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What You Need to Know About Attic Flooring

Ever think about your attic as more than a place to store old items? After all, attics can be great for anything from a guest bedroom to a kids’ playroom. But before converting an attic, here are some considerations homeowners must make before laying out just any old flooring in the attic. Attic Flooring Considerations …

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How to Remodel a Garage Into a Living Space

If your garage is starting to get a little run down and needs a makeover, you may want to consider repurposing the space for...

How to Convert Your Garage into an Accessory Dwelling Unit

ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. An ADU is just an additional living space occupying the same lot as a detached single-family home. Turning...

Garage Makeover Ideas

An old, worn-out garage isn’t just an eyesore; it can also be an energy inefficient money sink, let in water, dirt, bugs, and other...

How to Choose a Contractor for Remodeling a Garage

If your garage is starting to feel a little dilapidated, it may be time for a remodel. Remodeling your garage can be a daunting...

What Is the Cost of Remodeling a Garage?

Remodeling your garage is a great way to add or improve the character of your home while also gaining a more functional space. An...

The Pro Guide to Garage Remodeling

Few among us are happy with how our garage looks. Even if it’s perfectly clean it still disappoints with poorly used space or unused...

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How it works

How Does the DIY Meter Work?

The DIY meter is our standardized assessment of whether it makes sense for the average homeowner to do the job themselves, based on the cost, difficulty, tools required, risks and liability. For some jobs it makes a lot of sense to do it yourself, and there are other jobs you should always avoid. The DIY meter helps you figure that out fast for each job.

DIY Meter