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Nate Berkus Shows Us How to Mix It Up with Valspar Paint and Lowes

Nate Berkus Shows Us How to Mix It Up with Valspar Paint and Lowes

Last week we attended an amazing event by Lowes and Valspar Paint in New York City. They invited a small group of media to participate in a painting and design demonstration all hosted by celebrity designer and TV personality Nate Berkus. Lowes and Valspar setup an incredible event space in […]

National Hardware Show 2011

National Hardware Show 2011

One our favorite events on the home design and remodeling tradeshow circuit is the National Hardware Show. Next week it kicks off in Vegas and organizers say this should be one of the biggest shows to date. They describe it as being one of the deepest and most diverse shows […]

Home Alone House for Sale

Home Alone House for Sale

If you’re a true Matthew Gray Gubler fan you’ll know one of his favorite movies is Home Alone. Do you think he should buy this house and create his own house of horrors? We’re sure he could top what Kevin did. He’d also do a nice job decorating this house […]

Finding a Job in Interior Design

Finding a Job in Interior Design

As a Housing major and a Design Studies minor, I was intimidated by the job market. I knew that Interior Design majors would have more to offer than I would. My job search started in November and I realized right away that I wanted to focus on design through my […]

DuPont Unveils New Zodiaq, Corian Countertop Colors

DuPont Unveils New Zodiaq, Corian Countertop Colors

When you’re creating colors for kitchen surfaces, what better inspiration is there than food? DuPont’s new color collections in Zodiaq quartz surfaces and Corian solid surfaces are inspired by spices and ingredients, respectively. Think of a kitchen infused with the warmth of chicory, or a fresh burst of cilantro. Zodiaq […]

DeWALT Hand Tools

DeWALT Hand Tools

If you’re a fan of the DeWALT brand of power tools, we’ve got big news for you. DeWALT hand tools are now available and they haven’t just released a tape measure and wrench but they’ve identified more than 100 types of hand tools and dived into the R&D and come […]

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was great this year! Beyond seeing some unique products from the top manufacturers in the country, we spoke to a lot of designers and bloggers who provided us with some real insight to where they feel the industry is headed and what trends […]

Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) 2011: Trends and Impressions

Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) 2011: Trends and Impressions

The biggest three days in the kitchen and bath universe have started at the convention center in Las Vegas with the kickoff of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show which is known as KBIS. All the big brands are here plus many of the smaller one’s all vying to share […]

On Location at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show KBIS 2011

On Location at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show KBIS 2011

We’re headed to Las Vegas for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) which is the largest kitchen and bath trade show in the country. There are enough sinks, cabinets and appliances to make your head spin. You can follow our experiences at K/BIS on Twitter and Facebook as we’ll […]

ReadyMade Magazine: Behind the Scenes

ReadyMade Magazine: Behind the Scenes

This year our intern, Lauren Chorpening of Iowa State University, had a unique opportunity to visit the Meredith office of ReadyMade in Des Moines, Iowa which isn’t far from her campus in Ames. She received a guide behind-the-scenes tour of the popular DIY magazine/website and sat in on an editorial […]

Burglarly Facts to Learn From

Burglarly Facts to Learn From

The FBI has cataloged the areas of entry that burglars will target into a home. Take these statistics and protect your home accordingly. 81 percent of residential intrusions occur through the first floor. 34 percent of burglars entered through the front door; 23 percent through a first-floor window; 22 percent […]

Trad Home from Meredith and Lonny: A New Digital Magazine

Trad Home from Meredith and Lonny: A New Digital Magazine

It’s great to see new ventures in shelter publishing and when established print publisher Meredith announced they were joining up with digital magazine Lonny to create Trad Home, the design world took notice. After two splashy launch parties in NYC and LA that were attended by a who’s who of […]

Interactive Countertops To Bring Touch Technology To The Kitchen

Interactive Countertops To Bring Touch Technology To The Kitchen

The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad paved the way for touch technology, which is becoming increasingly prevalent as more tablets, computers and even TVs hit the market. But what about a new application of touch technology? Say, in the kitchen? Intel Labs is working on an interactive kitchen countertop system […]

We’re a ReadyMade 100 Finalist

We’re a ReadyMade 100 Finalist

Remember the stackable and sturdy sawhorse project we built a few months ago? We painted them gold and entered it into the ReadyMade 100 contest. We just got word a couple days ago that our project was selected as a finalist and we’re delighted to see it print in the […]

USGBC Announces Top 10 States For LEED Buildings

USGBC Announces Top 10 States For LEED Buildings

Who doesn’t love lists? To-do lists, top 10 lists (especially the David Letterman variety) — they’re informative and entertaining. So we’ve added a new list for your reading pleasure. The U.S. Green Building Council recently released their list of the top 10 states (including the District of Columbia) that have […]

Trend Watch: Hiding Kitchen Appliances Within Cabinetry

Trend Watch: Hiding Kitchen Appliances Within Cabinetry

Stainless steel, bright colors–today’s appliances are certainly as eye-catching as they are functional. And in some cases, certain appliances can serve as a trophy of sorts; a state-of-the-art refrigerator, perhaps, or my personal holy grail: the KitchenAid artisan stand mixer. Yet an emerging trend is producing an interesting result in […]

Will Living Rooms Disappear?

Will Living Rooms Disappear?

The National Association of Home Builders recently released a special report that details several home features that will likely become the norm by 2015. Green features such as low-E windows and engineered wood products are expected to become more prevalent, a less-than-surprising find given the continually increasing awareness of eco-friendly […]

Praying for Japan

Praying for Japan

A few days ago a massive earthquake struck off the Northeast coast of Japan and the ensuing tsunami and major aftershocks have continued to rock the country. It’s amazing to see the rest of the world offer help in whatever way possible and events like this make us all realize […]