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Survive A Reno With A Temporary Kitchen

Survive A Reno With A Temporary Kitchen

For most of us, one of the hardest parts of a large-scale renovation is dealing with the mess, confusion and chaos created by the project. Take the kitchen, for example, which is often the center of the home. If you’re in the process of redoing your kitchen, it can be […]

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

If you follow along with DIY blog Young House Love, you’ll know that they have decided to move and are selling their home themselves. After three years of renovations, decoration, tweaks, and even adding a baby to the mix, they’re saying sayonara to their first homestead and moving on to […]

Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

The Telegraph raises an interesting point that we continue to hear whispers of each year. Are current 20-30 year olds less capable as do-it-yourselfers than their fathers? One could argue the modern man has many more resources to turn to for researching (books, magazines, websites, blogs) a project as well […]

Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

ReadyMade Magazine recently announced a big contest called the ReadyMade 100. This ambitious contest is seeking to celebrate the best 100 projects from around the world of DIY. They’re calling on the DIY community to submit their most “functional, beautiful, interesting, sustainable manifestations of creativity” to enter the contest. From […]

Must-Have Tools For Home Repair Success

Must-Have Tools For Home Repair Success

A DIYer without tools is like an artist without a paintbrush; a writer without a pencil; a blogger without a computer — well, you get my drift. The importance of tools to home improvement projects is undeniable, but the bigger question is: what are the must-have tools for home repair? […]

Save Big During A Renovation

Save Big During A Renovation

We wall want to save big during a renovation and because we feature reader tips, tricks, projects and inspiration as often as possible, it’s no surprise that I love taking a voyeuristic peek into someone else’s home to follow along with a renovation experience that can save save me money. […]

Boost Your Home’s Value With These DIY Projects

Boost Your Home’s Value With These DIY Projects

Boosting your homes value is important to us all and we all know that DIY projects require a fair amount of planning: budget, specifics, tools, decor, etc. Yet it’s also worthwhile to plan farther out and decide when–or if–you may be selling your home. If you’ll be moving in a […]

Size Won’t Matter With Small Kitchen DIY Tips

Size Won’t Matter With Small Kitchen DIY Tips

Although I’m sure many of us dream of having a huge, open, airy kitchen in which we can cook culinary masterpieces and comfortably seat a small army of friends and family, sometimes the practical–and budgetary–realities say otherwise. When DIY blogger ADD and her husband embarked on a renovation of their […]

Create Bathroom Bliss With A Converted Dresser

Create Bathroom Bliss With A Converted Dresser

I came across a great DIY bathroom project from the brilliant minds at Better Homes and Gardens. Instead of purchasing a new vanity, consider converting an existing dresser into the perfect sink space, complete with plenty of drawers! The first–and most critical–step of the project is to find a dresser […]

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it was a great example of smart, small changes on a tight budget. The homeowners chose custom panels for our […]

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Recently, my husband and I embarked on an epic adventure in our home renovation. We — actually he and a friend, because I’m nine months pregnant and can barely bend at the waist — completely DIY’ed a hardwood floor for our impending daughter’s nursery. In light of this post detailing […]

Refinish Your Wood Floors on a DIY Budget

Refinish Your Wood Floors on a DIY Budget

Whenever I am visiting my family at home, my mother has the same complaint about her house: the wood floors. She’d love to refinish them but with an elderly dog, other projects to tackle and a limited budget, it’s not in the cards in the near future. I inquired about […]

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt, I began to wonder. Does having a sustainable kitchen mean that I need to be minimalistic in terms of […]

Use Whitewash Or Pickling To Refresh Hardwood Floors

Use Whitewash Or Pickling To Refresh Hardwood Floors

If you’re eager to alter the color of your hardwood floors but prefer a more classic, timeless hue, consider a gentle alteration using two techniques: whitewashing and pickling. Whitewashing, an ideal treatment for pine floors, brightens wood while allowing the grain to show through, an ideal option if you don’t […]

Mosaic Tiles Add Visual Impact to Bathrooms

Mosaic Tiles Add Visual Impact to Bathrooms

High-Tech DIY Home Security

High-Tech DIY Home Security

Installing your own home security system no longer requires the expertise of a skilled technician. You can still invest in a full-featured system from one of the leading home security firms but you now have more choices when it comes to protecting your home using the latest technology. Cameras and […]

5 Summer Projects Anyone Can Do

5 Summer Projects Anyone Can Do

Now that summer is officially here, we’ve got 5 projects that anyone can do that will improve your quality of summer living. Build a wooden trellis Install a screened in porch Make a glass ball chandelier

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we naively looked around and assumed that small repairs and some paint would fix up our new home and make […]