Caitlin Castelaz

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Editor and Social Media Director at BobVila.com and DIY enthusiast. Check her out on Pinterest.

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AUGUST 4, 2016 | THURSDAY
The Truth About Clog-Free Gutters

As the first line of defense against stormwater damage, gutters play a vital role in the infrastructure of just about any home. The catch is that, in order to function as designed, gutter...

MARCH 24, 2016 | THURSDAY
Sofa, So Good: 10 Creative Ways to Revive a Tired Old Couch

It’s not surprising that the couch is the focal point of most living rooms. It’s often one of the largest pieces of furniture, and family and friends alike make a beeline to its ample sea...

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 | FRIDAY
A Man Who Remakes Vintage Relics into Modern Marvels

Jason Aleksa is no stranger to the shop. His grandfather founded a machine shop in the 1960s, which his father then took over until retirement. Growing up, Jason spent a lot of time sweep...

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | FRIDAY
One Man's Journey from Wall Street to the Workshop

When Jeremy Medow left behind life on Wall Street for a new start in Connecticut, he didn't know that he would end up building clocks for a living. But now he's lucky enough to do just th...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 | FRIDAY
This Woman Brings Your Imagination to Life—with Paint

It's often said that nothing reinvents a room like paint. Well, that's especially true in the case of colorful murals: These eye-catching wall paintings can brighten up a child's bedroom,...

AUGUST 14, 2015 | FRIDAY
Meet the Man Behind Your Favorite New Home Accent

Many homeowners turn felled landscaping trees into cheap firewood, piling up split logs by a backyard shed or in front of the living room hearth. But for Andrew Gray, these old trees are ...

JULY 10, 2015 | FRIDAY
A Former Art Teacher Starts a New Life Building Furniture

Erin True needed a job. She had recently moved from Detroit to Chicago with her husband, Jason, and was striking out on finding a position as an art teacher. Fortunately, this down-on-her...

JUNE 12, 2015 | FRIDAY
These Detroit Metalworkers Prove the Best Home Goods Are Handmade

Any student of American history knows that there was a time when Detroit was abuzz with activity, when entrepreneurs and industry made the city a critical hub for USA-made manufacturing. ...

MAY 15, 2015 | FRIDAY
Timeless Handmade Furniture with Midwestern Roots

For home design enthusiasts, wood furniture built by true craftsmen is coveted for its uniqueness, its durability, and its timeless design. But there's yet more to love about handcrafted ...

MAY 11, 2015 | MONDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Your Everything Guide to Painting Prep

Few home improvement projects are as transformative as a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house—whether indoors or out—is one of the smartest upgrades any homeowner can acc...