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Build-It-Yourself

  • 5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

    It’s here! The weekend that Angelenos have been dreading for months. CARMAGEDDON!!! Simply put, the 405 freeway will be closed for two days at 10-mile stretch between I-10 and the 101…

  • Build Your Own Fruit Fly Trap

    There’s nothing we love more than a quick DIY project that serves a practical purpose. Summer is a prime time to gather fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden or area…

  • Build Your Own Container Garden

    One of the disadvantages to living in a loft, apartment or condo is the lack of outdoor space. As a Kansas City loft dweller, I find myself lamenting my lack of…

  • Install A Hammock For The Best Sleep Ever

    For the last several years, I’ve been keeping a list of features I want in my dream house. They include a library with floor-to-ceiling shelves, a giant kitchen and maybe even…

  • How To Create A Year-Round Outdoor Space

    Grilling, dining al fresco, relaxing in a hammock with a good book–it’s no wonder that spending time outdoors is one of the top activities during the summer. And if your home…

  • Install Deer Fencing To Protect Your Landscaping

    There are few things more frustrating than your beautiful, carefully planned and tended landscaping being destroyed by an inquisitive visitor of the animal variety. If you find yourself in this situation,…

  • Can You DIY An Irrigation System?

    As temperatures heat up, now is the perfect time to think about your yard’s irrigation. If you don’t already have a sprinkler system, you may want to consider one, especially if…

  • How To Create A Gallery Wall

    If you have a lot of artwork or framed photos to display, creating an in-home gallery wall is a striking way to exhibit your prized mementos. It’s a relatively easy project,…

  • Tiling 101: Start With The Basics

    Whether you’re needing a new backsplash, wall or floor, tiling is often consider a DIY project. And with some experience, tiling can be relatively easy to get the hang of. But…

  • How To Build A Picnic Table

    There’s nothing like dining al fresco during the summer–or spring, fall, or even winter, if you live in the right part of the country! Eating outside seems to take even the…

  • What A Borders Bookshelf Taught Me About DIY

    It’s been an interesting weekend at our household. A few weeks back, we had purchased a large, double-sided bookcase from one of the Borders close-out sales. After we quickly realized our…

  • Build Your Own Window Boxes

    My grandma, an avid gardener, has plant beds all around her home. Yet one of my favorite memories is of her window boxes, which were perched on her home’s front windows…

  • Need An Alternative To Hardwoods? Try Plywood!

    Although carpet still makes up the majority of flooring sales, you can’t deny the popularity–and prevalence–of hardwood floors. The durable material makes it great for a variety of rooms, and with…

  • Fence Installation Tips

    Adding a fence to your property–or swapping out an old fence for a new one–is not only a good idea for your home’s security, but also adds aesthetic appeal to your…

  • We’re a ReadyMade 100 Finalist

    Remember the stackable and sturdy sawhorse project we built a few months ago? We painted them gold and entered it into the ReadyMade 100 contest. We just got word a couple…

  • Best Way To Build Custom Window Screens

    C&H universe, I’m in desperate need of your help. My dilemma? The gorgeous windows in our loft are without screens. We can’t open them wide enough to get a decent breeze…

  • Reupholster Your Dining Room Chairs

    Our friend Antonella’s up to her old tricks again…making her beautiful house even more beautiful. When we last visited her, she was transforming her office space. Now she has moved onto…

  • Give Your Home’s Hallways Some Attention

    We’ve noticed a lot of talk in the DIY blogosphere this week about hallways. Although these long, narrow corridors can often be challenging when it comes to function and decor, hallways…