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Modern Window Treatments

Modern Window Treatments

The Shade Storeis the best collection of window treatments we’ve found online. It’s easy to buy shades, blinds, and drapes that you won’t find anywhere else directly from the website. They also have a measure and install section which should make it very easy to get your treatments up in […]

Framing, Installing, and Hanging Doors

Framing, Installing, and Hanging Doors

From the Answers @ Ace section of the Ace website comes a great how-to for framing and hanging doors. This step-by-step will take you through the process. Starting with the framing using 2x4s, hanging then mortising the door for hinges, and finally installing a cylinder lock. Look for a post […]

Art for Your Home

Art for Your Home

Bring a little tropical flavor into your home with this pineapple wallpaper from 2Jane. This online store specializes in imported accesories for your home that include hand-made jewelry, tableware, and linens. Most of 2Jane’s products are created by independent artists so you can be rest assured your home will avoid […]

Install Wood Stair Railing

Install Wood Stair Railing

Installing wood stair railing is a very common do-it-yourself project that improves the safety of your home. Tom Silva of This Old House shares some tips for installing a wood stair railing. Any stair without a handrail is dangerous, so I’m glad you’re taking action. You’re also right to anchor […]

The Fubar Utility Tool

The Fubar Utility Tool

A couple weeks ago we needed to do a few quick projects on an old house that required the demo of a bathroom and the removal of fascia and gutters. We brought the usual demo tools (sledgehammer, cats paw, various nail pullers). But we also tried out the new Fubar […]

Painting a Concrete Floor

Painting a Concrete Floor

A concrete floor is easy to clean, requires little maintenance, and gives your space an industrial look. They can be perfect for basements as well as other unfinished rooms in your home but many times you may want the benefits of a concrete floor without the coldness of it. The […]

Barbed Wire for Your Home

Barbed Wire for Your Home

Barbed wire tamed the West and it can also help you keep unwanted pests and people off your property. A stone wall or wood fence might be prettier but nothing says keep out like four rows of wrapped metal spikes. It may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Installing […]

Building Bookshelves

For roughtly $100 and about 3-4 hours, you can build your own bookshelves. Forkbender provides a step-by-step that is easy to customize and more importantly organizes your space very quickly. DIY Bookcase and Photo Gallery [Forkbender]

Backsplash Installation

Backsplash Installation

One of the easiest kitchen makeovers you can do is install a tile backsplash. Installing tile on the wall between the countertop and the upper cabinets allows you to customize the look of your kitchen and add patterns or colors that compliment the rest of your house. It also makes […]

How To Use a Paint Sprayer

The invention of the modern day paint sprayer has allowed DIY homeowners to take control of paint projects that otherwise would have been timely and expensive. There are specific techniques when using paint sprayers that will maximize their effectiveness. Make sure that the paint you’ve chosen will work and is […]

Gutter Installation and Cleaning

Gutter Installation and Cleaning

Gutters require regular maintenance and upkeep and should be checked at the end of fall and the beginning of summer and sometimes more often depending on nearby foliage as well as the weather. We’ve gathered some sources that should help you maintain your gutters throughout the year as well as […]

DIY Concrete Mixing

DIY Concrete Mixing

Toolspotting has been tracking the National Hardware show this year and one of their favorite products is the Crete Sheet by SDS Designs which won the Popular Mechanics Editor’s choice award. The Crete Sheet allows you and one other person to mix your own concrete. Begin by placing the dry […]

Real Estate Comps

There are two new sites that give the consumer the power to view real estate comps without going through a broker and it’s free! Compare values between the two and you should have a good gauge of value for that area. From a web design standpoint Zillow is definitely more […]

Selecting Crown, Chair, and Base Molding

Selecting Crown, Chair, and Base Molding

One of the smartest ways to add warmth and comfort to a plain looking room is by adding molding. Crown molding runs along the top of the top of the wall and intersects with your ceiling. There are many different styles to choose from depending on your desired effect. You […]

Hewn and Hammered

Hewn and Hammered

We’d like to highlight one of our favorite sites, Hewn and Hammered. One of the few web sites dedicated to early American architecture, specifically; prairie, mission, and craftsman. You may find a bungalow in Venice that needs to be saved or a link to a mint-condition craftsman armchair for sale. […]

Rental Equipment

Even the most well-equipped DIY’er will need to rent equipment to finish a project properly and on time. Even if you did have the time and expertise to operate this equipment, it most likely would often go unused 10 months out of the year and take up precious space in […]

Garden Hose Repair

Expert Village has a series of home do-it-yourself videos that are available on their website and also through Youtube.com. Here’s a simple fix for a leaking or broken garden hose using a coupler.

Replacing Roof Shingles

Replacing Roof Shingles

A recent storm blew some roof shingles off our friend’s house in Denver. To avoid water damage those shingles need to be replaced before the next storm. This isn’t an expensive or time-consuming project but it can be dangerous as he needs to balance at the edge of his two-story […]