Tag Archive: building materials

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Simple Solutions For Awkward Attic Rooms

Because I'm 5' 1", attics have never really felt awkward. Still, there are many of you who contend with those low, slanted ceilings, unused corner or roof-gap space, and/or the inability to know what to do with this often cramped, hot, dark, limited head space in your homes.

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Recycle It Forward for Mother Earth

By now, Earth Day is as much a part of the American celebratory calendar as the Fourth of July. What better way to pay homage to Mother Earth than to "recycle it forward" by selling or donating those unused home improvement items

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Home Sweet Home In A Storage Container

Repurposing is very cool when the outcome results in something practical, strong, sustainable, and beautiful. Check out these super awesome storage containers that now hold and house people!

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Mmm...Moon Doors!

You won't find any locks on these beautifully mystical moon doors (otherwise known as moon gates), a traditional design element of Chinese gardens. As might be expected, every material used to build

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How-To Make Book Book Shelves

I've often caught myself doing the proverbial "eye-rolling" when someone misuses the word "literally". Well, not with today's how-to, because this literary inspired shelving project

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Bizartchitecture: Life-Sized Ken and Barbie Dream Home

Ken and Barbie could never dream of home like this, but just a short car ride north of the American border of North Dakota lies a life-sized, 1960's abandoned and thus, inspired Dollhouse created by Heather Benning, temporary artist-in-residence

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Blogs We Dig: ToolSnob

When we find ourselves in DIY-head-scratching predicaments or at the foot of a "how-do-I-do-it-myself" uphill climb to completing that supposedly "it'll-only-take-a-weekend" project, we can really use the help of an expert. Enter today's "Blogs We Dig": ToolSnob, a resource for anything do-it-yourself tool related,

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Blogs We Dig: YoungHouseLove!

Today's "Blogs We Love" takes "family affair" to a whole new level. YoungHouseLove is a fantastic blog started in 2006 by very cute couple Sherry and John Petersik's desire to document their first home's renovation. They are self-proclaimed non-DIY experts,

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Slide Your Way Down the Stairs

Today's "Design Candy" inspires us to dream and think up ideas for our home like kids in a candy store. Not only is the idea of a "staircase-slide" fun, it's actually practical. Besides accelerating the time it takes us to walk from the upstairs to downstairs,

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Repurpose Dresser Drawers Into A Veggie Garden, Part 1

We had a couple of old dressers floating around following a remodel and couldn╩╝t bring ourselves to throw them away. That combined with a lack of yard space for traditional raised beds lead up to this idea.