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Small Space Tips: College Dorm Room Design

Small Space Tips: College Dorm Room Design

Our intern this year, Lauren, is a design student at Iowa State University and she’s done a tremendous job working with us to improve and grow all facets of Charles & Hudson. Lauren lives in student housing (dorms) like thousands of other college students across the country. We asked her […]

Expert Tips On Starting A Lawn

Expert Tips On Starting A Lawn

Here in the Ohio contingent of Charles & Hudson, we’re looking at rehabbing both our front and back yards — because in a former life they were actually small urban farms instead of lush green space. While we’re all for urban farming, we’re hoping to create lawns so that our […]

How To DIY With Small Children

How To DIY With Small Children

It’s been a little over six months since we introduced the littlest renovator to our crew, and we’ve tackled a couple of pretty large projects with more than just our menagerie of animals underfoot. With two kids under two, we’re here to give you some tips on crossing those home […]

A Safety Checklist For Daylight Saving Time

A Safety Checklist For Daylight Saving Time

With Daylight Saving time approaching for most of the country this weekend, we thought we’d give you a few tips of things to check around your home while you’re switching your clocks and smoke alarm batteries. *Change the batteries in your flashlights. The last thing you want if the power […]

An Artist’s Tips For Cleaning Paintbrushes

An Artist’s Tips For Cleaning Paintbrushes

It’s amazing the places you can pick up DIY tips from. If you pay attention, you can learn all sorts of tricks and hacks from seemingly unrelated places. Take for instance, middle-school art class. We had the fortune of being instructed by an art preservationist who specialized in restoration and […]

How To Install Crown Molding In A Weekend

How To Install Crown Molding In A Weekend

Watching home improvement or real estate shows with my boyfriend really irks me. He laughs when couples get excited over crown molding in a house. I finally had to ask him why it annoyed him so much – and he said that anyone can install crown molding in their home. […]

Tips On Setting Your Security Code

Tips On Setting Your Security Code

In today’s digital world, creating passwords, identifying questions, and security codes are required in nearly every aspect of your daily life. From voicemail to ATMs to security systems, one of the most common forms of security codes are the four-digit serial. But how do you create an original code that […]

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

You hear about it all the time — people finding great vintage or antique pieces of furniture on Craigslist or from their great-great-aunt’s basement or even on the curb, throwing in a little elbow grease, and voila, they have an awesome one-of-a-kind statement maker in their homes. But once you […]

When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

You have your plans all set for your next DIY project — tools borrowed, paint purchased, time set aside — and tragedy strikes. You hurt yourself, and not in a way that some hydrogen peroxide and a Band-Aid can fix. You’re down for the count for a while. Now what? […]

Get Creative With Your Freezer

Get Creative With Your Freezer

During the busy holiday season, you’re more than likely to find yourself entertaining at some point. But rather than struggling with some of the various side effects of playing host or hostess, we have some quirky tips on ways to make your freezer work for you beyond storing ice cream […]

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

We’ve got some tips for choosing the right Christmas tree for your home. Choosing the right Christmas Tree Make sure you measure accurately the area you will keep your tree. Not just the ceiling height but also the diameter and maximum width. Remember to subtract the height of your stand […]

Identify Leaks And Save Big On Water Bills

Identify Leaks And Save Big On Water Bills

We talk a lot about energy conservation, yet water conservation is just as important for both homeowners and commercial building owners. Besides making good environmental sense, monitoring your water consumption is an easy way to reap savings on your monthly water bill. One of the biggest causes of high water […]

Transform Your Home Before Thanksgiving

Transform Your Home Before Thanksgiving

That wonderful day of eating and giving thanks is a mere week away! You’re probably busy planning your menu (and devising your grocery store plan of attack), but if you have any spare time, consider one (or several) of these simple projects that are designed to add maximum impact to […]

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

If you follow along with DIY blog Young House Love, you’ll know that they have decided to move and are selling their home themselves. After three years of renovations, decoration, tweaks, and even adding a baby to the mix, they’re saying sayonara to their first homestead and moving on to […]

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Did you know that the 13th annual America Recycles Day is coming up? According to Earth911.com, it’s “the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S.” By visiting their website you can find activities in your area spanning the whole weekend prior to America […]

Recycle Unsightly Campaign Yard Signs

Recycle Unsightly Campaign Yard Signs

Regardless of where you stand politically, we think everyone can agree that campaign yard signs are an eyesore, especially after election day. They remain long after the ballots have been counted, sometimes lasting until spring elections. They get dirty with rain, snow, and sludge and make any neighborhood look worse […]

Easy Tips to Winterize Your Home

Easy Tips to Winterize Your Home

Temperatures are falling quickly and before you blink the first winter storm will hit your home. Before that happens you need to take steps to ensure your home is properly winterized and that starts with making your home energy efficient. Losing heat is not only uncomfortable but also wastes energy […]

How To Clean Your Gutters

How To Clean Your Gutters

As we mentioned in our fall maintenance checklist, cleaning gutters is very important to the overall health of your home as gutters blocked by debris such as leaves and branches will cause water to buildup on your roof as well as ice dams to form. Gutters need clear paths to […]