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  • Exposed vs. Unexposed Brick Walls

    Which side are you on? Many people feel strongly about one side of the exposed vs. unexposed brick wall debate. Common in older buildings, exposed brick in an apartment can add…

  • Find a Spot For a Window Seat

    Window seats are a great addition to any room that provide not just extra seating, but more storage and decorative space. If a window seat is something you’ve always wanted but…

  • 10 Mattress Buying Tips

    We’re constantly bombarded with commercials and print ads about how important a good night’s sleep is. Since our mattresses are with us for ten years or more, it’s worth a little…

  • New Bloggers: Meredith and Katy

    It’s been a busy week here at C&H. The DIY Maven guest blogged and featured some great articles and we’ve added a few more regular contributors who are going to provide…

  • Switch Out Your Switchplates

    When you’re renting an apartment there can be lots of rules about what you can and cannot change in the space. This can really stunt your decorating muscles, but when in…

  • Installing a Stair Runner

    Don’t wait to hire a professional to install the carpet runner down your stairs–do it yourself! Here you’ll find some tips and tricks for making the runner last longer and look…

  • Cushion Your Step

    When you get professionally installed carpet, you know it comes with padding underneath. But did you know just how important that padding can be? If you’re thinking of installing wall-to-wall carpet…

  • Nailheads: Furniture’s Jewelry

    New, unique ideas for decorating or refreshing old pieces in your home are always welcome. In the February issue of House Beautiful they have just that. They suggest decorating with nailheads.…

  • Cleaning Your Humidifier

    You know those little tasks in the back of our heads that we know need to get done, but somehow just never do? Here’s one of those: cleaning your portable humidifier.…

  • Attention Allergy Sufferers: Spring Has Sprung

    Don’t let spring cleaning get in the way of your allergies–in fact, make sure your “big clean” isn’t simultaneously stirring up dust mites and pollen that will only make things worse…

  • Remodel vs. Tear down

    If you’re new to a fixer-upper, or even if you’re just considering remodeling your old house, you’ve probably addressed the renovate vs. tear down question. If not, now’s the time to…

  • Build a Clothes Drying Rack

    It can be so irritating to line dry clothes, but if you’ve ever had a garment ruined in the dryer, you know it’s still quite often a necessity and at the…

  • Well Water Testing

    Amid the discussions recently regarding water contamination, those of you out there with well water may be thinking you’re safe. On the contrary, it’s just as important–if not more–to have your…

  • Window Pane Mirror

    Double duty: this article will help you with a few different projects. Number one, you’ll find some general tips for fixing a broken window pane in your house should that unfortunate…

  • Build It Yourself: Upholstered Headboard

    Is something missing in your bedroom? Or maybe your current headboard is old but you just haven’t gotten around to throwing it out. Here’s a DIY headboard project that’ll refresh any…

  • Fresh Flowers, You Owe it to Yourself!

    It’s official. Flowers are good for your health. Even if you’ve always thought so, now you have a study from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital to back you up! eMaxHealth…

  • Build It Yourself: Wine Cork Board

    Now that you’ve built your own wine rack (or if you haven’t check out the “how-to” here) you’re going to need a project for all those wine corks that’ll be piling…

  • Benefits to Living Green during Tax Season

    As tax deadlines approach, don’t get cheated out of breaks you’re entitled to for using energy efficient appliances in or outside your home. DSIREUSA.org is a resource, updated daily or as…

  • Conserve Water While You Shower

    What if simply changing your showerhead could save you over 2,700 gallons of water per year? With one of the worst years for drought behind us, as evidenced by the extensive…

  • Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

    Add some new bling to your kitchen by spicing up your cabinets with a whole new look. Updating the hardware on your cabinets won’t take too long, and once completed your…

  • Choosing a Kitchen Layout

    Different websites will recommend the “best” kitchen layout for you, whether it’s the L-shaped, the U-shaped, or galley style kitchen. Yes, it’s important to keep the basic kitchen triangle in mind,…

  • Old Idea, Fresh Look, Sponge Painting

    Before you go buy new paint, check the garage. Reuse an old color to sponge over an existing wall from a different room. This gives you a whole new look without…