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The Modern Appliance: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Topic: Design , Materials , Real Estate
Date: March 26, 2013

I had a depressing conversation with the HVAC contractor who installed a new furnace last…

Income Property: What will it cost?

Topic: Contractors , Materials , Real Estate
Date: June 10, 2010

This is the way it goes: Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property, inspects…

Hardwood Artisans Version of Wall Beds

Topic: Design , Materials , Other , Real Estate
Date: June 10, 2010

If you agree with me that some of the cabinets housing pull-down beds are less…

Revival of the Murphy Bed

Topic: Architects/Architecture , Design
Date: April 14, 2010

If your mother can no longer crawl her way off the blow-up mattress or your…

Energy Efficiency in Old Homes: Begin in the Basement

Topic: Green , Other
Date: February 2, 2010

On days like today–Blizzard II–it’s easy to think about energy. I can feel the cold…

Inspiration from Ross Chapin’s Small Homes for Urban Redos

Topic: Architects/Architecture , Design , Green
Date: February 2, 2010

I’m a big fan of the pocket cottage communities being built by architects like Ross…

If You’ve Been Avoiding New Windows

Topic: Architects/Architecture , Contractors , Green , Licensing , Materials , Other , Paint , Real Estate
Date: December 4, 2009

Energy experts advise that before you consider major investments in new technologies (such as solar…

EcoBusiness Links

Topic: Green
Date: June 5, 2009

EcoBusiness Links provides one the largest lists of eco-friendly products that I have seen.  Take…

HUD 203k – Help For Renovators

Topic: Contractors , Design , Materials , Real Estate
Date: June 3, 2009

Have you found your perfect fixer-upper but you don’t know how to get the rehab…

Mid-Century Resources

Topic: Design , Green , Materials , Other
Date: May 21, 2009

If you’re interested in Mid-Century Modern or trying to find something to do with your…




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