As the do-it-yourself design boom has proliferated on TV and in magazines, so have online virtual room planners. We reviewed the top virtual room planners from last year, many of which are very effective in providing you with inspiration for designing your own room. As internet technologies advance so have […]
One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib recently wrote up an extensive review of how to shop at Harbor Freight, including “what not to buy” as […]
One of our favorite design blogs received a beautiful facelift today and launched under their own domain and can now be found at decor8blog.com. Holly Becker’s website is a standout among design blogs and the mainstream media has taken notice with her recent appointment as editor of Simply Stated for […]
We’ve stumbled across a new houseblog called Door Sixteen and we’re impressed with their bathroom remodel and choice of tile (multi-colored marble hexagon).
This D*mn House brings us some DIY humor with this parody video from Weird Al Yankovic based on the theme song from “Friends”. The lyrics are after the jump.
The New York Times turned us onto Transmaterial, which is a green building website that focuses on innovative materials and green alternatives to traditional materials.
For those of you with eclectic tastes and prefer to decorate by feel and emotion rather than architectural style I suggest checking out the websites of Erin Olson that focus strictly on color regardless of house style or room type. Our favorite is the House of Turquoise, which is a […]
PostSecret, the popular blog that is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard, has a user who believes her husband loves Norm Abram more than her.
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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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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 […]