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Remodeling? Read This!

If you're planning a major remodel, don't hit the home center or hire a pro, without reading our expert advice first.

Increase the value of your home with our 5 Easy Upgrades. |

From Real Simple, five renovation projects that experts say just aren’t worth your time (or money). |

Planning a kitchen island? Here are the dimensions you'll need--whether you're using it for dining, work prep or cooking. | Illustration: Arthur Mount |

TOH general contractor Tom Silva explains what to look for when hiring a pro for your remodel. |

How to turn your cold, concrete basement into the bonus room of your dreams. | Photo: John Granen |

  • Sarah Smith

    Awesome! Thanks. Love that basement pictured, my basement will not look that nice…

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Quartz is antimicrobial, so it won't harbor bacteria from soiled clothes. Just be sure to clean up bleach spills quickly to prevent damage. Shown: Brentwood, $75-$80 per sq. ft.; |

Granite-like veins and light-reflecting crystals give Canterbury by Cambria an earthy feel. About $75-$80 per sq. ft. from | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

The subtle cream veins of Piatra Grey Caesarstone look nature-inspired. About $65-$85 per sq. ft. from | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

Protect kitchen walls from scratches and splashes with exterior-grade, moisture-resistant beadboard. Similar to shown: Nantucket BeadBoard MRX from Nantucket Beadboard. Photo: Tim Street-Porter |

To add an Asian influence to your kitchen, give cabinets with clear-glass fronts a frosted effect by lining the backs of the glass inserts with durable, easy-to-clean laminated rice paper. Simply cut the paper to size and adhere with double-sided tape. Similar to shown: Cloud Dragon by Shoji Woodworking | Photo: Matthew Millman |

Pulley lights adjust to your needs. These Porter Pendant lights from Pottery Barn can be pulled down for task lighting or raised for ambient, whole-room illumination and to prevent head bumps when the worktable is relocated from the center of the kitchen. | Photo: Julian Wass |

Earthy recycled-glass particles add sparkle and a terrazzo effect to Forest Snow, Eco by Cosentino, about $62-$78 per sq. ft.; | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

For a lively, contemporary look in your kitchen, consider Green Fun from by Cosentino. About $54-$74 per sq. ft. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

Giallo Michelangelo, Zodiaq by Dupont, about $60-$100 per sq. ft. from, mimics crema marble. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

It may be pricey and heat sensitive, but more and more remodelers are looking at installing quartz countertops. Find out why here. | Photo: Courtesy of Caesarstone |

Low maintenance, design-friendly and antimicrobial. These are among the benefits of quartz countertops. | Photo: Anthony Tieuli |

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To help you decide if quartz countertops are for you, we tell you what they cost, where to buy then, and how long they last. | Photo: iStockPhoto |

Widespread faucets with three holes mix hot and cold water like a bridge-style faucet, except the pipe is hidden beneath the counter. Typically used in traditional faucet designs. Illustration: Jason Lee |

Bridge faucets with two holes have a pipe joining the separate valves that blends hot and cold water before they reach the spout. Often featured in period designs. | Illustration: Jason Lee |

Single hole faucets mix hot and cold water in a sleek, one-piece casting that also houses the valves. Available in one- and two-handle designs. Often has a contemporary look. | Illustration: Jason Lee |

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his selection and installation tips for kitchen cabinets. | Photo: David Carmack |

For a quick and easy kitchen upgrade, nothing makes a bigger impact with less sweat and expense than replacing an outdated faucet. We serve up everything you need to know to find the faucet that meets your budget, style and needs. | Photo: Laura Moss |

Having a hard time imagining what your new kitchen could like? See what these folks began with, and get inspired! |

Gain bedroom space cost-effectively by adding on above the garage. We show you how the TOH TV crew did it for one Rhode Island family. | Photo: Nat Rea |