This Old House general contractor Tom Silva breathes new life into a weather-beaten wood deck
Windows and Doors Prices: How to Control Markup Costs
Learn more about how contractors figure markup costs for materials, and how you can control inflated windows and doors prices.
10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials
It is very trendy, but why else should we use sustainable building materials in our homes? Here we outline 10 benefits to using sustainable building materials. Some may surprise you!
Brick system offers lightweight alternative to conventional veneer
While traditional clay brick continues to be a workhorse material in new construction projects, it is rarely used as a structural building component. When compared to alternative nonstructural veneer
Have What It Takes to do Metal Roofing? Yes You Do!
Attention Shingle Roofers. Metal Roofing is generally more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof, a
DIY: Concrete Block Planters
On a recent trip to the hardware store, I spotted a wall of basalite concrete blocks, which got me thinking about all sorts of possible uses; coffee table
How to Clean Cloudy Glass
Have you ever purchased a glass vase from the store and it was really cloudy? I'm teaching you a simple way to clean cloudy glass, without soap and water.
Tips for Building your own Backyard Fire Pit
Sitting around the fire. It’s a tradition that goes back further than recorded history and is one that has endured for many reasons. The simplest of which is that it’s just plain relaxing. What better way to spend a summer evening than being gathered