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tips

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

    Winter is peeking around the corner and ready to cast a frost across the garden you’ve carefully cultivated all spring and summer. The gardening pros from the Chicago Flower & Garden…

  • Build an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Pantry

    If your kitchen is the heart of the home, your pantry is like the main valve that keeps it all flowing smoothly. Does that thing have a name? (Can’t you tell…

  • 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:…

  • September Is Paint Month At Charles & Hudson!

    Now that September has arrived, we’re officially kicking off paint month here at C&H! We’ll be bringing you the latest paint tips, tricks and news, as well as sharing some of…