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renovation

  • The Dahl House

    We bought a house! After nearly 9 years of living and renting in Los Angeles, we finally found a home we can call our own. The Dahl House has arrived.…

  • Family Advice for Surviving a Remodel

    Theresa and Mark Clement of the popular Do-It-Yourself radio show and website, MyFixItUpLife, see a lot of each other. Partners as a married couple and in business they work with each…

  • Deconstruction vs. Demolition

    So you’re ready to start that big renovation project — a new kitchen, an updated bathroom, or maybe even an entire house! Before you install the new, you’ve got to take…

  • Survive A Reno With A Temporary Kitchen

    For most of us, one of the hardest parts of a large-scale renovation is dealing with the mess, confusion and chaos created by the project. Take the kitchen, for example, which…

  • Save Big During A Renovation

    We wall want to save big during a renovation and because we feature reader tips, tricks, projects and inspiration as often as possible, it’s no surprise that I love taking a…

  • Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

    Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it…

  • The Renovation Chain of Command

    We’ve been following this great home renovation series from the Wall Street Journal as a tech editor, Julia Angwin, continues to renovate her Harlem Brownstone. This week she shares a humbling…

  • Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

    Ah, the housing market. For those of us who have property up for sale, we’re either forced to lower our asking price or take it off the market, crossing our fingers…

  • Converting an Old Barn Into a Printing Studio

    Wedding stationers Rebecca and Dade moved from Florida to New Hampshire in 2007 with the intent of finding a property with a barn to renovate for their online business, The White…

  • New Yorkers are Flocking to Fixer-Uppers

    The demand for fixer-uppers in NYC has never been that high but as inventory has grown and the competitive prices for move-in ready apartments continues to swell, more city dwellers are…

  • The Handyguys Podcast

    There are many ways to find home improvement advice. The most popular have always been books, magazines, tv and now blogs. Well these guys saw an opportunity to share their knowledge…

  • Victorian Staircase is Reborn in San Francisco

    We want to share one of our favorite new houseblogs, San Fran Vic. The homeowners have chronicled the ongoing restoration of their 1890’s Victorian home in San Francisco. They’ve done amazing…

  • Keeping the Kids in Mind while Remodeling

    Remodeling is not only an adjustment for adults but can also be exciting and stressful for kids in the house. Instead of just telling your children you’re adding a room or…

  • Quick Hits from Bruce Irving

    We received a welcome email recently from home renovation specialist, Bruce Irving. Typically he meets clients in-person or advises over the phone in regards to their renovation or remodeling project and…

  • The Design Vote and More

    Late night spent watching white bentley car chase/standoff unfold on FOX and Twitter. It’s fascinating what keeps you entertained in LA. Some links to take you through the morning. + San…

  • 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…

  • Old Home Renovation Specialist

    We like general contractors who focus on renovating period homes. Charlie Allen is a renovator who fits this description and he answers some questions. Our favorite quotes: Peeling back the aluminum…