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Installing a Shade Canopy

Installing a Shade Canopy

Prepare for summer now by installing a retractable shade canopy over your deck or outside area. Perfect for those days that are too hot to be outside in the sun but too beautiful of a day to be lounging inside. Installing the Tracks for the Retractable Shade Canopy [DIYnet]

Removing Vinyl Tiles

Removing Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tile is easy to clean and maintain but you still yearn for a richer and more solid flooring. Here’s some tips to getting that vinyl tile up and there’s no easy way. Removing Vinyl Tiles and Lino Flooring [DIY Doctor] Removing Vinyl Floors [Hammerzone]

Ask Houseblogs

Ask Houseblogs

Houseblogs.net is just over a year old and has become the mothership for anyone who is chronicling the restoration or renovation of their home. Created by Aaron & Jeannie of HouseinProgress.net who own and restore their own 1914 Craftsman-style bungalow, Houseblogs is a community-driven site that allows members to share […]

Collapsible Kitchen Bowls

Collapsible Kitchen Bowls

Coolhunting brings us kitchen gadgets that take the term “stacking” to a whole new level. In the place of one bowl you could fit five. And measuring cups will no longer take up extra space in your utensils drawer. Collapsing Kitchen Gadgets [Coolhunting]

I Love my (outdated) Fridge

I Love my (outdated) Fridge

It’s only natural that we become attached to our favorite household appliances, even if they sometimes prove more troublesome than their worth. From the toaster that burns just right to the oven that has settings only you know, there comes a time when they must be retired to the appliance […]

360 Degree Outlets

360 Degree Outlets

Last year 360 electrical launched their 360 degree outlets and as amazing as the product is its also stupifying that a product like this hasn’t come out sooner. With all of the new technology that require a more solid electrical connection and bulkier plugs and cables, we’ve been relegated to […]

Hand Planes

Hand Planes

The beauty and organic use of hand planes is why they are one of the most collectible tools around. The simplicity of the hand plane is what we find appealing as well as the graceful curves that are found on most antique wooden planes. Antique hand planes look great displayed […]

Duct Tape Uses

Duct Tape Uses

In college my friend Luke (not pictured) made a suit of duct tape for halloween and I now realize he was a pioneer in duct tape fashion. I’ve wrapped my foot in duct tape to protect a blister during lacrosse practice (not recommended). I suggest you use duct tape on […]

Build a Bird Feeder

Build a Bird Feeder

It’s still cold in the Northeast but Spring is just around the corner for many of you. That means baseball, budding plants, and birds. Like clockwork the birds return and with them life and leaves return to the trees and plants around your home. Why not welcome your winged friends […]

Remodel or Move?

Remodel or Move?

The remodel or move question is probably the number one quandry facing DIY renovators. Beyond any nostalgic or historical feelings one may have regarding their home, you can follow a calculated path to deciding how much you want to invest in a renovation as opposed to how long you’ll be […]

Lighten Up

Lighten Up

Lighting your home is more than just sticking a halogen in the corner. Lisa Goldberg of LightenUp! Designs has created multiple lines of hand-made ceramic lamps that not only bring light to your room but some color as well. She believes that fashion and furnishings should go hand-in-hand which is […]

Vintage Trough Sink

Vintage Trough Sink

Bathrooms are tough enough for adults to keep clean and for kids…fugghedaboutit! Brownstoner installed a vintage trough sink for the kids bathroom that is both fun and functional. All surface areas to clean are inside the sink and when the kids get dirty (as kids sometimes do), they can easily […]