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  • Covet Thy Neighbors Remodel

    One of the better Houseblogs we’ve come across is the Constant Craftsman. They’ve got a great lesson of how you can learn from your neighbor but more specifically what you can…

  • Greens and Reds for Your Kitchen

    The Domicile has been inspired by the new IKEA catalog and the new colors they’re introducing. Especially their bold green and red kitchen items. And what does everyone think of the…

  • WD-40 Can Do Anything

    We’ve been proponents of this magical formula since we can remember. But you’ll find many more fans out there who have really put this solvent to the test in about every…

  • Eco-Dome Homes

    Straight from Tatooine comes the Eco-Dome (small house, “moon-cocoon”).…

  • Open Kitchen Shelves are Hot!

    Susan Serra of the Kitchen Designer confirms that the trend towards open kitchen shelves and cabinets is very hot right now. Not everyone requires the sleek frosted glass or oak built-ins…

  • This Old House is New Again

    Congratulations to the web team at This Old House (most notably, Betsy, Eric, Kristen, and Christopher) for their successful launch of the new and improved ThisOldHouse.com. It’s been almost two years…

  • Get the Most Out of Your Pliers

    Even more than the screwdriver, we rely on a good set of pliers to complete jobs that we could not safely or easily do without them. As with most jobs, its…

  • Tips for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

    There are a ton of gardening resources available online from YouGrowGirl to Better Homes and Gardens.We came across a great article from 1996 that profiles that successful gardening habits of a…

  • Home Exercise and Resistance Pools

    These exercise pools from Swimex can add the finishing touch to your home cross-training regimen. They use a patented paddle wheel technology that ensures a consistent wave that can be set…

  • Japanese Toilets

    The Japanese are seriously cramped for space and their bathrooms suffer for it. But they’ve overcome with some toilet styles that you won’t likely see anywhere else.…

  • House Painting Tips

    It’s generally recommended to paint your house every 3-5 years to protect your siding, stucco, or shingles, as well as maintain a fresh looking exterior. To prevent uneven drying from painting…

  • Haunted Library

    This addition to your library is sure to get some shrieks (or laughs). As unsuspecting folks walk by these “books” a motion sensor causes the center book to slide back and…

  • Take Back the Kid’s Playroom

    Whether your kids are grown or not, it may be time to reign in their playroom, especially if it starts to look like this one. Here’s how.…

  • Building Interior Walls using Metal Studs

    We’ve presented some techniques for building interior walls but overwhelmingly the material of choice is now metal/steel studs. Besides saving trees, metal studs have many advantages over traditional lumber. They don’t…

  • Lead Paint Removal

    We’ve touched on the dangers of lead paint and now House in Progress has started their own lead paint stripping process after highlighting the history of lead paint use in this…

  • Transform Your Formica Countertops

    If you aren’t satisfied with your formica countertops you can give them a fresh look. With a little effort and creativity, who knew granite could be this easy and while you’re…

  • Outdoor Sink Station

    Make your own outdoor sink station is with a standard laundry room wash bin and an outdoor table.…

  • Secure Your Home

    Most thieves are looking for the easiest score possible so if you take just a few preventative measures to secure your home, a thief will most likely look elsewhere.…

  • Bright and Bold Paint Jobs

    There is a battle brewing across American neighborhoods. Homeowners who “toe the line” and maintain a consistent home color amongst themselves vs. those who prefer a bolder palette when it comes…

  • Visit the Playboy Mansion

    You may never party with Hef in person but thanks to Zillow you can at least check out a birds-eye-view of the mansion. Tony Soprano may be gone but his house…