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Seeking Presenters & Panelists for Workshops for Womxn HardHat Diplomat helps people – especially women – create their ideal homes. Growing our Offering of Homeowner
Home Improvement Roadmap for First-Time Homebuyers Originally published on Redfin September 16, 2020 by Mike Cahill with contribution by HardHat Diplomat Many first-time homebuyers don’t anticipate
National Tour By the Numbers We spent 29 days together traveling 4000 miles to deliver 17 workshopsin 10 cities. We camped at KOAs, state, regional,
Back to the East Coast The last leg of our journey brought us from the Midwest back home to DC, and we took the opportunity
Midway through the Midwest After a week touring through the Southeast, we hit our halfway point through the Heartland. We conducted six workshops in four
Femme-nomenal First Weekend! Because Richmond is the city that inspired us to do this national tour we added on two short workshops and an open
Home Renovation for Women National Tour Kickoff Lee Pera of Kotierra & Erin Helland of HardHat Diplomat If women are purchasing homes at twice the
9 Basement Ceiling Ideas
Ben McKean Creating a beautiful space in your basement poses certain challenges. One is the ceiling. Wondering what to do with the maze of pipes, wires, and ductwork overhead? No worries. Here are a few creative ways to […]
Build the Ultimate Mobile Workbench
Jenn Largesse In part one of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build the foundation to this multifaceted mobile workbench. After recently upgrading my table saw, I figured it […]
This Old House® and Ask This Old House® Nominated For Combined Three Daytime Emmy® Awards Including Outstanding Instructional And How-To Program For Both Series
This Old House and Ask This Old House scored a total of three nominations for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. CONCORD, Mass., JUNE 29, 2021 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the […]
Ingenious Hot Tub Deck Ideas
GAP Interiors Give your hot tub the extra special touch it needs with these great deck ideas for your hot tub. Being able to unwind after a long day in your very own hot tub is a dream for many homeowners, but part of […]
Hot Tub Installation 101
iStock Backyard hot tubs help soak away stress and provides relief for muscle aches and joint pain. Before you set up your little oasis, here are a few things to note. There’s nothing like a long soak in a hot tub, […]
Steal This Look: A Cheerful Kitchen in Echo Park
It’s been a while since we first covered the Echo Park Airbnb of two of LA’s buzziest creatives—fashion designer Beatrice Valenzuela and her partner, wood and metal artist Ramsey Condor—but we haven’t forgotten its […]
A Petite 1901 House in Concord, MA, Redone by a Former Magazine Creative
Nikki Amodio’s fascination with design started before she reached double digits. “At age 9, I deconstructed all of my bedroom furniture in an attempt to create something new, modern, and interesting for myself,” she […]
Remodeling 101: What to Know When Buying a House: 6 Problems that Shouldn’t Be Dealbreakers
You think you’ve found the house of your dreams. But have you? Chances are, you’ll find flaws when you tour a property, from rot to cracks in the foundation. We’ve taken a look at eight red flags that could (or should) […]
Current Obsessions: Summer in Color
Brightly striped outdoor daybeds, an opulent Paris palace restored, how to grow your own bouquets, and more on our radar this weekend: Paris’s Hôtel de la Marine opened to the public this month for the first time in 250 years […]
Maximalist/Minimalist: A Ceramicist’s Airy, Open Summer House on Mallorca
Beauty in small moments: That’s what we titled our story last summer on how to set a simple summer picnic, with insight from NYC- and Mallorca-based Daniela Jacobs, the designer and ceramicist behind ARC Objects. Daniela’s […]
B&A: This Dreamy Kid's Bedroom Redo Is Packed with Clever DIYs
This bedroom has style inspiration for all ages. READ MORE...
Overstock’s Holiday Weekend Blowout Is Full of Small-Space Finds for Up to 70% Off
We're talking everything from rugs to sleeper sofas. READ MORE...
Zwilling Just Slashed Prices on Some of Their Popular Knives — Here’s What to Buy ASAP
Snag deals of up to 60 percent off! READ MORE...
Le Creuset Is Having a Huge Sale on Some of Their Most Popular Pieces — and Giving Away a Free Gift
Check out those red, white, and blue serving bowls. READ MORE...
10 Best Deals from Joss & Main’s 10th Anniversary Sale
From elegant armchairs to area rugs, these deals are irresistible! READ MORE...
D Studio: A New Modern Design Destination Opens in Copenhagen
Design Holding, with brands like B&B Italia, Flos & Louis Poulsen, unveiled their first retail location in Copenhagen, called D Studio.
The Design Milk Tech 10: A Visualization of Sound, Zen Garden Speaker + Dyson’s Dust Hunting Vacuum
Things we love: A speaker inspired by Zen gardens, a portable synth in a box, and Dyson's vacuum that helps hunt down dust.
Make Nice With the Playful Pattern Repeat Room Divider
Make Nice's Pattern Repeat Room Divider is handmade and unique, with the pattern dictated by the wood's causal pattern.
Surprising Materials and Literal Pathways: The Tapestries of Igshaan Adams
Igshann Adams' tapestries, made of colorful nylon rope, chains, seashells, wood & glass beads, are inspired by decaying linoleum floors.
Escape to Tuscany to the Modern Casa Morelli on a Hill in the Chianti Region
Casa Morelli is a dream-worthy rental house in Tuscany's Chianti region with jaw-dropping views and custom modern furnishings.
Electric Vehicle Transition Reaches a Turning Point
Challenges still loom, but technological advances and government support are driving the switch to EVs
The BS* + Beer Show: The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech, a Living Building Challenge Case Study
Take a virtual tour of the country's greenest classroom building
Three Ways to Ventilate a Home
If you want to ventilate more, you need a ventilation system that can do it efficiently and effectively
Parking Reform as Urban Game Changer
Modifying parking rules could reenergize downtowns. Here's what happened when Buffalo changed its zoning rules.
Vancouver Stands Firm in Move Toward Zero-Emissions Building
City council rejects objections from building lobby and gas industry