Playrooms And Nurserys

Staying on Budget

Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters

As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.

What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

Sticky Situation: Quick Fixes to Free that Stubborn Door

Whether it sticks a little or a lot, any door that challenges you to a wrestling match every time you try to open it needs to be dealt with. Prying with two hands while telling yourself it's good for your upper body strength is just enabling bad behavior on the part of the door. Humidity, sagging frames, and time are all contributors to this common problem. Here are some easy steps you can take to get that door back on its best behavior.