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October 2007

In remodeling, does spelling matter?

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 [...]

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A Bar-height Table Works for Me

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 [...]

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Man, it’s hot out there!

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 [...]

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This green contractor takes a stand

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 [...]

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Got this grout sealer? Beware . . .

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 [...]

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Caption contest — We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Jennifer Chapman! Here is the winning caption: “The LAPD reported a dramatic increase in DIY arrests over the holiday weekend.” And Jennifer [...]

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It’s easy going green . . . not!

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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