How I learned to like our bathroom

Jerome Powell

The old bathroom, featuring avocado tub. (Photos by Susan Barnett) I hated our main bathroom on sight.  We bought an old farmhouse in Delaware County three years ago, and there are a lot of things about it I love. It’s one of the prettiest little farmhouses I’ve ever seen. There are […]

18 Cheap and Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects

Jerome Powell

Zivica Kerkez / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap. You bought a new home, and the list of projects that need to be done is larger than your bank account. Or, the home you bought years ago is looking a little dated, and you […]

How Much It Costs to Renovate a House

Jerome Powell

Our goal is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we receive compensation from our partner lenders, whom we will always identify, all opinions are our own. Credible Operations, Inc. NMLS # 1681276, is referred to here as “Credible.” With so many popular […]

Home buyers rank top kitchen and bath features

Jerome Powell

By Michael Gruber, President, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio New buyers have a variety of choices when it comes to modern home design.  Two areas in the home, kitchens and baths, generally attract the most attention. While styles, sizes and décor can vary, there are certain […]

5 remodeling projects you should not do yourself

Jerome Powell

After everyone spent so much time at home last year, the home improvement industry exploded in popularity. Hardware store lines were out the door as people set out to make their dream homes a reality. Between March and August of last year, 61% of U.S. homeowners had taken on their […]

Home Improvements That Are Not Legal To Do Yourself

Jerome Powell

Neil Lockhart / Shutterstock.com Spending so much time at home during the past year has exposed the pluses and minuses of our properties. The main living space might shine and sparkle, but the bathrooms look old and dreary by comparison. You’ve probably also noticed deficiencies in some of its core […]

Franklin couple featured on home improvement show

Jerome Powell

Franklin residents Doug and Amy Heavilin, and their restored 1902 Victorian house, are going to be featured on a new HGTV show, “Cheap Old Houses,” which premiered on Aug. 9. The Heavilins’ episode will be out on Aug. 16 on discovery+ and Aug. 23 on HGTV. Scott Roberson | Daily […]

To pay with credit, cash, HELOC or other?

Jerome Powell

Tanisha A. Sykes Donald Olhausen Jr., a 34-year-old real estate flipper in San Diego, did a major home remodeling project on his 2,200-square-foot Mediterranean-style home in 2018. “We completely renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, replaced carpet, upgraded electrical and plumbing fixtures, and did carpentry work on the interior and exterior […]