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Git R Done with our DIY City Guides

Git R Done with our DIY City Guides

Have you checked out our DIY City Guides? We’ve gone coast to coast and pulled some great resources for do-it-yourself types in the following cities. Seattle Portland Oakland/East Bay Los Angeles Tucson Chicago

A Settlement in the Toxic Chinese Drywall Case

A Settlement in the Toxic Chinese Drywall Case

At least one Chinese producer of drywall has agree to fund home repairs in response to the lawsuit of toxic drywall poisoning people and their homes. From CNN: A company that imported Chinese-made drywall that American homeowners complained made them sick has agreed to a court settlement to repair their […]

Ultimate Home Builders on DIY Network

Ultimate Home Builders on DIY Network

We’ve got word from the DIY Network that they are casting for another show called Ultimate Home Builders and they are seeking contractors, builders and homeowners. Details below: Ultimate Home Builders DIY Network is searching for homeowners, builders and contractors across the country to be featured in a dramatic new […]

Conceptual Art Installation Represents Houston’s Land-Use Policy

Conceptual Art Installation Represents Houston’s Land-Use Policy

Mary Ellen Carroll’s new conceptual art installation, “Prototype 180,” sounds simple enough: she’s flipping a house 180 degrees. Yet as is the case with most conceptual art installations, a seemingly simple project or concept is so much more complex as you start to look beneath the surface. First and foremost, […]

The Most Common Green Home Project In 2010

The Most Common Green Home Project In 2010

This year’s most popular environmentally friendly project? Window replacements, according to a study published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. The study surveyed service professionals in the top 50 markets as ranked by the U.S. Census and examined service requests. Window replacements showed a sizable increase, up […]

October Is Green Building Month at C&H!

October Is Green Building Month at C&H!

I can’t believe how fast 2010 is flying by, but October is here — and at Charles & Hudson, that means the spotlight centers on all things green building. Green building, an all-encompassing terms that includes both environmentally friendly practices and eco-friendly materials, continues to increase in popularity as consumers […]

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Releases 2010 Home Design Trends

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Releases 2010 Home Design Trends

Despite a steep decline in home prices, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that many homeowners are still choosing to invest money in their homes, especially for projects “that promote greater energy efficiency and accessibility throughout the home,” writes Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA. Top Home Design Trends for the […]

Building a Miniature Home For Art

Building a Miniature Home For Art

Building a home and community as an art project is now happening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. This is a very unique project that we had to share with you. Not sure we quite get it but we’ll probably stop by anyway to check it out. […]

Tool Powered Mini-Race Cars Reach 75 MPH

Tool Powered Mini-Race Cars Reach 75 MPH

We have a tool racing competition here in America but across the pond the Brits have taken tool racing one step further by creating actual tool powered vehicles that can reach speeds of up to 75 mph! These vehicles are like high-tech soap box derby cars and can be run […]

All American Handyman Casting Call

All American Handyman Casting Call

Doesn’t look like Peter Wong will wear the All American Handyman crown for long as HGTV is already putting out a casting call for the second production of All American Handyman. Do you have what it takes to become the next All American Handyman? HGTV is seeking charismatic, energetic, non-professional […]

Peter Wong is the HGTV All American Handyman

Peter Wong is the HGTV All American Handyman

Congratulations to Peter Wong who has won the title of All American Handyman on HGTV. We’ve been watching this show closely and although we may be critical at times we feel it’s going to catch on and each episode improved. We interviewed Andrew Kowalyshyn who made the top six but […]

Fall Deals from Home Depot – Today Only

Fall Deals from Home Depot – Today Only

Home Depot shared a one-day fall sale with us and we’re passing along the news to you. They’ve got tools, lighting, tile, paint, stoves and more all from 20-50% off. Today only. Huge Autumn Savings. Online only – while supplies last.

Matthew Gray Gubler is Back Hunting Bad Guys on Criminal Minds Season 6

Matthew Gray Gubler is Back Hunting Bad Guys on Criminal Minds Season 6

Criminal Minds season 6 premiere is tonight. If you’re into crime procedurals you’ll love this show. I’m also a bit biased as my brother, Matthew Gray Gubler, is still kicking ass as the resident genius/nerd special agent Dr. Spencer Reid. Matthew’s favorite holiday has always been Halloween and last year […]

Today We Blog Out Loud

Today We Blog Out Loud

One of best events we’ve attended in Los Angeles was produced by Blog Out Loud. We had an opportunity to hear from a number of prominent bloggers, most notably Gregory Han of Apartment Therapy & Unplggd. We also met the amazing founders of Blog Out Loud, Megan Arquette of BeachBungalow8 […]

Best of 2010 Remodeling Show

Best of 2010 Remodeling Show

We’ve rounded up the best new products and materials from the 2010 Remodeling Show. Some are available now but many will be hitting shelves in 2011 so ask for them by name. You can also check out our list of Remodeling Show exhibitors on Twitter for more direct information straight […]

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

You can go behind the scenes on the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway on HGTV Pro. Check out photos and video of the home that is currently being built near Stowe, Vermont. They are calling it “rustic meets modern”. They’ve been building all summer and its fun to check out their […]

Join The Colour Project

Join The Colour Project

Talk about painting with a purpose. The Colour Project is beginning a color movement across the world. Their site states that “Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our life in colour.” This amazing project is traveling all over the world, from Johannesburg to Istanbul, to bring […]

This New House Is Definitely Green

This New House Is Definitely Green

This New House on the DIY Network could be called This Green House as they are showing a ton of green building materials and product. We finally caught up with about 3 episodes that had been sitting on our DVR and we were amazed with the work that the hosts […]

Convert A Silo With A-House-In-A-Can

Convert A Silo With A-House-In-A-Can

Improbable building materials? Building kits to create the one- or two-roomed house of your dreams? Unconventional building materials and kit homes are becoming increasingly popular, especially as homeowners embrace sustainability and, in some cases, downsizing. Thanks to a heads-up from BLDGBLOG, it appears the home evolution continues with a converted […]

HGTV All American Handyman Shuts the Door on Latest Competitor

HGTV All American Handyman Shuts the Door on Latest Competitor

HGTV’s All American Handyman made three cuts last week and now have their top five competitors, one of which will wear the crown of All-American Handyman. We caught up with the last Handyman voted off the show, Andrew Kowalyshyn. He made the top six but his door hanging abilities, or […]

Treehouses Never Get Old

Treehouses Never Get Old

We love treehouses at C&H: in fact, the more luxurious or exotic, the better! So when I first spotted these new designs on Casa Sugar about German company Baumraum, I was excited. Craftsmen at the company include architects to tree experts when it comes time to pick a site and […]