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DeWALT Hand Tools

DeWALT Hand Tools

If you’re a fan of the DeWALT brand of power tools, we’ve got big news for you. DeWALT hand tools are now available and they haven’t just released a tape measure and wrench but they’ve identified more than 100 types of hand tools and dived into the R&D and come […]

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was great this year! Beyond seeing some unique products from the top manufacturers in the country, we spoke to a lot of designers and bloggers who provided us with some real insight to where they feel the industry is headed and what trends […]

Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) 2011: Trends and Impressions

Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) 2011: Trends and Impressions

The biggest three days in the kitchen and bath universe have started at the convention center in Las Vegas with the kickoff of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show which is known as KBIS. All the big brands are here plus many of the smaller one’s all vying to share […]

On Location at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show KBIS 2011

On Location at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show KBIS 2011

We’re headed to Las Vegas for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) which is the largest kitchen and bath trade show in the country. There are enough sinks, cabinets and appliances to make your head spin. You can follow our experiences at K/BIS on Twitter and Facebook as we’ll […]

ReadyMade Magazine: Behind the Scenes

ReadyMade Magazine: Behind the Scenes

This year our intern, Lauren Chorpening of Iowa State University, had a unique opportunity to visit the Meredith office of ReadyMade in Des Moines, Iowa which isn’t far from her campus in Ames. She received a guide behind-the-scenes tour of the popular DIY magazine/website and sat in on an editorial […]

Burglarly Facts to Learn From

Burglarly Facts to Learn From

The FBI has cataloged the areas of entry that burglars will target into a home. Take these statistics and protect your home accordingly. 81 percent of residential intrusions occur through the first floor. 34 percent of burglars entered through the front door; 23 percent through a first-floor window; 22 percent […]

Trad Home from Meredith and Lonny: A New Digital Magazine

Trad Home from Meredith and Lonny: A New Digital Magazine

It’s great to see new ventures in shelter publishing and when established print publisher Meredith announced they were joining up with digital magazine Lonny to create Trad Home, the design world took notice. After two splashy launch parties in NYC and LA that were attended by a who’s who of […]

Interactive Countertops To Bring Touch Technology To The Kitchen

Interactive Countertops To Bring Touch Technology To The Kitchen

The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad paved the way for touch technology, which is becoming increasingly prevalent as more tablets, computers and even TVs hit the market. But what about a new application of touch technology? Say, in the kitchen? Intel Labs is working on an interactive kitchen countertop system […]

We’re a ReadyMade 100 Finalist

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 days ago that our project was selected as a finalist and we’re delighted to see it print in the […]

USGBC Announces Top 10 States For LEED Buildings

USGBC Announces Top 10 States For LEED Buildings

Who doesn’t love lists? To-do lists, top 10 lists (especially the David Letterman variety) — they’re informative and entertaining. So we’ve added a new list for your reading pleasure. The U.S. Green Building Council recently released their list of the top 10 states (including the District of Columbia) that have […]

Trend Watch: Hiding Kitchen Appliances Within Cabinetry

Trend Watch: Hiding Kitchen Appliances Within Cabinetry

Stainless steel, bright colors–today’s appliances are certainly as eye-catching as they are functional. And in some cases, certain appliances can serve as a trophy of sorts; a state-of-the-art refrigerator, perhaps, or my personal holy grail: the KitchenAid artisan stand mixer. Yet an emerging trend is producing an interesting result in […]

Will Living Rooms Disappear?

Will Living Rooms Disappear?

The National Association of Home Builders recently released a special report that details several home features that will likely become the norm by 2015. Green features such as low-E windows and engineered wood products are expected to become more prevalent, a less-than-surprising find given the continually increasing awareness of eco-friendly […]

Praying for Japan

Praying for Japan

A few days ago a massive earthquake struck off the Northeast coast of Japan and the ensuing tsunami and major aftershocks have continued to rock the country. It’s amazing to see the rest of the world offer help in whatever way possible and events like this make us all realize […]

How An Energy Audit Can Save You Big Bucks

How An Energy Audit Can Save You Big Bucks

We’ve talked about energy audits before here at C&H–they’re a great option if you want to gauge your home’s energy efficiency. Audits also provide an ideal starting point if you’re planning on making your abode more eco-friendly. Energy audits focus on a few main areas, including air leaks, heating and […]

Delta Power Equipment Corporation Buys Delta from Stanley Black & Decker

Delta Power Equipment Corporation Buys Delta from Stanley Black & Decker

Delta Power Equipment Corporation is a new wholly-owned subsidiary of Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company and today they announced its deal to purchase the DELTA brand of woodworking equipment and machinery from Stanley Black & Decker. The Delta Power tools manufacturing will remain Made in USA […]

Justin Bieber Headphones and iPhone/iPod Covers

Justin Bieber Headphones and iPhone/iPod Covers

Last year Justin Bieber blew up and unless you live under a rock you’ve at least heard of him. That fact didn’t get past some exhibitors at CES this year and we thought we’d share only two of the many Justin Bieber licensed products at the show. The product with […]

This Old House: Sneak Peek Los Angeles House Project

This Old House: Sneak Peek Los Angeles House Project

Today we had a unique opportunity to tour the This Old House Los Angeles House Project. It’s the first house project that This Old House has taken on in LA. Hard to believe since they’ve been at it for more than 30 years and have done two homes just up […]

Fire Administration Issues Home Heating Safety Alert

Fire Administration Issues Home Heating Safety Alert

Because cold winter months prompt increased heat usage, it’s no surprise that home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning tend to spike during the season. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and United States Fire Administration have issued a home heating safety alert that urges “consumers to play it safe as […]

iKey To Transform Home Security?

iKey To Transform Home Security?

While we’re busy waiting for flying cars and self-cleaning refrigerators, the masterminds at Apple may already be transforming home security. The tech behemoth was granted more than 550 patents in 2010, and although specific products haven’t yet been announced, the patents provide a glimpse at what could arrive in the […]

Stanley Black & Decker Sells Delta Machinery

Stanley Black & Decker Sells Delta Machinery

Word on the street is that Stanley Black & Decker is selling Delta Machinery to an undisclosed buyer and for an undisclosed amount. Delta Machinery is still listed on the Black & Decker website so the sale isn’t complete but once the deal goes through the details will be public. […]

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

The 2011 Builders Show was held in Orlando Florida this year and although it is still much smaller than it has been in years past it was about the same size as the show in Las Vegas last year which is a good sign as it hasn’t contracted anymore. See […]