DIY

How To Move and Replace Your Dishwasher

How To Move and Replace Your Dishwasher

Did you just (finally) invest in a dishwasher? Or has your family upgraded to a fancy new model? Good for you – this is one appliance that is vital to the efficiency of a modern home. Who wants to scrub dirty dishes for hours anymore? Now it’s time to try […]

Track Current Kitchen Usage To Inspire Future Renovation

Track Current Kitchen Usage To Inspire Future Renovation

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: every successful renovation starts with a healthy dose of planning. Whether you prefer the structured approach of a workbook or something a little more free, making sketches and taking notes are great ways to keep yourself organized, focused, and most importantly, on […]

Seal A Cork Floor, Ward Off Kitchen Messes

Seal A Cork Floor, Ward Off Kitchen Messes

Cork is cool, no doubt about it. This tree is actually planted not to be cut down, but to be kept healthy for decades, providing a harvest of valuable bark for the building industry. Cork tree farms are found on the sunny shores of southern Europe and are used to […]

Give Those Kitchen Cabinets A Facelift

Give Those Kitchen Cabinets A Facelift

There comes a point where your kitchen will just look tired. Trust me – you’ll know when that is. But the good news is that a full kitchen remodel is not entirely necessary. Look to your kitchen cabinets first. Are you happy with the layout of your cabinets? Are the […]

Size Won’t Matter With Small Kitchen DIY Tips

Size Won’t Matter With Small Kitchen DIY Tips

Although I’m sure many of us dream of having a huge, open, airy kitchen in which we can cook culinary masterpieces and comfortably seat a small army of friends and family, sometimes the practical–and budgetary–realities say otherwise. When DIY blogger ADD and her husband embarked on a renovation of their […]

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them on Facebook, has OODLES of quick and cheap little projects to help update or just reinvent your kitchen in […]

Stay Organized With An Information Station

Stay Organized With An Information Station

With almost two kids, five cats, a dog, and a husband, I often forget things, like what day it is, or my name. (It’s Tabatha.) So when we were working on trying to organize our lives before our first little one came into the world, one of the simplest and […]

Avoid The Number-One Kitchen Renovation Mistake

Avoid The Number-One Kitchen Renovation Mistake

The kitchen is often the heart and soul of any home, so it’s no surprise that kitchen renovations are the most popular home improvement projects. Yet because a kitchen needs a high degree of functionality as well as design appeal, it can prove to be a complicated area in which […]

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

When my husband and I purchased our home, a major selling factor was the kitchen. It had been added onto our 110+ year old house within our lifetimes, was spacious, had lots of storage, and was definitely large enough for the two of us to be in the space simultaneously […]

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it was a great example of smart, small changes on a tight budget. The homeowners chose custom panels for our […]

Best Bets For Kitchen Flooring

Best Bets For Kitchen Flooring

August is Kitchen Remodel Month here at Charles & Hudson, which means we’re focusing on what is arguably the heart of any home. Research compiled by the National Kitchen and Bath Association indicates that kitchen renovations account for the largest percentage of remodeling projects in the U.S. And if you’re […]

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt, I began to wonder. Does having a sustainable kitchen mean that I need to be minimalistic in terms of […]

NKBA Offers Kitchen Design Workbook

NKBA Offers Kitchen Design Workbook

Although kitchen renovations typically introduce a unique set of concerns, including appliance placement, countertop and storage space and overall functionality, DIY projects occurring in this area of the home should begin like all others: with careful and thorough planning. As you embark on your kitchen renovation adventure, start your planning […]

DIY Kitchen Island

DIY Kitchen Island

It’s amazing how versatile an $8 Ikea lack table can be. I spotted Kyle Freeman’s DIY kitchen island on Apartment Therapy last year and I still think about how clever he is. He used extra strong, double-sided foam adhesive squares to attach the Ikea lack tables together. Once the heavy […]

Where to Save: Kitchen Remodel, Part One

Where to Save: Kitchen Remodel, Part One

Los Angeles. Las Vegas. Dallas. New York. Sound like the highlights of a cross-country road trip? Think again … these cities are the original destinations of the appliances in this Hollywood Hills kitchen. After a pipe burst and flooded their house, Steven Melnick and Melissa Burton embarked on an extensive […]

Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

How do I affix refrigerator magnets to a new stainless steel refrigerator door? We’ve got a couple different solutions that will have your favorite magnets and kid drawings back up in no time. Magnets are everywhere. They store data on our hard drives, facilitate voltage variables in our cell phone […]

DIY City Guide: Tucson

DIY City Guide: Tucson

The Old Pueblo has been an Ace Hardware town way before the big box retailers showed up. We’ve selected some local favorites as well as other vendors and shops that local diy enthusiasts have loved for years. Hardware Stores Ace Hardware 6959 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85710 520.747.9473 There […]

DIY City Guide: Seattle

DIY City Guide: Seattle

The plethora of old homes in Seattle require regular maintenance and the wet climate ensures homeowners stay vigilant against mold and water damage. Landscaping is also an issue that can’t be ignored or else plants will overrun your yard in a matter of weeks as there is no shortage of […]