Decor

How To Create A Gallery Wall

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, too, and can be budget-friendly depending on the frames and prints you need. First up? Deciding which look is […]

Form Meets Function With Dolly Bookshelf

Form Meets Function With Dolly Bookshelf

C&H readers, you’re probably starting to think I’m obsessed with bookshelves. And you’d be right. After dealing with the odyssey of our salvaged Borders bookcase, I look at all shelving with a newfound appreciation. This latest find? Pure genius. Created by Etsy seller StudioDz, this one-of-a-kind piece combines shelving and […]

Tiling 101: Start With The Basics

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 if you’re just starting out, there are some tips to keep in mind to help ensure your project’s success–and […]

Introducing The Mom Cave

Introducing The Mom Cave

We’ve talked before about the “man cave” as the ultimate dude space for guys and their buddies to do man things together. But we’d like to propose the flip side to that coin — specifically, the mom cave. In any incarnation, the “mom cave” is a space for the modern […]

Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

Now that spring has (hypothetically in some areas) sprung, you might find yourself looking about your abode wanting to spruce things up a bit. The same old decor can feel boring and depressing after a long winter for sure, but we’re here with a few suggestions to help you redecorate […]

DIY A One-Of-A-Kind Doormat

DIY A One-Of-A-Kind Doormat

We go through a lot of doormats at our house. Between the weather, outside animals, and the occassional vandal, doormats seem to be something we are always putting on the supplies list. This means we often settle for the least offensive option wherever we happen to be … with heavy […]

Trend Watch: Wood-Look Tile

Trend Watch: Wood-Look Tile

For look, finish and durability, hardwoods are hard to beat. But what about using hardwoods in rooms that are more suited to other types of materials, such as the bathroom? Thanks to an increasing availability of wood-look tile, you can extend the look of wood throughout your entire home while […]

Give Your Home’s Hallways Some Attention

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 are typically neglected when it comes to their appearance and use. Because hallways are usually small, these are great […]

Need A Weekend Project? Transform A Closet!

Need A Weekend Project? Transform A Closet!

Closets are magic places. They hold lots (and LOTS) of treasures, make great hiding places and are a necessary part of any shopping-obsessed person’s lifestyle. Because they tend to be overfull, a closet’s appearance is sometimes neglected. If you’ve decided it’s time to rescue your closet from a non-descript life, […]

Painted Hardwood Floors

Painted Hardwood Floors

We’ve talked before about the pros and cons of painting wood trim and brick walls/fireplaces. Although there’s no doubt that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the look of the piece, one of the biggest disadvantages is that you’re covering the natural appearance, texture and grain of […]

Home Office Design Makeover

Home Office Design Makeover

There’s no reason your home office has to reflect the drudgery of bill paying, document filing, and to-do lists. Like any other room, it presents an opportunity to make a statement. And, if you work from home, your business will benefit from surrounding yourself with sources of inspiration and stimulation. […]

C&H Best Of SURFACES 2011

C&H Best Of SURFACES 2011

We recently traveled to Las Vegas for SURFACES, and for 2.5 days were immersed in the world of flooring. This was the first year that SURFACES co-located with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, creating a show that focused on both flooring and stone products. Although consumers tend to only purchase flooring every eight […]

What To Ask When Buying Flooring

What To Ask When Buying Flooring

After attending last week’s SURFACES flooring show in Las Vegas, we’ve got floors on the brain! One of the surprising facts we learned while at the show is despite flooring’s cost (it’s likely one of the most expensive purchases you’ll make, aside from a home), the majority of consumers are […]

How To Maximize A Small Bathroom

How To Maximize A Small Bathroom

Whether it’s a closet-like powder room or a pint-sized full bath, dealing with a small bathroom can be a headache when it comes to design and functionality. If you’ve been suffering from small bathroom-itis, fear not. We’ve got some tips on how you can maximize your space that hit all […]

Upgrade Your Floor Grates For Better Air Flow

Upgrade Your Floor Grates For Better Air Flow

The devil really is in the details. A lot of DIYers (us included) get caught up in the big projects: new tile, a kitchen demo, painting, installing hardwood floors, etc. Yet if your hands are itching for a project and you’re short on time (and cash), there are a number […]

Chalkboard Paint And Inventive Touches Transform A Mini Bathroom

Chalkboard Paint And Inventive Touches Transform A Mini Bathroom

One of the greatest things about DIY projects in your homes is that rooms are a blank canvas. Sure, there are some practical considerations to keep in mind, such as budget, skill, time, etc., but when faced with redoing a room, you can let your imagination run wild–and the results, […]

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Although the troubled economy has curtailed many homeowners’ major renovation projects, that doesn’t mean remodeling work has come to a complete halt. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry released the results of a poll sent to top builders and developers that identified next year’s remodeling trends. The common theme? […]

Road Test, Part 2: The Home Depot’s Martha Stewart Living Carpet

Road Test, Part 2: The Home Depot’s Martha Stewart Living Carpet

Earlier this week, we tested the stain-fighting powers of The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus carpet. Next up? Martha Stewart Living carpet, available in 36 designs and four constructions. Martha Stewart’s products are known for being classy yet functional, and the carpet is no exception. The carpets are treated with Anso […]

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

We recently discovered that there are few things more fun that getting to purposefully dump a bunch of liquids on an unsuspecting carpet sample. Home Depot sent us a couple of carpet swatches, each of which boasts stain-fighting technology, along with commonly spilled liquids. Platinum Plus carpet is coated with […]

Set The Mood (Lighting) With New GE App

Set The Mood (Lighting) With New GE App

With the continued popularity of smart phones and tablets, it seems like there’s a new app every few days. The latest must-have download? The GE Mood Lighting Cam app, a clever invention from the renowned lighting company. Snap a photo of a room or area in your home, and load […]

Records As Roofing

Records As Roofing

File this one under creative genius! Nashville resident and artist Matt Glassmeyer found a way to use 350 vinyl records — attaching them to a roof in place of shingles. Conflicting Internet reports claimed that Glassmeyer’s record roof had held up reasonably well for two years, but Glassmeyer disputed that […]