Tabatha Muntzinger Articles by: Tabatha Muntzinger

Why You Should Practice Family Fire Drills

Why You Should Practice Family Fire Drills

Make sure that everyone is on the same page when they hear the smoke alarm go off. Panic and lack of execution are dangerous.

8 Shortcuts for Unpacking After a Move in Record Time

8 Shortcuts for Unpacking After a Move in Record Time

Get your life back in order as soon as possible with these tips for unpacking.

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use your raised garden beds year round by turning them into compost piles for the winter months.

Painting The Exterior Of Our Clawfoot Tub

Painting The Exterior Of Our Clawfoot Tub

We want to save our clawfoot tub from the scrap yard so we painted the exterior to prevent rust.

Protect your Family with Safety Glass: It’s Not Just For Cars

Protect your Family with Safety Glass: It’s Not Just For Cars

When we moved into our century-old home and began our then-minor-now-major renovations, we realized something slightly terrifying about our original to the house solid wood door. Moreover, the picture window in the door. Somehow at inspection, we had failed to notice that there wasn’t real glass in the door, but […]

Team Hipster: The Argument Against Gentrification

Team Hipster: The Argument Against Gentrification

Let’s discuss the arguments against gentrification

5 Ways To Handle a Rude Neighbor

5 Ways To Handle a Rude Neighbor

Before a petty disagreement turns into an all out war, consider these 5 ways to handle neighborhood disputes.

The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

We’ve compiled a list of the five most essential, flexible, and durable adhesives to have in your workshop so you can (hopefully) save your project from complete failure.

How To Install Weatherstripping Around Your Door

How To Install Weatherstripping Around Your Door

Prep your doors for cold weather and install weatherstripping this weekend

Yuppies In The Ghetto: What Exactly Is Gentrification?

Yuppies In The Ghetto: What Exactly Is Gentrification?

Gentrification. The word conjures everything from visuals of empty-nesters and yuppies sipping lattes from their million-dollar renovated brownstones to angry hipsters and working class people protesting the construction of new buildings where old ones once stood, fighting for the perceived rights of local businesses, lower class families, and urban history. […]

Update Your Floor Plan With Google SketchUp

Update Your Floor Plan With Google SketchUp

Take old blueprints and remake them using Google SketchUp

Five Reasons To Document Your Renovation

Five Reasons To Document Your Renovation

When beginning a home renovation, there are a multitude of things to consider — cost, time, materials, permits, etc. But have you ever considered documenting your project to be an intregal part of not only the process, but a beneficial one?

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

Just because a website says adding to existing plumbing is as easy as 1-2-3, doesn’t mean really anything without the experience to back it up. Find the best resources for your next DIY project.

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

Protecting Your Pets From Winter Weather

Protecting Your Pets From Winter Weather

6 steps to protecting your pets from nasty winter weather

German Engineering & Universal Design Meet at BoschBLANCO

German Engineering & Universal Design Meet at BoschBLANCO

Universal design is changing our world for the better and Bosch is leading the way

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

In April I had the overwhelming pleasure of being included on the VIP Press Tour of the Coverings Tile show, an international trade show for all facets of the tile and stone industry, held in Orlando, Florida. For three days I was immersed in the world of tile, and I […]

Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights

Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights

It happens to the best of us — we go to hang our holiday lights only to find that they no longer work. Trying to find the burned-out bulb or shorted fuse is time consuming and frustrating, and often times strands of incandescent lights just go bad after a few […]

Designers Rejoice: Pantone Paints Are Here!

Designers Rejoice: Pantone Paints Are Here!

Your eyes do not deceive you — in fact, they should be wide and sparkly right about now. Pantone, infamous for their color swatches and identification, has come out with their own line of paints matchable to any Pantone shade. Now you know you can find the perfect shade for […]

First-Time DIY Essentials: IKEA FIXA Tools

First-Time DIY Essentials: IKEA FIXA Tools

When we moved into our first house a month before the holidays, we were overjoyed to later receive gracious amounts of basic (and not-so-basic) tools and accessories from our famliy to help with our renovation plans. And while those tools have been more than useful to have around, when we […]