decontamination after a flood strikes your house, you may be tempted to demolish the structure and start over from scratch.

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.