Five Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Backsplash

Is your kitchen drab and uninteresting? You may not need to redo the entire room to give it new lease on life, but a fresh coat of paint and a new backsplash can do wonders. Consider one of the following materials for your kitchen’s mini-makeover. Tile Tile is one of the most timeless materials used for a backsplash. It can be found in everything from sleek white ceramic subway tiles to patterned Tuscan or vintage tiles to tinted glass and marble mosaics. The key to finding the right one is that Read more […]

From DIYer to Entrepreneur: Tools to Help You Manage Your Home Improvement Startup

There’s something so satisfying about creating and working with your hands. Whether you’re designing hand-made décor or are designing an entirely new room from scratch, the chance to create and then enjoy the result is incomparable to anything else, so it’s no wonder that you would want to take your DIY hobby and turn it into a home improvement business. As great as it is to work with your hands and be able to admire your work, though, it can also be time-consuming, tricky, and difficult to Read more […]

Five Budget-Friendly Tips to Use on Your Next Landscaping Project

Landscaping projects can do absolute wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Not only that but it can make your outdoor space more useable and functional depending on the project. Unfortunately landscaping projects can also be quite pricey, causing many homeowners to put it off. So before you just assume you can’t afford to take on a landscaping project you may want to check out these five budget-friendly tips. Start With a Budget The first thing you’ll want to do is decide on a budget that Read more […]

Affordable Shipping Container House in Quebec

Shipping containers are at the forefront of a new era of usefulness. Traditionally used to carry goods via cargo ship, train or truck, these steel boxes are capable of withstanding huge amounts of pressure and weight. This makes them structurally stable, fireproof, mold-proof and weather-proof. Unfortunately each has a lifespan of only 20 years for its original purpose. That means when their work is done hauling stuff, they get retired and sent to junk yards or landfills even though they are still Read more […]

The Most Beautiful Green Home Building Construction Project Ever?

My jaw dropped when I first watched this video tour of a beautiful owner-built green building construction project in Oregon. This particular green building is made entirely out of cob, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Meka Bunch of Wolf Creek, Oregon built this stunning cob house over a four year period. Complete with hand-sculpted furniture, shelves and nooks built directly into the walls, arched windows, and a killer custom staircase, his cob building is a divine artistic achievement. Check Read more […]

Planes, Trains and Subway Cars!

It’s the ultimate way to recycle: reuse structures and adapt them for living and work space. Planes, cars, railcars, boats, subway cars, and trucks all have good bones that can easily be built upon and modified into something usable. We’ve been seeing a lot of these adaptive reuse projects popping up and wanted to highlight a few of our favorites. Sleeper Car Studio Apartment If you’re like us, as a kid you might have had an obsession with the Boxcar Children too. Their creativity and innovation Read more […]