Roofing Wednesdays: A Vinyl Record Roof

Matt Glassmeyer, a musician from Nashville, put his old record albums to good use: he shingled the porch of his house with 350 vinyl records. The records uniformly overlap to cover the entire porch roof and are secured in place with by a nail and washer through the center hole.

Roofing Wednesdays: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Vienna, is one of Austria's most famous attractions. This Gothic structure has a 137-meter-high spire and a beautiful, multi-colored tile roof (with 230,000 tiles), and it showcases eight centuries of architectural history!

Roofing Wednesdays: The Academy of Sciences, California

The Academy of Sciences in California's "living roof" is covered in rolling hills and fields on which local wildlife lives and is edged by solar panels. The U.S. Green Building Council: Leed Platinum has given it the highest sustainability rating of any museum in the world.

10 Tips to Update Your Backyard Deck

Whether it's a crowded Fourth of July barbecue or a quiet iced tea and book for one, there's nothing like a deck to really enhance your home! Here are 10 things you can do to update, customize and beautify your backyard deck.

10 Ways to Update Your House and Increase Curb Appeal

Whether you're planning to sell your house or it's just in need of an update, there are many things you can do to give the exterior a makeover. Curb appeal is important, not just for the resale value, but for the overall value and look of the neighborhood.