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  • 5 Steps to Water Works in the Kitchen

    Maybe it’s just me. But I often get the urge for heavy duty water pressure in the kitchen sink. You know, the kind that will blast off that stuck on food.…

  • How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

    If you want a dramatic change to your kitchen, consider adding a glass front to a few of your cabinet doors. Make sure the insides of the cabinet are painted properly…

  • How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

    We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve…

  • How To Check Your Contractors References

    I find significant humor and a dash of irony in traditional reference checking, whether it be for a job application, credit application or a contractor. What is so funny, you ask?…

  • How To Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

    We’ve had a leaking bathtub faucet for awhile and never realized just how much water we were wasting until we placed a canister underneath which filled up overnight. Our dog had…

  • Soundproof a Room Using the Cleat Drywall Method

    We’re always looking for new methods to soundproof rooms and this how-to from Instructables shows a “cleat” method that is accomplished by layering the drywall a certain way. More soundproofing methods.…

  • A Dimmer Evening for a Brighter Tomorrow

    Nathaniel from Garber Hardware share’s with us another challenge, “consume less oil”. He says the easiest way for New Yorkers who don’t drive to do this, use dimmer switches. Here’s how:…

  • How To Find an Appliance Repairman

    Modern day appliances are a blessing but when they go bad they can cause nightmares at the most inopportune times. Contrary to how the majority of us treat our appliances, the…

  • How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

    Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster…

  • Bathroom Mirror Frame-Up

    The final post from our guest blogger this week the DIY Maven is a great how-to article about framing a beveled-edge mirror to add detail and character. When we moved into…

  • The Hype on Heat Pumps

    Even with the mild fall (Thanksgiving in NYC was 67 degrees!), you’ve probably already fired up your heat this year. If you’re not as warm and cozy as you’d like it…

  • Folding Table for the Space Impaired

    Here’s a great little folding table that is perfect for those tight spaces and areas where you only sometimes need a table but otherwise have no room for a permanent piece…

  • Make Your Cables, Cords, and Wires Disappear

    We love the barren look of this home office. Visible cables and cords are at a minimum. Looks impossible considering the ever expanding electronic footprint of most home offices that include…

  • More Home Improvement and DIY Videos

    Ask The Builder Videos As the quality of online video continues to grow, many more DIY experts are getting behind the camera to share their tips, techniques, and opinions on home…