Home Improvement Trends To Watch for in 2022

The stage is set for a renovation renaissance. We checked with the experts, and here’s what they say are the home improvement trends to watch. It’s Dollars and Sense “Between inflation, interest rates and rising construction costs,” said Bjorn Freudenthal, homeowner advisor and VP with New Spaces, “market forces are driving buyer behavior to renovate instead of…

10 Interesting Wood Fence Ideas

Find the wood fence design of your dreams with these inspiring ideas, including DIY and professional installation. Basket Weave Wood Fence A basket weave fence, like this one from @robertnehin, has the same durability as a solid privacy fence, but the texture is much more interesting to look at. The double basket weave style shown here (meaning there…

10 Ways To Repair a Fence

It isn’t that hard to keep your fence in great shape. Most fence repairs are DIY-able, although you may have to do some digging. Wood Fence: Replace a Post This is a common repair because wood posts rot, resulting in a leaning fence. This repair isn’t difficult. You’ll need 2×4 bracing, a reciprocating saw, a digging…

6 Most Innovative Paint Technologies

Painting the interior or exterior of a home keeps getting easier, and paint quality keeps improving. Check out these six new paint technologies. Interior and exterior house paint might not seem like it’s changed drastically in the last 20 years or so. Ashley Kloehn, manager of Hirshfield’s Uptown, a long-established paint and coatings store in Minneapolis,…

What Is a Green Roof?

Green roofs are sprouting up everywhere, thanks to their aesthetics, sustainability and long-term cost savings. Is a living roof right for you? Green roofs have been around at least since the time of the Vikings, who laid birch bark and sod on top of wooden boards to make their homes more draft-proof. Their modern incarnation…