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, and your automobile. They are still using the Windows Media player format as opposed to the new flash players […]
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 those hot days as well as give your skin a break while enjoying the outdoors. The Sunsetter 900XT is […]
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 own wood shed. If you aren’t sure what materials to use for construction use this guide from DoItYourself.com.
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 building storage in a knee-wall.
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 industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.” As a homeowner you can use their site to search for remodelers […]
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.
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. Plus, bringing garage storage bins inside can be messy and storing furniture appliances outside is asking for trouble. PODS […]
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 and their new website is as content rich as you’ll find anywhere.
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, then the Old House Web has a great article for you. Renovate With Elaborate Details Of Victorian Style [Old […]
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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 a new car purchase we made a few years ago. They’ve got a fairly active message board with topics […]
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 there are measures you can take to prevent this from happening again. You may have to confine your dogs […]
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.
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 no circumstances should you transfer your deed to anyone or any organization especially if they promise to help solve […]
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 hosted by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan called, How Not to Decorate and Home Heist. If these shows prove […]
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 been around a couple of years they have garnered much buzz that we agree is well-deserved. The choice pieces […]
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 and we also think it wins in the looks category with it’s throwback green handles and red blade. But […]
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 to see in large quantities when I look up.” Popcorn ceilings are widespread in homes built during the 60’s […]
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 sound too appealing. The polyurethane added may be the special ingredient that makes these floor coverings work. [via Materialicious]
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 the chairs above.
Here’s a great question posed by the users of the Woodweb forums Who out there installs uppers first and why? And if you install lowers first, what are your reasons? I always install lowers first and lately the question came up in the shop. Some insightful answers…