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  • Building A Bridge Between Two Homes

    Some people are incredibly invested in their private space. Maybe it’s a cozy nook for reading, a sumptuous bathroom made for spa-like relaxing or a well-lit office that’s conducive to long…

  • Tiling 101: Start With The Basics

    Whether you’re needing a new backsplash, wall or floor, tiling is often consider a DIY project. And with some experience, tiling can be relatively easy to get the hang of. But…

  • Must-Have Tools For Home Repair Success

    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…

  • Rhett Butler Knows His Hardware

    Everyone has a passion. For New Yorker Edward Rhett Butler, who opts to go by his middle name, his love of hardware has fueled not only a long-running personal hobby, but…

  • Best Low and Non VOC Paints

    New York Times writer Stephen Treffinger has the patience to do what few of us would find time for: road-testing non-toxic paints to determine which brand reigns supreme. Although non-toxic interior…

  • Baby, It’s Cold Inside! – Going Heatless

    During the winter, a natural reaction is to turn up the heat–crank it, in some cases–to get warm air flooding through your home’s interior. But thanks to a tip from this…

  • Home Repair Books: An Overlooked Resource

    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…

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Beyond the plethora of magazines and websites that extol the virtues of living a greener lifestyle and one which not only is minimally invasive to the environment but also saves you…

  • I Can See Clearly Now, the Toxins are Gone

    In our ongoing quest to consider “greener” solutions to cleaning products that don’t leave a toxic residue or acidic odor, the New York Times has conducted a field test of numerous…

  • Can You Really Use a Fire Extinguisher?

    Fire safety is never a laughing matter, especially during the winter months when a prevalence of candles, space heaters and other warming devices contribute to an increase in residential fires. Test…

  • Don’t Ditch the Work Truck

    . While you may view your pickup truck or SUV as a gas-guzzler, it’s probably not wise to trade-in or downsize to a smaller vehicle right now. Consider the current trade-in…

  • Dudley Do-Rights on the DIY Network

    This article from the New York Times seems like an advertorial for the DIY Network. But it’s neither complimentary or negative on the programming. The writer simply sits down to 24…

  • Green Building Materials from Transmaterial

    The New York Times turned us onto Transmaterial, which is a green building website that focuses on innovative materials and green alternatives to traditional materials.…

  • Do-It-Yourself without Debt

    This homeowner and his family have renovated their 1913 tudor house (which they bought for $65,000 twelve years ago) with pure sweat equity and have managed to completely transform a home…

  • Notes from a Dream House Diary

    The Kitchen Designer has been an avid reader of the New York Time’s blog the Dream House Diary which chronicles a couples experiences while building their dream house on Anna Maria…