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May 2008

Advertise on Kathy’s Remodeling Blog

Placement Top of right sidebar, just below current links. As each link expires and is not renewed, following links move higher. Type One-line link (Example: Ace Window [...]


Desperately seeking electrician

A fellow reader sent in this query. Do you have any suggestions? "I live in Eagle Rock, Calif., and I am looking to replace our knob-and-tube wiring. I have had a number [...]


New home-related recalls

Recalls for these products were announced recently by the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Product: Kenmore wall ovensManufacturer: Frigidaire Canada, a sister company of [...]

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Trend Alert! Wallpaper’s coming back

I’ve read it, heard it and seen it too many times lately to ignore this new reality: Wallpaper is making a comeback. Here you see Cole & Son’s Woods wallpaper [...]


Kitchen design with the dogs in mind

Here’s what I need: an entirely separate room for my Newfoundland mix Zeus — to bathe and dry him, feed and water him, and give him the high self-esteem a dog [...]

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Keeping it Cool in Claremont, Calif.

Deb and Vern Jahnke, pictured here, are way too nice to brag. So let me do it for them. Even on the hottest days, their home in Claremont stays cool and comfortable without [...]


Dispatch from New Orleans

Ariane’s story so far: May 11, 2008: Do you care about this? May 13, 2008: The polls have closed; the ayes have it May 21, 2008: An altar for the missing May 30, 2008: [...]


Cushions You Can Compost?

Does this bug you, too? You have a pillow, blanket or other textile that is clearly past its prime and too worn for the Goodwill. But you hate to see it take the slow ride to [...]


Help! Invading Bamboo!

It looks cute, but this thing could take over your yard and your neighbor’s yard. Question: Could you post an article on the responsible way to plant bamboo? Proper [...]


Cool home gadgets and stuff

Maybe I don’t get out enough, or maybe it’s the altitude, but when I’m in an airplane and I pick up Sky Mall magazine, I get excited about home gadgets and [...]