Remodeling a home can be a daunting task, but you can do many remodeling projects yourself. Optimize your results and stay safe with the ideas and projects in these articles.

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Americans who are remodeling their kitchen spend about 16 percent of their budget on labor. The rest is spent on materials, including cabinets, countertops, and flooring. If you're starting a kitchen remodeling project, read this guide.

By Mary Wynn Ryan

Have you ever noticed that in most all homes, the entry doors open inward, but in most public buildings, the entry doors open outward. Why is this? Read this article to find out.

What is plywood? Why do people use it so much? What about oriented strand board (OSB)?


How does pressure-treated lumber work and can it be harmful to humans? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this helpful home improvement article.

Small improvements in the kitchen can make a huge difference -- without costing lots of money. Use our clear instructions to laminate a countertop, build a pantry or spice rack, or install a roll-out shelf.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

While decorative molding isn't an essential part of the building process, it has an important role in finishing off a room. It can add value to your home, and provide a more finished look.

By Richard Winter

One of the most important factors to consider when buying or selling a house is square footage because it helps determine the market value and therefore the price of a home.

By Elizabeth Abbess