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House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

Seattle, one of our favorite (and we feel most underrated) cities in the world, has an enormous amount of interesting homes and a plethora of DIY resources. From luxury houseboats to modern and modest bungalows there are homes of every taste and many are gorgeous and green. There also plenty […]

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

So it’s almost 2010 (eek! Where’d 2009 go?) and if you’re anything like us, home improvement is at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list. If you’re in search of extra inspiration, spend time perusing The London Times’ richly creative, drool-worthy top design blogs list culled from blogs around […]

Home Depot Energy Audits are Free

Home Depot Energy Audits are Free

Home Depot won’t come into your home to perform an energy audit, but with the Cash for Caulkers program a go they should consider it. Hey if President Obama delivered a speech from our store we’d do what we can to capitalize on that. Home Depot is doing their part […]

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

We’ve been long time advocates for small space living and foresaw the backlash to McMansions that consume more energy, resources and materials than any house should. Apartment Therapy grew out of a tiny NYC apartment (most are) but their mantra of “saving one room at a time” can apply to […]

Stuff White People Like: #37 Renovations

Stuff White People Like: #37 Renovations

For those of you that aren’t aware Stuff White People Like is a website is not meant to be taken seriously and if you’ve got a sense of humor you may get a chuckle about #37 on their list Renovations. Here’s a snip: But it is important to note that […]

Hillary Clinton Decorates the State Department with Help from Home Magazines

Hillary Clinton Decorates the State Department with Help from Home Magazines

Politico is reporting that the U.S. State Department has decided it needs to decorate for Christmas. Since Hillary Clinton isn’t working out of the building she would have hoped for she’s decided to take matters into her own hands. Why should the White House get all the fun? The Harry […]

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

We’ve long been a fan of tool libraries but unfortunately they are lacking in many cities and most of the tool libraries we’ve seen are in dire need of updating. Neighborgoods is taking the idea of sharing tools to the next level by combining the idea with a social network. […]

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

In 2007 I had an opportunity to work with the team from HFM US to build and launch the first home design web portal of it’s kind, PointClickHome.com. This website serves as the online home of the design magazines, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home, HOME Magazine and Woman’s Day special issues. […]

The Handyguys Podcast

The Handyguys Podcast

There are many ways to find home improvement advice. The most popular have always been books, magazines, tv and now blogs. Well these guys saw an opportunity to share their knowledge and opinions on home improvement via a podcast which is an audio episode you can download and listen to […]

Thursday Blog Round-Up

Thursday Blog Round-Up

Dupont Launches Corian iPhone App Would You Buy a Fixer-Upper? Outdoor Heating Options DIY Blog Squad Vote for Your Favorite Room for Color Lakeside Summer Farewell

Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

We want to share one of our favorite new houseblogs, San Fran Vic. The homeowners have chronicled the ongoing restoration of their 1890’s Victorian home in San Francisco. They’ve done amazing work so far and we are particularly stricken by their staircase renovation which they’ve laid out in 7 blog […]

When Being in the Dog House is a Good Thing

When Being in the Dog House is a Good Thing

This week Bettina Kowalewski released her book Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels From Around the World. We found the Dog Park Inn Bed & Breakfast to be one of the most unique spots she had selected to be in her book. Guests enter the body of the […]

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

To design your own sleek modern kitchen there are more options than IKEA or spending big bucks on a designer. Henrybuilt from Seattle has launched a new line of modular kitchens called Viola Park. The goal of the company is to simplify the process of buying a kitchen, making great […]

Angie’s List: Is It Working for You?

We’ve mentioned Angie’s List as a referral site for contractors, designers and tradespeople but we want to know from you if you’ve found success using this service and would recommend it to others? They seem to have made a few changes lately and are pumping money into marketing but should […]

Share Your Home with Su Casa

Share Your Home with Su Casa

Do you have great rooms or interiors that you’d love the rest of the world to see? Share your interior design chops with CasaSugar and their Su Casa interiors feature.

New Hip Neighborhood: IKEA Heights

IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo. Would you want to live here? [via LA Times]

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Take a look at our recent articles on ShelterPop! + Not all women want to use the same tools as men and rightly so as these new female-centric tools are lighter and have smaller grips – Tools Strong Enough for a Man but Made for a Woman + Your wall […]

This Old House Website Makeover

This Old House Website Makeover

‘Tis the season for website makeovers. We recently shared the new look of PointClickHome which has gone the way of blogs and presents content in an easy to digest scroll. This Old House has just refreshed their homepage and we really like the clean feel as they’ve opened it up […]

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

It’s only been 6 months since PointClickHome refreshed/redesigned their website and now they’re at it again. The latest redesign comes on the heels of HOME Magazine folding and with it the legacy of it’s online content. This iteration of PointClickHome singularly focuses on ELLEDecor and Metropolitan Home whose affluent taste […]

Share Your Favorite Houseblogs

Share Your Favorite Houseblogs

We’ve always thought the best home improvement how-to’s and advice come from home improvement enthusiasts who are doing it themselves and passing along the knowledge and mistakes they’ve made that can help you fine tune your own project. Share your favorite houseblogs that contain a little or a lot of […]

Home Improvement Movie Showdown

Home Improvement Movie Showdown

It looks like ServiceMagic has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged our list of Top 10 Home Improvement Movies with a list of their own. Understandably their list contains several of the same films as ours, but it’s the additions that make us really question their taste in Home Improvement […]