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For-Pay Vacation Hosting: Get Your House in Safe Shape

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2015

Make extra income from an empty rental apartment, a small studio, or possibly even a spare bedroom -- and get to know people from around the globe? Sounds good to us. Vacation hosting...

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Vavoom! DIY Bathroom Vanity from Salvaged Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2015

Looking for just the right vanity for your bath or powder room? So many of the builder's grade or big-box store variety of vanities are -- let's face it -- pretty "blah." If you'd like...


Hand-Scraped Wood Floors: Trendy and Timeless

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2015

When you're thinking about floor coverings, wood flooring stands out from the crowd for its natural good looks. Oftentimes, the most desirable way to show off the beautiful grain and...

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World Habitat Day: Adequate Shelter, Safe Public Spaces

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 27, 2015

Get ready for World Habitat Day. It's coming up on October 5th this year This day, observed annually on the first Monday in October, was established by the United Nations in 1986, as...


Read This Before You Get Started on a Home Remodel

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 24, 2015

Be prepared. When you're planning a home remodel, it pays to take this tip from the Boy Scout manual and do as much planning in advance as you possibly can. The more you know about...