Top 5 Posts of the Week: Sandy Edition

This has been an extraordinary week marked by one of the most devastating storms ever to hit the Northeast. If you’re in need of post-Sandy tips, you’ll find them below, along with some of our most popular posts of the week.

1. 12 Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up Tips

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Photo: TK

Hurricane Sandy may have passed, but the cleanup has only just begun for those in its path. If your home experienced flooding, roof damage, downed trees or loss of power, here are a dozen tips for storm recovery.

2. Award-Winning Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover 

Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover


Check out how designer Cheryl Hamilton-Gray turned a dated California kitchen into a budget-friendly dream come true for the owner. I wonder what she could do in my kitchen…

3. 5 Rakes Every Homeowner Should Know

Leaf Rake


Like more sophisticated indoor tools, landscaping rakes are designed to meet specific challenges. Browse rakes optimized for the most common fall lawn and garden tasks.

4. Mirror, Mirror: DIY Reclaimed Wood Frame

DIY Reclaimed Wood Mirror Frame


Transform a standard mirror into a handmade piece with simple, rustic charm. Bob Vila Nation blogger Remodelando la Casa did so using wood salvaged from an old swing set, proving just how easy a do-it-yourself frame can be.

5. It’s All in the Details—The Greek Key

Greek Key Pool Border


It’s the type of design detail you never notice—until the moment when you finally do. And then you see it everywhere. From coffee mugs to swimming pool borders, the ubiquitous Greek key has held a subtle visual appeal to eye for centuries.

For more top content this week, consider:

Say Yes to Salvaged Wood
12 Top Names in Engineered Stone Countertops
5 Things to Do with… Empty Wine Bottles