Tag Archive: Do-It-Yourself

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Karl Champley Quick-Tip: Taking Wall Stud Photos Makes Decorating A Snap

Celebrity host and Master Builder Karl Champley (DIY Network's "diy to the Rescue" and "Wasted Spaces") shares a fantastic renovation quick-tip with our DiggersList users:

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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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Quick-Tip Part 1: Eco-Friendly Bamboo-From Floors to Ceilings

Today's quick-tip is about a simple "green" material: eco-friendly bamboo is being used from floors to ceilings. This trend gives the old saying "The grass is always greener." a whole new meaning. After watching an episode of HGTV's "Carter Can" I learned that bamboo is not just for floors and outdoor natural fences.

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Organizing Picture Walls Puts Me In a New York Frame of Mind

When decorating our homes, we know the best way to personalize and "warm" our space is to hang pictures of friends and family. But, when it comes to actually designing this decorative touch, we're often left with unwanted nail holes and uneven spacing.

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Turn Your Wasted Space into Usable Square Footage: Dining Room, Meet Craft Room

Wasted spaces...ugh. For so many of us, the dining room is a pass-through or its table ends up as a "black hole" for mail, paperwork, or homework, never full-filling it's intended use for guests and family meals.

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FYI for both DIY and PRO Renovators: Live In It a While For a Better Perspective

You've bought your dream house...well, almost. Because of these challenging economic times, you've moved forward and bought yourself a reasonably priced house that has "potential", has great bones, and is a-l-m-o-s-t the home of your dreams, but there are some definite renovations you'll need to do to get it all the way there.

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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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Choosing a Wall Color-A Work of Art

I've been asked by friends and family alike...what color should I paint my living room, bathroom, bedroom wall? Mother Nature has created a interesting challenge for us with so many colors to choose from, especially now that custom paints are the new rage. So, where do we start?