Best Materials for a Kitchen Backsplash Remodel

How to choose a kitchen backsplash with budget, maintenance, and functionality in mind Above) Sweeten homeowners’ Jaime + Guy’s renovation You’ve decided to renovate your kitchen backsplash; but where should

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House Foundations: Types and Common Problems

> Carl Tremblay Getting solid support from footings, walls, piers and slabs. It does not matter which type of house each of the Three Little Pigs had. Without a stable

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How To Paint Laminate Countertops

> Dana Schiffman Skip the kitchen design center and head to the paint department for a totally new look for your laminate countertops. Replacing countertops isn’t a whole lot of

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6 Creative Backyard Shade Ideas

> iStock Stay out of the sun while enjoying your outdoor rooms with these great ways to add shade to these spaces. Positioning yourself in the shade not only makes

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Tankless Water Heaters: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

> Nat Rea Tired of running out of hot water? That’s not a problem with one of these compact, ultra-efficient units that heat water as you need it. Here’s what

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Save This Old House: Brick Italianate in a Historic River Town

> The five-bedroom, three-bath house sits on a large, raised corner lot. Its one-story wraparound porch with round columns was an early-20th-century addition. | Evan Hale/Indiana Landmarks An historic Italianate

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A Renovation Refresh for 3 Colonial-Style Kitchens

These classic Colonial kitchen renovations show interiors ready for modern-day life Above) The 1919 Colonial of Sweeten homeowners Amanda and Cory The quaintness of Colonial-style homes is undeniable. Usually marked

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16 Pergola Ideas to Enhance Your Backyard

> Jonathan Gooch/GAP Interiors Add dynamic definition to your landscape with a stylish structure sure to enhance how you enjoy your outdoor space. If you hope to blur the lines

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My Sweeten Story: A Crown Heights Duo Takes on their Smallest Spaces

dream shower and walk-in closet complete this Crown Heights closet and bathroom renovation “After” photos by Miao Jiaxin for Sweeten Homeowners: Kate + Max posted their bathroom and closet renovation on

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How to Revitalize a Landscape for Free

> Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning the current plants in the yard. Steps: First, remove any plants that

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