Upcycle idea: DIY a paint tray into an awesome sink caddy!

Upcycle idea

This upcycle idea was born of a problem I face about 80-times a day: That there is no actual place for the stuff we use about 80-times a day. Seriously: There is just no actual location in space-time for dish soap, hand soap and the sponge. I even looked up … see more

Craftsman + Kenmore = Stuff that’s awesome for your house

Craftsman Kenmore

Craftsman & Kenmore invited us to check out some of their new gear for home, shop, lawn, garden, and garage. Up-armored is the theme—from design to details. Let me first say that I love this part of my job. That Craftsman Kenmore would think to invite me to their event … see more

It’s NOT Just About Kitchens and Baths

Not Just About Kitchens - Improvenet - MyFixitUpLife

While it’s taken to mean ‘generally accepted,’ the term ‘conventional wisdom’ was not meant as a compliment. It meant that people see things as ‘true’ because they’re easy to understand, not because they’re right. However, insult or not, nuggets of truth laden in broad ideas become accepted because, well, they’re … see more

Home chic home with Jonathan Adler and Formica Corporation

Formica Corporation - Jonathan Adler - MyFixitUpLife

Trend-setting ideas are even more impressive when they are from a 100+ year old company.   Hello Jonathan Adler Collection from Formica Corporation…Hello Strata Olympico and Salvage Planked Elm <swoon city> I tend to swoon when I see something visually arresting. As a designer, I’m highly visual, cataloging the images … see more

Simple kitchen decor ideas—and how not to screw them up

Simple kitchen decor ideas only look good, well, if they look good. Stuff that looks terrible isn’t really decor. At least in the traditional sense.   So this video is Design + DIY for kitchen decor that doesn’t un-decor your kitchen. Everyone says to add new pulls—and it’s super simple … see more

Video: How to unclog a clogged garbage disposal

Clogged garbage dispsal

A clogged garbage disposal always seems to happen right before a party. The good news is that you might be able to fix it yourself. So here are a few tips to avoid the mess and inconvenience of a clogged garbage disposal in the first place and some tips that … see more

Kitchen design ideas: Bring the beach inside

Wellborn Cabinets' Antigua door is a beach-y source for all kinds of kitchen design ideas.

One look at Wellborn Cabinets’ new Antigua door and I was instantly transported to a far away beach hideaway and my mind washed over with warm-weather feelings and all kinds of kitchen design ideas. One of those ideas was not to run away to the beach at all. I love … see more

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