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IKEA First :59 – Start Your Day in the Best Possible Way

IKEA First :59 – Start Your Day in the Best Possible Way

IKEA has just launched First59.com to help you kick off your day with tips and tricks for winning your mornings

The Home Depot Jumps Into 3D Printing with MakerBot

The Home Depot Jumps Into 3D Printing with MakerBot

The worlds largest home improvement retailer will now stock the top-selling MakerBot 3D printer in a test run at 12 of it’s retail stores across the country

Best New Products from IBS & KBIS 2014

Best New Products from IBS & KBIS 2014

There was a ton to see but these are our favorite new products from IBS and K/BIS 2014.

Kitchen/Bath Industry Show – KBIS 2014 Photo Gallery

Kitchen/Bath Industry Show – KBIS 2014 Photo Gallery

Our favorite photos from K/BIS 2014 in Las Vegas.

Adopt a Skull for Christmas

Adopt a Skull for Christmas

You can adopt a skull which helps fund it’s restoration from the Mutter Museum.

Wahl Grooming Supports Efforts To Raise Money for Cancer Research

Wahl Grooming Supports Efforts To Raise Money for Cancer Research

Wahl partners with St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Clinton Baseball team to launch a charity campaign helping childhood cancer research.

Is This the Future of Residential Building?

Is This the Future of Residential Building?

CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain are proud to partner with Penn State University on the GridSTAR Experience Center as the first Multi-Comfort project in North America.

Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Every tool nut should check out the Pro Tool Innovation Awards for the latest awesome tools and more.

Can We Trust These Toxic Chinese Drywall Companies Again?

Can We Trust These Toxic Chinese Drywall Companies Again?

Toxic drywall from China was an issue a few years ago, how safe are these again?

DIY City Guide: Los Angeles

DIY City Guide: Los Angeles

We’ve come to appreciate the City of Angels and realize the history and communities are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. This applies to the do-it-yourself spirit that is surging across the city and that’s why we’ve chosen LA as the subject of our first DIY City Guide. We’ve […]

Amy Devers – Artist, Designer, TV Host

Amy Devers – Artist, Designer, TV Host

Amy Devers of the DIY Network shares the behind the scenes secrets from her shows like Fix This Yard and more

Vote Now for Your Favorite Rescue Remodel

Vote Now for Your Favorite Rescue Remodel

Pick your favorite local community organization to win a $25,000 kitchen makeover from IKEA and Family Handyman

Moving Day

Moving Day

After 7 years in Movable Type it was time to migrate to Wordpress

Bob Vila Blogstar

Bob Vila Blogstar

I’ve arrived! That’s me on the homepage of BobVila.com! I’m honored to be selected as a Bob Vila Blogstar this year. They published a nice piece about me and my workshop as well as profiling Charles & Hudson and Built by Kids. Thanks Bob!!!

The Hollywood Sign Get’s a Facelift

The Hollywood Sign Get’s a Facelift

The iconic Hollywood sign has been in need of a facelift for a few years. It’s been painted and repainted but the taggers always seem to get to it. They have typically just painted over the graffiti and onto the already peeling old paint which is not the proper way […]

Nominate Your Local Community Organization for a $25,000 IKEA Rescue Remodel

Nominate Your Local Community Organization for a $25,000 IKEA Rescue Remodel

Last year we partnered with IKEA to help them find a deserving firehouse in need of a “Rescue Remodel” and this year IKEA and The Family Handyman are back at it, only this time they will be offering a $25,000 kitchen makeover for a local community organization. They’ll outfit a […]

Primer on Amateur Wrestling: From Lincoln to Sanderson

Primer on Amateur Wrestling: From Lincoln to Sanderson

It’s hard to imagine the Olympics without wrestling which has been a part of the Olympics since ancient times. This video narrated by Jay Mohr shares reasons why wrestling is different than most other sports and why it’s inclusion is so important.

Charles & Hudson Call for Interns

Charles & Hudson Call for Interns

We’re looking for a few enthusiastic interns to work out of our West LA office a couple of days a week through the end of the year. Responsibilities vary widely, hours are flexible, but we do want people who can be available at least 20 hours a week. Bloggers, designers, […]

We Know What You Grilled Last Summer

We Know What You Grilled Last Summer

Peak backyard grilling season is coming up and in honor of the great American tradition of celebrating the 4th of July while cooking outdoors, Char-Broil surveyed 3,000 Americans from across the country to see what they were eating and how they plan on celebrating. The results are: While burgers and […]

A House Blogger Puts the Real Back in “Reality” on HGTV’s House Hunters

A House Blogger Puts the Real Back in “Reality” on HGTV’s House Hunters

We get swept up in the drama of reality shows which are anything but real and for many of us we take the skepticism of what might not be “real” and tuck it away so we can revel in the joy of a good story that might not be totally […]

Home Depot First for Pros

Home Depot First for Pros

We’ve got some info that all of our pro readers will appreciate and that includes: contractors, house-flippers and serious DIYers. While only four percent of The Home Depot’s customers are Pros, more than 30 percent of the company’s sales are generated by Pro customers! With last year’s development and implementation […]