Our friends Tom and Tera recently moved from Hoboken, NJ to Raleigh, NC. They’re enjoying new home ownership and have been tackling do-it-yourself projects every weekend. They recently shared a flower bed makeover with us. The plan was to overhaul the existing bed in the front of the house (4’x13′) […]
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Home from work and your kid’s school has called a Snow Day. There’s no better time to work on those house projects you’ve been putting off. We’ve got 10 projects that should keep you busy while your house thaws out. 1. Make a magnetic bulletin board – Turn your stainless […]
We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your Own Outdoor Shower 2. Build or Demolish an Interior Door 3. Build Your Own Garden Box 4. Build a […]
According to this article from the New York Times, Home Depot and Lowes are adjusting their focus and getting in tune with the consumers reluctance to take on larger remodeling projects and instead focus on smaller diy projects around the home. While the recession has caused consumers to pull the […]
This Mother’s Day forget the gifts and instead pick a project that you and your mom can share in building together. We’re not talking about remodeling the kitchen or laying tile (unless you and your mom are up for it), but rather projects that are low stress and can be […]
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 you have to get on your horse now and start cracking! Here are 10 backyard projects that take little […]
As our social network grows we want to give you an opportunity to share your photos with us directly. You can submit photos of your home improvement projects to the Charles & Hudson Flickr Pool where they may be selected to be used on our website. We of course will […]
It’s inevitable. When home improvement projects are involved, there’s bound to be touches of procrastination–even when you’re a frequent DIYer. When the to-do list grows it can be stressful, but at some point you’ve just got to tackle it.
It may be tempting to getaway this weekend and hit the beach or relax in the mountains but many homeowners are taking advantage of the 3-day holiday weekend by staying at home and catching up on all of their DIY projects. Instead of putting money towards gas, lodging, or entertainment, […]
It’s a three-day weekend for many of us in observance of Memorial Day which is a time to honor those who have sacrificed the most to protect our American way of life. Our friend recently returned home from a tour in Afghanistan and we hope his fellow troops can do […]
Pardon our Dust raises a good question about contractor markup costs. The homeowner feels 22% is way overboard but from the comments and through a bit of research it looks like 22% is actually quite reasonable. Despite what people think or talk about there is no industry standard for pricing […]
Well maybe not EVER but at least for the month of March these were the top stories on Charles and Hudson. Interview with Shoshana Berger of ReadyMade Magazine New Uses for Tin Ceiling Tiles Concealed Cabinets Build It Yourself: Retaining Wall Faux Stone Pavers
Your workshop is ready to roll and you’ve got a couple more months before you can start working outside. Use this time to plan your spring and summer home improvement projects. Tom Kraeutler of the AOL’s Money Pit radio show has culled the most popular projects his listeners are planning […]
Fall finally feels like it’s arrived here in New York and soon the leaves will start dropping in droves. In an afternoon you can build this huge compost bin made of basic shipping pallets (easy to find from a warehouse or big box retailer) that will hold the compost pile […]
We are taking a short break to beautiful Baja Mexico for a bit of fishing, diving, and kayaking, with some relaxing breaks mixed in. Enjoy the latest from a few friends of ours. Sale on designer goods from Shelterrific Frank Lloyd Wright Stencils from House in Progress Arroz con pollo […]
We’ve found a great how-to guide for wood working called Lee’s Wood Projects that includes many wood working plans that are ambitious for the beginner but manageable by anyone with time and tools. Our favorites are the classic outdoor picnic table, toy box, and wooden planter.