Remodeling Projects

model remodel project with insulation

The windows are in and waterproofed, but if they do leak, we'll know where the water is heading

Carpenter ben bogie sheathing the Model ReModel project's roof

Our master carpenter completes step one of putting a lid on this project

Carpenter Ben Bogie framing the walls of the model remodel project

Overcoming a late delivery to erect energy saving smart walls

Ben Bogie levels Model ReModel project's foundation

This week's challenge: framing a level floor on a humpy foundation

Americans will spend nearly $70 billion on their pets this year, so it’s no wonder many households are now including animals in their remodeling plans

Model ReModel

All photos: courtesy Patricia Sims

A look at the craftsmanship and quality products that make this project a standout


Photo: courtesy

HomeAdvisor survey shows increase in major home improvement projects

Winn Design + Build modular addition

Northern Virginia remodeler Michael Winn is building a profitable business putting modular second stories on small houses with simple footprints. All photos: courtesy Winn Design + Build

A Virginia contractor has found a receptive market for custom modular additions. Here’s how it all works. 

To make kitchen cabinet installation easier, follow these steps.

Working in the proper sequence and allowing for humps and dips in floors and out-of-plumb walls are key to a problem-free job

Boxed-newel stairs

A remodeler builds stain-grade custom newels and modifies prefab treads to complete a winder stair started by the homeowner

Lake House Remodel by Bright Ideas by Martinec, rear of house

Rear of the home after the remodel. Photo by Nick Marx

In this remodel, a trusting client and a thoughtful remodeler come together to connect a lakeside house to its unique site

Kitchen remodel by Risinger Homes, Austin, Texas

Photos: Whit Preston

Creating aesthetically relevant retro designs isn’t just a matter of slapping up a wall of beadboard and calling it a day 

Design: Creating a Brighter, More Efficient Kitchen

Photo: Hammer and Hand via YouTube

A dark, old-fashioned kitchen is transformed into a sleek, bright hub.

Street view of remodeled Victorian bungalow.

A modest Victorian bungalow enjoys a careful, richly textured reinvention

Kitchen seating at a round table


This deep, narrow plan restricts traffic and chops up the space with small, disconnected rooms. Out of three design ideas, a solution finally emerges. 

Expanding this bath just enough for an upscale shower, deep tub, and more storage provides the additional touches of luxury that buyers want

Photo: Flickr

Caution: Reading this might make your blood boil.

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