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  • Vanilla Ice To Host His Own DIY Network Show

    In probably some of the oddest home reno show news I’ve come across in quite some time, severalsources are stating that Robert Van Winkle, aka early 90’s rap star Vanilla Ice,…

  • Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

    We like to say that Etsy is at the center of the handmade universe which was confirmed after getting a behind-the-scenes tour of their office in Brooklyn, NY. They truly celebrate…

  • Paper Counters

    That’s right. Paper. They really have figured out a way to recycle everything for kitchen surfaces. PaperStone products are FSC-certified and made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Sound crazy? Here’s how…

  • Rough Cut with Tommy Mac: Sneak Peek

    We’re giddy about the recent announcement by WGBH of a new show called Rough Cut with Tommy Mac that takes you through the process of building wood pieces many of which…

  • Extreme Showerheads to Become Extinct

    There’s a battle brewing over the use of luxurious high-flow shower heads. Some of these high-end showerheads cost upwards of $5,000 or more and emit as much as 12 gallons of…

  • Milwaukee Tools and Tattoos

    This week Milwaukee Tools is announcing some new tools but before we get to that we wanted to share a section of their website we found almost as interesting. We already…

  • Can You Live in a Passive Home?

    I recently read an article on Treehugger about the successful completion of a passive house in the south. A passive house you say? What the heck is that? Passive¬†homes are built…

  • Temporary Walls Coming Down in NYC

    New York City apartment dwellers are facing a quandary. The city is aggressively going after landlords who allow temporary walls built that aren’t to code (most aren’t). This problem stems from…

  • Check Out Our Photo Galleries on Flickr

    We love sharing our photos from industry tradeshows, new product launches, behind the scene visits and tool reviews. But unfortunately we can’t post them all here so we’ve fired up a…

  • Etsy: Behind the Scenes

    We just returned from a visit to the handmade center of the universe, Etsy. They recently moved to a fabulous location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and built out their…

  • C&H Open Call for Bloggers

    Now’s your chance to join us! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking bloggers who have an expert opinion on remodeling, renovation and do-it-yourself. We also need bloggers who have professional…

  • C&H is Seeking Tool Bloggers

    We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. Are you a contractor, craftsman or enthusiastic homeowner that is hands on with tools on a…

  • C&H is Seeking Kitchen Bloggers

    Do you dream of countertops and cabinets? Appliances and backsplashes? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. Do you already read Charles &…

  • C&H is Seeking Paint Bloggers

    Is paint your passion? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. The paint industry is a dynamic segment of home improvement and we’re…

  • C&H is Seeking Home Security Bloggers

    Do you have a pulse on the growing home security industry? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. We’re seeking bloggers who have…

  • C&H is Seeking Green Building Bloggers

    Green Building Bloggers listen up! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. Do you already read Charles & Hudson and would like a…

  • Friday Fixes From our Friends

    Building a Picnic Table and Benches – DIY Diva Removing Painted Popcorn Ceilings – Remodeling for Geeks Bringing a Water Supply to a Roof Garden – Brooklyn Roof Garden…

  • Empire State Building Goes Green

    Big news – literally. USA Today reports that the Empire State Building is going green, one window at a time. As part of an effort to go green, the 6,514 double…

  • Designer Portfolios For Room Inspiration

    A great feature has launched recently on my go-to source for everything decorating, remodeling and DIY – HGTV.com. Their new page called Designer Portfolios has just that – a slew of…