Build-It-Yourself

Building and Installing a Screen or Storm Door

Let the spring air flow through your house and listen to the birds sing, while keeping out the bugs and pollen. That’s what a screen door will do for you. Here are some sources for building and installing your own. If you are looking for a pre-made door we suggest […]

Build a Sandbox

Build a Sandbox

You’re landlocked, so what. Take the kids to the backyard beach. Here’s a how-to on building your own sandbox. Location is a key consideration when planning your sandbox – partial shade is nice but beware of digging near trees and damaging roots. Lowes recommends using cedar as it’s waterproof and […]

Build a Porch Swing

Build a Porch Swing

What’s better than sitting outside, swinging along to some music, and drinking your favorite cool beverage. You know you want to do this – so why not build your own swing now and make it happen. Think of how much more relaxed you’ll be. How to Make a Porch Swing […]

Organize your Closet

Organize your Closet

If your closet looks like this (see above) then maybe it’s time you rethink how you organize your closet. With your clothing wedged so tightly, not only is it difficult to find clothes you want to wear but when you do manage to yank them out they most often are […]

Surfboard Coffee Table

Surfboard Coffee Table

It’s always nice to incorporate your own interests or environment into your interior design. But this isn’t always easy unless you can create your own custom interior pieces. Here’s a surfboard inspired coffee table. What would you make? Surfboard Table [DIYnet]

Installing a Shade Canopy

Installing a Shade Canopy

Prepare for summer now by installing a retractable shade canopy over your deck or outside area. Perfect for those days that are too hot to be outside in the sun but too beautiful of a day to be lounging inside. Installing the Tracks for the Retractable Shade Canopy [DIYnet]

Build a Bird Feeder

Build a Bird Feeder

It’s still cold in the Northeast but Spring is just around the corner for many of you. That means baseball, budding plants, and birds. Like clockwork the birds return and with them life and leaves return to the trees and plants around your home. Why not welcome your winged friends […]

Lighten Up

Lighten Up

Lighting your home is more than just sticking a halogen in the corner. Lisa Goldberg of LightenUp! Designs has created multiple lines of hand-made ceramic lamps that not only bring light to your room but some color as well. She believes that fashion and furnishings should go hand-in-hand which is […]