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  • Contain DIY Waste With The Bagster

    My inspiration for C&H blog posts knows no bounds–magazines, newspapers, HGTV, friends and family–and now, television commercials. Last night, I found myself intrigued by an ad for The Bagster, a dumpster…

  • How To Photograph A Home For Sale

    Have you ever perused Craigslist or a realtor’s website and immediately got turned off by a poorly snapped photo? My boyfriend is very guilty of this. I tend to pay more…

  • Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

    In a response to the amount of waste that many job sites create either through demolition of perfectly good materials or ending up with surplus, the founders of DiggersList wanted to…

  • Xorin Balbes Maui Masterpiece: Ke-Ao Lanihuli

    While in Maui we had the pleasure of visiting designer Xorin Balbes latest project he’s named, Ke-Ao Lanihuli which translates to “The light from the heavens to overturn old conditions bringing…

  • Dwell on Design 2010 Starts Today

    Starting today we’ll be attending the 2010 Dwell on Design event. This is the West coast’s largest design event and it is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There are…

  • Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

    Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes…

  • Go Big on Your Patio

    Patios are personal things. You’ll probably spend time out there in your robe and PJ’s. You might have romantic meetings on the patio or entertain important people. There’s bound to be…

  • Bags are the New Dumpsters

    When it’s time for a renovation, renting dumpsters can be a pain. Plus they take up space in your driveway or lawn and can take far too long to get hauled…

  • Repairing Wood Shingles

    I live in Maine where the coast is littered with beautiful wood shingled homes. I’m a New England gal so I can’t help but dream of the day that I’ll get…

  • 4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

    I remember the first time I saw what is now our house in person. I walked into the living room, my eyes following the giant bay windows up, up, up to…

  • Chinese Drywall Removal: The Time Is Now

    U.S. regulators have now stated that homeowners should remove potentially defective Chinese drywall from their homes to prevent health and safety problems linked to noxious emissions. According to the Wall Street…

  • Solution For A Sagging Sofa

    What I love most about the blogosphere is how you can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. While perusing one of my favorite fashion reads, Fashion Is Spinach, the…

  • Live/Work in a Container City

    Forget my treehouse fantasy (at least for the moment). Now I’m dreaming about working out of a container. London-based company, Container City, uses shipping containers linked together to create building shapes…

  • Will Work For Clothes

    Caroline Woolard is smart. She’s created this functional-meets-fashion work dress – but it isn’t for sale. If you’d like to own one of her creations, you’ve got to offer her your…