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2014

What I Learned: This Amazing Table

The table is done and I’m blown away. In the words of Bernie Van De Yacht, who said the same thing about his North Hollywood kitchen remodel, “I can’t stop [...]

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A Granite Floor? Why Not?

The great thing about living in a metropolitan area is your access to so many shops, supply houses and enterprises. Daniel Gonzales and Janice Stango took full advantage of [...]

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The Arizona Cardinals Porch

Arizona Cardinal fans, we know you’re proud of your team this year (and every year, let’s just admit it). So why not let the world know by broadcasting it on your [...]

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Quick Change — The Fall Porch

Need a quick change for your front porch? Continue to celebrate Fall with these affordable, sassy pieces that tie your porch together with flair. Amazon.com Widgets See more [...]

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The Southwest Log Cabin Porch

This porch brings us back to a warm, simple time that is still full of color and life. It actually reminds us of the rustic yet luxurious Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, which we [...]

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Recalls From Costco

Who knew? Costco has its very own recall page. That is very handy because we are responsible for checking out which items are recalled. Did you know that? Did you know it is [...]

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Ask a Renovation Lender

Forget the granite or tile conundrum. The big remodeling question is this: “Where do you get the money?” Here are some of the remodel finance strategies [...]

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Fascinating Video of Fabric Creation

Sunbrella Inspired Design from Sunbrella on Vimeo. Ever wonder what goes into Sunbrella fabric you just selected for your throw pillow? Me neither. But, it’s actually [...]

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Free and Cheap Decorating

At the tile store some time ago, salivating over the $30-per-square-foot tile, I asked the clerk a brilliant question: “Do you have any free stuff?” I was with a [...]

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The History of the Light Bulb

More than 150 years ago, inventors began working on a bright idea that would have a dramatic impact on how we use energy in our homes and offices. This invention changed the [...]

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Don’t Get Scammed! A Warning From HGTV

HGTV wants to remind you that there are scammers who might want to take advantage of your love for HGTV, so be careful of solicitations offering free home makeovers. If you [...]

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Would This Make Your Cat Purr?

Cats get out without getting eaten. I’m not a cat person so I can’t judge this home-improvement innovation. Would your own kitty like a “cat run” like [...]

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Tile that makes your mouth water

Is it just me? Or is this floor tile delectably delicious? Here are the many ways I love this: It looks like old wood! But there are no splinters! It’s probably a dream [...]

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Finally! No more yanking the wrong chain!

Stress relieving fan pulls I guess these little doodads have been around for a while, but they are new to me. Imagine that you have a lovely ceiling fan with a light. Are you [...]

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Does it pay to remodel your home?

Each year, following the release of Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, we see a slew of headlines telling us “It Doesn’t Pay to Remodel [...]

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It’s Official: Barter Works

So what do you do when your prized market umbrella goes flying off in the wind and breaks two spokes? And what do you do when your avocado trees are putting out so much fruit [...]

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