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The Design Vote and More

The Design Vote and More

Late night spent watching white bentley car chase/standoff unfold on FOX and Twitter. It’s fascinating what keeps you entertained in LA. Some links to take you through the morning. + San Francisco Victorian renovation from Thomas Leach + How-to Make a Headboard with Electrical tape + In Praise of Patina […]

100 Abandoned Homes

100 Abandoned Homes

This is a haunting series of 100 abandoned homes from photographer Kevin Bauman. These photos were taken around the Detroit metro area and it looks like a few of these homes are not yet abandoned but clearly neglected.

Easy Cabinet Makeover: Add Pulls and Paint

Easy Cabinet Makeover: Add Pulls and Paint

Craigslist flat out rules for finding all types of home furnishings and CasaSugar highlights a members how-to for making over her cabinet. This time, she’s made over an armoire she bought off of Craigslist for $100 with a can of paint and some chic door handles. First, she removed the […]

Find Historic Properties Online

Find Historic Properties Online

If you’re considering buying an old house and one that has some historic value, check out this website that gathers listings of historic properties for sale across the country. You can search by architectural style, region, price, condition. They also have a listing of great old house resources.

Giveaway Winner: Green in Harlem

Congratulations to Anthony from Green in Harlem for winning our giveaway for the Komelon tape measure from the DIY Network! Anthony’s houseblog is a great resource for tried and true green building methods as he attempts to restore and renovate a Brownstone in Harlem.

Old Home Renovation Specialist

Old Home Renovation Specialist

We like general contractors who focus on renovating period homes. Charlie Allen is a renovator who fits this description and he answers some questions. Our favorite quotes: Peeling back the aluminum siding from a home to see what treasures lie beneath. “That,” he says, “is really fun.”

Domino Magazine is Done

Domino Magazine is Done

In what has become a monthly announcement, another home magazine has shuttered it’s doors. The three year run of Domino magazine will end with their last issue and they will also shutdown the website. We’ve been pleased to be listed among the “sites we love” section and we suggest checking […]

The Gamble House: Arts and Crafts Architecture at it’s Best

The Gamble House: Arts and Crafts Architecture at it’s Best

Beautiful residential architecture in Los Angeles is no secret. From Richard Neutra, Rodney Walker, and John Lautner, mid-century modern is well represented. But we have fallen in love with Charle’s and Henry Greene’s Gamble House.

Create a Home Project and Renovation Binder

Create a Home Project and Renovation Binder

Once you’ve finished reveling in the cleverness of this blog’s tagline, proceed onward for tips on creating your own home bible–a collection of projects, ideas, inspiration and anything else related to your home. The idea originated with a column in one of our favorite magazines, but can easily be adapted […]

IKEA Oval Office, Designed by You!

IKEA Oval Office, Designed by You!

Our country begins a new chapter today and a new family will move into the White House. The Bush’s vacated months ago so the Obama’s can start moving ASAP and have already set to design the house to their liking.

Join the Charles & Hudson Flickr Pool

As our social network grows we want to give you an opportunity to share your photos with us directly. You can submit photos of your home improvement projects to the Charles & Hudson Flickr Pool where they may be selected to be used on our website. We of course will […]

Frozen Bananas Pound Nails

Embedded video from CNN Video The freeze is on!

Charles & Hudson is Twitterific

Charles & Hudson is Twitterific

We’re always open to trying new things and although Twitter isn’t so new we’ve taken a wait and see approach before diving into certain social media communities. If you’re a Twitterer you can now follow our “tweets” at @Charles_Hudson. Shoot us questions or comments as well. Fan’s are also encouraged […]

This Old Duplicate House

This Old Duplicate House

Quite a few readers have sent us this recently posted (January 2009) article from This Old House that is exactly like the article we published in May of 2008.

BEHR Paints Website Goes Virtual

BEHR Paints Website Goes Virtual

We’d like to share yet another virtual paint color tool, this one by BEHR. The site takes a bit of time to load but once it does you are presented with a photo that showcases a BEHR color palette. The sites interactivity gets more interesting as you dive into the […]

Alltop for Construction and Building Resources

Alltop for Construction and Building Resources

If you are looking for some fresh links for your bookmarks then check out these DIY and Construction websites from Alltop. Some of the sites included are questionable but the majority of them are on target and have a lot of great home building resources. Alltop Construction News Alltop Do-It-Yourself

Nail It! The Hammer Awards

Nail It! The Hammer Awards

With a hat tip to Apartment Therapy and their Homie awards that recognize the top home design blogs, we’d like to showcase the best home building and DIY blogs of 2008. Our goal is to discover new sites with great content that we’re hopeful can help you with your own […]

Top 10 Christmas Towns

Top 10 Christmas Towns

We spent a great Christmas with family in Tucson, AZ and had the pleasure of visiting the Winterhaven Festival of Lights which has been illuminating Christmas in Tucson since 1949. The neighborhood is a unique blend of ranch style homes and the streets are lined with enormous allepo pines. This […]

Green Opportunity

Green Opportunity

One of our favorite green building websites, Jetson Green, is seeking contributors. We’ve watched them grow this past year and are always impressed with their fresh content and pragmatic opinions on the green building movement.

Buying a Fixer-Upper

Buying a Fixer-Upper

1912 Bungalow is one of our favorite houseblogs and we just found this great list they pulled together that may be welcome advice for first-time fixer-upper house owners. If I could do it all over again. 1. I would spend more money upfront and purchase a house in the best […]

Jetson Green on Green Blogs

Jetson Green on Green Blogs

Blogs that cover the niche of Green Building and eco-friendly materials have flourished within the past two years and recently Preston Koerner of Jetson Green participated in a panel with four other established “green” bloggers.