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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]

Bathroom Renovation Rises from the Ashes

Bathroom Renovation Rises from the Ashes

Brownstoner is profiling some bathroom remodels and renovations and this one has to qualify as one of the best considering the “before” state was a burned out jumble of porcelain and steel. Here are a couple more that prove that $3,000 goes a long way, and when it comes to […]

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

Hotels Like Homes

Hotels Like Homes

Budget Travel finds hotels that come with all or more of the amenities that you’d have at home.

Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

One of the better Houseblogs we’ve come across is the Constant Craftsman. They’ve got a great lesson of how you can learn from your neighbor but more specifically what you can learn from your neighbors remodel, the good and the bad.

This Old House is New Again

This Old House is New Again

Congratulations to the web team at This Old House (most notably, Betsy, Eric, Kristen, and Christopher) for their successful launch of the new and improved ThisOldHouse.com. It’s been almost two years in the making and through countless hours of thoughtful planning, maintaining a dedicated focus, and nose to the grindstone […]

Haunted Library

Haunted Library

This addition to your library is sure to get some shrieks (or laughs). As unsuspecting folks walk by these “books” a motion sensor causes the center book to slide back and and forth while emitting “haunting” sounds. Possessed Books in action. [Geekologie]

Victorian Restoration

Victorian Restoration

If you’ve got a Victorian-era home that needs restoration or you are just curious as to what defines a Victorian and what it takes to return them to their former glory, then the Old House Web has a great article for you. Renovate With Elaborate Details Of Victorian Style [Old […]

The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

***UPDATE*** ServiceMagic has challenged this list with a Top 10 list of their own. We’ve matched up these lists and proven ours is still the best! Check out our reviews and vote for the winner. **************** After watching the Money Pit for the first time in about 10 years time […]

More DIY Videos

More DIY Videos

DIY videos are available online from AOL, Easy2DIY, Expert Village , and the venerable YouTube. But not so new entrant VideoJug has upgraded and focused their DIY channel to include some great videos from amateurs and professionals who may hold the key to helping solve your house or garden dilemma.

The Shelter Life Backhouse Project

The Shelter Life Backhouse Project

Our friend and neighbor, Alex Bandon is a senior editor at This Old House and is also the voice behind The Shelter Life. She recently completed her backhouse renovation project which has taken 11 months of diligent work and patience which is no small feat considering the intricacies of acquiring […]

House to Home

House to Home

Shelterrific has turned us onto another great site called House to Home out of the UK. They are published by IPC Media which is a part of the Time Inc. family just as This Old House is. Whilst I was at This Old House we knew that IPC was up […]

Rate My Space

Rate My Space

Shelter website redesigns continue to rollout and HGTV.com is just the latest. The clean and easy to navigate site has a feature that is particularly interesting called Rate My Space. It seems like a mashup of Hot or Not and

House Restoration Tips

House Restoration Tips

Check out the Country Living 2007 House of the Year. It’s an 1890’s farmhouse in the Dutch country of southeastern Pennsylvania. During the restoration they incorporated many different techniques that you may want to keep in mind during your own renovation. Tips include: pliable plumbing, prefab wainscoting, retaining historical details […]

Green Building 101 from Inhabitat

Green Building 101 from Inhabitat

Time for a lesson in Green Building from Inhabitat. Read on for one of the best online tutorials of green building from a site that is “devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter […]