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outdoors

  • 32 Stylish Modern Decks

    These are some of the most stylish decks we've ever seen. They flow seamlessly from a modern home and seem to melt into their surroundings.…

  • 20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

    We here at Charles & Hudson are always looking for ways to be as green as possible in our everyday choices, as well as be as economical as possible too. So…

  • Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

    While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to…

  • Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

    From foliage to roughage, a well-tended garden can boost your home’s curb appeal, cut your grocery bill, and help you be more environmentally friendly all in one swoop. But if you’re…

  • Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

    Yes, we said it — the dreaded s-word! As snow begins to fall in parts of the country, it’s time to think about stocking up on winter supplies and that most…

  • Don’t Get Soaked By Long-Term Pool Costs

    In continuing a discussion about things I’d like to have in my dream home (including a secret room), an in-ground swimming pool tops the list. I’ve loved to swim and be…

  • Colorful Wood Stains

    Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to…

  • Sustainable Dog Houses for Your Green Pet

    If you’re gonna go green when designing your home, you might as well do it for your pets too. Sustainable Pet creates unique pet homes that have vegetated roofs. These eco-roofs…

  • 3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

    I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces.…

  • Benefits of Deck Designs with Multi-Levels

    Wood and composite decks have a distinct advantage over stone patios. With a wooden frame, it’s a simple thing to install more than one level, creating an attractive and usable space.…

  • Build Your Own Backyard Putting Green

    The Masters begins play this week and besides all of the Tiger talk, it’s nice to think of the golf season starting again. If we had a bit more room and…

  • Protect Your Home’s Gutters with GutterMonster

    In Kansas City, each of the four seasons isn’t shy about making itself known to residents, whether that means 100-degree temperatures with 90 percent humidity or a below-zero plunge and an…

  • How to Decide on Outdoor Furniture

    One of the latest trends in outdoor decor is making the backyard feel like an extension of the home, complete with furniture. When choosing outdoor furniture, the biggest concern is making…

  • Beautiful Open-Air Showers

    This photo slideshow from Dwell shows some of the sharpest outdoor showers and baths we’ve ever seen. The settings certainly help (the mountain one) but they all are minimalist and tend…

  • 10 Summer Backyard Projects

    A great goal this summer would be to finish your backyard projects this Spring so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the entire summer. But this means…

  • Build It Yourself: Garden Arbor

    Need a bit of shade that still provides great ventilation and indirect sunlight? Consider building a garden arbor. Calfinder lays out the materials needed and step-by-step instructions that will have you…

  • New and Improved Categories

    We’ve recently narrowed our focus and expanded on our core content which is all about “roll-up your sleeves and do-it-yourself”!!! Keeping in the spirit of this we’ve expanded on our remodeling,…

  • Inspect Your Deck

    The weather’s heating up and you’re primed for a summer BBQ on the deck with family and friends. But before you send out the evites for your memorial day bash, you…