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Yes, You Can Remodel on a Tiny Budget

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2014

If your home no longer fits your needs, it may be time to think about remodeling. Even with a limited renovation budget, there are a number of very practical ways that you can improve...


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Remodeling: Envision Your Dream Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 07, 2014

Just about everyone has a vision of their dream home. Even if you built it yourself or had extensive remodeling done before moving in, after several years in residence you’ve...


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8 Top Home Renovation Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 01, 2014

Folk wisdom says that remodeling your home is hell while it’s in progress and heaven when it’s done. To make sure you end up with that heavenly feeling at your project’s...


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Convert Your Kitchen to Open Plan: Yea or Nay?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2014

The trend toward open kitchens, which first began back in the 1980s, is still going strong. Decorators tend to love the style and often assume that when you update your home, of course...


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In Praise of Freestanding Kitchen Stoves

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2014

Designer kitchens, as depicted in recent years via the Internet and glossy decorating magazines, almost invariably feature separate cooktops and wall ovens. Interestingly, though, Consumer...


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Refresh Your Backsplash!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 21, 2014

We know everyone's obsessed with subway tile, and we get it. It sure is sleek, gorgeous, and classic. But it's also getting kind of...old. Sorry, but true. Everyone has it, and it seems...


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Store Food Right!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 12, 2014

Growing and storing your own food is an excellent way to cut food costs and enjoy the bounty of spring and summer in the fall and winter, when your options might feel grim. Stocking...


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Green Cleaning in the Kitchen

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 20, 2014

Even if you're a dedicated housekeeper, the kitchen is one of those rooms that tends to attract messes. You can blame it on the kids, the dog, or the chef, but however you slice it,...