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  • Retractable Awnings

    We invest a lot of time and money in our decks, patios, and outdoor furniture. By adding a retractable awning you’ll be able to take advantage of your outside space on…

  • Outdoor Sheds

    Sticking with the storage theme this week, why not build your own shed. Once again we’ve found some great content from Popular Mechanics which includes a comprehensive plan for building your…

  • Make Use of Wasted Space

    Popular Mechanics offers 7 Tips for Utilizing Wasted Space. You may think you have a storage problem but this article may offer some relief. We especially like the how-to article for…

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry

    A new addition to our blogroll is the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). They have a long-standing history and their core purpose is “to advance and promote the remodeling…

  • Gas Grill Buying Guide

    Consumer Reports breaks down the differences between the low and high-end gas grills and what to look for when shopping for your new grill.…

  • Tips for Temporary Storage

    When painting a room, replacing flooring, or cleaning out a garage, there isn’t always extra space in your home to store the furniture, appliances, or tools that usually occupy that space.…

  • Architectural Record

    We are honored to have been selected as an Editor’s Bookmark for June 2007 by the Architectural Record. The publication has been a leader in the industry for over 100 years…

  • Victorian Restoration

    If you’ve got a Victorian-era home that needs restoration or you are just curious as to what defines a Victorian and what it takes to return them to their former glory,…

  • The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

    ***UPDATE*** ServiceMagic has challenged this list with a Top 10 list of their own. We’ve matched up these lists and proven ours is still the best! Check out our reviews and…

  • Remodeling Tips from the Fool

    We’ve long been a fan of the Motley Fool and consider their financial advice to be sound and reasonable (and sometimes amusing). They even saved us a few thousand dollars on…

  • Repair Lawn Burn

    Lawn burn is characterized by unsightly brown patches of grass and is typically caused by dog urine and over-fertilization. Once your lawn is “burned” you’ll have to replace the grass but…

  • House Painting Tips & Techniques

    Improve your painting skills with these tips that will help you choose the right brush for the job and the correct brush stroke technique to use.…

  • Home Equity Stripping

    Please be aware of an increasingly common type of fraud called “equity stripping”. With foreclosures nearing record levels there are many homeowners willing to do anything to keep their homes. Under…

  • The Anti-DIY Duo

    The backlash to the home decoration/renovation tv shows has begun and is being led by one of the leaders in this show category, HGTV. This network will launch two Canadian shows…

  • NIBA Home

    We typically leave the reporting of great home decorating stores to Design*Sponge but after a quick trip to Miami we have to give a shout to NIBA Home. Although they’ve only…

  • Electric Lawn Mowers

    Wired Magazine reviews some of the latest electric lawn mowers and their top choice is the Sunlawn. It’s manageable weight, easy storage, and simple battery replacement give it the top scores…

  • Popcorn Ceiling Removal

    We agree with Jason who states “Popcorn belongs in a movie theater bucket drenched in butter, not on a ceiling. Cottage Cheese? Well let’s just say it’s something I never want…

  • Wood Floor Covering

    This wood floor covering from Ruckstuhl is gorgeous but I’m not sure of it’s real world applications. Bamboo floor mats are great because they are durable and light but “oiled-oak” doesn’t…

  • Adirondack Chair Plans

    Among The New Yankee Workshop Projects we like the most are the classic Adirondack Chairs and Loveseat. For a sustainable touch use reclaimed wood such as old deck plank boards like…

  • All Types of Ottomans

    Finding the right ottoman that is both comfortable and stylish is proving to be difficult. We need it to work with our room but it doesn’t have to “match” anything in…

  • Green Kitchen Remodel

    Back on the subject of kitchen remodels, over at Lime.com, Philip Higgs states,Β Kitchens are a big energy sink – you’ve got five or six appliances sucking electricity, plus hot water and…