24 Decor Ideas to Make Your Apartment Fabulous

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013Although these interior design ideas are geared toward apartment dwellers who decorate at the mercy of rental agreements, they are also perfect for anyone who wants a 'wow' makeover without major DIY fuss. Some at the top of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Moroccan Inspired Bathroom Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 24, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

A generic bathroom gets a Moroccan inspired makeover with a can of paint and a… Continue Reading

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17th Century Home's Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2012

created at: 10/01/2012

I'm guessing the first inhabitants of this 17th century home would have been thrilled with any indoor bathroom facilities. Although a far cry from using a chamber pot, its current… Continue Reading

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Week 12 Journal: Let There Be Light

By: Bruno Sep 07, 2012

The Curbly House Week 12 Journal: Turning on the lightsAhhh ... It seems like just yesterday we walked through the Curbly House and decided to take a chance on it. But, in reality, it was waaaay back in January!
And this week, we put the finishing touches on the inside: light fixtures and switches. Read on to watch our weekly video update and find out how we chose lighting fixtures for each room.

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Week 11 Journal: Painting the Curbly House (Finally!)

By: Bruno Sep 04, 2012

The Curbly House: Week 11 Journal(Note: this post was supposed to go up last week, but I just couldn't get it out the door in time. Sorry!)

This week has been pretty crazy: a new baby boy at home, Alicia's starting to pack up in preparation for the move, and I've been working on transforming the Curbly House from a dark, messy construction zone into a freshly-painted, light-filled, livable space. Read on to watch our video journal, and get a first look at the (almost) finished interior. 

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Eye-Catching DIY Bathtub Makeover

By: Craftmel Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Before, this claw-foot tub was old and dingy, but had a lot of unique charm.  Its unique-ness went up a notch after the homeowner decided to give it a little… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Stylish Master Bath Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

After completing their closet-turned-bathroom renovation earlier this year, the Chao family has been hard at work transforming their master bath from this...… Continue Reading

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Week 10 Journal: Finishing the Bathroom (and A Surprise!)

By: Bruno Aug 24, 2012

Curbly House Journal: Week 10 - finishing the bathroom

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People. The Curbly House now has a functioning toilet! 

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Yeah, I bet you were wondering how we were getting along all this time in house with no bathroom. Fact is, the bathroom has been gutted for weeks, and those of us working on the project have been making runs (hah) to the nearby gas station for nature's calls. No longer! Read on to watch my video journal, find out how our new bathroom started coming together, and see if you can spot a special surprise that we've been… Continue Reading

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How to: Cut Tile at Home...and Not Seriously Injure Yourself

By: Bruno Aug 21, 2012

3M DIY safe prep tips
The Curbly House is moving into the 'finishing-up' phase, now that the walls are all closed up, taped, mudded, and sanded. Better yet, the bathroom walls and floor are ready for tile! I'll do a post later this week about our tile-laying adventures (don't worry, there's no tile inspection to fail), but today I wanted point out some important safety tips. Read on to find out how I'm make cutting and setting tile an injury-free… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Seaworthy Dresser Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
This is probably one of the nicer 'before' photos I've posted lately, but the after is really unique. Check out the this sea-inspired dresser makeover that started with a Craigslist furniture find.  … Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Droolworthy Tubs and Showers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012
orange accent modern bathroom

Kitchens and bathrooms are typically the most important rooms of the house when it comes to buying and selling a home. Have you ever heard that? It was something our realtor explained to us years ago and it has stuck with me since then. If you're working on beautifying your home, you're going to need some bathroom inspiration after that kitchen remodel is done. So here are 11 droolworthy tubs and showers to keep you inspired whenever you are ready.  … Continue Reading

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Before & After: 10 Inspiring Bathroom Makeovers

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we've shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn't you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you're on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we've got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!  … Continue Reading
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Week 8 Journal: Grrrr. Plumbing, Take Two.

By: Bruno Aug 02, 2012


Last week, we failed our first plumbing inspection. Horribly. This week, the inspector came back and kindly failed us again. Read on to watch my weekly video update, and find out why I have $300 worth of PVC fittings in the back of my… Continue Reading

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Week 7 Journal: Plumbing Down the Tubes

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2012

Curbly House Week 7 Video Journal - plumbing and sheetrock!
Weelllll poop. After spending the better part of a week completely revamping the bathroom plumbing, we failed our inspection (spectacularly). Read on to watch my weekly video journal and see why I have no love lost for Mr. Plumbing… Continue Reading

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Week 6 Journal: Finally Making Some Progress

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2012

Making progress on framing in the Curbly HouseIt finally feels like we're making some real progress on the Curbly House. After weeks of demolition (and basically just making the house worse than it already was), this was the first week where we actually started improving things. Read on to watch my weekly video journal and read about all of our framing… Continue Reading

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