Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More College Construction Leads to More Jobs

As more people head to college, universities are running out of space. The answer? More buildings, of course. Areas like New York are seeing a wave of construction at various institutions of higher learning. That's good news for students and builders alike.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's Time For Home Fall Design Trends

What's happening in the world of home design this fall? According to this group of experts, it's more "mix" and less "match." But do they agree on grey being the color of the season? Take a look at what they had to say about these topics and more.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Remodeling Your Home? Keep It Small

When people dream about renovating their home, they sometimes envision grandiose plans of addition and expansion. But often it's better to keep everything on a smaller scale. Before you go crazy on your next remodeling project, take a step back and ask, "Is bigger really better?"


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Photos Show New World Atop NY's Highest Building

Man-made buildings can be wondrous things, especially those that literally reach for the sky. Not everyone is privy to the view from these staggering edifices, but thanks to the efforts of one Instagram photographer, we get a peek at the world atop 432 Park Avenue in New York City. Set to open in 2015, this residential building will be the city's tallest structure at 1,398 feet high.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Replacing House Windows Can Yield Resale Benefits

We all know there are certain home improvement projects that are more exciting than others. Redoing your bathroom or kitchen, for example, allows for a certain amount of creativity. When it comes to replacing windows, however, most homeowners respond with a big yawn. If you are interesting in selling your house, though, changing those frames and panes could be a worthy investment.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TV Expanding Its Foundation of Home Improvement Shows

If you like watching home improvement shows, then you are probably pretty satisfied with your TV options these days. Networks are zeroing in on the popularity of DIY projects, with about 180 renovation-related shows currently in development. Wow.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Builder Using Recycled Shipping Containers To Make House

It's always interesting to see what kind of materials can be used to build a house these days. In Michigan, a home is being constructed out of red metal shipping containers like those you see on a rail car or in a boatyard. The recycled material is touted as energy efficient. The completed project will be a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house measuring 2,100 square feet.