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Update Your Space with 2011 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Update Your Space with 2011 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

The new year is nearly upon us, and that means trend forecasts are being released on an almost daily basis. If you’re planning to update your kitchen in 2011, you may want to consider some of these current trends that will add style and functionality to your space. + Integrate […]

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Property For Sale

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Property For Sale

Yearning for seclusion? Don’t mind relocating to western Montana? Then we’ve got a deal for you! A piece of land once owned by Ted Kaczynski (better known as the Unabomber) is available for $69,500, a real steal since the property was once listed at $154,500. You’ll get a 1.4-acre parcel […]

Burst Pipe Puts Kansas City Home On Ice

Burst Pipe Puts Kansas City Home On Ice

Although we discussed how to prepare for an ice storm at the end of last week, an event in Kansas City this weekend reminded us that you simply can’t plan for freak accidents. After surpassing the 50-degree mark on Friday, temperatures Saturday plunged into the teens and, that night, just […]

Pantone Color Of 2011 Is Honeysuckle Pink

Pantone Color Of 2011 Is Honeysuckle Pink

Pantone just revealed their Color of The Year for 2011 — Honeysuckle Pink. Per their press release: “While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is […]

Our ReadyMade 100 Project: DIY Gold Sawhorses

Our ReadyMade 100 Project: DIY Gold Sawhorses

We wanted this project to have a bit of a Hi/Low feel to it and nothing says classy better than gold! This project has been entered into the ReadyMade 100 contest so if you like it please visit ReadyMade and vote for us! You have to register but it’s easy […]

Hackerspace Profile: Pumping Station One in Chicago

Hackerspace Profile: Pumping Station One in Chicago

As part of the Craftsman Experience Holiday Extravaganza, they invited the Chicago hackerspace, Pumping Station: One to participate and build some holiday projects like snow globes powered by Craftsman orbital sanders and hand-held fans as well as a holiday bot, shown here.

New Type Of Pepper Might Be Hot Enough To Strip Paint

New Type Of Pepper Might Be Hot Enough To Strip Paint

So you have a dilemma. You want to paint a wall, or a piece of furniture. Yet your painting aspirations are currently blocked by a pesky layer of existing paint that won’t budge. The solution might just be the insane heat of the world’s newest pepper. Called the “Naga Viper,” […]

Holiday Kickoff at the Craftsman Experience

Holiday Kickoff at the Craftsman Experience

The Craftsman Experience is kicking off their holiday season this weekend and last night we had an opportunity to present the Ultimate Sleigh built by John Lamonica and his team at the Butler Street Foundry with some help from local high school students who they were mentoring. It will be […]

The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

The Internet experience is becoming increasingly mobile, thanks to a proliferation of browser-enabled smart phones and tablets like the iPad. Although Home Depot has had an iPhone and iPad app for some time, the company recently redeveloped the application to offer increased functionality and a host of new features. You […]

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Do you have an extra $2 million laying around? Then you could be the owner of a sprawling Frank Lloyd Wright home in Los Banos, Calif. Known as the Fawcett House, the six-bedroom home rests on 80 acres of land. According to a story in the New York Times, the […]

Most Affordable Cities For Homebuying

Most Affordable Cities For Homebuying

To describe the recent real estate market as shaky is a vast understatement. Yet, despite the economic rollercoaster, the simple truth is that people are still moving and are still seeking homes. Although it’s certainly a sellers’ market out there, good deals can still be had–if you know where to […]

Cash For Appliances Rebates are Still Available

Cash For Appliances Rebates are Still Available

The Cash for Appliances program that launched this year is still available in many states. It’s been up to individual states to dole out this stimulus money and some funds have already run dry but for many of you there is still an opportunity to cash in. The rebates have […]

Compact Kitchen For Small Spaces

Compact Kitchen For Small Spaces

The alternative post for this was going to be “why design students never cease to amaze me”. Designed by Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt from Germany, this clever project (spotted on freshome) is called “Small Type” and it has the wonderful and extremely practical ability of fitting in almost any […]

Greenbuild 2010 Recap: Rainwater, SIPs and LEDs

Greenbuild 2010 Recap: Rainwater, SIPs and LEDs

We’ve been looking forward to the 2010 Greenbuild Expo in Chicago for a few months now and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The show keeps growing year after year and not only are the numbers of exhibitors increasing but attendance is rising and you could certainly feel the buzz and energy […]

WARNING: Ranges Have a Tipping Point

WARNING: Ranges Have a Tipping Point

We want to shed some light on a little known danger in the kitchen. Recently a one-year old child was killed when he climbed onto the open door of a stove and the range tipped over and killed him. It’s hard to believe that manufacturers would create a product that […]

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Recently we posted about DIY Dads and their declining numbers. While the article wanted to point out that today’s young men aren’t learning trade and fix-it skills from their dads as much as decades past, I think it’s only fair we talk about the opposite side of the spectrum. Today’s […]

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

If you’ve had the unfortunate task of calling for a bedbug exterminator, the guy or gal that shows up at your door could be the next Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway. An odd article from the Wall Street Journal identifies struggling actors as prime candidates to be bedbug exterminators. The […]

Is LEED Certification Fraudulent?

Is LEED Certification Fraudulent?

There is no doubt that gaining LEED certification can play a major impact on the value of a property and there is one guy who doesn’t think this is fair. In fact he is so adamant that LEED certification is fraudulent that he is suing the USGBC.