Early fall is the best time to evaluate the condition of your home and prepare for the coming winter months. Here’s a list of problems areas and what to do.
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After starting my career at This Old House I’ve come full-circle as I’m now a featured columnist on Bob Vila’s blog. I’ll be covering a variety of topics and I’ve already reviewed Husqvarna’s hovering mower and the latest tools from Milwaukee. Bob Vila and his team recently redesigned his website […]
Lowe’s motto is “never stop improving”, which we think is a great choice of words as it doesn’t necessarily mention the home or remodeling. We’ve found that what Lowe’s really wants to do is help you improve your quality of life which can come in the form of a new […]
It’s finally happened. The green building movement now has a retailer to call its own, Treehouse. Treehouse opened last week in Austin, TX and is the country’s first home improvement center that will sell only sustainable and healthy-living products. TreeHouse will carry a wide range of carefully selected merchandise including […]
Envy. Awe. Uncontrollable desire. Warning – you may experience all of these things when you get a load of these tools. New to the market or just improvements to tried and true favorites, these tools are true must-haves. OK, get a grip on yourself and try not to drool.
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? […]
Tomorrow is the final race (Richmond) of the regular NASCAR season before the Chase for the Cup begins. We thought we’d have a little fun and lineup some of the big guy sponsors in the home improvement world and see how their NASCAR teams fared this year. Jimmie Johnson of […]
If you love searching for coupons, deals and discounts then you’ll love Groupon even more. By signing up you could receive coupons for deals from Ace Hardware and many other home improvement retailers. We recently discovered Groupon which has quickly become one of the fastest growing websites of all time. […]
A survey taken by American Express (and reported by MarketWatch of The Wall Street Journal digital network) indicates that a majority of homeowners will continue to invest in home improvements throughout the remainder of the year. According to survey results, 62 percent of homeowners plan to spend an average of […]
It’s no secret that developers are clamoring to build the next great app for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Home Improvement retailers and service providers have also jumped into the game and are not only creating mobile versions of their websites but more user friendly and full-featured smart phone apps. […]
We’ve always been curious as to how much people spend on home improvement projects and today FIXR released a great graphic of data pulled from The American Housing Survey, US Census, National Bureau of Economic Research and the Joint Center of Housing Studies of Harvard University. We’re surprised that room […]
Strange enough we’ve never heard of Rent-A-Husband but apparently the man behind the business, Kaile Warren, has been featured in numerous mainstream media outlets such as CBS’ Early Show and Parade magazine, among others. Mr. Warren has gone on to write home improvement books as well as franchise his rent-a-husband […]
A curious sector of society actually enjoys doing taxes. In fact, they do it for a living. They are called accountants. I do not understand them. I can’t relate to their passion. I break into a cold sweat when they unexpectedly call in April with grave news. But, alas, they […]
If you were seeking information for a home improvement project pre-internet (which wasn’t that long ago), your options were: A. Ask a friend, family member or your local hardware store for advice. B. Refer to your back issues of your Family Handyman or This Old House. C. Crack open your […]
So it’s a fictional show on a sitcom but the concept of Tool Time, which was slightly modified from This Old House, was always entertaining as Tim fumbled his way through home improvement projects with his “Norm” not far to save the day. The addition of Pam Anderson as the […]
Before you decide to stick your head in the oven over a frustrating fix, read these tips from Deren for coping with projects that don’t always go as planned. I could see it coming, clear as day. My precious son, apple of my eye, joy of my life, first-born child, […]
Getting on the same page with your spouse for major home improvements is often easier than you might think as you give yourselves time to discuss and you are typically working with a professional to offer sound advice. It’s the smaller projects that can sometimes cause the most friction between […]
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 […]
It looks like ServiceMagic has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged our list of Top 10 Home Improvement Movies with a list of their own. Understandably their list contains several of the same films as ours, but it’s the additions that make us really question their taste in Home Improvement […]
Home prices continue to fall and according to S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price index, an indicator of real-estate market direction, prices dropped 19.1% this first quarter compared to a year ago which at that point had fell 18.1%. Previously foreclosure sales weren’t considered in this index as they made up such […]
We’ve been a bit behind on the world of podcasts but we’ve found one that we will definitely subscribe to called Handyguys. The Handyguys are actually Brian and Paul who since the beginning of the year have been recording these podcasts that cover everything home related from Appliance Repairs to […]