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We just returned from a visit to the handmade center of the universe, Etsy. They recently moved to a fabulous location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and built out their own space in a large warehouse loft. In keeping with the do-it-yourself and handmade mantra, they’ve decorated the space […]
We just got note that the Sears Blue Crew has launched a new website. It looks like it’s straight out of Starship Enterprise! They are calling it the Sears Blue Crew HQ digital platform where “the Sears experts will come to life in both an entertaining and educational way to […]
Home Depot won’t come into your home to perform an energy audit, but with the Cash for Caulkers program a go they should consider it. Hey if President Obama delivered a speech from our store we’d do what we can to capitalize on that. Home Depot is doing their part […]
For those of you that aren’t aware Stuff White People Like is a website is not meant to be taken seriously and if you’ve got a sense of humor you may get a chuckle about #37 on their list Renovations. Here’s a snip: But it is important to note that […]
‘Tis the season for website makeovers. We recently shared the new look of PointClickHome which has gone the way of blogs and presents content in an easy to digest scroll. This Old House has just refreshed their homepage and we really like the clean feel as they’ve opened it up […]
It’s only been 6 months since PointClickHome refreshed/redesigned their website and now they’re at it again. The latest redesign comes on the heels of HOME Magazine folding and with it the legacy of it’s online content. This iteration of PointClickHome singularly focuses on ELLEDecor and Metropolitan Home whose affluent taste […]
After a recent site redesign it looks like Lowes has rolled out a ton of new how-to videos that are hosted on YouTube. The videos work well with no ads and detailed instructions are also available that can be printed and taken with you to your workspace. This minor detail […]
Another online marketplace for used furniture has arrived called Former Furniture. Unlike Craigslist and eBay, Former Furniture strictly deals with furniture and projects a more upscale tone to the products on the site. According to the owners of the site: Former Furniture is an online marketplace for buyers and sellers […]
If you’re considering buying an old house and one that has some historic value, check out this website that gathers listings of historic properties for sale across the country. You can search by architectural style, region, price, condition. They also have a listing of great old house resources.
We’d like to share yet another virtual paint color tool, this one by BEHR. The site takes a bit of time to load but once it does you are presented with a photo that showcases a BEHR color palette. The sites interactivity gets more interesting as you dive into the […]
We were recently introduced to a new website and blog called AsktheArchitect.org which is run by Washington D.C. based architect/contractor, Bruce Wentworth. He has some great profiles of house styles that are common in the D.C. area and does answer some interesting questions regarding how these older style homes can […]
As the do-it-yourself design boom has proliferated on TV and in magazines, so have online virtual room planners. We reviewed the top virtual room planners from last year, many of which are very effective in providing you with inspiration for designing your own room. As internet technologies advance so have […]
July 2008 goes down as our best month ever in terms of website traffic and reader response. Thanks to all our readers for continuing to support this site with your comments and frequent visits. Thanks to our advertising partners who continue to believe in us and and support an independent […]
We’ve stumbled across a new houseblog called Door Sixteen and we’re impressed with their bathroom remodel and choice of tile (multi-colored marble hexagon).
We’ve recently narrowed our focus and expanded on our core content which is all about “roll-up your sleeves and do-it-yourself”!!! Keeping in the spirit of this we’ve expanded on our remodeling, outdoors, and tools categories that you’ll see on the right side of the page. We’ve always had this content […]
We’re introducing some new categories and expanding on others so you may see some errors on certain pages. We are working on it so please bear with us as we populate these new sections which we feel will bring the content closer to you! A more thorough update on all […]
For the woodworkers out there we’ve found another great resource called Lumberjocks. Here you can post photos of your own projects and have other users view and discuss them. Such as this amazing box of drawers, cedar gates, and jewelry case. Site users called “Jocks” can befriend other jocks and […]
The glossies have such beautiful spreads that sometimes it’s hard to imagine how your own home could come close to looking like the magnificent rooms shown in the magazines. If you’d like to see the home environments of everyday people from around the world you can now visit NormalRoom.com and […]