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5 Steps to Water Works in the Kitchen

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. Or give your husband a shocking shower while he sits unsuspectingly at the table. Is it just me? Say […]

How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

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 and look good and the stemware and dishes in the cabinet are what you’d like to display. Transforming your […]

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

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 seen on the walls of your favorite French bistro (We prefer Le Singe Vert over Schiller’s any night). Pick […]

How To Check Your Contractors References

How To Check Your Contractors References

We’ve got a short series this week that explores the process of checking contractor references from our newest contributor, Deren Monday, who brings with him more than 10 years in the residential and commercial construction industry and is also a graduate in construction management. Checking References: The Most Critical Step […]

How To Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

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 gotten used to water always being in the tub and now considers it an alternate source of water beyond […]

Soundproof a Room Using the Cleat Drywall Method

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

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: I have a challenge for all of you this year, and that is for you to reduce your oil […]

How To Find an Appliance Repairman

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 moving parts in washers, dryers, and dishwashers do need regular maintenance to continue to happily run for years. Fortunately […]

How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

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 than necessary, and ping, the wood splits. A project is now delayed and/or potentially ruined.

Bathroom Mirror Frame-Up

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 our present home, one of our bathrooms had a beveled-edge, frameless mirror. It’s not necessarily the most attractive look […]

The Hype on Heat Pumps

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 might be time for a new heat pump. Here’s how a heat pump works and if you are looking […]

Folding Table for the Space Impaired

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 of furniture. Sounds like a perfect fit for a NYC apartment.

Make Your Cables, Cords, and Wires Disappear

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 printers, external drives, routers, modems, digital cameras, etc. Try this trick from Instructables and your desk will be clear […]

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 improvement and decorating. Along with Ask the Builder here are a few video channels that have some great content […]