The Basics of Geothermal
Learn the basics of how geothermal heating systems—how they work, types, cost, energy efficiency, maintenance, and installation.
Learn the best types of wood to stain, the tools you need, the type of stain to use, and how to stain wood for small or large projects.
When choosing a material for your patio, consider cost, durability, style, and—if you’re taking on the project yourself—installation difficulty. We’ve ranked five of the most common materials to help you make the best choice.
A quick digest of the most common brick patterns. We rank six patterns from easiest to hardest so you can decide whether you want to DIY the job or call in a pro.
Learn what you should be looking for when shopping for energy-efficient windows, how to read an energy efficiency rating, and how to pick windows for your home.
We explore four types of energy-efficient home heating systems, how they work, overall cost, and how to choose the best one for your home.
Crown molding is a surprisingly easy way to completely transform your home. We'll walk you through the basics of installing crown molding yourself.
From stucco finishes to board-formed concrete, we consider traditional and modern wall texture techniques and give you the top five options for your home.
From cost to energy efficiency to ease of installation, here’s what you need to know about double-pane windows.
Learn how to remove wallpaper with DIY videos and easy step-by-step methods.
From materials to labor, how much should your hardwood floor cost? We discuss the cost of wood, DIY options, and whether to hire a professional.