im wanting to spruce up the front exterior of our ranch style home. Any ideas?
Am 75; original contractor was unable to finish house due to degenerative bone disease (too painful to continue). He had settled on a flat fee for the entire job--it... See more
My friend and I have been homeless for 5 years, and finally got approved for housing. Getting an apartment this week, and have literally nothing except our clothing ... See more
Hi! We are hoping to buy a house with massive quantities of wood paneling. What is the easiest way to deal with this? Paint over it? Try to remove it?
I am getting a camper with very dark particle board cabinets. I want to redo but have no skills or decorating sense any ideas
Please help me! I have this awful paneling in every room. It is thin and cheap and very shiny. What can I do?
I have red oak in my great room. I want to put it in three bedrooms that are separated from the GR by tile hallway. Should I try to match to the GR, or can I get dife... See more
I want to remove a wall but I need to know if the wall is load bearing but I don't know how to tell.
Ok...the issues: smallish apartment, plentiful windows but VERY shady. Walls and ceilings are painted that typical dingy beige color but this paint is older and serio... See more
Rather than run the risk of breaking our asbestos ceiling tiles upon removal, we would like to cover them. They are in a very tiny cabin bathroom. Any suggestions?
I need ideas decorating to tie in my furniture with unique small item purchases. Any small item pictures that are unique.
I inherited these lamps when my grandmother passed away. There are 4 lamps total. They have sat in a closet for many years because they just don't go with anything el... See more
We recently had brand-new windows installed and the frame is deeper than before so they trimmed it out in pine. The installer said to paint it but my husband was wond... See more
When we removed 2 large evergreens from our front yard, we realized that our 70's built house lacks personality - we are thinking of taking out the sidewalk, extendin... See more
I want to make family room larger and open up the floor plan. My house is a traditional 9 windows and a door. The house is 5400 sq. ft. including the finished above... See more
My husband and l just purchased a small cottage in the North Woods and would appreciate any advice you could offer.
The living room area of our great room measures 14 ft in long and 13 ft. wide. I'm at a loss on how to lay out the room. The room has a picture window on the wall to ... See more
We have this space that is not accessible unless we pull out the extension ladder. We have our house listed for sale and I would really like to make it at least look ... See more
I would like to paint the walls in my MH but I don't like the chair rail and want to get rid of it. I'm wondering if removing them will damage the wall and require re... See more
I want to install shutters on my home. Built 1970-71 with an odd multi-color brick (a medium rosy-wine, an unusual shade of sage green, terra cotta, a light shade of ... See more
I am thinking of getting the same (self-stick) because I'm poor, tile for several not connected rooms in my house. Is that too boring?
Do I have to give a down payment to a contractor before the work starts?
What can we do with our ceiling? It is plaster/sheetrock compound swirled and looks similar to what might be found on a cake. The big problem is the '70s radiant heat... See more
My husband and I are looking to buy a home in the near future. Our realtor is pressuring us to sign a buyers agreement before making an offer on a house. We have neve... See more