12 Ways to Repurpose Old Bricks

Check out this list of ideas to repurpose old bricks, including vintage brick garden paths, entryways, flooring, and brick decor

We were digging up our back yard a couple of weeks ago to begin laying a foundation for our new home addition when my husband hit the motherload — a never-ending pile of vintage bricks. Now we have a pile of old bricks in our yard. So, I’ve been searching the web for ideas of ways to repurpose old bricks. Read more

Planning for a DIY Home Addition

Planning for a DIY home addition, including home addition placement options, creating a floor plan, and DIY home addition financing options

Tackling any DIY home project can be intimidating, but a DIY home addition is especially complex. Planning for your home addition is an integral step in the DIY process because it gives you a chance to outline your addition plans and the costs associated before diving into the project.

The first question to ask yourself when planning a DIY home addition is what the additional space will be used for. In our case, we are welcoming a new baby to the family. Since our home currently consists of two small bedrooms, one bathroom, one living area, and minimal storage space, we knew that an addition was essential. Read more