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  • 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…

  • Electric Lawn Mowers

    Wired Magazine reviews some of the latest electric lawn mowers and their top choice is the Sunlawn. It’s manageable weight, easy storage, and simple battery replacement give it the top scores…

  • Popcorn Ceiling Removal

    We agree with Jason who states “Popcorn belongs in a movie theater bucket drenched in butter, not on a ceiling. Cottage Cheese? Well let’s just say it’s something I never want…

  • Wood Floor Covering

    This wood floor covering from Ruckstuhl is gorgeous but I’m not sure of it’s real world applications. Bamboo floor mats are great because they are durable and light but “oiled-oak” doesn’t…

  • Adirondack Chair Plans

    Among The New Yankee Workshop Projects we like the most are the classic Adirondack Chairs and Loveseat. For a sustainable touch use reclaimed wood such as old deck plank boards like…

  • All Types of Ottomans

    Finding the right ottoman that is both comfortable and stylish is proving to be difficult. We need it to work with our room but it doesn’t have to “match” anything in…

  • Green Kitchen Remodel

    Back on the subject of kitchen remodels, over at Lime.com, Philip Higgs states, Kitchens are a big energy sink – you’ve got five or six appliances sucking electricity, plus hot water and…

  • IKEA Kitchen Remodel

    Yes it’s possible to completely remodel your kitchen for under $2,000. A graphic designer for IKEA decided to remodel his entire kitchen using only IKEA furniture, fixtures, and appliances. His budget…

  • Choose the Right Caulk

    Selecting the right caulk for your job is important and it may be a bit intimidating to see the variety available at your local hardware store. Silicon Caulk is by far…

  • Kitchen Countertop Decisions

    Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that…

  • Rebuilding in New Orleans

    We would all hope that the reconstruction of sections of New Orleans would have been further along (almost two years since hurricane Katrina) but unfortunately it’s not and now homeowners are…

  • Leaded Glass Windows

    Leaded glass windows are often referred to as ‘stained glass’ but typically are not colored at all. The trend towards hand-blown glass windows is surging and according to the LA Times…

  • Hiding Ugly Windows

    An undesirable view, utilitarian casements, or ugly shutters can all be cause for you to hide your windows. As a homeowner you may have more options to replace windows or make…

  • Top Ten of 2007 (so far)

    It’s hard to believe we’re about half-way through 2007 but in the last six months our traffic has more than doubled thanks to you. Here’s your Top Ten Favorites for the…

  • Kitchen Inspiration

    For our money one of the best sources of inspirational kitchen photos comes from someone who knows what their talking about, The Kitchen Designer, her collection of Scandinavian kitchens are spectacular,…

  • More DIY Videos

    DIY videos are available online from AOL, Easy2DIY, Expert Village , and the venerable YouTube. But not so new entrant VideoJug has upgraded and focused their DIY channel to include some…

  • Staircase Storage

    These pull-out staircase storage drawers are an incredible idea and a feature we can see used in many homes especially those short on space. I doubt they interfere much with under…

  • Home Design Software

    PC Magazine reviews a home design solution called Professional Home Design Platinum from Punch Software. You can download a feature-limited demo to try for 15 days or purchase the entire suite…