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October 2007

In remodeling, does spelling matter?

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You might think I'm making this up, but I actually saw the words to your right on a contractor's website. And it is an actual licensed contractor, with a freshly [...]

A bar-height table works for me

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You know how everyone likes to sit up high on bar stools? But without having to be in a bar? Steve and Marygrace Carpenter like that feeling so much they got rid of their [...]

Man, it’s hot out there!

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At this time of year, a home improvement writer’s interest typically turns to wet-weather topics like replacing the roof and cleaning out the gutters. But here we are [...]

This green contractor takes a stand

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Here’s the problem with green building: There is no firm agreement among all of us on what is green enough. Various green rating systems exist, and individual opinions [...]

Got this grout sealer? Beware . . .

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This is kind of an old story: Stand ‘n Seal grout sealer was found to be dangerous and was recalled in 2005. But this is just the kind of home-improvement product you [...]

Caption contest — We have a winner!

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Congratulations to Jennifer Chapman! Here is the winning caption, which got the most votes: "The LAPD reported a dramatic increase in DIY arrests over the holiday [...]

It’s easy going green . . . not!

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Yes, I can change my light bulbs to compact fluorescents, drive an economical car and recycle as much as possible. I do and it’s easy. But when it comes to buying [...]
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