A young multi-ethnic couple doing house repairs and maintenance. They are standing with a ladder under a light fixture, changing the light bulb.

Before You DIY, Ask Yourself: Is This Light Fixture Safe?

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Pinterest

  Every home has its little quirks, from the squeaky stair to the flickering porch light. More often than not, if the issues aren’t irritating or obviously dangerous they become part of the familiar character of our home. You learn to love these personality quirks of your home. However, when you’re thinking about a major DIY […]

senior asian couple looking at plans for an ADU on a tablet computer at home

Retirement Downsizing in Place with an Accessible ADU

This entry is part of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

      Many seniors are seriously conflicted about the choice to downsize into a smaller, more manageable and affordable house or stay with the family home to pass it on to the children who grew up there. There is an inherent conflict between practicality and sentimentality, especially as you start to slow down and […]

Couple sitting on floor looking at architectural blueprints.

Are You Starting a Major DIY Home Renovation Project?

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  Are you considering adding a new room or a new feature to your [amazon_textlink asin=’1467921114′ text=’Hawaii home’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e0e63072-e67a-11e7-b906-edf1a1707bb6′]? If you are, there are various things you will need to consider. One of the first things you will need to consider is what type of addition to your home you will actually like to […]