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 […]
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 […]
You’ve made the investment in nice tools, gardening equipment, outdoor furniture, and BBQ’s, so don’t let the elements destroy them. Here’s a good start to selecting what type of shed you need and where to buy them. Build Your Own [Buildeazy.com] Choosing Outdoor Storage [Lowes] How to buy a storage […]
Built-in cabinets and bookshelves save floorspace which is vital in small homes. Here are some links to installing your own and what you should consider before designing and purchasing your cabinets. About.com (how-to install kitchen cabinets) Hammerzone (installing kitchen cabinets) On The House (choosing cabinets)
Birds-eye-view has a whole new meaning. Trendcentral turned us onto luxury treehouse builder, Baumram. They’re based in Germany and at this time only work with European clients but with their modern sensibilities and high-end amenities we think they’d find a receptive market here in the US.
You can hide them (here’s how), or you can embrace the unique features of the twisted iron and metal and make them work for you in more ways than one. Old House Journal explains two techniques that will beautify your radiator.
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 […]
Our friends at Houseinprogress.net have launched a sister site called Toolspotting.net that’s dedicated to the latest and most unique tools available to the DIY enthusiast. Nice job Aaron & Jeannie!
Readymade found a great draft stopper that will keep you warmer and save on your energy bill.
The quintessential American home isn’t a Greek-revival or Victorian, but the Log cabin. Log cabin construction started in the 1700s when Swedish settlers brought building customs from their home country. The design of America’s log cabins was influenced by the Homestead Act of 1862. The Act gave “homesteaders” rights to […]
One of life’s little annoyances can be sticky wood drawers. With a bit of lubrication you should have smooth gliding drawers in no time. And as a last resort you can try sanding the drawer until it fits evenly, but remember it’s permanent. eHow.com states “Excess moisture due to rain […]
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends home sprinklers be installed in all new home builds as well as retrofitted to existing homes. They cite the cost of installing sprinklers in a new home is approximately 1 percent of the total cost of the home. “Home sprinklers are smaller than commercial and […]
The fireplace is making a comeback thanks to better construction through the use of safer materials as well as more energy efficient models. Gas options have expanded and wood burning fireplaces no longer have to be as dirty or dangerous.
Make use of the extra space below your cabinets. Toekick drawers are perfect for pans, utensils or linens. You can have custom toekick drawers made to fit your cabinets and its best to ask for them when you have your cabinets first built.
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 […]
The Builder’s Show was bigger than ever this year with over 100,000 industry professionals and at least 1,600 exhibitors. This year’s show was kicked off by Colin Powell who brought a bit more press than what we normally see. Some of the products and materials to look out for this […]
Charles and Hudson welcome you to 2006 and we’ve got big plans for the new year. After a “soft” launch last summer we plan on bustin’ out this year with multiple posts daily on subjects from home repair, real estate, and interior design. We will also be launching a bi-weekly […]
The ubiquitous Leatherman is a great multi-tool, but I’ll take the Gerber MP-800 Legend over it in a heart beat. Besides an engineered finish that makes the Legend resemble something that Q, 007′s gadget man, would stock, this tool is equipped with tungsten-carbide blades that will cut piano wire. But […]