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  • Bright and Bold Paint Jobs

    There is a battle brewing across American neighborhoods. Homeowners who “toe the line” and maintain a consistent home color amongst themselves vs. those who prefer a bolder palette when it comes…

  • Visit the Playboy Mansion

    You may never party with Hef in person but thanks to Zillow you can at least check out a birds-eye-view of the mansion. Tony Soprano may be gone but his house…

  • Apartment Therapy’s Green Home

    Apartment Therapy, the authority in organizing and decorating your small home, has just launched their Green Home. There’s some good stuff here that doesn’t require a small home or apartment to…

  • A Gateway to a Better Garden

    There are plenty of computer programs that can assist you in choosing the right plans for your home or even assist you in designing the home yourself but there are fewer…

  • Are You as Handy as Your Dad?

    Toolmonger turned us onto a great blog entry from the Wall Street Journal asking the question, “Are Dads Less Handy Around the House?” I’m not a Dad and even if I…

  • How To Fix a Leaking Faucet

    One of the most common household problems is the leaking faucet. Fortunately it also happens to be one of the easiest to diagnose and repair and there are a ton of…

  • DIY Video Tips

    The DIY Network has launched a new video section called DIY Kits/DIY Basics. They are short video clips as well as printable instructions covering tips for home improvement, crafts, gardening, woodworking,…

  • Retractable Awnings

    We invest a lot of time and money in our decks, patios, and outdoor furniture. By adding a retractable awning you’ll be able to take advantage of your outside space on…

  • Outdoor Sheds

    Sticking with the storage theme this week, why not build your own shed. Once again we’ve found some great content from Popular Mechanics which includes a comprehensive plan for building your…

  • Make Use of Wasted Space

    Popular Mechanics offers 7 Tips for Utilizing Wasted Space. You may think you have a storage problem but this article may offer some relief. We especially like the how-to article for…

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry

    A new addition to our blogroll is the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). They have a long-standing history and their core purpose is “to advance and promote the remodeling…

  • Gas Grill Buying Guide

    Consumer Reports breaks down the differences between the low and high-end gas grills and what to look for when shopping for your new grill.…

  • Tips for Temporary Storage

    When painting a room, replacing flooring, or cleaning out a garage, there isn’t always extra space in your home to store the furniture, appliances, or tools that usually occupy that space.…

  • Architectural Record

    We are honored to have been selected as an Editor’s Bookmark for June 2007 by the Architectural Record. The publication has been a leader in the industry for over 100 years…

  • Victorian Restoration

    If you’ve got a Victorian-era home that needs restoration or you are just curious as to what defines a Victorian and what it takes to return them to their former glory,…

  • The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

    ***UPDATE*** ServiceMagic has challenged this list with a Top 10 list of their own. We’ve matched up these lists and proven ours is still the best! Check out our reviews and…

  • Remodeling Tips from the Fool

    We’ve long been a fan of the Motley Fool and consider their financial advice to be sound and reasonable (and sometimes amusing). They even saved us a few thousand dollars on…

  • Repair Lawn Burn

    Lawn burn is characterized by unsightly brown patches of grass and is typically caused by dog urine and over-fertilization. Once your lawn is “burned” you’ll have to replace the grass but…

  • House Painting Tips & Techniques

    Improve your painting skills with these tips that will help you choose the right brush for the job and the correct brush stroke technique to use.…

  • Home Equity Stripping

    Please be aware of an increasingly common type of fraud called “equity stripping”. With foreclosures nearing record levels there are many homeowners willing to do anything to keep their homes. Under…

  • The Anti-DIY Duo

    The backlash to the home decoration/renovation tv shows has begun and is being led by one of the leaders in this show category, HGTV. This network will launch two Canadian shows…

  • NIBA Home

    We typically leave the reporting of great home decorating stores to Design*Sponge but after a quick trip to Miami we have to give a shout to NIBA Home. Although they’ve only…