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Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

We want to share one of our favorite new houseblogs, San Fran Vic. The homeowners have chronicled the ongoing restoration of their 1890′s Victorian home in San Francisco. They’ve done amazing work so far and we are particularly stricken by their staircase renovation which they’ve laid out in 7 blog […]

When Being in the Dog House is a Good Thing

When Being in the Dog House is a Good Thing

This week Bettina Kowalewski released her book Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels From Around the World. We found the Dog Park Inn Bed & Breakfast to be one of the most unique spots she had selected to be in her book. Guests enter the body of the […]

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

To design your own sleek modern kitchen there are more options than IKEA or spending big bucks on a designer. Henrybuilt from Seattle has launched a new line of modular kitchens called Viola Park. The goal of the company is to simplify the process of buying a kitchen, making great […]

Angie’s List: Is It Working for You?

We’ve mentioned Angie’s List as a referral site for contractors, designers and tradespeople but we want to know from you if you’ve found success using this service and would recommend it to others? They seem to have made a few changes lately and are pumping money into marketing but should […]

Share Your Home with Su Casa

Share Your Home with Su Casa

Do you have great rooms or interiors that you’d love the rest of the world to see? Share your interior design chops with CasaSugar and their Su Casa interiors feature.

New Hip Neighborhood: IKEA Heights

IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo. Would you want to live here? [via LA Times]

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Take a look at our recent articles on ShelterPop! + Not all women want to use the same tools as men and rightly so as these new female-centric tools are lighter and have smaller grips – Tools Strong Enough for a Man but Made for a Woman + Your wall […]

This Old House Website Makeover

This Old House Website Makeover

‘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 […]

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

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 […]

Share Your Favorite Houseblogs

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 help you fine tune your own project. Share your favorite houseblogs that contain a little or a lot of […]

Home Improvement Movie Showdown

Home Improvement Movie Showdown

It looks like ServiceMagic has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged our list of Top 10 Home Improvement Movies with a list of their own. Understandably their list contains several of the same films as ours, but it’s the additions that make us really question their taste in Home Improvement […]

Awesome E-Commerce Home Store

Awesome E-Commerce Home Store

This Dutch home store has been around for awhile and their still delivering an awesome shopping experience every time we visit. Check them out! We promise you’ll love them!!!

This Old Money Pit

This Old Money Pit

This Old House and The Money Pit have now teamed up. Looks like a match made in home improvement heaven. Kevin O’Connor, host of the Emmy-winning PBS television series This Old House, along with the show’s general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger […]

Disqus Does It Again

Disqus Does It Again

Timeout for a tech shout out. We’ve been using Disqus to handle our comment system for a couple years now and couldn’t be happier as they continue to innovate and roll out new features that keep in tune with the ever changing world of social media. The past few months […]

Best Neighborhoods in Tucson

Best Neighborhoods in Tucson

Last week we re-visited our hometown of Tucson, Arizona to join the family in celebrating Father’s Day. It’s been 12 years since we’ve lived there and my how things have changed. We checked out the resurgence downtown and hope the new movie Public Enemies shines some light on an already […]

What You Need to Know about Working with your Architect

What You Need to Know about Working with your Architect

So you’ve got ideas on designing your own home but don’t know where to start? There are some great 3D modeling and virtual room and house planners that you can fiddle with but when it’s time to really get serious you’ll probably need to start a relationship with an architect. […]

Roof Gardens Galore

Roof Gardens Galore

Chris from Apartment Therapy turned us onto a great new blog Our Brooklyn Roof Garden. The images found here make us long for New York again but we are still enjoying our outdoor space much more here in LA. Our downstairs neighbors kept a nice courtyard full of fresh flowers […]

Handy Home Improvement iPhone Apps

Handy Home Improvement iPhone Apps

Helpful iPhone apps keeping rolling in and there are plenty to satisfy the DIY enthusiast on the go. We previously covered the iHandy Carpenter as well as the Benjamin Moore paint app. Here are a few more iPhone Apps starting with this handy paint selection tool from Sherwin-Williams, as well […]