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  • IKEA Kitchen Remodel

    Yes it’s possible to completely remodel your kitchen for under $2,000. A graphic designer for IKEA decided to remodel his entire kitchen using only IKEA furniture, fixtures, and appliances. His budget…

  • Choose the Right Caulk

    Selecting the right caulk for your job is important and it may be a bit intimidating to see the variety available at your local hardware store. Silicon Caulk is by far…

  • Kitchen Countertop Decisions

    Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that…

  • Rebuilding in New Orleans

    We would all hope that the reconstruction of sections of New Orleans would have been further along (almost two years since hurricane Katrina) but unfortunately it’s not and now homeowners are…

  • Leaded Glass Windows

    Leaded glass windows are often referred to as ‘stained glass’ but typically are not colored at all. The trend towards hand-blown glass windows is surging and according to the LA Times…

  • Hiding Ugly Windows

    An undesirable view, utilitarian casements, or ugly shutters can all be cause for you to hide your windows. As a homeowner you may have more options to replace windows or make…

  • Top Ten of 2007 (so far)

    It’s hard to believe we’re about half-way through 2007 but in the last six months our traffic has more than doubled thanks to you. Here’s your Top Ten Favorites for the…

  • Kitchen Inspiration

    For our money one of the best sources of inspirational kitchen photos comes from someone who knows what their talking about, The Kitchen Designer, her collection of Scandinavian kitchens are spectacular,…

  • More DIY Videos

    DIY videos are available online from AOL, Easy2DIY, Expert Village , and the venerable YouTube. But not so new entrant VideoJug has upgraded and focused their DIY channel to include some…

  • Staircase Storage

    These pull-out staircase storage drawers are an incredible idea and a feature we can see used in many homes especially those short on space. I doubt they interfere much with under…

  • Home Design Software

    PC Magazine reviews a home design solution called Professional Home Design Platinum from Punch Software. You can download a feature-limited demo to try for 15 days or purchase the entire suite…

  • The Shelter Life Backhouse Project

    Our friend and neighbor, Alex Bandon is a senior editor at This Old House and is also the voice behind The Shelter Life. She recently completed her backhouse renovation project which…

  • House to Home

    Shelterrific has turned us onto another great site called House to Home out of the UK. They are published by IPC Media which is a part of the Time Inc. family…

  • Stop the Toilet Hiss

    If your toilet continues to run and make that hissing sound long after you’ve flushed you’ve probably got a faulty stopper that needs tweaking. Here’s the fix you’ve been looking for.…

  • Decorating a Deck – in NYC

    We’ve got some precious outdoor space that consists of a landing and a small balcony that serves as the entrance to our 2nd floor apartment. We get about 2-3 hours of…

  • Rate My Space

    Shelter website redesigns continue to rollout and HGTV.com is just the latest. The clean and easy to navigate site has a feature that is particularly interesting called Rate My Space. It…

  • Landscaping Tips to Sell Your Home

    It’s proven that curb appeal counts a lot towards how soon and for how much your home will sell. With just a few minor and inexpensive changes to the outside of…

  • Custom Carpenter

    Our free local fishwrap, AM New York, spotlights a local custom carpenter, Alan Moshe, who quit his day job at a tech-startup and now makes more money and has more business…

  • DIY Bathroom Paint Job

    Over at Modern Self they were inspired by the wallpaper designs of Twenty2 Wallpaper and decided to paint their walls instead. Their results (above) look great but it’s a bit modern…