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Storage Solutions for Spring Remodeling Projects

Storage Solutions for Spring Remodeling Projects

United Mayflower Portable Storage is the perfect solution for your spring remodeling projects.

United Mayflower Storage Container Giveaway

United Mayflower Storage Container Giveaway

Win a month of container storage to help with your move or Spring cleaning plus a $50 gift card to Home Depot.

Do You Clean During A Remodel?

Do You Clean During A Remodel?

We’ve talked several times here at C&H about living through a large-scale renovation. Whether you flee to a short-term residence or set up temporary rooms, there’s no doubt that remodeling disrupts your lifestyle throughout the duration of the project. (But the results? So worth it!) We came across an interesting […]

How Do You Learn To DIY?

How Do You Learn To DIY?

A coat of paint here, a new faucet there — minor home improvement projects are relatively easy to tackle. But what about the big stuff? Maybe you want to install hardwood floors, or replace/update your kitchen cabinets, or re-tile a bathroom. The question is, how do you know what to […]

Marble Countertops Are Built To Last

Marble Countertops Are Built To Last

Although granite countertops continue to be the most popular choice in the kitchen, marble is also a great option if you seek an all-natural stone option. One of the biggest deterrents to using marble as a countertop material is its high price tag. Experts also recommend applying a sealant to […]

Attend Homes Tours For Inspiration, Ideas

Attend Homes Tours For Inspiration, Ideas

This weekend kicks off Kansas City’s annual Parade of Homes, a two-week tour that features 199 homes throughout the metropolitan area. Homes tours such as the Parade of Homes are generally geared toward prospective buyers, but can also be a great source of inspiration for your own DIY and remodeling […]

Save Big During A Renovation

Save Big During A Renovation

We wall want to save big during a renovation and because we feature reader tips, tricks, projects and inspiration as often as possible, it’s no surprise that I love taking a voyeuristic peek into someone else’s home to follow along with a renovation experience that can save save me money. […]

Green Remodeling Tips From Sarah Susanka

Green Remodeling Tips From Sarah Susanka

In 2008 author and architect Sarah Susanka published The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live and this year her follow up Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live has been met with raves. It seems she was prescient […]

Giveaway: Design in a Bag

Giveaway: Design in a Bag

We’ll be celebrating kitchen remodels all this month and we’re excited to kick-off this week with a Giveaway from recently profiled, Design in a Bag. Regardless of your design experience or style preference, Design in a Bag offers a wide selection of kits that provide you with a color palette […]

Remodeling Rules Have Changed

Remodeling Rules Have Changed

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard has announced that in 2010 remodeling will increase 5% over 2009. This would mark the first increase since 2006. Great news for all of us in the home improvement business. But the key factor to note from this study was not the […]

Kitchen Trends To Avoid

Kitchen Trends To Avoid

There’s a reason why white kitchens are so popular – they’re classic and never seem to go out of style. ShelterPop pulled together five red-flag trends to avoid in your kitchen. “Good Enough” Trend – According to Paul Anater, kitchen-bath designer and the editor of Kitchen and Residential Design, a […]

Bags are the New Dumpsters

Bags are the New Dumpsters

When it’s time for a renovation, renting dumpsters can be a pain. Plus they take up space in your driveway or lawn and can take far too long to get hauled away. Waste Management’s Bagster system – an 8x4x2.6 bag- is a super easy way to haul away waste from […]

Things are Looking Up in the Remodeling Industry

Things are Looking Up in the Remodeling Industry

Local home renovating and remodeling on the rise The sound of hammers could be a sign of a local economic turnaround. Certain home construction projects are on the rise in the Chippewa Valley. Remodeling projects are making a comeback With the economy improving and retailers and contractors still offering good […]

Home Improvement – There’s an App For That

Home Improvement – There’s an App For That

It’s no secret that developers are clamoring to build the next great app for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Home Improvement retailers and service providers have also jumped into the game and are not only creating mobile versions of their websites but more user friendly and full-featured smart phone apps. […]

Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

Inspector Says He Faked Results in Building Tests A safety inspector’s admission that he submitted clean asbestos or lead results for buildings in New York that he never inspected raises many troubling questions. New-Homes Sales Jump 27% Some Economists Think Rise Is Overstated and That Sales Are Simply Being Shifted […]

Extreme House Foreclosures

Extreme House Foreclosures

The ABC television show ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ rode the wave of real estate high times and keeping people in big homes that they probably never should have been approved for. Instead of helping makeover a modest home or move people to a home they could afford, this show renovated […]

The Renovation Chain of Command

The Renovation Chain of Command

We’ve been following this great home renovation series from the Wall Street Journal as a tech editor, Julia Angwin, continues to renovate her Harlem Brownstone. This week she shares a humbling experience regarding the chain of command when it comes to a renovation. It’s a lesson learned and fortunately Julia’s […]

Remodeler Moves from UK to France – La Vie Est Belle??

Remodeler Moves from UK to France – La Vie Est Belle??

I’m constantly surprised by just how hard it is to have an easier life. When we moved to France just over 6 years ago, it was with dreams of part-time work, spending time with the family, maybe keeping a few chickens and growing some fruit and vegetables! So, Where are […]

Home Depot and Lowe’s on the Rebound

Home Depot and Lowe’s on the Rebound

This is great news from the front lines of the home improvement and remodeling industry. Home Depot and Lowe’s posted better-than-expected earnings this week and among Home Depot’s top 40 markets all but two showed improvement from last year. After more than a year of not spending money on their […]

Marie Know’s Home Improvement

Marie Know’s Home Improvement

Ask Deren Your Biggest Remodel and Renovation Needs

My passion is helping people remodel and renovate their homes and businesses. Not only is it how I make my living, it is how I spend much of my “free” time. (OK, as much “free” time as a parent of two kids under 4 has…) I love the excited look […]