Category: Home Projects & Contractors

New Self-Draining Vented Wall System for Homes

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Vented Wall System

Friel Plastering & Stucco, Inc. of Haverford, Pa. has been in the stucco, stonework and siding business for the past two decades, performing about 250 stucco installation and remediation jobs a year in the greater Philadelphia area. During that time, owner Denis Friel noticed a reoccurring problem in exterior cladding installations throughout the area: moisture.....

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Home Organization Tips from Int’l Builders Show

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Home Organization Tips from Int’l Builders Show

Home organization and storage experts at the 2019 International Builders Show, an annual showcase of all the latest trends in building products and home design, presented an array of ideas for storage that would make Marie Kondo proud. Home storage solutions are among the top most desired features by today’s new home buyers, according to.....

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Think Spring, Reduce Your Winter Blues

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Think Spring, Reduce Your Winter Blues

If winter winds have you longing for spring, that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get ready for the next season. The National Association of Landscape Professionals recently announced its top lawn and landscape trends for 2019, so you can review those trends and see if you’d like to incorporate them into your outdoor.....

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Pampering Our Pets at Home

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Pampering Our Pets at Home

We love our pets, and we spend willingly on all sorts of stuff that makes them—and their owners—happy. The number of pets at home in the U.S. is increasing. The American Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey revealed that 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which translates to about 85 million.....

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Creative Ways to Give Your Bathroom New Life

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Creative Ways to Give Your Bathroom New Life

In a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, bathrooms surpassed kitchens as the most popular remodeling project. In the survey, 81 percent of remodelers reported that they completed bathroom remodels in 2017 followed by 78 percent who completed kitchen projects. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, the average cost.....

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Home Damage: How to Recover from a Disaster

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Home Damage

When you’re in the thick of a natural or manmade disaster impacting your home, it can be tough to know where to turn for help. Your first priority should always be your safety – and the safety of your family and neighbors. Whether the damage to your home comes from a flood, a hurricane, a.....

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