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  • Vertical Gardens Are Here!

    You heard it here first when we called this trend coming to the States! A Cup of Jo spotted San Francisco florist Flora Grubb’s vertical DIY panels. Here’s what they say:…

  • Shake Winter Off of Your Deck or Patio

    When spring comes and the snow melts away, dirt and grime are bound to be left behind. Pick a sunny day and get outside to give the deck or patio a…

  • Weedy Situation

    I took a recent trip over to the L.A. Times home blog where Emily Green, author of The Dry Garden column, takes on a nasty topic: weeds. The topic of weeds…

  • New Obsession: Treehouse Point

    I highly doubt I’m the only one out there that’s had Swiss Family Robinson fantasies growing up. There’s something so exotic about living in a tree. Thanks to ShelterPop for showcasing…

  • How to Repair Heaved Fence Posts

    Winter can be rough on your fence. As the frost leaves the ground and you start to wander around the backyard, you may notice that some of your fence posts have…

  • Bulldozing Detroit for Farmland

    It’s not uncommon knowledge that one of the hardest hit areas of the recession was Detroit, the center of the now-barely-afloat automotive industry. The housing sector has been almost completely obliterated…

  • Pavestone Walkways Lead to Private Nooks

    The beauty of a path is that it directs you (obviously). But a well built and properly designed path can do so much more for your home. Pavestone is the perfect…

  • Cheap Hot Water With Solar Power

    Solar energy can be used for more than just generating electricity. More homeowners are discovering how solar energy can be captured to do what it does best and that is heat…

  • Create Easy Home Access with a Wooden Ramp

    For whatever reason, you may find out that your home needs better accessibility. Stairs are difficult and dangerous when you’re in a wheelchair. Tackle the problem yourself by building a simple…

  • See Clearly with Tempered Glass Railings

    Even on a large deck or patio, railings can make you feel closed or boxed in. Think about the beauty and open-look of tempered glass railings and break out of that…

  • Protect Your Home’s Gutters with GutterMonster

    In Kansas City, each of the four seasons isn’t shy about making itself known to residents, whether that means 100-degree temperatures with 90 percent humidity or a below-zero plunge and an…

  • Kansas City Roofer Predicts Green Roofing Trends

    Roofing is arguably one of the most important parts of your home, a vital structural piece that not only protects your home’s interior but also aids in insulation, energy circulation and…

  • Use Wasted Space: Install your Shed on a Slope

    If you have a sloped backyard, don’t despair. You won’t necessarily be destined for terraced gardens or mowing sideways for all time. Consider using some of the space for a shed.…

  • Streamlining: Stylish Trailer Storage

    If you need extra room, but can’t commit to a major remodel, consider parking a trailer in your yard. Oakland residents Zach Moser and Erica Gomes didn’t have adequate space in…

  • How Deep Should I Dig a Fence Post?

    A fence is a great project for a homeowner to tackle themselves. But like so many other construction related projects, the important stuff that makes for a solid job is hidden…