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Saturday Morning Round UP for week ending 5-29

May 29, 2010

Saturday Morning Round UP for week ending 5-29 I’ve been trying to come up with a posting schedule for this site, but I have a few empty days to fill in my schedule. Saturday was one of those empty days which needed to be filled. I like to read several blogs relating to the DIY home improvement and home & garden categories on Saturday mornings. So, I thought why not create a post to highlight interesting articles from these sites. So from now on, Saturday’s post will highlight interesting articles relating to the DIY home improvement and home & garden categories.

The team over at One Project Closer created a community of interesting sites relating to the home improvement industry. If you visit, you will find 20 of the most recent articles from over a dozen home improvement related bloggers which belong to this community. Lots of great content.

I found an interesting article and video over at Unplggd this morning about a wireless robotics system. I’ve always had an interest in robotics and I could see myself setting something like this up in my house just to mess with people.

Charles and Hudson turned 5 this past Sunday. Happy Birthday! Timothy Dahl has built a great site here. In addition to the Charles and Hudson site he launched five other sites this year. One about kitchens, green building, tools, home security and paint.

I found 5 Home Repairs that Can’t Delay over on Calfinder’s remodeling blog yesterday. In addition to Calfinder’s remodeling blog, they offer a service connecting homeowners to pre-screened, quality remodeling contractors. This is another great site filled with tons of information about remodeling your home.

The Handyguys Podcast is always great to listen to. This week Brian and Paul answer questions from a listener which asks a plethora of questions over the past month. Go listen to Episode #113 – Listener Questions – The Steven Show now. Lots of great answers to many of Steven’s questions.

A Concord Carpenter Comments has another great article about Massachusetts’ new law regarding smoke detectors. Essentially, all homes in Massachusetts must have smoke detectors. Anyone selling a single or multi-family home that was recently built or substantially altered and sold after April 5, 2010 is mandated to comply before closing on any home, the seller must follow the smoke detector law and arrange for and pass a fire department inspection. I think smoke detectors should be a requirement in all homes worldwide. In my opinion, properly installed and maintained smoke detectors are a cheap insurance policy in any home.

I would also like to announce a new site which I recently launched. A Guide to Gardening is the newest addition to my network of home improvement sites. We are going to have a large garden this year, so I thought I would blog about it and pass along other gardening tips and advice which I learn.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Morning Round UP for week ending 5-29”

  1. Todd @ Home Construction & Improvement on May 30th, 2010 4:35 am


    Good to see you’ve also joined the community over at Fred and Ethan’s site. All of us over there are glad to have such a variety of sites together. I’ll be sure to point my readers to your site as well.


  2. Wayne Gilchrist on May 30th, 2010 11:54 am

    Hey Todd,

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂
    I really appreciate you referring your readers to my site.

    – Wayne