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  • Fall Cleaning Tips: Vacuums and Paint Disposal

    Check out these fall cleaning tips from Consumer Reports. Our favorites include: Clean drapes, upholstery, carpeting, and floors. A canister vacuum is better equipped to clean drapes and upholstery, while an…

  • Share Your Favorite Houseblogs

    We’ve always thought the best home improvement how-to’s and advice come from home improvement enthusiasts who are doing it themselves and passing along the knowledge and mistakes they’ve made that can…

  • 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

    So what does it take to make your place look great? Not big bucks or a lot of time. ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, shares 10 projects that can…

  • House Plan Abbreviations

    Are all builders, architects, and developers on board with these house plan abbreviations? It might make life much easier for them and their clients.…

  • 10 Cheap Home Fixes

    We have pulled together a list of our top 10 cheap home fixes that mean you don’t have put put off your dreams of remodels and additions that take time and…

  • Secrets of Using a Tape Measure

    There is more than meets the eye when it comes to using your tape measure. We all can see the measurements of inches and feet but there are markings and peculiarities…

  • Ceiling Crawlspace Discoveries

    If you’ve never peeked into your ceilings crawlspace you don’t know what you’re missing. If you aren’t the original owner of the home and you never got a chance to look…

  • 17 Uses for Sawdust

    Go green by using every last bit of that piece of lumber including the sawdust. 1. Mix it with white paint to make fake snow. 2. Use it for traction on…

  • Gold Makes It Good

    We really love the color palette that this homeowner chose for his Victorian beams. The gold really is a beautiful touch and a genius choice. This reminds us to choose our…

  • Greatest List of Home Improvement Tips

    This is the best list of general home improvement tips we’ve seen in a long time and we’re almost certain that you’ve never seen any of these tips before so please…

  • Rainy Day Solutions

    It’s a rainy day here in NYC which reminds us of all the fun projects that rain and water bring to homeowners. Enjoy this eclectic selection from Charles & Hudson. +…

  • Easy Home Plumbing Tips

    Toilet clogged, won’t flush, constantly running, or you’ve got noisy banging pipes? Here are some easy home plumbing tips you should try before bringing in the pros. Most often they will…

  • Pet Hair Removal Basics

    If you have pets that shed then you definitely have a pet hair problem in your home. Maybe you’ve figured out the best solution–but I know for me it’s always been…

  • Dovetail Joints the Easy Way

    Cutting dovetail joints is one of the essential skills of any woodworker, but lining up the pins and tails can be challenging.…

  • How to Countersink a Screw

    There is nothing more aggravating than screws that poke their heads out and expose the lips of their conical top. An easy method to hide those unsightly blemishes is to countersink.…

  • 10 Kitchen Design Tips from a Pro

    Susan Serra of The Kitchen Designer has listed her Top 10 Secret Kitchen Design Tips. Many of which are easily overlooked when designing your ideal kitchen. We also hear she’s introducing…

  • Calibrating a Tape Measure

    Tape measures are an indispensable tool and absolutely necessary for completing accurate work. But as simple as they are they also require calibration and maintenance. This video from Fine Homebuilding shows…

  • Steam Radiator Tips

    Steam Radiators require proper maintenance to keep them running efficiently and silently. There are a lot of opinions out there for what to do when the gurgling and clanging starts and…

  • Make Your Cables, Cords, and Wires Disappear

    We love the barren look of this home office. Visible cables and cords are at a minimum. Looks impossible considering the ever expanding electronic footprint of most home offices that include…

  • 10 Tips for Ladder Safety

    The autumn/winter season provides ample opportunities to use a ladder. Whether you’re clearing leaves from gutters, checking insulation, or hanging Christmas lights, you’ll need a longer reach that a ladder provides.…

  • Environmental Home Improvement Tips

    We don’t know who these people are but they look like they could use some environmentally friendly home improvement tips and so can you.…