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How to Drill Into Stainless Steel

How to Drill Into Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is tough to drill through but with some patience and know-how you’ll make that hole easy

Whip Up A Batch Of DIY Laundry Detergent

Whip Up A Batch Of DIY Laundry Detergent

If you’re concerned with the chemicals in over the counter laundry detergent then consider making your own.

What Are Those Creaking House Sounds?

What Are Those Creaking House Sounds?

House sounds shouldn’t be ignored but they are typically harmless – here’s what causes them

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

If you choose to display your American spirit by flying the U.S. flag this 4th of July, please make sure you do it properly. Yes, there is more to it than just unfurling the flag and running it up a pole. As you prepare to bring out the stars and […]

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Finding decent, well-priced outdoor furniture is no easy task but go vintage for some cool and funky options

Preparing For A Garage Sale, Part I: Decluttering

Preparing For A Garage Sale, Part I: Decluttering

A couple weeks ago I had a garage sale. I dreaded the thought of cleaning out my house for the months leading up to the big date but I knew it needed to be done. It had come to the point where everything was bugging me, from my messy T-shirt […]

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

5 Pointers for Researching Your Next DIY Project

Just because a website says adding to existing plumbing is as easy as 1-2-3, doesn’t mean really anything without the experience to back it up. Find the best resources for your next DIY project.

DIY City Guide: Oakland & East Bay

DIY City Guide: Oakland & East Bay

The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

How To Protect Your Home During An Ice Storm

How To Protect Your Home During An Ice Storm

Now that winter weather is here, you may find yourself in the midst of an ice storm. Besides creating incredibly hazardous driving conditions, ice storms are also dangerous because it doesn’t take much ice accumulation to bring down tree branches, power lines and cause other damage to property. Although you […]

How To Remove Christmas Tree Sap From Your Carpet

How To Remove Christmas Tree Sap From Your Carpet

Christmas tree sap can damage carpet. Here’s how to clean it.

How To Care For a Real Christmas Tree

How To Care For a Real Christmas Tree

Nothing beats a real Christmas Tree but it takes special care to make sure the tree lasts as long as possible.

How to Choose a Christmas Tree Farm

How to Choose a Christmas Tree Farm

Choosing a Christmas Tree farm is almost as important as choosing your Christmas Tree

Build It Yourself: Surfboard Storage Rack

Build It Yourself: Surfboard Storage Rack

Since moving to LA from NYC last year I thought I’d be doing a lot more surfing. It hasn’t worked out like that. As soon as the water got warm the waves went flat. I guess that’s par for the course in Southern California. Even if I don’t hit the […]

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Our favorite Halloween decor is still Matthew Gray Gubler’s house from last year. His pumpkin picking skill is a natural talent and something you are born with but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from his techniques. 5 Ways to Decorate like Matthew Gray Gubler on Halloween 1. Always choose […]

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Can Work in Any Home

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Can Work in Any Home

Last week we shared some tips for buying furniture online and our focus was on mid-century modern which has become the darling style of designers everywhere. And for good reason, the clean lines and solid colors work well with a variety of house styles and design tastes. Mixing Furniture Styles […]

How To Choose a Color Palette For Your Room

How To Choose a Color Palette For Your Room

Deciding to paint a room is the easy part, but actually choosing a color can be very difficult. In part II of our summer paint series sponsored by YOLO Colorhouse, we look at what color means and tips for choosing the right color for your room. Architectural color is the […]

Father’s Day Projects for Non-Dads

Father’s Day Projects for Non-Dads

Everyone has a father but clearly not everyone is a dad. We’ve rounded up some projects that non-dads will enjoy that are best achieved sans kids. Weed Burning – Break out the torch! Moving Appliances – Heavy and awkward appliances like refrigerators and ranges are tough to maneuver and you’ll […]

Build the Ultimate Home Workout Space

Build the Ultimate Home Workout Space

Gyms are expensive and if you’ve got the space at home, why not invest a bit in building and setting up a home workout space. Not just a home gym with some weights and a Soloflex but a real place to do your favorite workout whether that’s lifting weights, running, […]

Simple Window Security Trick That Costs Less Than $2

Simple Window Security Trick That Costs Less Than $2

Do you think your sliding windows and sliding glass doors are closed and locked? You can remove all doubt by using this simple security trick. Cut a wood dowel to the size of the exposed window track when its closed and always keep the dowel in place to secure the […]