Renovating or tearing down and starting over / Guides

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...or wood rot down there, removing the flooring and floor joists and filling the void with clean fill and insulation and pouring a concrete floor on top makes more sense. Voila, you now have a slab-on-grade foundation . You can then have either have a beautifully sealed and polished concrete floor or install eco-friendly...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...and cover furniture to keep working, or cook and eat surrounded by sawdust and tools. Final thoughts from Emmanuel Cosgrove: “It's a safe bet that if you move in before completion you will never finish the interior; often for lack of time or funds, or simply because what is left undone is hidden behind furniture and ...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...or above and only be able to access it on your hands and knees is a lot of effort for the value you will get from that space. If you don't want a full basement, a great alternative is to build a slab-on-grade . Important note: The following crawlspace solutions are recommendations for how to deal with moisture and he...