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September 2007

The green glossary

Many of us are just waking up the importance of green building (thank you Ed Begley Jr. et al), but the L.A. Times was all over this years ago. Check out this Cheat sheet to [...]

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A prefab addition? Why not?

Having grown up in a construction family, I’m always pretty quick to defend the livelihoods of carpenters, masons, plasterers, plumbers and electricians who are out [...]

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A new way to finance your remodel?

Would you lend this couple money to pay off their kitchen cabinets? More than 200 people bid on the opportunity to do just that. Check this out. This couple and the unique [...]

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The $1,400 Ikea bathroom remodel

Here’s one of the latest creations posted on Ikea Hacker blog, where clever people find ways to create cool environments on a budget and mostly with Ikea products. The [...]

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Mistakes contractors make

Based on my observations of the remodeling industry during the last 20 years, here is my list of three common mistakes contractors make (feel free to add to this list): 1. A [...]

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Tuning up ‘The Tiny’

Even though Roger Beckman had dated Ann Baber for more than a decade, he didn’t discover her hidden talents until she started remodeling her 1970s Culver City condo. Her [...]

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Book Report: The New Bungalow Kitchen

If you’re a lover of bungalow homes and want a chance to drool, I suggest The New Bungalow Kitchen, a recently published Taunton Press book by Virginia architect Peter [...]

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