Carol J. Alexander
How to replace a garbage disposal
Everything you need to know plus, step-by-step instructions on how to replace a garbage disposal yourself like a pro
How much do roof repairs cost? Whether to replace or fix yours
If your home doesn’t require a roof replacement, what will different roof repairs cost you?
How much does replacement guttering cost?
A look at the cost of DIY gutter replacement versus a professional installation
Closet remodel costs: Average spend, how to budget, and ways to save
Planning your closet remodel costs is the first step to upgrading your space. Here's an overview of average costs, plus expert tips on budgeting for a built-in or walk-in design.
6 kitchen remodel mistakes you don't want to make, and how to avoid them
Top designers and contractors weigh in the biggest kitchen remodel mistakes they've been called in to rectify
Real costs: No room for a home office? This 'cloffice' design cost under $1k
A walk-in closet provides both the space you need and the privacy for working remotely. Here's how an Alabama homeowner created a cloffice space for under $1,000
How to seal a granite countertop
Preserve your investment with proper daily care and the right products for cleaning, sealing, and polishing your granite countertop or other natural stone.
How to seal a butcher block countertop to protect it from stains, wear, and more
Protect your investment with these pro tips for how to seal a butcher block, to keep it looking fresh and new
Bump-out additions: How to get more room without the expense of a full addition
If you're thinking about a small home addition or extending a room by just a few feet, a bump out addition can be a great alternative to a full add on, and save you thousands in the process.
Attic stairs and ladders: How to choose the right steps for your space
All the details to consider when designing a way to access your attic
The best sustainable and green building materials: What to use and what to avoid for an eco-friendly home
A list of the best, and worst, building materials to use to protect the earth.
Home addition cost: Price per square foot, where to save, and financing options
All the things to consider when creating a budget for your home remodeling job.
How to plan a home addition: Budgeting, hiring a contractor, planning the design, and more
A step-by-step guide to adding square footage and staying sane
Attic ventilation: A guide to attic ventilation options, costs, and installation
We've rounded up professional guidance for properly ventilating your attic, including options and cost
Attic insulation: A guide to types, costs, and how to insulate your attic
A roofing specialist shares professional guidance for properly insulating your attic
Expert tips for finishing a basement—pros weigh in on waterproofing, HVAC, lighting, and more
When improving your space below grade, follow these tips from experts in the field.
How to finish a basement on a budget—where to save and what to DIY
Find extra space for your family without breaking the bank by finishing your basement on the cheap
Basement remodeling costs: How much it costs to remodel a basement, plus how to budget and money-saving tips
Builders share professional guidance for planning your basement remodeling costs.