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Home Improvement – There’s an App For That

Home Improvement – There’s an App For That

It’s no secret that developers are clamoring to build the next great app for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Home Improvement retailers and service providers have also jumped into the game and are not only creating mobile versions of their websites but more user friendly and full-featured smart phone apps. […]

Be Charles & Hudson’s Fan, Friend or Follower

Be Charles & Hudson’s Fan, Friend or Follower

If you can’t visit us daily you can still keep in touch with the latest and greatest Charles & Hudson content by joining us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and reading our newsletter, Nuts & Bolts. We only post our most interesting stories on Facebook and Twitter with hopes […]

Setup Your Art Gallery At Home

Setup Your Art Gallery At Home

I’m always inspired by the fancy shelter magazines and the way they artfully hang and style artwork. I attempted this in my own dining room (and by dining room I mean the wall that attaches the kitchen to the living room) and it came out okay. But trust me, it […]

Green Blog Roundup: Best of Green, Glass to Vase, Tech

Green Blog Roundup: Best of Green, Glass to Vase, Tech

Jetson Green selected as Best Green Tweeter Re-nest transforms a glass into a vase Building Green Myth: Tech won’t save our problems Triple Pundit shares Target’s latest recycling initiative

Solution For A Sagging Sofa

Solution For A Sagging Sofa

What I love most about the blogosphere is how you can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. While perusing one of my favorite fashion reads, Fashion Is Spinach, the delightful Ms. Spinach shared an ingenious solution to her sagging sofa cushions. She had bought a mid-century wood frame […]

Fix A Screen Window Tear

Fix A Screen Window Tear

In all my excitement that a) our President was actually in my part of the country and b) that the weather is finally warm again, I accidentally tore a tiny hole in my screen window by rushing to open it this afternoon. Whoops. I found out exactly how to fix […]

Hello Houseblogs.net: A New Partnership

Hello Houseblogs.net: A New Partnership

We’re longtime fans and friends of Houseblogs.net, a community for folks to share their home improvement stories through their houseblogs. Homes of all shapes, sizes and styles are represented and the diversity of homes is equaled by the variety of home owners. Whether they live in the city, suburbs or […]

Will Work For Clothes

Will Work For Clothes

Caroline Woolard is smart. She’s created this functional-meets-fashion work dress – but it isn’t for sale. If you’d like to own one of her creations, you’ve got to offer her your services in exchange. Some items she’s received in exchange for the dress: a violin concert in her studio, a […]

PaintRemedy iPhone App Helps with Wall Prep

PaintRemedy iPhone App Helps with Wall Prep

After you’ve selected the color you want and assembled your painting supplies, the first step before applying the paint is prepping your wall surface. The most high quality paint will have a tough time adhering properly to a surface that is dirty, moldy or in any way not ready to […]

Introducing Our New Blogs

Introducing Our New Blogs

We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]

Flea Market Style, The Magazine

Flea Market Style, The Magazine

Today, the shelter-centered parts of my feedreader exploded with excitement and joy — there was a new shelter magazine released! In the wake of such greats like Domino and Metropolitan Home being discontinued, it seems like a welcome reprieve to welcome a new contender to the ring. So, without further […]

Build-It-Yourself Coffee Table Bench

Build-It-Yourself Coffee Table Bench

Spotted over at IKEA Hacker, I love Melanie’s bench-coffee table contraption. Melanie used an Ikea office bench (in zebra), a Flort remote control pocket and u-shaped tables made from plywood. Here’s how she did it: For the U-shaped red tables, I went to the hardware store with the measurements of […]

25 Projects Under $50

25 Projects Under $50

While perusing my usual rounds of shelter blogs, I came across this post from Apartment Therapy’s sister site Re-Nest, giving ideas for 25 DIY projects under $50 and thought I’d pass it along. It’s not often these days that we have an extra $50 to spend (with our son turning […]

Plan Your Dream Space Virtually

Plan Your Dream Space Virtually

One of the hardest parts about nearly any home renovation project is deciding what goes where. Whether you’re planning a space from the foundation up, or just trying to think of new ways to arrange your living room, thinking spatially can cause major headaches (as well as backaches from moving […]

Smart Shopper: Tips For Buying On Craigslist

Smart Shopper: Tips For Buying On Craigslist

I’m a big fan of Craigslist. I’ve found lots of goodies like a vintage Formica kitchen table to a fabulous pine dresser that I’m hoping to pick up today. If you’re looking to score on a great find, follow these tips before you buy. Early Bird Catches The Worm If […]

BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

The only pure internet play we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show was BidForMaterials.com. One of their programmers was on sight and he took us through the process of listing supplies as well as how contractors bid on materials on their website. Once you sign up you have access to […]

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

The conversation right now is on Twitter. If you love home improvement and DIY you’ll find many great writers, bloggers, magazines, company reps and a few remodeling celebs (@BobVila) on Twitter. Make sure you follow us @Charles_Hudson as we tweet from events, industry tradeshows and often break giveaways and share […]

Bloomingdales Big Window Challenge:Vote for Max

Bloomingdales Big Window Challenge:
Vote for Max

We pride ourselves on being a bipartisan blog but when it comes to voting in the Big Window Challenge we’ve put our support behind the meticulously appointed window of Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy. This challenge also includes Eddie Ross of ELLE DECOR and Eilene Joyce of Bloomingdales. We’d choose […]

Why Go for Green Building?

Why Go for Green Building?

When you begin a construction project or renovate or even just redecorate, use green building materials to benefit not only the environment but the health of its inhabitants. According to [GreenBuilding.com](http://GreenBuilding.com), “Green building is a design and construction process that promotes the economic health and well-being of your family, the […]

Top Blog Posts 2009

Top Blog Posts 2009

2009 has been great but we are so excited for 2010 we can hardly contain ourselves. We’ve got some announcements in the next couple weeks that we are eager to share and that we think will change the DIY/Remodeling blog landscape. For now we wanted to share our top posts […]

Nominate Your Favorite Home Blog for a Homie

Nominate Your Favorite Home Blog for a Homie

The Homies are happening right now over at Apartment Therapy. Nominate your favorite home and design blog. Sure wish they had a DIY/home improvement category.