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DIY

  • The Bathroom Reinvented: Turning to Greywater

    Close loop water systems are sustainable and a major step in water conservation. Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC’s of re-routing a home’s…

  • Seattle Favorites?

    We’re in Seattle this week doing a bit of research for our upcoming DIY City Guide. Checking out Hardwicks today and a few other stops in the area. Let us know…

  • What DIY City Guide Do You Want?

    We’re rounding up a bunch of DIY City Guides and want to make sure we don’t skip your hometown. If you’d like to contribute or have a suggestion for a DIY…

  • Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

    We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your…

  • Share Your Favorite Houseblogs

    We’ve always thought the best home improvement how-to’s and advice come from home improvement enthusiasts who are doing it themselves and passing along the knowledge and mistakes they’ve made that can…

  • DIY Home Burials

    The DIY mentality has taken hold of some who prefer to be buried on their own terms which typically means a home built coffin and a resting place on their personal…

  • Build Your Own Table with Reusable Lumber

    This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder.…

  • DIY Gardening – Indoor Terrarium

    @nakedapartments shared this quick and easy indoor terrarium project. It should take you less than an hour and cost about $20. Low investment for a unique and pretty addition to any…

  • Installing a Salvaged Door

    You can find new and used doors all over Craigslist. Many are cheap, flimsy, interior doors but you’ll also come across some solid gems that were removed from old homes and…

  • Make It Yours from Dwell

    We love to hear of new magazine openings but unfortunately most of the recent offerings have been drab and uninspiring. Until now (we hope). Dwell is spinning off a DIY-centric magazine…

  • DIY Projects to Share with Mom

    This Mother’s Day forget the gifts and instead pick a project that you and your mom can share in building together. We’re not talking about remodeling the kitchen or laying tile…

  • What Spring DIY Projects are You Planning?

    The weather’s getting warmer and the days are getting longer. What Spring projects are you planning? What DIY project are you eager to start this Spring? ( polls)…

  • Home DIY & Design Twitters You Should Follow

    If you’ve been reading C&H lately you’ll notice that we’ve become big advocates of Twitter which is the latest social network to gain mainstream traction. It operates like an open conversation…

  • Easy Cabinet Makeover: Add Pulls and Paint

    Craigslist flat out rules for finding all types of home furnishings and CasaSugar highlights a members how-to for making over her cabinet. This time, she’s made over an armoire she bought…

  • Time to Do-It-Yourself

    As news about the economy worsens we try to stay positive and focused on the expenses we can control. The outlook at big box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes…

  • Join the Charles & Hudson Flickr Pool

    As our social network grows we want to give you an opportunity to share your photos with us directly. You can submit photos of your home improvement projects to the Charles…

  • Seattle DIY

    photo: fddi1 Today we are headed to Seattle. A city we have much love for and wish we had spent more than just a year living in. We plan on checking…

  • You’re Never to Young to DIY!

    It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to the joys of DIY! A good way to start might be with a project from foldschool.…