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  • Easiest Kitchen Backsplash Install Ever

    If you’re short on time, money and effort but still need covet a new tile backsplash then it looks like SIMPLEMAT is for you. It literally adheres to your current backsplash…

  • An iPhone App You Wood Want

    iPhone apps for the remodeling and diy enthusiast are plentiful. There’s an app to pick a paint color and an app to level a shelf but we recently got a handy…

  • Has Your Deck Become a Nightmare?

    Would you go with your same decking materials again? Synthetic or wood or something else? There is a great debate going on over at FineHomeBuilding where builders are letting their opinions…

  • The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

    We love the smell of fresh cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation…

  • Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • Drywall Tutorials

    Remodeling for Geeks has some great how-to tutorials and one of our favorite series is all about drywall. From taping, patching, repairing, and creating smoothwalls.…

  • Build Your Own Table with Reusable Lumber

    This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder.…

  • LEED Certified Homes for the Middle-Class?

    This manufactured home built in Cobb County, Georgia is the first home of it’s type to get a platinum LEED certification. Once only thought to be available to the rich who…

  • Chinese Drywall Now Radioactive

    A few months ago we got word that the Consumer Product Safety Commission had issued warnings regarding the use of certain Chinese made drywall due to it’s smell, corrosive gases and…

  • Installing a Salvaged Door

    You can find new and used doors all over Craigslist. Many are cheap, flimsy, interior doors but you’ll also come across some solid gems that were removed from old homes and…

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Beyond the plethora of magazines and websites that extol the virtues of living a greener lifestyle and one which not only is minimally invasive to the environment but also saves you…

  • I Can See Clearly Now, the Toxins are Gone

    In our ongoing quest to consider “greener” solutions to cleaning products that don’t leave a toxic residue or acidic odor, the New York Times has conducted a field test of numerous…

  • The Nano Home Solution in India

    In a country with endless slums where the lower caste has little opportunity to move beyond their living situation, the Indian automaker Tata who produces the Nano car will be introducing…

  • Last Call for Kitchen Countertop Help

    We’ve received some great reader feedback for help in deciding what to do with this kitchen countertop but we’d love a few more folks to weigh in with their opinions on…

  • Chinese Made Drywall Leaving a Nasty Trail

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is an issue with some Chinese made drywall emitting smelly, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners. There have been…

  • What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

    A reader of ours lives in a Venice, CA bungalow and recently asked for help in selecting new kitchen countertops or possibly repairing the current ones. From the looks of these…

  • Silvelox Garage Doors

    Silvelox Garage Doors are proud of their craftsmanship and expertise in building garage doors for your home that can be showcased or made “invisible”. All of their garage doors are produced…

  • Outdoor Deck Materials

    It’s the middle of winter and you’re either freezing (if you’re in the Northeast or Midwest) or sweltering (here in Southern California). Either way it’s not to early to start considering…

  • Protect Your Furniture from Your Pets

    As a pet owner we are always conscious of furniture materials and a 9 pound puppy can do more damage than you may think, but there are some pet friendly materials…