Websites

Real Simple and PointClickHome receive Facelifts

Real Simple and PointClickHome receive Facelifts

A couple of mainstays among the home design and lifestyle magazines have recently launched redesigned websites. Real Simple Real Simple remains one of the strongest titles in Time Inc’s stable and their commitment to keeping things “real simple” has literally extended to their new website. Our initial impression is one […]

Monday Linkage

Monday Linkage

Wall painting alternatives for renters [Casasugar] The first timber framed joint [Green Gate Guesthouse] Blown-in foam insulation for the bathroom [Shane and Casey]

Houseblogs Roundup

Houseblogs Roundup

If 1 of 3 trees falls down in your yard, this definitely is not the solution. [The Sow's Ear] A tin roof is finished [North 54th ~ Bricklayers Folly] A craft studio project comes together. [Cottage Life] Some before shots so you can see just how far they’ve come [House […]

Home Depot to Answer Your Questions on Twitter

Home Depot to Answer Your Questions on Twitter

If you’re frustrated with the lack of customer service you’ve received at your local Home Depot or can’t reach anyone in the company directly to explain your needs, then get on Twitter and have a chat with their spokesperson. Like many companies (including us), Twitter has been a great way […]

Home Decor Trends for 2009

Home Decor Trends for 2009

We don’t often touch on the latest trends in decor but if you’ve got to be up on what’s hot for 2009 then check out the following lists from Home Accents Today. According to PointClickHome these designs will be tres chic. +Caravan The bold patterns of the former Soviet Union […]

Forget Boxes, Go Recopack on Your Next Move

Forget Boxes, Go Recopack on Your Next Move

RentaGreenBox.com claims to be “The First, Zero-Waste Pack and Move Solution in America!” What does this really mean? 20 percent of the American population packs and moves each year- generating massive quantities of waste, that ultimately ends up in a landfill. It’s a huge problem and we haven’t had a […]

Get Help with Your Lighting Style

Get Help with Your Lighting Style

Once you get past the somewhat cheesy opening intro, this virtual lighting application from GE is really cool. Like most virtual applications, they serve as fancy window dressing to a manufacturers product but in the case of GE which totally dominates market share, its likely we’d be purchasing a GE […]

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.