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Cash For Appliances Rebates are Still Available

Cash For Appliances Rebates are Still Available

The Cash for Appliances program that launched this year is still available in many states. It’s been up to individual states to dole out this stimulus money and some funds have already run dry but for many of you there is still an opportunity to cash in. The rebates have […]

Compact Kitchen For Small Spaces

Compact Kitchen For Small Spaces

The alternative post for this was going to be “why design students never cease to amaze me”. Designed by Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt from Germany, this clever project (spotted on freshome) is called “Small Type” and it has the wonderful and extremely practical ability of fitting in almost any […]

Greenbuild 2010 Recap: Rainwater, SIPs and LEDs

Greenbuild 2010 Recap: Rainwater, SIPs and LEDs

We’ve been looking forward to the 2010 Greenbuild Expo in Chicago for a few months now and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The show keeps growing year after year and not only are the numbers of exhibitors increasing but attendance is rising and you could certainly feel the buzz and energy […]

WARNING: Ranges Have a Tipping Point

WARNING: Ranges Have a Tipping Point

We want to shed some light on a little known danger in the kitchen. Recently a one-year old child was killed when he climbed onto the open door of a stove and the range tipped over and killed him. It’s hard to believe that manufacturers would create a product that […]

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Recently we posted about DIY Dads and their declining numbers. While the article wanted to point out that today’s young men aren’t learning trade and fix-it skills from their dads as much as decades past, I think it’s only fair we talk about the opposite side of the spectrum. Today’s […]

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

If you’ve had the unfortunate task of calling for a bedbug exterminator, the guy or gal that shows up at your door could be the next Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway. An odd article from the Wall Street Journal identifies struggling actors as prime candidates to be bedbug exterminators. The […]

Is LEED Certification Fraudulent?

Is LEED Certification Fraudulent?

There is no doubt that gaining LEED certification can play a major impact on the value of a property and there is one guy who doesn’t think this is fair. In fact he is so adamant that LEED certification is fraudulent that he is suing the USGBC.

Knowledge At Your Fingertips With iScrew App

Knowledge At Your Fingertips With iScrew App

OK, we know — the iPhone as an actual home improvement tool? It’s a bit of a stretch. But with so many DIY-focused apps on the market, handy devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can increasingly service a purpose as an invaluable reference tool during various stages of […]

Greenbuild is Buzzing

Greenbuild is Buzzing

Greenbuild is really buzzing today. The energy is as high as the attendance seems to be and the Expo has filled the McCormick place to the brim. We’ve already had great chats with folks from Glidden, Kohler, Certainteed, Sylvania, NIKE Grind, Accoya and more. We missed ret. General Colin Powell […]

The Unofficial Greenbuild Twitter List

The Unofficial Greenbuild Twitter List

The green building industry is at the cutting-edge of the construction trade and is no stranger to early adoption. Sustainable manufacturers and retailers were some of the first companies to share their message via social media and the online conversations during Greenbuild will be just as lively as the tradeshow […]

Home Depot Jobs: Wearing the Orange Apron

Home Depot Jobs: Wearing the Orange Apron

Outstanding candidates for Home Depot jobs are always in demand and as one of the largest retailers, the Home Depot must fill a variety of full and part-time positions in stores across the country. They are hiring for in-store supervisory and non-supervisory positions as well as positions in their corporate […]

Greenbuild 2010: Redefining Our Future

Greenbuild 2010: Redefining Our Future

Greenbuild 2010 takes over Chicago this week and we’ll be on the ground covering it from top to bottom. Colin Powell kicks off the conference and tradeshow as the featured keynote speaker and there will be over 1,000 manufacturers in attendance ready to present their sustainable products and services. Other […]

Ultra-Small Homes in Japan are No Joke

Ultra-Small Homes in Japan are No Joke

The Japanese are known for creating tiny efficient electronics and now they’ve refined the small home with the ultra-small home. Forget the fact that Fuyuhito Moriya is 39 and still lives with his mother. He’s taken small space living to the next level by sharing a home with his mom […]

Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

The Telegraph raises an interesting point that we continue to hear whispers of each year. Are current 20-30 year olds less capable as do-it-yourselfers than their fathers? One could argue the modern man has many more resources to turn to for researching (books, magazines, websites, blogs) a project as well […]

myMarvin Architect’s Challenge 2010

myMarvin Architect’s Challenge 2010

Last year, we featured some nice photos from one of the winners of the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. This year’s crop of winners is equally as impressive. Ten outstanding architects from across the United States had their work honored as winners of the 2010 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. The contemporary design projects […]

HUD Offers Homebuying Advice Videos

HUD Offers Homebuying Advice Videos

HUD recently contacted us and wanted to share some videos they produced that they feel will help prospective home buyers with their home shopping experience. The videos are a bit dry but informative and get to the point. Watch the videos below.

Hover House Unites Indoor, Outdoor Living

Hover House Unites Indoor, Outdoor Living

Going green has never been so stylish thanks to Hover Houses, created by Glen Irani Architects. The third in the series (pictured above), built on the Venice Canals in Los Angeles, continues a trend of “maximizing outdoor living environments by structurally ‘hovering’ the building envelope above the land,” according to […]

Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

ReadyMade Magazine recently announced a big contest called the ReadyMade 100. This ambitious contest is seeking to celebrate the best 100 projects from around the world of DIY. They’re calling on the DIY community to submit their most “functional, beautiful, interesting, sustainable manifestations of creativity” to enter the contest. From […]

Viking Appliance and Range Rebates

Viking Appliance and Range Rebates

If you are serious about cooking and need industrial grade appliances, you’ve probably considered a Viking range. Now might be the best time to pull the trigger on a purchase as they wanted us to share some rebates from up to $500 that are good through Jan 31, 2011.

Seeking Fall Interns

Seeking Fall Interns

We’re looking for a motivated, blog-savvy, college student who enjoys all things DIY and has a strong interest in remodeling, green building, tools or home design. Internship responsibilities may include but not be limited to research, blog management, outreach, and possibly writing. Candidate must be extremely reliable and able to […]

Schnepf Farms for Pumpkins, U-Pick, and Family Fun

Schnepf Farms for Pumpkins, U-Pick, and Family Fun

Driving the I-10 corridor from Tucson to Phoenix isn’t where you’d expect to find an amazing organic farm and pumpkin patch but if you ask anyone in Arizona, Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek is the place to be in the fall. They’re Pumpkin & Chili Party is world famous and […]