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  • Manage Recipes, Music With A Built-In iPad Cabinet

    Quick poll: Does anyone still use cookbooks? With smartphones and tablets becoming increasingly popular, recipe apps may be the way to go. (Confession? I have numerous cookbooks. And I use them.…

  • How To Prep Cabinets For Painting

    We’ll be honest with you. Painting cabinets is a pretty serious undertaking. If you’re in the market to update your kitchen but don’t want to invest in new cabinets, painting them…

  • Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

    This easy to apply kitchen cabinet refinishing solution from Rust-Oleum will save you time and money and give you fresh looking cabinets to last for years.…

  • How To Move and Replace Your Dishwasher

    Did you just (finally) invest in a dishwasher? Or has your family upgraded to a fancy new model? Good for you – this is one appliance that is vital to the…

  • Give Those Kitchen Cabinets A Facelift

    There comes a point where your kitchen will just look tired. Trust me – you’ll know when that is. But the good news is that a full kitchen remodel is not…

  • Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

    The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them…

  • Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

    Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it…

  • Best Bets For Kitchen Flooring

    August is Kitchen Remodel Month here at Charles & Hudson, which means we’re focusing on what is arguably the heart of any home. Research compiled by the National Kitchen and Bath…

  • Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

    Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt,…

  • NKBA Offers Kitchen Design Workbook

    Although kitchen renovations typically introduce a unique set of concerns, including appliance placement, countertop and storage space and overall functionality, DIY projects occurring in this area of the home should begin…

  • DIY Kitchen Island

    It’s amazing how versatile an $8 Ikea lack table can be. I spotted Kyle Freeman’s DIY kitchen island on Apartment Therapy last year and I still think about how clever he…

  • Where to Save: Kitchen Remodel, Part One

    Los Angeles. Las Vegas. Dallas. New York. Sound like the highlights of a cross-country road trip? Think again … these cities are the original destinations of the appliances in this Hollywood…

  • Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

    How do I affix refrigerator magnets to a new stainless steel refrigerator door? We’ve got a couple different solutions that will have your favorite magnets and kid drawings back up in…

  • DIY City Guide: Tucson

    The Old Pueblo has been an Ace Hardware town way before the big box retailers showed up. We’ve selected some local favorites as well as other vendors and shops that local…

  • DIY City Guide: Seattle

    The plethora of old homes in Seattle require regular maintenance and the wet climate ensures homeowners stay vigilant against mold and water damage. Landscaping is also an issue that can’t be…

  • DIY City Guide: Portland

    Portland remains an outpost of great design, bleeding edge technology, and fervent do-it-yourselfers. It seems that the rest of the country has finally caught onto to the sustainable lifestyle and eco-friendly…