The ubiquitous brown rubbery doorstops may be effective but they remain unsightly with a distinctly utilitarian (corporate office) feel. Why not go with the more traditional cast-iron doorstops that can add a bit more flair to your floor. Shelterrific, a new home blog from the editors of Budget Living, show […]
Natural Area Rugs has started a blog about, what else, rugs made of natural fibers. Including sisal, seagrass, jute, bamboo, and wool. Jute rugs…sounds interesting. Jute Rugs [Natural Area Rugs]
New York Times explains new textiles and carpets that are resistant to pet stains.
Western designers are starting to look East and more specifically at how cave-dwellers in the Shaanxi province of China live without impacting their environment. Sustainable Design [Seed Magazine]
Make the most of your time pushing the vacuum and maximize the vacuums pulling power by going over this vacuum checklist. We still love our Oreck XL Deluxe. It’s low on frills but it’s got mad skills. Vacuuming Tips [Mrs. Clean] Oreck XL Deluxe [Oreck]
What’s better than sitting outside, swinging along to some music, and drinking your favorite cool beverage. You know you want to do this – so why not build your own swing now and make it happen. Think of how much more relaxed you’ll be. How to Make a Porch Swing […]
Before you buy your next multi-tool check out some reviews of the most popular tools around. Multi-tool reviews [Backpackergeartest.org]
Making accurate cuts in wood can be difficult but also vital when measurements leave no room for error. Here are some tips to cutting once and right. Tips for Sawing Wood [Sawtips]
We love lists and most lifestyle magazines now publish their “Best Places to Live” articles annually. We couldn’t agree more with the selections from Men’s Journal and we think Tucson could be the next Austin. Lifestyle Optimizer (chooses your best place) [Homefair]
If your closet looks like this (see above) then maybe it’s time you rethink how you organize your closet. With your clothing wedged so tightly, not only is it difficult to find clothes you want to wear but when you do manage to yank them out they most often are […]
From the 3-foot stool to the 15-foot extender, a fall from any height can be disastrous. Follow these OSHA guidelines before making any risky calls when using your ladder. Reading through these guidelines can also refresh your memory on ladder safety. Ladder Safety [OSHA]
According to Habitat for Humanity, the average beginner carpenter uses almost 30 strikes to pound a nail when it should take 3-4. Start by holding the hammer at the base and swing with your shoulder and use your forearm, but don’t use your wrist. If your wrist gets tired you’re […]
Here’s a nice photo set of a concrete countertop installation.
Restoring and repairing a sash window can be tricky work. The windows can vary from region to region and their conditions can merit major hair-pulling (probably why you waited so long to touch them). Here is a Do-it-yourself guide to working on sash windows. Do It Yourself Sash Window Guide […]
Plan your lighting layout with this helpful tool from Merillat. It outlines four different types of room lighting and how to achieve the perfect glow. Lighting a Room [Merillat]
The burst in home construction and remodeling has also provided a sister industry of crooks that rely on the trustworthiness of homeowners to open up their homes for any “expert” that can help them create the house of their dreams. Prepare yourself by reading these tips. Tips to avoid home […]
There are many consumers who like the concept of “doing it yourself” and want to be involved but just don’t have the time or energy to spend remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. But they want to select every material used as well as work with a brand they trust. Lowes […]
Finding a Mogensen, Eames, Gehry, or Starck that is authentic or an authentic reproduction, can be difficult. Domino lists their preferred vendors of great mid-century furniture.