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Bob Vila Radio: Upcycling Cribs
In 2011, federal safety standards for baby cribs changed significantly, making it illegal to sell older models that n...
The Royal Nursery: 12 Jaw-Dropping Room Ideas for Your Prince or Princess
Although your new arrival may not be heir to the British throne, he—or she—is no less deserving of the royal treatment. Take inspiration for your own royal nurser...
Designing a Kid's Room: Make It Their Own
Everybody needs their space, right? Even a kid. Nothing’s better than having a little place all your own—one that fee...
Child Safety During Home Renovations
Safety is an important consideration in any home renovation, but when children live in a home under reconstruction, k...
15 DIY Storage Ideas to Help Corral Your Kids' Clutter
Kids may be small, but they tend to take up a lot of space— at least their stuff certainly does! Between the toys, books, DVDs and craft supplies, you may wonder ...
Sweet Dreams: A New Line of No-VOC Paints for Nurseries
The health benefits of low-VOC paints for people with chemical sensitivities and respiratory conditions are well docu...
12 Fresh Ideas for Your Kids' Room
We've rounded up the best new trends for kids' room decor, so your child's space can be just as incredible as he or she is.
Bob Vila Radio: Kid's Stuff Storage
Kids grow so fast, it doesn’t take long before their rooms can feel pretty small… but before you plan an addition, he...
Bob Vila Radio: Child Safety Gates
Falling down the stairs is so common and so dangerous, if you’ve got a baby in your house, you ought to have safety g...
Bob Vila Radio: Childproofing Tips
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
Bob Vila Radio: Childproofing Gadgets
Every home is different—and children are great at finding different things to get into every day. There’s a childproo...
Childproofing Checklist
One of the most important tasks for new parents is insuring the safety of their child. While the basics are generally...
The Final Word: My "Green" Nursery Challenge
I had 8 weeks and $2,000 to transform our storage room into a green nursery. After sanding, painting, drilling, and o...
Infant Sleeper: The Final Challenge
Fine woodworker Abel Smith, of Tay River Builders, crafted a cradle for his best friend’s baby. He spent months execu...
Furniture: My “Green” Nursery Challenge
When I was just 11 days from giving birth, I still had 11th hour projects to complete for my "Green" Nursery Challeng...
Flooring: My "Green" Nursery Challenge
I expect there's a time for compromise with any home improvement project. If you’ve been tracking my "Green" Nursery ...
Wallpaper and Paint: My “Green” Nursery Challenge
The nursery was 10’ X 11’ with builder-white walls. It was time for it to reflect our baby boy’s personality. Since h...
Blinds: My "Green" Nursery Challenge
In week three of My “Green” Nursery Challenge, I saw the light… but wished I hadn’t!My father-in-law pointed out that...
The Crib and Bedding: My “Green” Nursery Challenge
In week two of my "green" nursery challenge, I purchased the "Rolls Royce" of organic mattresses.   Now I needed a cr...
The Organic Mattress: My "Green" Nursery Challenge
“You will never sleep again!” is something that people love to say to expecting parents.   But, I decided my baby (an...
My "Green" Nursery Challenge
In the third trimester of my pregnancy, I never ate pickles or missed sushi. Sure, my stomach honked the horn by itse...
Installing Sound Attenuation Insulation
The house is insulated for sound control to provide a quiet environment for baby. The installation of the insulation is demonstrated along with the necessary safe...
Installing Insulated Windows in the Baby's Nursery
The new windows in the baby’s nursery are highly insulated for cold and sound and have health and safety features for young children. They can be installed by do-...
Learning How to Set Up a Healthy and Safe Room for Baby
Bob continues to talk with Bernadette Upton of EcoDecor about the materials used in an ideal room for baby and safety procedures to put in place when the baby bec...
Tour the Completed Nursery for the Newborn
Much cosmetic, insulation, and sound reduction work has transformed a tired-old attic bedroom into a peaceful, pretty, and healthy room for baby.
Tour of the Finished Nursery and Master Bathroom
A peaceful nursery and childproofed home await the baby, and an elegant new master bath and powder room greet family and guests.
Finishing Touches: Childproofing a Kitchen and Stairs and Completing the Nursery
Bob talks with Jay Martel from the International Association for Child Safety about kitchen safety products for toddlers and baby safety gates for the stairs. Bob...
Installing a Fabric Sound-Absorbing Ceiling
Sound attenuating insulation is added to the nursery to reduce the echo effect of noise.
Touring the Burpee Trial Gardens
Bob visits the Burpee trial gardens in Ambler, PA, to review the current and future catalog of plants and flowers.
Garden Nursery Visit
Bob visits Weston Wholesale Nursery with landscape architect Clara Bachelor.
Final Tour of the Interior, Part 2
Bob takes a final tour through the nursery, office, kitchen, and family room.
Plans and Preparations for Landscaping
Bob visits Joanne, a landscape designer, at a local nursery to find plants for the project house's outdoor space.
Deep blue grays like the shade shown in this example "have a nautical, serene feeling," says Amy Hendel, designer for Hend... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
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