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Charles & Hudson on Facebook

Charles & Hudson on Facebook

If you like what you see and want some behind the scenes on projects and events, please “like” us on Facebook. We’ll break the latest giveaways and contests here as well as give you an opportunity to ask questions of the Charles & Hudson Community and help others. Thanks!

You Say Cement, I Say Concrete

You Say Cement, I Say Concrete

There are many terms in the home improvement world that become interchanged with other similar terms when they have actually very different meanings. Here are a few examples. Cement/concrete: Cement refers only to the powder that hardens when you add water. If you add sand and aggregate to the mixture, […]

Our Fixer Upper Moves On

Our Fixer Upper Moves On

I know we are a bit late on the news but one of our favorite housebloggers, no longer has a house. After a three year run they’ve successfully sold their house in upstate New York and are now apartment dwellers.

New and Improved Categories

New and Improved Categories

We’ve recently narrowed our focus and expanded on our core content which is all about “roll-up your sleeves and do-it-yourself”!!! Keeping in the spirit of this we’ve expanded on our remodeling, outdoors, and tools categories that you’ll see on the right side of the page. We’ve always had this content […]

Build a Houseblog

Build a Houseblog

We read a lot of houseblogs. We find them to be the most honest and informative sources of home improvement information online. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “houseblog” they’re basically an online weblog (diary) of a homeowners adventure in remodeling and renovation. The motivations for homeowners to start houseblogs […]

Design It Yourself and Let Ponoko do the Rest

Design It Yourself and Let Ponoko do the Rest

Do you have a great design idea for a piece of furniture of other home accessory? You can now design, build, and bring it to market with the help of Ponoko. They are one of the first do-it-yourself industrial design companies that allow you to submit plans and designs for […]

Subscribe to Charles and Hudson

Subscribe to Charles and Hudson

We’ve got the button on the right side of every page but here’s a friendly reminder to subscribe to the RSS feed for Charles and Hudson. Our feed works in all readers including, Google, Bloglines, Yahoo!, Newsgator, and Firefox. We’ve also opened up our feed to show full posts and […]

Introducing Not Norm

Charles and Hudson is pleased to announce a new project of ours called Not Norm. Although we aspire to be as skilled, polished, and good looking as the Do-It-Yourself experts on TV, we most often end up with results that are only worth photographing or recording because of the horror […]

Track Foreclosures in Your Market or Anywhere

Track Foreclosures in Your Market or Anywhere

After news that the IMF is proclaiming a global slowdown in the economy and a recession in the US in part due to the sub-prime mortgage crisis, we saw it fitting to provide a resources to track foreclosures in your area which can be helpful for investors and a warning […]

Creating an At-Home Gallery

Creating an At-Home Gallery

With a handful of stylish picture frames and a picture rail or wooden shelf, transform any wall of your home into a decorative gallery space. Room and Board offers several project tips in the site’s education section, as well as suggestions for other design ideas.

This Roomfinder Delivers Real Rooms(which aren’t all pretty)

This Roomfinder Delivers Real Rooms
(which aren’t all pretty)

The glossies have such beautiful spreads that sometimes it’s hard to imagine how your own home could come close to looking like the magnificent rooms shown in the magazines. If you’d like to see the home environments of everyday people from around the world you can now visit NormalRoom.com and […]

Real Simple: Best Blogs

Real Simple: Best Blogs

We’re proud to be included among the Real Simple Best Blogs in their March 2008 issue. Congratulations to our friends who were also selected and are longtime favorites of ours, Apartment Therapy, You Grow Girl, and Smitten Kitchen. So get your copy and check us out!

American Architectural Timeline

American Architectural Timeline

This architectural timeline of American homes is one of the best examples we’ve seen of portraying house styles in context with each other. Each style is also sub-categorized into a larger grouping that is often termed a “movement”. Similarities and distinctions are made between styles within the same sub-category which […]

This Old House Can’t Keep a Secret

This Old House Can’t Keep a Secret

One of our favorite features from This Old House is their Secret Sources, an annual compilation of the best new sources they discovered this year. Highlights include, salvaged lumber, specialty hardware, mosaic tile, and antique glass. Check out last years Secret Sources.

Restoration Suppliers and Manfacturers

Restoration Suppliers and Manfacturers

The Old House Web has pulled together a one-stop shop where they list their recommended house restoration suppliers and manufacturers. They’ve covered every facet of a house restoration from Flooring, Walls & Ceilings, Roofing & Gutters, and Moulding & Millwork, plus many more.

Blueprint Magazine Closes (kinda)

Blueprint Magazine Closes (kinda)

Martha Stewart has shuttered Blueprint magazine which was new on the scene and provided a fresh DIY/Design perspective to young adults. Blueprint joins House and Garden as another prominent shelter magazine that has folded this year. The Blueprint website and blog, Bluelines, will continue.

Beat Tim from Tool Time

Beat Tim from Tool Time

The Home Improvement Handyman Challenge is a game we can get into. Test your hammer, nailgun, and jigsaw skills like you never have before. [via Toolmonger]

More Answers to Your Home Improvement andDIY Questions

More Answers to Your Home Improvement and
DIY Questions

Check out these great forums that just may hold the key to unlocking your DIY dreams. DIY Chatroom DoItYourself.com Forums Ultimate Handyman Forum House Repair Talk Yahoo! Answers – Home and Garden

A Compilation of Green Building Videos

A Compilation of Green Building Videos

Jetson Green has built a Green Building video player that combines their favorite green videos from YouTube. You can watch all 17 in a row and let them know if you like the player and they’ll continue to update it.

Top 10 Virtual Room Planning Tools

Top 10 Virtual Room Planning Tools

Home design and decorating websites continue the race to build the ultimate virtual room designer. In choosing our top 10 we looked for ease of use, variety of design options, and how well the finished result helped design or decorate our own room. There is a difference between free online […]

Architectural Digest Holds Open Auditions

Architectural Digest Holds Open Auditions

Paige Rense, Editor-In-Chief of Architectural Digest, is seeking inspiration for feature stories. Architectural Digest will be holding open auditions in New York, Florida, California, and Texas for design professionals as well as non-pros. Details after the jump