Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • How To Decorate Your Mantel

    A fireplace mantel poses a familiar design question: what should I put here? Decorating a mantel can be difficult, but if done properly, it can have a dramatic impact on the overall look and feel of a room.

    By Anne Trouillet Rogers Jan 26, 2016
  • Pros & Cons Of Mounting A TV Over A Fireplace

    Mounting a TV over a fireplace was not possible in 2000, but given the technological advancements and modern design trends over the last decade, a TV over the fireplace is quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception.

    By Jacob Hurwith Nov 30, 2015
  • Wood Fireplace Insert Installation

    Wood-burning fireplace inserts are not only ideal upgrades to masonry fireplaces, but are efficient modernizations to outdated wood fireplaces.

    By Jacob Hurwith Nov 2, 2015
  • Foundation Cracks: When To Start Worrying

    You've been diligent about following all the recommendations for preventing basement flooding. Then, you do your annual inspection and find it...the dreaded basement wall crack.

    By Jon Labelle Jul 25, 2015
  • Foundation Repair Costs & Causes

    It should come as no surprise that your foundation is one of the most important elements of your home. Without a strong, properly planned and reliable foundation, one’s home can become inefficient to say the least.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jun 28, 2015
  • 3 Ways To Warm Up Your Outdoor Events

    As the seasons change, the temperature in your backyard can become uncomfortable for many a bundled up guests. In order to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round, there are a few ways to stay warm during the cold season.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Dec 26, 2014
  • Asphalt Sealing: Costs & Repairs

    Asphalt sealing is the single best way to deter cracking and expansion and as you will see below, it’s a necessary step in keeping your asphalt driveway looking as new as ever.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 7, 2014
  • How To Install Brick Patio Pavers

    No matter how large or small you want your future patio to be, the everyday homeowner can build their own brick patio. As long as you have a step-by-step guide helping you along the way, any homeowner can build a brick patio with pavers.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jul 24, 2014
  • Do You Know All The Costs Of Driveway Paving?

    Much like anything valuable in the home, you can’t appreciate a paved driveway unless it’s taken away. But once you have it, it’s hard to imagine a life without paved asphalt, concrete or driveway pavers.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jun 24, 2014
  • Why Every Kid In America Needs A Paved Driveway

    Pavers, whether they be in your front or backyard, serve numerous functions, but one that is not mentioned enough is the ability to teach your son or daughter the game of basketball. See the two most prominent paving materials, where they should be placed, the costs associated with each and whether or not they are DIY projects.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jun 19, 2014
  • Exposed Aggregate Concrete Overlay & Patio

    Exposed Aggregate: Aggregate, or small stones, are embedded in the surface of concrete as an alternative to paving it.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Apr 1, 2014
  • 6 Hot Fireplace Design Ideas

    Homeowners are demanding more of their fireplace and are coming up with some of the most creative fireplace design ideas we have seen in years. No matter the type, be it tile, limestone or marble, design options have dramatically changed and homeowners are altering expectations as such.

    By Jacob Hurwith Mar 26, 2014