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HGTV Room Planner

HGTV Room Planner

Rearranging your room every few months can help abate your need to do more extensive remodeling but sometimes its hard to imagine where your couch or TV might look best without physically moving it. This can be a lot of work, so save your back and try this Room Planner […]

More from Barbara K

More from Barbara K

Information for Women Do-It-Yourselfers continues to grow with the latest book from BarbaraK called Invest in Your Nest: Add Style, Comfort, and Value to Your Home. A three-part book showing women the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate, updating the major elements in their home, as well […]

Finding Tools – New and Used

Finding Tools – New and Used

There are times when your local big box or hardware store may not have the exact tool you are looking for. Whether the tools been discontinued or it’s a hard to find item we haven’t exhausted our search until we look on Craigslist or eBay. There’s a good chance you’ll […]

ReadyMade Blog

ReadyMade Blog

We’ve long admired the DIY essence of ReadyMade magazine, that’s why we’re thrilled to start contributing to their blog, where you’ll also find useful information from the people behind MIghty Girl, Not Martha, Cat Morley, and You Grow Girl among others. Our first post expounds on the virtues of reclaimed […]

Tool Reviews

Tool Reviews

Epinions may be lacking for reviews of some products and many times we feel it’s more of a glorified shopping portal but when it comes to tools its hard to find a more comprehensive listing. You may not find the most up to date tools (check out toolspotting for the […]

FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

There is a not so new organization called FLASH that has partnered with Bob Vila to create an interactive home map that can help you identify the parts of your home that are susceptible to natural disasters. FLASH mission statement To partner with like-minded organizations from the public, private and […]

Restoration Resources

We’ve come across some restoration resources from Old House Journal online. It seems like they have a very comprehensive listing of suppliers and manufacturers for any restoration you have planned. They also list some services and contractors who can help or guide your restoration process. Even if you are just […]

Canadian Home Improvement Resources

Canadian Home Improvement Resources

To help console our neighbors to the North as the Oilers are on the brink of elimination, we wanted to share some Canadian specific resources for home improvement contractors, supplies, and advice. We’re interested in your feedback as to the effectiveness of these directories and stores or if you can […]

Living In a Historic District

Living In a Historic District

The cache and and exclusivity of living in a historic district doesn’t come without restrictions. The county, city, and local organizations may require homeowners to adhere to the preservation of the neighborhood which may include limits on remodeling the exterior or interior of your home. But you may qualify for […]

DIY Bathroom Renovation

DIY Bathroom Renovation

Time Thief, a renovation houseblog of a 1940′s Prairie Village, Kansas tract home, has chronicled their bathroom renovation in a few informative entries with great photos. This should be inspiration enough to dive into your own bathroom remodel and maybe you’ll find something else besides razor blades behind the walls. […]

Art for Your Home

Art for Your Home

Bring a little tropical flavor into your home with this pineapple wallpaper from 2Jane. This online store specializes in imported accesories for your home that include hand-made jewelry, tableware, and linens. Most of 2Jane’s products are created by independent artists so you can be rest assured your home will avoid […]

Real Estate Comps

There are two new sites that give the consumer the power to view real estate comps without going through a broker and it’s free! Compare values between the two and you should have a good gauge of value for that area. From a web design standpoint Zillow is definitely more […]

Hewn and Hammered

Hewn and Hammered

We’d like to highlight one of our favorite sites, Hewn and Hammered. One of the few web sites dedicated to early American architecture, specifically; prairie, mission, and craftsman. You may find a bungalow in Venice that needs to be saved or a link to a mint-condition craftsman armchair for sale. […]

We Love the Shout Outs

We want to thank Shelterrific, DHome, and Sellsius for showing C&H some love this week. We’re in Tucson, Arizona this weekend so it’s appropriate that Shelterrific is recognizing Cinco de Mayo and the joys of a good Guacamole and we’re grateful to D Home for turning us onto Farrow & […]

HGTV launches Bath Design website

HGTV launches Bath Design website

Houseinprogress.net has been blogging the KBIS show in Chicago all week (these are truly dedicated DIY’ers) and one of their last stops was the launch event for the new HGTV Bath Design website which comes hot on the heels of their recent Kitchen Design site. According to HIP the site […]

House Hardware on eBay

House Hardware on eBay

With some time and persistence you can usually find exactly what you need on eBay. Over at the houseblog Devil Queen, the homeowner shares a success story when searching and bidding for matching grills. If only it worked out like this all the time. It Never Hurts to Ask [Devil […]

Ask Houseblogs

Ask Houseblogs

Houseblogs.net is just over a year old and has become the mothership for anyone who is chronicling the restoration or renovation of their home. Created by Aaron & Jeannie of HouseinProgress.net who own and restore their own 1914 Craftsman-style bungalow, Houseblogs is a community-driven site that allows members to share […]

Remodel or Move?

Remodel or Move?

The remodel or move question is probably the number one quandry facing DIY renovators. Beyond any nostalgic or historical feelings one may have regarding their home, you can follow a calculated path to deciding how much you want to invest in a renovation as opposed to how long you’ll be […]