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  • Records As Roofing

    File this one under creative genius! Nashville resident and artist Matt Glassmeyer found a way to use 350 vinyl records — attaching them to a roof in place of shingles. Conflicting…

  • Stock Up Now On Winter Supplies

    Yes, I said it — the dreaded “w” word! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but freezing temperatures, snow and ice will be here before you know it…

  • How To Hang Art On A Concrete Wall

    Oh, what a happy day it was when I stumbled across Amy Devers’ new “Hands On” column for ReadyMade magazine. As she guided a couple of Brooklynites on hanging art and…

  • Spare Change Equals New Floor

    I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way…

  • Create DIY Storage With A Renovated Armoire

    One of the best things about getting married? The gifts — er, I mean, love and commitment! Let’s face it – registering for household goods and appliances is a definite upside…

  • Best of 2010 Remodeling Show

    We’ve rounded up the best new products and materials from the 2010 Remodeling Show. Some are available now but many will be hitting shelves in 2011 so ask for them by…

  • Tips To Make A Stone Exterior Pop

    It’s been a few weeks since I checked in with my fellow Kansas Citians over at Dwelling:3918, and what do you know? One post detailing their stone exterior repairs and a…

  • Convert A Silo With A-House-In-A-Can

    Improbable building materials? Building kits to create the one- or two-roomed house of your dreams? Unconventional building materials and kit homes are becoming increasingly popular, especially as homeowners embrace sustainability and,…

  • Rhett Butler Knows His Hardware

    Everyone has a passion. For New Yorker Edward Rhett Butler, who opts to go by his middle name, his love of hardware has fueled not only a long-running personal hobby, but…

  • Remove Paint From Brick

    Removing paint from brick is tough and as I gaze at my loft’s exposed brick wall, I find it hard to believe that anyone would want to disguise the natural beauty…

  • Ultralight Sheetrock Drywall Panels from USG

    USG’s Ultralight Drywall promises to be a revolutionary product for the remodeling/building industry. At 30% lighter than standard 1/2″ drywall, their Sheetrock Ultralight Drywall panels have overnight lessened the burden for…

  • Ipe Wood Decking

    Ipe wood decking came on the scene quickly and it seemed the whole world went wild. Once consumers get a feel for it, the hype didn’t let up and now demand…

  • Belt Tiles Make Sophisticated Flooring A Cinch

    File this one under “What will they think of next?” You’ve heard about using reclaimed wood for floors, but how about accessories? Ting London, the brainchild of designer Inghua Ting, has…

  • Add Intrigue To Your Home With A Secret Room

    It’s confession time, C&H readers. When I imagine the house of my dreams, there are several must-have features on that list: a claw-footed bathtub, a library with floor-to-ceiling shelves (and a…

  • Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

    Whether you opt for light or dark, new or reclaimed, installing hardwood floors in all or a portion of your home is a surefire way to introduce a completely new aesthetic–and…

  • Refinish Your Wood Floors on a DIY Budget

    Whenever I am visiting my family at home, my mother has the same complaint about her house: the wood floors. She’d love to refinish them but with an elderly dog, other…

  • Preparing For Delivery Of Construction Materials

    Earlier this week, I came across a humorous anecdote about homeowners who had a huge pile of gravel delivered to their house for an upcoming project. A miscommunication occurred between the…