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How An Energy Audit Can Save You Big Bucks

How An Energy Audit Can Save You Big Bucks

We’ve talked about energy audits before here at C&H–they’re a great option if you want to gauge your home’s energy efficiency. Audits also provide an ideal starting point if you’re planning on making your abode more eco-friendly. Energy audits focus on a few main areas, including air leaks, heating and […]

Delta Power Equipment Corporation Buys Delta from Stanley Black & Decker

Delta Power Equipment Corporation Buys Delta from Stanley Black & Decker

Delta Power Equipment Corporation is a new wholly-owned subsidiary of Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company and today they announced its deal to purchase the DELTA brand of woodworking equipment and machinery from Stanley Black & Decker. The Delta Power tools manufacturing will remain Made in USA […]

Justin Bieber Headphones and iPhone/iPod Covers

Justin Bieber Headphones and iPhone/iPod Covers

Last year Justin Bieber blew up and unless you live under a rock you’ve at least heard of him. That fact didn’t get past some exhibitors at CES this year and we thought we’d share only two of the many Justin Bieber licensed products at the show. The product with […]

This Old House: Sneak Peek Los Angeles House Project

This Old House: Sneak Peek Los Angeles House Project

Today we had a unique opportunity to tour the This Old House Los Angeles House Project. It’s the first house project that This Old House has taken on in LA. Hard to believe since they’ve been at it for more than 30 years and have done two homes just up […]

Fire Administration Issues Home Heating Safety Alert

Fire Administration Issues Home Heating Safety Alert

Because cold winter months prompt increased heat usage, it’s no surprise that home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning tend to spike during the season. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and United States Fire Administration have issued a home heating safety alert that urges “consumers to play it safe as […]

iKey To Transform Home Security?

iKey To Transform Home Security?

While we’re busy waiting for flying cars and self-cleaning refrigerators, the masterminds at Apple may already be transforming home security. The tech behemoth was granted more than 550 patents in 2010, and although specific products haven’t yet been announced, the patents provide a glimpse at what could arrive in the […]

Stanley Black & Decker Sells Delta Machinery

Stanley Black & Decker Sells Delta Machinery

Word on the street is that Stanley Black & Decker is selling Delta Machinery to an undisclosed buyer and for an undisclosed amount. Delta Machinery is still listed on the Black & Decker website so the sale isn’t complete but once the deal goes through the details will be public. […]

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

The 2011 Builders Show was held in Orlando Florida this year and although it is still much smaller than it has been in years past it was about the same size as the show in Las Vegas last year which is a good sign as it hasn’t contracted anymore. See […]

Habitat For Humanity Builds LEED-, Energy Star-Certified Homes

Habitat For Humanity Builds LEED-, Energy Star-Certified Homes

This post comes to you courtesy of the “warm fuzzies” department. Habitat for Humanity, one of the more recognized philanthropic organizations in the world, has long been known for its ongoing contribution to the homebuilding industry and those in need. And as the country’s collective focus continues to shift to […]

Paint Quality Institute Releases 2011 Paint Trends

Paint Quality Institute Releases 2011 Paint Trends

A new year — it’s a ripe time for trend forecasts as experts look to the coming months to predict what consumers want. And the paint industry is no exception. As posted by the Paint and Coatings Industry, the Paint Quality Institute has outlined three likely color directions for the […]

Why I Love Tucson, Arizona

Why I Love Tucson, Arizona

Here are 5 reasons why I love my hometown of Tucson, Arizona

Feel The Heat: At-Home Saunas On The Rise

Feel The Heat: At-Home Saunas On The Rise

They say that your home is your sanctuary, so it only makes sense that your space reflect your interests, tastes and, in the case of at-home saunas, your leisure preferences. What may sound like a frivolous addition to some is an inviting paradise to others. The Wall Street Journal reports […]

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

CES has expanded their Connected Home area and it seems that Kenmore and GE are leading the way with introducing their latest in home technologies. For a consumer brand as large as GE its surprising that this is their first appearance at CES. They have taken this opportunity to introduce […]

Most Popular Articles of 2010

Most Popular Articles of 2010

These were the most popular articles on Charles & Hudson in 2010. Take a look! Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac 3D Virtual Room Planning Tools Tips to DIY While Pregnant 5 Ways to Make Shade DIY Concrete Countertops

Our Favorite DIY Events of 2010

Our Favorite DIY Events of 2010

2010 has been a whirlwind at Charles & Hudson. We kicked off the year at the Builder’s Show and also attended the National Hardware Show and Greenbuild Expo. But our favorite events of the year were presented by retailers and manufacturers and most included a bit of do-it-yourself. Forget the […]

Splurge On A Hand-Powered Table Saw

Splurge On A Hand-Powered Table Saw

Yep, you read that right — for just over $1,200, a hand-powered table saw can be yours! The Jointmaker Pro v2, created by Bridge City Toolworks, “is a hybrid device, a hand saw that employs custom Japanese saw blades offered in crosscut and rip grinds,” according to the company. Because […]

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Although the troubled economy has curtailed many homeowners’ major renovation projects, that doesn’t mean remodeling work has come to a complete halt. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry released the results of a poll sent to top builders and developers that identified next year’s remodeling trends. The common theme? […]

Time Is Running Out For Energy Tax Credit

Time Is Running Out For Energy Tax Credit

Need a new furnace? Now is definitely the time to buy. An energy tax credit that gives a credit worth up to $1,500 for upgrading to an energy-efficient furnace expires on Dec. 31. Other energy-saving equipment is also eligible for the credit, including water heaters and heat pumps. According to […]