Design

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With A New Garage Door

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With A New Garage Door

Whether you’re considering selling your house or simply want to freshen up your home’s exterior, you can’t go wrong with installing a new garage door. In fact, this project consistently ranks high on Remodeling magazine’s Cost v. Value report. Data from the 2010-11 survey indicates that 83.9 percent of your […]

Pet Peek Fence Portal: A Window for Your Dog

Pet Peek Fence Portal: A Window for Your Dog

Maybe dogs wouldn’t be so aggressive or bark so much if they could see what was beyond their fence? Well the pet peek could be the perfect solution. It looks easy to install and if you’ve got a curious dog it could open them up to a whole new world, […]

Concrete Lego Blocks Are The Real Deal

Concrete Lego Blocks Are The Real Deal

Growing up, I was quite the tomboy. And looking back at my preferred toys, it’s no surprise that I now write about home improvement and DIY. Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks and a pint-sized tool kit topped my list of beloved playthings. For creators young and old, there’s nothing quite […]

Paint Your Own Wall Mural

Paint Your Own Wall Mural

Our friend Nick has a passion for music and wanted to incorporate this into the design of his new home. You can take his same concept and create your own wall mural using a design of your choice and following the techniques he used to project the image on your […]

What Do You Think About Brightly Colored Front Doors?

What Do You Think About Brightly Colored Front Doors?

One of the reasons that paint is so great is because it can instantly change the look of anything. And you don’t need to go crazy on your entire house to make a big visual impact. Take your front door, for example. If you love vivid hues but don’t want […]

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

This week we’re covering two great events that we didn’t want to miss this week. I’m spending two days at the Husqvarna Research and Development facility in Charlotte, NC, learning about their latest products and testing chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and mowers. Katy is just down the road in Asheville, NC […]

Would You Live In The World’s Narrowest House?

Would You Live In The World’s Narrowest House?

We often talk about small spaces here at C&H: how to make a small space feel larger, how to maximize limited square footage and other similar topics. But how small is too small? We stumbled across pictures of the world’s narrowest house and can’t help but wonder if something that […]

Transform A Room With Smith & Fong’s Plyboo Neopolitan Flooring

Transform A Room With Smith & Fong’s Plyboo Neopolitan Flooring

There are so many things I love about blogging for C&H, and one of them includes browsing shelter magazines and websites for the latest and greatest products. Some of them are definitely splurge-worthy, but we can dream, can’t we? I’ve found the newest item to add to my wishlist. Smith […]

Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

A confession? I love seeing where people live and work. As I stroll my downtown neighborhood’s streets at dusk, I peek upward to get a glimpse into the surrounding lofts, hoping for a burst of inspiration (sometimes, I get more than I bargained for. And that’s all I’m saying about […]

Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

Sharpies are such a versatile item. Sure, they’re an ideal office supply (and a must-have when it comes to preparing for a garage sale.) But Sharpies also have nearly unlimited DIY potential. Just ask my husband who, after becoming inspired by a C&H post I wrote a couple years ago, […]

Our Favorite Picks From Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products

Our Favorite Picks From Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products

Who doesn’t love a good top 10 list? David Letterman, I’m looking at you! Product lists are especially helpful if you’re looking to branch out from your usual favorites. You probably have your eco-friendly mainstays like programmable thermostats, CFLs, VOC-free paint and EnergyStar appliances. If you’re looking to broaden your […]

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

As other trade shows have contracted, Dwell on Design continues to grow. It’s not a large show but the vendors are well curated and you can picture any of them in the pages of Dwell magazine and many of them probably are. This year we noticed many more larger brands […]

Save Space With The Stepcase

Save Space With The Stepcase

One of the biggest challenges many small space dwellers face is storage. Whether your abode has a bevy of closets and cabinets or is as bare as a bone, when every square inch counts, you need storage solutions that optimize every possible angle. Danny Kuo of Danny Kuo Design has […]

How To Create A Year-Round Outdoor Space

How To Create A Year-Round Outdoor Space

Grilling, dining al fresco, relaxing in a hammock with a good book–it’s no wonder that spending time outdoors is one of the top activities during the summer. And if your home has a leisure-inducing outdoor space, then you know the joy of having your own mini outdoor retreat just a […]

Trend Watch: Add Impact With Dark Trim

Trend Watch: Add Impact With Dark Trim

When it comes to painting your home, the walls don’t have to hog all of the attention. Painting a room’s trim can easily make just as big of an impact, especially if you use a dark hue instead of the more prevalent pale shades. You’ll want to evaluate your current […]

Transform Your Kitchen With A Stainless Steel Backsplash

Transform Your Kitchen With A Stainless Steel Backsplash

A few days ago, I spent some time touring a model condominium in downtown Kansas City while on assignment. Not only is the building a towering historic landmark (the tallest residential building in the Midwest, outside of Chicago) but it also houses some beautiful, modern condominiums. (Note: the below photo […]

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

In a couple of weeks, HGTV will premiere a new series: “HGTV’d.” And we love the premise. HGTV hosts will travel around the country (accompanied by a massive HGTV’d 18-wheeler) to surprise unsuspecting viewers with home makeovers! Home makeover shows are certainly not new to the programming line-up, but we […]

How To Create A Gallery Wall

How To Create A Gallery Wall

If you have a lot of artwork or framed photos to display, creating an in-home gallery wall is a striking way to exhibit your prized mementos. It’s a relatively easy project, too, and can be budget-friendly depending on the frames and prints you need. First up? Deciding which look is […]