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February 2009

How to talk to a contractor

Speaking with a contractor or subcontractor can be difficult, especially when your remodeling project is already in progress . That's because your house is likely torn [...]

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Rebuilding green in New Orleans

Last year, New Orleans was the setting for the National Assn. of Home Builders' national green building conference. The conference included a tour of green homes, [...]


Bathroom makeover was due

My latest Pardon Our Dust feature in the L.A. Times, about a small bathroom in Venice, has the most gorgeous photos ever to accommodate one of my articles.  Check out [...]


The magical digital camera

Ever wish you could see through walls? This magical skill comes in handy when you're thinking of cutting into a wall or moving a wall or changing it in some major way. [...]