Websites

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.

Winterize a Swimming Pool

Winterize a Swimming Pool

Unless you live in the Southwest, winter has already hit you hard and this article may have arrived a bit late for you but MonkeySee has some informative home improvement videos and we found this video for winterizing your swimming pool particularly helpful.

Interior Design Room Visualizer

Interior Design Room Visualizer

One of the best virtual interior design applications we’ve seen was recently launched by Autodesk Labs Project Showroom. Their virtual showroom has a photo-like quality to it and it renders changes in color and product quickly.

Spend Christmas Eve in the “A Christmas Story” House

Spend Christmas Eve in the “A Christmas Story” House

The holiday classic A Christmas Story is centered around a family living in a Cleveland home built in 1895. The home was purchased on eBay in 2004 and lovingly restored to it’s movie day glory and now functions as a museum. You can view their restoration process as well as […]

Time To Get Organized

Time To Get Organized

After recently moving from NYC to LA we still have many boxes to sort through. Many of them being keepsakes and items that for some reason we’ve held onto. We’ve checked into Apartment Therapy and their recent post on “Why we hang onto stuff” is insightful and will be necessary […]

Industrial Furniture Design from Get Back Inc.

Industrial Furniture Design from Get Back Inc.

We love this lamp from Get Back, Inc. This is one of the best industrial design stores we’ve seen in a long time and their website and online catalog are very impressive.

You’re Never to Young to DIY!

You’re Never to Young to DIY!

It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to the joys of DIY! A good way to start might be with a project from foldschool.

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

Oregon-based author and designer Shannon Quimby recently realized her dream of building an entire house “without a dumpster” — a project she dubbed the “Reuse Everything eXperiment.” By partnering with several leaders in the green-building movement, Quimby completely deconstructed a crumbling wreck of home in Southeast Portland and reused everything […]

Choosing Paint Colors Just Got a Lot Easier for Homeowners with Photoshop Skills

Choosing Paint Colors Just Got a Lot Easier for Homeowners with Photoshop Skills

While color visualizer tools are now featured on most major paint manufacturers’ web sites, homeowners often struggle to envision how the color combinations they create for sample homes online will translate to reality when applied to their own homes.

Anne Collins of Design Daily

Anne Collins of Design Daily

Our friend Anne Collins is the senior editor at PointClickHome and the voice behind their blog Design Daily. Anne was an integral part of the team that launched PointClickHome and remains the driving force behind the online home of Elle Decor and Metroplitan Home. She recently purchased a brownstone in […]

Charles & Hudson on the Martha Stewart Show

Charles & Hudson on the Martha Stewart Show

Actually I was just in the audience. The friendly folks at MSLO invited me and a ton of other bloggers to their live taping of the “Martha Stewart Show – blogging episode“. The featured guest was Perez Hilton who I never thought I’d see share a stage with Martha but […]

Ask the Architect

Ask the Architect

We were recently introduced to a new website and blog called AsktheArchitect.org which is run by Washington D.C. based architect/contractor, Bruce Wentworth. He has some great profiles of house styles that are common in the D.C. area and does answer some interesting questions regarding how these older style homes can […]

The Handyguys Podcasts

The Handyguys Podcasts

We’ve been a bit behind on the world of podcasts but we’ve found one that we will definitely subscribe to called Handyguys. The Handyguys are actually Brian and Paul who since the beginning of the year have been recording these podcasts that cover everything home related from Appliance Repairs to […]

Congratulations to Danny Lipford for 30 Years

Congratulations to Danny Lipford for 30 Years

The host of Today’s Homeowner, Danny Lipford, is celebrating his 30th anniversary of Lipford Construction. Well done to Danny and his team for an impressive accomplishment.

Labor Day Links

Labor Day Links

+ 15 Free Toolbox plans via Toolcrib + Steps Side Table via Casasugar + DIY Door to Dining Table via Design*Sponge + Staycation Ideas from DIY Life