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The greenest remodel in America?

If you can’t sell your parent’s former home, why not turn it into a showcase for green remodeling? That’s exactly what Jay DeChesere and his wife did with a [...]

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1.5 Million Dishwashers Recalled

Name of Product: Maytag Dishwashers Units: About 1.7 million in the United States Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich. [...]

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A Light Bulb That Lasts 13 Years

A light bulb developed by General Electric uses cutting-edge technology to last 13 years based on 3 hours a day of use. Let’s put it into perspective. Imagine [...]

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New: A non-toxic primer from Kilz

 Q: What’s even better than blocking stains with KILZ primer-sealer? A: Doing so without poisoning yourself. I’ve been a fan of KILZ stain-blocking primer for [...]

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Aerial hedge trimming

Here’s a photo from the quirky former website Burbia.com. This fellow found a unique solution to that pesky hedge-trimming job. This beats the heck out of standing on [...]

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Best and worst home improvement products

Are you a fan of Consumer Reports? I am. Totally. The nonprofit company’s integrity and independence remind me of the good old days of journalism. In the May issue of [...]

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Inmates Help Remodel Police Department

Extensive renovations to much of the Marshfield (Mass.) Police Department’s interior, which took place from April to July, included a complete remodel of the building’s [...]

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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 [...]

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Q&A: Is building green worth it?

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Losing a Garage, Gaining a Workshop

When Chantal Dussouchaud and Harry Dolman bought this Hollywood Hills home, they had one major objection to it: the massive driveway that dominated the entire front of the [...]

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