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Plan Your Dream Space Virtually

Plan Your Dream Space Virtually

One of the hardest parts about nearly any home renovation project is deciding what goes where. Whether you’re planning a space from the foundation up, or just trying to think of new ways to arrange your living room, thinking spatially can cause major headaches (as well as backaches from moving […]

Smart Shopper: Tips For Buying On Craigslist

Smart Shopper: Tips For Buying On Craigslist

I’m a big fan of Craigslist. I’ve found lots of goodies like a vintage Formica kitchen table to a fabulous pine dresser that I’m hoping to pick up today. If you’re looking to score on a great find, follow these tips before you buy. Early Bird Catches The Worm If […]

BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

The only pure internet play we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show was BidForMaterials.com. One of their programmers was on sight and he took us through the process of listing supplies as well as how contractors bid on materials on their website. Once you sign up you have access to […]

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

The conversation right now is on Twitter. If you love home improvement and DIY you’ll find many great writers, bloggers, magazines, company reps and a few remodeling celebs (@BobVila) on Twitter. Make sure you follow us @Charles_Hudson as we tweet from events, industry tradeshows and often break giveaways and share […]

Bloomingdales Big Window Challenge:Vote for Max

Bloomingdales Big Window Challenge:
Vote for Max

We pride ourselves on being a bipartisan blog but when it comes to voting in the Big Window Challenge we’ve put our support behind the meticulously appointed window of Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy. This challenge also includes Eddie Ross of ELLE DECOR and Eilene Joyce of Bloomingdales. We’d choose […]

Why Go for Green Building?

Why Go for Green Building?

When you begin a construction project or renovate or even just redecorate, use green building materials to benefit not only the environment but the health of its inhabitants. According to [GreenBuilding.com](http://GreenBuilding.com), “Green building is a design and construction process that promotes the economic health and well-being of your family, the […]

Top Blog Posts 2009

Top Blog Posts 2009

2009 has been great but we are so excited for 2010 we can hardly contain ourselves. We’ve got some announcements in the next couple weeks that we are eager to share and that we think will change the DIY/Remodeling blog landscape. For now we wanted to share our top posts […]

Nominate Your Favorite Home Blog for a Homie

Nominate Your Favorite Home Blog for a Homie

The Homies are happening right now over at Apartment Therapy. Nominate your favorite home and design blog. Sure wish they had a DIY/home improvement category.

House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

Seattle, one of our favorite (and we feel most underrated) cities in the world, has an enormous amount of interesting homes and a plethora of DIY resources. From luxury houseboats to modern and modest bungalows there are homes of every taste and many are gorgeous and green. There also plenty […]

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

So it’s almost 2010 (eek! Where’d 2009 go?) and if you’re anything like us, home improvement is at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list. If you’re in search of extra inspiration, spend time perusing The London Times’ richly creative, drool-worthy top design blogs list culled from blogs around […]

Home Depot Energy Audits are Free

Home Depot Energy Audits are Free

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 […]

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

We’ve been long time advocates for small space living and foresaw the backlash to McMansions that consume more energy, resources and materials than any house should. Apartment Therapy grew out of a tiny NYC apartment (most are) but their mantra of “saving one room at a time” can apply to […]

Stuff White People Like: #37 Renovations

Stuff White People Like: #37 Renovations

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 […]

Hillary Clinton Decorates the State Department with Help from Home Magazines

Hillary Clinton Decorates the State Department with Help from Home Magazines

Politico is reporting that the U.S. State Department has decided it needs to decorate for Christmas. Since Hillary Clinton isn’t working out of the building she would have hoped for she’s decided to take matters into her own hands. Why should the White House get all the fun? The Harry […]

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

We’ve long been a fan of tool libraries but unfortunately they are lacking in many cities and most of the tool libraries we’ve seen are in dire need of updating. Neighborgoods is taking the idea of sharing tools to the next level by combining the idea with a social network. […]

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

In 2007 I had an opportunity to work with the team from HFM US to build and launch the first home design web portal of it’s kind, PointClickHome.com. This website serves as the online home of the design magazines, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home, HOME Magazine and Woman’s Day special issues. […]

The Handyguys Podcast

The Handyguys Podcast

There are many ways to find home improvement advice. The most popular have always been books, magazines, tv and now blogs. Well these guys saw an opportunity to share their knowledge and opinions on home improvement via a podcast which is an audio episode you can download and listen to […]

Thursday Blog Round-Up

Thursday Blog Round-Up

Dupont Launches Corian iPhone App Would You Buy a Fixer-Upper? Outdoor Heating Options DIY Blog Squad Vote for Your Favorite Room for Color Lakeside Summer Farewell