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Reader Challenge: What To Do With Exposed Junction Boxes?

Reader Challenge: What To Do With Exposed Junction Boxes?

Alright, Charles and Hudson readers, I need your sage advice. I have an issue with my two upstairs bedroom light junction boxes and I’m hoping you can help me out. See it? See how the junction boxes literally hang out of my ceiling and into the rooms? It’s been driving […]

Upcycle Your (Recalled) Drop-Side Crib

Upcycle Your (Recalled) Drop-Side Crib

My daughter will be turning one here at the end of August, and as a child always in the 95th percentile of growth with no sign of slowing down, I know her babyhood is quickly ending while her toddlerhood is approaching with fast ferocity. One of the more substantial milestones […]

Five Simple Beginner’s Ikea Hacks

Five Simple Beginner’s Ikea Hacks

A little while back, we read an article detailing a list of things an expert thought should not be bought at Ikea — leaving pretty much decorative accessories as the only “purchasable” items recommended. As we’re sure you know, Ikea can be quite the DIYer’s paradise, if you’re willing to […]

Ideas for Recycling Phone Books

Ideas for Recycling Phone Books

We haven’t used a phone book in years but obviously some people still do as we receive them on our doorstep every six months or so. It’s one of the largest wastes of paper if you don’t recycle them which hopefully your community offers recycling. You can also call your […]

Faux Dog Home Security

Faux Dog Home Security

We’ve previously talked about what you should consider before getting a guard dog for your home. But were you aware that there’s a camp of thought that uses the illusion of dog ownership as a home burglary deterrent? The theory is that if it appears that you own a dog […]

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Did you know that the 13th annual America Recycles Day is coming up? According to Earth911.com, it’s “the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S.” By visiting their website you can find activities in your area spanning the whole weekend prior to America […]

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

I share about 600 square feet and very little storage with my boyfriend. It’s no wonder that I am on a constant quest for squeezing the most out of our small space. This Old House did a great revamp of 1,500 square feet of space in Brooklyn (that occupies three […]

Out Of The Box Kitchen Design

Out Of The Box Kitchen Design

When designing a kitchen, it’s so important to think out of the box. Literally, your cabinetry arrives in a box. The cabinetry body is of boxes and doors but what can you do with that? Plenty! A kitchen designer can help you create unique looks by mixing and matching cabinetry […]

Craft Your Way to an Updated Home

Craft Your Way to an Updated Home

According to the Craft & Hobby Association, March is National Craft Month. And “crafting” is a great way to DIY some of the finer aspects of your home. Many different stores such as Joann, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby are hosting free events, classes, and workshops at their stores, and there […]

25 Projects Under $50

25 Projects Under $50

While perusing my usual rounds of shelter blogs, I came across this post from Apartment Therapy’s sister site Re-Nest, giving ideas for 25 DIY projects under $50 and thought I’d pass it along. It’s not often these days that we have an extra $50 to spend (with our son turning […]

11 Home Security Ideas

11 Home Security Ideas

To help decide what kind of home security would best benefit you; consider having a home security inspection done by an expert. Home security ranges from a simple lock on the door to an all out alarm and security system. Home security ideas include: • Deadbolts • Barred windows • […]

Finials for Hooks

Finials for Hooks

A reader submitted a great idea for a decorative wall of hooks. Instead of the standard metal hooks or coat racks she suggests using finials as hooks and attaching them to a board coming straight out of the wall. In the right home they can provide more of a period […]