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  • Haunted Library

    This addition to your library is sure to get some shrieks (or laughs). As unsuspecting folks walk by these “books” a motion sensor causes the center book to slide back and…

  • Take Back the Kid’s Playroom

    Whether your kids are grown or not, it may be time to reign in their playroom, especially if it starts to look like this one. Here’s how.…

  • Building Interior Walls using Metal Studs

    We’ve presented some techniques for building interior walls but overwhelmingly the material of choice is now metal/steel studs. Besides saving trees, metal studs have many advantages over traditional lumber. They don’t…

  • Lead Paint Removal

    We’ve touched on the dangers of lead paint and now House in Progress has started their own lead paint stripping process after highlighting the history of lead paint use in this…

  • Transform Your Formica Countertops

    If you aren’t satisfied with your formica countertops you can give them a fresh look. With a little effort and creativity, who knew granite could be this easy and while you’re…

  • Outdoor Sink Station

    Make your own outdoor sink station is with a standard laundry room wash bin and an outdoor table.…

  • Secure Your Home

    Most thieves are looking for the easiest score possible so if you take just a few preventative measures to secure your home, a thief will most likely look elsewhere.…

  • 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…