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You've been watching Fixer Upper, Property Brothers and Bryan Inc. all winter, and you've set aside some money for a renovation project this year. But how realistic is your budget, how much do you really need, and what about the surprises?...

When is the best time to start your renovation? The simple answer is, when you’re ready…but what does that mean? Before starting any project it’s important to ask yourself a few questions. These basic questions will apply no matter the size of the job....

Lintel, gluelam, screed, corbel - huh? Can you repeat that in plain english please! Whether you're working with a contractor or doing renovations yourself, you're bound to come across more than a few words that you just have no idea what they mean, let alone have heard them before. It's hard...

When Pete Seeger wrote "If I Had a Hammer" in 1949, a contractor's tool box looked a lot different than it does today. Every time I visit a building supply store, I'm amazed at the variety of tools that are out there. As fasteners, technology, and building products evolve, we are required to use...

The thought of renovating your home can be an exciting prospect to many. No mater the size of the project, updating and freshening-up your space can increase the value, make it more salable, and in some cases, symbolize a fresh start. However, for some, renovations can cause major anxiety and be...