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: Brittnimehlhoff 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: Brittnimehlhoff 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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My Quest for Curbly House Color Inspiration

By: Alicia Jul 03, 2012

Our daughter's room in it's pre-painted state.
We're in the middle of a huge remodeling project to create what promises to be our dream house. Last week, drywall started going up and I stopped having contractions, because for the first time in months, the house began looking like a house again. Read on to see how I'm gathering color inspiration for what promises to be a huge paint… Continue Reading

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Week 4 Journal: Bye Bye Bathtub (and Chimney Too)

By: Bruno Jun 28, 2012

Our Bathroom
The Curbly House
bathroom looked decent, by all accounts, and except for being a bit on the small side, functioned just fine. So I was actually prepared to leave it pretty much as-was, maybe with a few fixture replacements, some new tile, and paint. But what we found when we took out the first floor ceilings underneath the bathroom made that impossible. Read on to find out how we gutted the bathroom, and watch an awesome/scary video (depending on your point of… Continue Reading

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Week 3 Journal: Demolishing the Bedroom Ceilings (VIDEO)

By: Bruno Jun 21, 2012

The Curbly House: Week Three Journal (VIDEO)The first week of demolition on the Curbly House went so smoothly, you kind of had to expect things would get worse in week two. And worse they did get. Read on to watch my weekly video journal and learn how not to take apart a ceiling.

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A Guide to an Organized Move

By: Alicia Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012We're moving sometime in the next month. I hate the vague sound of that sentence, but it's the truth. Our whole moving timeline is vague due to the fact that the Curbly House continues to be full of charming surprises that are pushing our move-in date back.

The realization that we'll be having a new baby and moving into a new house only a few weeks apart is enough to induce even the calmest lady. Unfortunately for me, I am a Virgo to the… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A $15 Accent Wall Makeover

By: Capreek May 28, 2012

created at: 05/28/2012

If you've got $15, a steady hand, and a bit of patience, you can turn a boring wall like… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Neon Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/15/2012

This bathroom makeover is a perfect example of how to use neon in your decor: the style factor is out-of-this-world without being completely… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Rustic DIY Oak Vanity Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012

Alternatively titled "The Evolution of an Oak Vanity", this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove!  Check out both "afters"… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Tiny Closet-Turned-Bathroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/18/2012

A one-bathroom house just wasn't cutting it for the Chao family--or their teenage daughter.  Fortunately, this tiny closet was sitting on some major potential where the bathroom issue was concerned.  Check out the incredible makeover… Continue Reading

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