autokitchen - A
comprehensive cabinet, appliance and accessory based CAD design application that features thousands of textures and
finishes. Highly detailed floor plans, drawn to scale with
measurements will show how the floor space is being used, whilst
elevation drawings will show how the wall space is being used. With
autokitchen both of these design elements are produced to Architect
standard, either as black on white line drawings or as colour
shaded 2D layouts. HD 3D rendered images are of
premium quality and not only show how the finished project will
look, but as close to real life as possible.
Chem-Dry - Carpet cleaning San Francisco Metro area. Fast
drying in 2 hours or less. Environmentally friendly cleaning
solutions, safe for your family and pets. Location: 1664 Market St.
(between Page St & 12th St), San Francisco, CA 94102. PH: (415)
Codes Online (MAD CAD at McGraw Hill) - A subscription
based reference database containing building codes, knowledge-based
design solutions and guidelines. Access collections of building,
electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes from BOCA, SBCCI, ICBO, ICC, and NFPA.
Green - This article presents options for avoiding home
cleaning products that are toxic and harmful to the environment.
Includes recipes for general cleaners, laundry soap, bathroom and
kitchen cleaners, carpet deodorizers, stain removers, furniture
polish, and other household cleaning products. Also provides a
listing of ingredients for alternative cleaners, shopping tips and
other less-toxic household tips, and information in Spanish. From Metro Regional Government, Portland, Oregon.
Cleaning 101 - This collection of articles offers basic
tips and tricks to get the entire house sparkling, from quick
cleaning strategies to supplies to stock. Features ideas for
deep cleaning, keeping living areas clean longer, and how to
fake a clean house. Also includes a daily cleaning checklist,
video on window cleaning, and links to related cleaning articles.
From the website for Real
Contractor Nexus - Free service brokering contractor services throughout the
CornerHardware - A
leading online retailer of home improvement goods and
Information on how much various home and garden goods and services
Directory - Find websites full of simple country home, barn,
cabin, cottage, garage, farm house, shed, playhouse and garden
building plans, kits, building guide books, software and helpful
Custom Electronic Design and
Installation Association (CEDIA) - An international trade
association of companies specializing in planning and installing
electronic systems for the home - typically media rooms, single or
multi-room entertainment systems, home automation and communication
systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing control of
lighting, security and HVAC systems.
DeWALT DWHT20547 5 in1 Multifunction Hacksaw - Has a 45° or 90°
blade angle used for standard and flush cuts. The high tension
securely holds the blade up to 330lbs. It has a low profile for
cutting in tight spaces. The blade attaches to the front frame for
long reach. The front handle becomes a jab saw. Also see this YouTube
Hardware - Door and cabinet hardware from Emtek, Schlage and
other major brands. A complete selection from doorknobs to
Builders Supply - Kitchens and appliances, doors and windows,
home decor, electrical, flooring, hardware, lawn and garden, lumber
and building materials, paint, plumbing, tools.
Do It Yourself Network - Provides in-depth project instructions, easy to understand
demonstrations and product tips for home and hobby enthusiasts.
Projects range from home improvement, home building, gardening and
landscaping to automotive, boating, crafts and hobbies.
Earth Friendly Products - Earth Friendly Products has international distribution of
a retail line of over 60 household products, an industrial/bulk
Pro-Line of over 25 products, and a Natural Pet Care Line of 16
items. Its products are readily biodegradable, non-toxic, free of
phosphates, and have a neutral pH.
San Francisco home improvement center. Custom cabinets, appliances,
vinyl, tile, hardwood flooring, granite countertops and more.
Forums - The GardenWeb Home Forums comprise one of the
largest communities of home related interests on the Internet.
Whether you're a home buyer, an antique collector, or a renovator,
here you will find like-minded people and friendly
Your Spring Cleaning - This tip sheet offers ideas for
environmentally responsible house cleaning, such as using old
clothing and sheets for dust rags, avoiding cleaners that contain
phosphates, and replacing mothballs with a more natural
alternative. Includes links to a related article on making your own
nontoxic cleaning products and to cleaning product listings in a
screened green business directory. From Green America (formerly Co-op America), a nonprofit membership organization.
Features a "combination of tips, case studies, expert Q&A
articles and regional directories of products and services." Browse
by area or feature of the home, such as bathrooms or flooring.
Product directory (covering San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles,
and New York City) contains a detailed description of the process
of selecting and approving products for the directory, noting "only
a minority of products are approved." From the U.S. Green
Guide to Common Kitchen Cabinet Sizes - Unless you are dealing
with custom kitchen cabinetry--which can have any dimensions--you
will find lower prices and predictable sizing in stock or
semi-custom kitchen cabinets. Lee Wallender describes the basic
Handyman USA - Home
improvement information, plans and advice.
Hardware Hut -
Featuring a large variety of decorative hardware and builders
hardware for most any application: cabinet hardware, door hardware,
bath hardware, kitchen organizers, drawer organizers, cabinet
hinges, knobs, pulls, drawer slides, hinges, and more.
Center - Source for articles and information about North
American hardwoods, flooring, furniture, millwork, moulding,
refinishing, kitchen cabinetry, and use throughout the home.
HomeAdvisor - Free
tools and resources for home improvement, repair and maintenance
projects. Also, find home improvement professionals.
Choose your favorite home design products and organize them into a Personal Portfolio - an online scrapbook that makes it
easy to communicate with your spouse, builder, architect, or
and Gardens - Britain's best-known glossy interiors magazine,
featuring beautiful houses and gardens, inspiring decorating ideas,
interior styles, designers and decorators, unusual shops and the
latest buys for your home and garden.
Homestore - A leading
destination for home and real estate-related information on the
Add an Electrical Outlet to a Wall - With the right planning
and safety precautions, running wire from a power source to a new
outlet doesn't need to take more than a couple of hours. Learn to
plan the job properly, run wire safely, and test your project to
make sure it's secure.
Clean a Coffee Maker - Drip filter coffee makers need to be
cleaned monthly to remove hard water deposits (scale), leftover
coffee oils that become rancid, and other impurities. Washing the
pot just isn't going to cut it: what about the internal components?
Follow these steps to clean your coffee maker through and through
and you'll taste the difference.
How to Clean
a TV Screen - Includes a sampling of the warnings and
techniques prescribed in various HDTV owner's manuals.
How to Clean
Anything - Cleaning tips on how to remove stains from carpets,
laundry, clothes, and around the house.
How to Clean
Things - Harmful chemicals and inorganic solvents are no longer
needed to clean things. In fact, they never were. Baking soda,
lemon juice, citric acid, and vinegar are just a few of the natural
household products we use. Helps you clean things with clearly
illustrated, well written articles that will convince you to throw
away those toxic cleaning solutions and help build momentum toward
a cleaner, greener world.
How to Hang Picture Frames With Two Hooks - Hanging frames on
the wall is relatively straight forward unless you are dealing with
something tricky like plaster or concrete. It can however, become
quite complicated when faced with a frame that has not one, but two
hooks on the back. Follow these few easy steps and you'll be able
to hang pictures successfully on the first try.
Guides - The Light Guide Series provides basic
information about lighting concepts, design, technology and policy
issues. The intent is to give users fundamental principles and
general background on key lighting topics. For more in-depth
discussion of these and other lighting topics, use the Resource
links for projects, articles and books on the Lightsearch.com homepage.
Resource - Over 3,000 pages of detailed lighting and lighting
related product profiles and resources from indoor & outdoor
lighting manufacturers profiled by The Lighting Center.
New industry introductions profiled in The Gallery,
photometric data, lighting design software, lighting maintenance,
design tips, and more.
Provides lighting industry searches for lighting companies,
manufacturers, products, designers, lamps, bulbs, fixtures,
controls, dimmers, luminaires, ballasts, components, and
Lowe's Home Improvement
Warehouse - Lowe's caters to the Do-It-Yourselfer," as well the commercial business
customer, stocking more than 40,000 home improvement items ranging
from lumber and tools to appliances and fashionable home decor
Nanz - Makers of exquisite
door hardware suited to both traditional and modern interiors.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Codes and
Standards -NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates
more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize
the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. Virtually
every building, process, service, design, and installation in
society today is affected by NFPA documents.
National Home Improvement
Council (NHIC-UK) - Represents companies and organisations
working in the home improvement sector. Believes in higher
standards of materials and workmanship, backing this with codes of
practice, guarantees, and warranties.
Remodeling - Free service helps you get the home contractors,
remodelers, and service pros you need to get the job done
Old House Journal - Provides practical content on the how-to of renovation,
restoration, and preservation for homeowners and professionals.
Content includes a complete guide to restoration products and
services, active chat boards, old-house real estate ads, classified
ads for old-house items, historic house plans, preservation how-to,
links to leading restoration trade shows, and recent editorial from
the magazine itself.
Cloth Size Calculator - You need to measure the width and
length of your table as well as the drop. The width is the shortest
measurement. To determine the drop measurement, place a sheet or
other draping object on your table and allow it to hang to where
you like the look. You can then measure from the table top down to
the bottom of the drape to get your drop measurement. Make sure all
measurements get rounded to the nearest whole number. Also see: Buying the Right Tablecloth Fabric.
TechShop - A
membership-based workshop that provides members with access to
tools and equipment, instruction, and a community of creative and
supportive people so they can build the things they have always
wanted to make.
House - The Emmy Award winning This Old House is the PBS's premier
home improvement series. The show demystifys the home improvement
process and while celebrating the fusion of old world craftsmanship
and modern technology.
Tips for Installing Shelf Supports - Drilling shelf-support
holes is not difficult, but you only get one chance to get it
right. If you make a mistake, you'll get holes that don't line up
and shelves that rock or are way out of level.
Warmair - Air
conditioning and heating topics and tools.
WCL - Specializes in
reliable low-cost, engineered high-performance fasteners, fittings,
plastic components, washers, nuts, and a wide array of fastener
Whole Earth Catalog -
The Whole Earth Catalog was an American counterculture
catalog published by Stewart Brand between 1968 and 1972,
and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. Although the WECs listed
all sorts of products for sale (clothing, books, tools, machines,
seeds - things useful for a creative or self-sustainable lifestyle)
the Whole Earth Catalogs themselves did not sell any of
the products. Instead the vendors and their prices were listed
right alongside with the items. See Wikipedia
article. Archives now avaiilable online.
Woodworkershdwe.net - An
industry leading wholesale distributor and importer of cabinet and
furniture hardware, amerock and belwith decorative hardware,
abrasives, adhesives, power tools and machinery for the woodworking
Your Best Digs - Detailed information about home products, along with our recommendations of the products that stand out as the best of the best.
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