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  • Introducing Our New Blogs

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we…

  • The Renovation Chain of Command

    We’ve been following this great home renovation series from the Wall Street Journal as a tech editor, Julia Angwin, continues to renovate her Harlem Brownstone. This week she shares a humbling…

  • Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

    Ah, the housing market. For those of us who have property up for sale, we’re either forced to lower our asking price or take it off the market, crossing our fingers…

  • 10 Must-Have Items for New Homes

    After the International Builders’ Show, Forbes asked some consumer experts what they thought the 10 “must-have” items are in the new American home. The list was published in Feburary and can…

  • Taste of Life as a Contractor in France

    It’s inevitable that, when living and working as a ‘Jobbing Builder’ in France, you are eventually going to have what are known as ‘One of those days’, Well yesterday, for me,…

  • Converting an Old Barn Into a Printing Studio

    Wedding stationers Rebecca and Dade moved from Florida to New Hampshire in 2007 with the intent of finding a property with a barn to renovate for their online business, The White…

  • Rental Rehab Saga Part 2: Your Material List

    In our last post, I shared a few lessons from our rental property search phase, including how to avoid neighboring pit bulls. As escrows begin to close (three this week!) I…

  • The Joy of In Home Saunas

    The sauna experience derives from Finland, but an in-home sauna gives you the experience of a wet or dry heat session in the comfort and privacy of your own home, anywhere…

  • BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

    The only pure internet play we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show was BidForMaterials.com. One of their programmers was on sight and he took us through the process of listing supplies…

  • International Builders’ Show 2010 is Here

    Today the 2010 International Builders’ Show kicks off. I’ve been waiting for this show for a few months now and can’t wait to start checking out the booths and exploring new…

  • 4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

    Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big…

  • IBS 2010 Here We Come!

    CES 2010 was awesome! Seeing the emergence of 3D technologies was breathtaking and checking out home security advancements and personal protection was also very interesting. But the show we’ve really been…

  • What it Takes to Install a Skylight

    Before beginning any project, be sure to consult with your state and building codes. Also be sure to follow proper safety precautions, when you’re installing the skylight. After you choose your…

  • Watch Your Ducts for Healthy HVAC

    Although you can’t seem them, ducts are one of the most important components of a home, carrying air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to each room. If your…

  • Laundry Room Design Ideas

    Laundry rooms are often cramped and hard to work in, despite often doubling as a utility room. When you design your laundry room, or reorganize or revamp it, keep these tips…

  • Cosmetic Kitchen Makeovers

    Kitchen remodels don’t necessarily require a change to your kitchen layout. Many times it is nice to redirect traffic or expand within a kitchen but if you are happy with your…