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Articles by Kathy Price-Robinson

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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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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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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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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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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Tankless Water Heaters: Pros and Cons

I’ve interviewed a dozen or so people who have installed tankless water heaters (which heat your water on demand rather than storing hot water in a tank) — and [...]

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The $5 starting point

Isn’t this bedroom yummy? It’s in the Rosarito Beach vacation condo that Don and Gigi Maurizio remodeled. Gigi, an administrator with the Glendora Unified School [...]

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Creating a Flow in Mar Vista, Calif.

You may not often see the words “slate” and “flow” in the same sentence. But it was by repeating the use of slate throughout her Mar Vista remodel [...]

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Not Just a Tract House Anymore

While Gretchen Zee bought her 1960s tract house in Santa Barbara for its lush one third-acre ocean-view lot overlooking an oak-covered hillside, she had to go outside the [...]

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Is granite passé?

Have we fallen out of love with granite? I would never ask this question except that an article by Liz Pulliam Weston on MSN Real Estate titled “The Hottest Remodeling [...]

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Is Contemporary Out? Already?

In 2008, I posed this question in a poll: Is contemporary style on its way out? My theory was that hard economic times would propel people into the comfort of traditional [...]

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Where to Put the Microwave? 14 Tips

Another winning piece by kitchen designer Susan Serra: Honestly? Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, finding a place for the microwave drives me crazy! It’s not [...]

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