Close loop water systems are sustainable and a major step in water conservation. Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC’s of re-routing a home’s waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green spaces. He takes us from his live/work space in […]
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We’re in Seattle this week doing a bit of research for our upcoming DIY City Guide. Checking out Hardwicks today and a few other stops in the area. Let us know if you’ve got some can’t miss resources for diy in Seattle.
We’re rounding up a bunch of DIY City Guides and want to make sure we don’t skip your hometown. If you’d like to contribute or have a suggestion for a DIY City Guide please let us know in the comments below. Thanks!
We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your Own Outdoor Shower 2. Build or Demolish an Interior Door 3. Build Your Own Garden Box 4. Build a […]
According to this article from the New York Times, Home Depot and Lowes are adjusting their focus and getting in tune with the consumers reluctance to take on larger remodeling projects and instead focus on smaller diy projects around the home. While the recession has caused consumers to pull the […]
We’ve always thought the best home improvement how-to’s and advice come from home improvement enthusiasts who are doing it themselves and passing along the knowledge and mistakes they’ve made that can help you fine tune your own project. Share your favorite houseblogs that contain a little or a lot of […]
The DIY mentality has taken hold of some who prefer to be buried on their own terms which typically means a home built coffin and a resting place on their personal property. One of the strangest businesses that has risen from this trend is the coffin maker whose work often […]
This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder. They explain the process which includes re-usable materials. This is a table built out of old pine & fir […]
@nakedapartments shared this quick and easy indoor terrarium project. It should take you less than an hour and cost about $20. Low investment for a unique and pretty addition to any room. Here’s what you need to get started.
You can find new and used doors all over Craigslist. Many are cheap, flimsy, interior doors but you’ll also come across some solid gems that were removed from old homes and built from one piece. Often times the heights and widths of these older doors won’t fit into modern door […]
We love to hear of new magazine openings but unfortunately most of the recent offerings have been drab and uninspiring. Until now (we hope). Dwell is spinning off a DIY-centric magazine called Make It Yours. It hits newstands Sept 22nd and is sure to make a splash.
We’ve mentioned this before but some house projects should be left to professionals. Be honest with yourself and what you are capable of. Sometimes its great to get in over your head and learn as you go, especially if time and money aren’t necessarily an issue, but some house projects […]
We’d like to try a little informal survey to see what DIY house projects you find yourself tackling the most. In our household the paint brushes seem to get the most use so it’s been wise to invest in nice brushes and rollers. We also find ourselves decorating and hanging […]
This Mother’s Day forget the gifts and instead pick a project that you and your mom can share in building together. We’re not talking about remodeling the kitchen or laying tile (unless you and your mom are up for it), but rather projects that are low stress and can be […]
The weather’s getting warmer and the days are getting longer. What Spring projects are you planning? What DIY project are you eager to start this Spring? ( polls)
If you’ve been reading C&H lately you’ll notice that we’ve become big advocates of Twitter which is the latest social network to gain mainstream traction. It operates like an open conversation and provides a bit of insight into friends, acquaintances, celebrities, as well as builders, designers, and house bloggers who […]
Craigslist flat out rules for finding all types of home furnishings and CasaSugar highlights a members how-to for making over her cabinet. This time, she’s made over an armoire she bought off of Craigslist for $100 with a can of paint and some chic door handles. First, she removed the […]
As news about the economy worsens we try to stay positive and focused on the expenses we can control. The outlook at big box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes have not been good but that should translate into savings for homeowners looking to buy materials at a better […]
As our social network grows we want to give you an opportunity to share your photos with us directly. You can submit photos of your home improvement projects to the Charles & Hudson Flickr Pool where they may be selected to be used on our website. We of course will […]
photo: fddi1 Today we are headed to Seattle. A city we have much love for and wish we had spent more than just a year living in. We plan on checking out some of the best local hardware and DIY shops. If anyone has any recommendations please share in the […]
It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to the joys of DIY! A good way to start might be with a project from foldschool.
Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]