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Outdoor DIY Project: Lay Down A Recycled Brick Path

Rental properties. Lease as is. For those of us non-homeowners, renting a property can be esthetically challenging when the landlord is less than enthusiastic about paying for upkeep, updating, and/or sprucing-up the place we call home. Nevertheless, I have always believed in the philosophy, "My home is my castle," whether I own it or not.

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Video: Beavers Build Green, Efficient, and Well-Planned Homes

Mother Nature is no fool. Just watch as one of her own, the original master builders, the beaver, meticulously and methodically constructs a home that is not only used for shelter, but also as a reservoir, nursery, sleeping and feeding chamber, food source, guest lodge, and secure fortress with moat.

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Let There Be More Light: 5 Ways to Brighten Your Space

While trolling the web today, I visited our friend Karl Champley, host of Wasted Spaces, and had a look-see at an archived episode where he helps a couple of homeowners bring more light into their family room by adding a window. Supplementing his excellent advice, I discovered more ways to increase the sun's luminescence and add brightness to any space you wish.

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Two Story House the Size of a Parking Spot

You gotta admire her. She has built a house that is 84 square feet, 2 stories, and it's totally green.

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Tips To Hiring A Quality Painter

I first met Paul Pineda at Teresa Strasser's house, where DiggersList partnered with "The Parent Experiment" podcast (heard on the Adam Carolla Network) to create a home-improvement video for the show. He and partner Miguel "straight-hander" Osorio (Pineda Painting's project manager and lead supervisor) arrived right on time, prepared, ready to work, and had smiles to boot.

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Videos: Cool, Interesting, Innovative Furniture & Lighting Designs

We at DiggersList have great respect for the abilities of builders, designers, and DIYers to create "usable art". These videos recently came across our desks and we felt compelled to share them to both inspire and entertain you. We welcome you to send in a video of your unique and innovative creations that could be featured on an upcoming blog. For now, watch and be amazed!

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Quick-tip Part Two: The Wondergrass-Bamboo Cropping Up Everywhere

Yesterday, I wrote about the many uses of bamboo in your home with regard to design, furniture, flooring, and accessories. In my research, I was amazed to find an astounding number of ways we're turning this prolific plant into useful and eco-friendly gadgets, tools, utensils, thingamajigs, and doodads in and outside our homes.

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Moving Pods-Making the "Move" to Staging and Selling Your Home Easier

Picture this: You decide to sell your home. You look around at the years of acquiring, collecting, and storing of things, things, and more things. "I must de-clutter!" you wisely say to yourself. You start sorting and organizing-selling, donating, trashing. You've done well. Still, your sister, mother, friend, or neighbor (umm...armchair stagers) says "There's still too much stuff in here!". Enter: moving pod...

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Selling Your Home: It's in the Details

When a potential buyer walks in the door, and the first thing they see are unfinished walls, exposed electrical work, or even blah paint colors (and even though these are minor repairs), according to Sofie, they’re an immediate turn-off.

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Habitat for Humanity + DiggersList = Partners!

arlier this month, DiggersList made a new best friend: Habitat for Humanity. We started getting in contact with them a few months ago to see how we might be able to help them, and voila - we were a match made in heaven! We were surprised to learn that there are zillions of different Habitat branches throughout the states (I think 500+)...and these branches are basically brick & mortar versions of DiggersList - they gather secondhand materials, tools, home appliances, etc. and sell them at a discounted price to help support their famous homebuilding efforts.