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10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

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 show have shared some tips with us to help prepare our garden for winter. 1. Continue to water your […]

Build an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Pantry

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 that science was never my strong suit?) What I’m trying to say is the pantry is where everything flows. […]

Hands-On Confidential: Rustoleum’s Countertop Paint

Hands-On Confidential: Rustoleum’s Countertop Paint

Once upon a time I wrote a post about countertop paint, made for laminate surfaces like you find in kitchens and bathrooms. I dreamed of someday utilizing it in my kitchen and reporting back, but between bigger projects and time constraints, it just never made the to-do list. However, after […]

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 […]

September Is Paint Month At Charles & Hudson!

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 our favorite resources to make sure your paint project goes as smoothly as possible. Feel free to share your […]

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

I share about 600 square feet and very little storage with my boyfriend. It’s no wonder that I am on a constant quest for squeezing the most out of our small space. This Old House did a great revamp of 1,500 square feet of space in Brooklyn (that occupies three […]

Tips For Driving Through a Hurricane or Storm

Tips For Driving Through a Hurricane or Storm

With hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, many communities may be warned to evacuate. As with any natural disaster type storm whether it be a hurricane, tornado or flood, you’ll need to make sure your car is ready to go. It’s best to pack a storm prep-kit of […]

Small Space Tips from Trailer Living

Small Space Tips from Trailer Living

Folks that live the trailer lifestyle know all about how to maximize a small space, and the manufacturers of these trailers have got small space design engineering down to a science. To be clear we’re not talking about RV’s or double-wides which are basically mobile versions of your home, but […]

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them on Facebook, has OODLES of quick and cheap little projects to help update or just reinvent your kitchen in […]

Stay Organized With An Information Station

Stay Organized With An Information Station

With almost two kids, five cats, a dog, and a husband, I often forget things, like what day it is, or my name. (It’s Tabatha.) So when we were working on trying to organize our lives before our first little one came into the world, one of the simplest and […]

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

When my husband and I purchased our home, a major selling factor was the kitchen. It had been added onto our 110+ year old house within our lifetimes, was spacious, had lots of storage, and was definitely large enough for the two of us to be in the space simultaneously […]

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Recently, my husband and I embarked on an epic adventure in our home renovation. We — actually he and a friend, because I’m nine months pregnant and can barely bend at the waist — completely DIY’ed a hardwood floor for our impending daughter’s nursery. In light of this post detailing […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Lawn From the Heat

4 Tips to Protect Your Lawn From the Heat

With August around the corner, temperatures are scorching throughout the country. Just this month New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. broke records on the east coast. National heat waves are not only wrecking havoc on power grids and exacerbating drought conditions, but they are challenging our lawns as well. […]

The Series: Going Green, Simple and Cheap

The Series: Going Green, Simple and Cheap

Over on our green building site we’ve been sharing a great series from our blogger Tabatha on Going Green, Simple and Cheap. This series offers green tips that are easy to do and cost little or nothing for almost every room in the house. Take some time and read through […]

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we naively looked around and assumed that small repairs and some paint would fix up our new home and make […]

Appliance Buying Tips

Appliance Buying Tips

I have luckily (knock on wood) haven’t had to buy any major appliances yet. I know, I know. I’ve always been able to get great hand-me-downs or move into a place that was properly outfitted. But now that my refrigerator is making a strange buzzing noise, I’m starting to panic. […]

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a DIY’ers dream. Just about everything under the sun can be found for purchase, and usually for a decent price. On the flipside, selling unused or excess items from your home and projects can be an easy way to bolster your home improvement budget, even if it’s […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Home Offices, Libraries, & Craft Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Home Offices, Libraries, & Craft Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]