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  • K/BIS 2007 Recap

    The 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas and we’ve got some recaps from a couple of our favorite editors/bloggers. Kristen Mucci of This Old House has been…

  • Learn to Design and Build

    Apartment Therapy has turned us onto a great looking school in Vermont called Yestermorrow Design/Build School. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in…

  • Soundproofing Your Home

    Last year we touched on some ways to prevent sound from leaving your rooms but more importantly how do you keep sound out of your home? Repair-Home.com has some suggestions that…

  • Comments Are Back!

    We continue to fight the good fight against comment spam and although the battle is hardly over we feel confident enough to turn the comments back on. We feel your input…

  • Repair Damaged or Loose Veneer

    Desks, dressers, and tables are often constructed from a particle board top and wood veneer cover. This veneer cover is typically glued or hot-pressed to the top of table and can…

  • Slim Furniture

    West Elm has recently introduced a furniture line with a slimmer profile that targets smaller spaces. Perfect for “cosy” apartments or tight rooms that require comfortable seating but can’t handle the…

  • Home Improvement Myths

    There are some axioms related to home improvement that are just plain false but have been perpetuated by real estate agents, contractors, or homeowners who want to believe in some hard…

  • The City Cook

    Courtesy of the Manhattan Users Guide, we’ve got a new bookmark that I’m sure many non-New Yorkers may find interesting. The City Cook is focused on urbanites who are otherwise too…

  • Safe Gardens for Kids

    Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.…

  • Backyard Planters

    Extreme-HowTo has a DIY solution for building backyard planters. These planters are built using pressure-treated landscape timber and are great as vegetable gardens or flower beds.…

  • Rainwater Collection System

    This family in Portland, Oregon decided to take advantage of their abundant rainfall and they began collecting rainwater for household use. They built this system themselves and have a great how-to…

  • Call 811 Before You Dig

    Matt Navitsky of the Common Ground Alliance has informed us of a new nationwide phone number, 811. This number has been established by the FCC to protect underground utilities as well…

  • Selecting Tiles

    Choosing the right tile can be an arduous and painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead visualize how your ideal tile will look in your home before setting foot…

  • Label Your Circuit Breaker

    We all know how important circuit breakers are to keeping your appliances and lighting safe from surges, but with a bit of foresight you can make sure that the next time…

  • Pool to Pond Conversion

    Swimming pools are great fun but if the kids have moved out or you find yourself sunbathing less and less, you may want to consider turning the pool into another type…

  • Closet Designer

    Designing a closet should be a well-thought out process that includes more than just slapping an interior door on a small room. EasyClosets.com has an online layout that helps you visualize…

  • Room Color and Your Mood

    Are you feeling blue? It may be the color of your room that is contributing to your sour attitude or conversely the reason why you can’t relax or sleep. Room color…

  • Copper Trellis

    With some straight copper pipe, copper connectors, and two part epoxy, you can build your own trellis that will take nicely to roses or vines. The copper will age nicely and…

  • Invisible Bookshelf

    Give your living space a sci-fi look and build an invisible bookshelf. You’re books will look as if they are floating against the wall.…

  • Loft Living

    In the shadow of the Staples center in downtown Los Angeles there has been an infusion of residential buildings that are reshaping the atmosphere of downtown. Many of these new buildings…

  • Monolithic Dome Homes

    As opposed to yurts, these dome homes are super-insulated, steel reinforced concrete structures. They do share a similar shape to yurts but these buildings can be used as homes, schools, gymnasiums,…

  • House Restoration Tips

    Check out the Country Living 2007 House of the Year. It’s an 1890’s farmhouse in the Dutch country of southeastern Pennsylvania. During the restoration they incorporated many different techniques that you…