Review Archives by Category

All entries are listed below by category in chronological order (oldest entry on top). You can roll over an entry to read the first few lines, then click on the title to read the entire entry...

Bungalow Lit

The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka (09-06-03)
Bungalow Bathrooms by Jane Powell and Linda Svendsen (10-06-03)
American Bungalow Magazine (12-06-03)
Natural Home Magazine (02-11-04)
Home by Design by Sarah Susanka (03-09-04)
Updating Classic American Bungalows (04-12-04)
Patterns of Home...and Light (07-19-04)
Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival (07-20-06)


Kid-Safe Electrical Outlet Covers (12-01-05)
Amby - The Renovator's Crib (02-04-06)


Miracle Cloth from Mom (02-23-05)
Out Damn Spot! Getting Rid of Old House Stains (03-19-06)
My favorite bald guy (07-26-06)

Hardware & Appliances

Quiet Bathroom Fan (10-26-03)
EFI Fan/Light Time Delay Switch (10-26-03)
Tempura Automatic Pressure Compensating Valve (10-26-03)
Structured Wiring Wrapped Bundle (05-25-04)
Air Conditioning Systems: Conventional vs. High Velocity (06-30-04)
Structured Wiring Distribution Panels (07-21-04)
Wire Mesh Cable Trays (07-30-04)
Best Skylights? Velux Skylights! (09-16-04)
Residential Scene Lighting Controls (01-03-05)
Lee Valley Tools...awesome! (02-09-05)
Help for the Color Impaired (08-16-05)
Temporary Paper Window Shades (11-01-05)
Unstuff that Chilly, Cold Nose with a Nifty Humidifier (12-20-05)

Home Improvement

Working Windows by Terence Meany (09-06-03)
Fine Homebuilding Magazine (09-06-03)
Family Handyman Magazine (10-06-03)
Reader's Digest Helpful Hints (12-01-03)
Renovating Old Houses (01-05-04)
Gutted! by Lawrence LaRose (09-01-04)
Built-In Furniture by Jim Tolpin (09-21-04)
Small House Style: Cottage Living (10-07-04)
On Time & On Budget (01-09-05)
The Essential House Book (04-06-05)
Apartment Space & Life Therapy (03-12-07)

House Resources

Old House Christmas Stocking Stuffers (12-18-04)


Interlux Brightside Primer & Paint (02-20-04)
Peel Away (03-22-04)
Beadboard Types and Styles (01-21-05)
Plaster vs. Drywall (03-22-05)
Rust-Oleum Enamel Spraypaint (06-19-05)
Fresh Shellac Kits (08-26-05)
Keim Mineral Paints (09-21-05)


Wet-Dry Vac (Shop-Vac) (07-05-03)
Milwaukee Sawzall Reciprocating Saw (08-05-03)
Silent Paint Remover (08-05-03)
Cordless Drill, Circular Saw Combo (01-20-04)
Stanley Lever Lock Tape Measure (04-02-04)
Lil' Red Lawnmower that Could (08-27-04)
Bosch 3 1/4" Electric Planer (06-13-05)
Oxo Tools and Gardening Implements, How I Love Thee (05-22-06)
EZ Clean Paint Brush (11-09-07)

Websites & Videos

Home Improvement Advice Websites (03-30-04)
Hewn and Hammered (08-11-04)
We're All History (10-19-04)
This Old House Email Newsletter (11-16-04)
Structured Wiring Tutorial DVD (11-21-04)
Tivo - a Home Improvement Tool? (01-23-05)
Web-based To-Do Lists (03-28-05)
Interactive Home Design Tools (04-19-05)
We ARE the Blandings (04-22-05)
Benjamin Moore's Personal Color Viewer 2.0 (05-23-05)
History Channel's "Back to the Blueprint" (06-14-05)
Easy Custom Tile Design Tool (02-09-06)
Five Fun Gardening Blogs and a Lotta Links (05-19-06)
Google SketchUp - An Amazing Home Improvement Tool (01-03-07)
IKEA Hacker (03-01-07)
DesignMyRoom Launches - Congrats to Swatchbox (08-31-07)

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