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Articles by Kathy Price-Robinson

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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The Drain That Never Clogs

The last time my sink clogged up, I tried muscle power and the force of a plunger to unclog the drain. When that failed miserably, I switched to liquid drain cleaner, then [...]

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2P-10, the Super Duper Glue

From DIY Life: When the corner of my favorite wooden picture frame broke apart during a move, I pondered the ways I could fix it elegantly, preferably with a thin and [...]

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Yoga for builders

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?  See the whole story at Fine Homebuilding. [...]

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Remodeling With Allergies in Mind

From the Indianapolis Star: Question: How can I make sure the materials I use in my remodeling project are safe for a family member with allergies? Answer: The best place to [...]

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Top 10 projects that add home value

From HGTV's Front Door: #10: The kitchen is one room where upgrades almost always bring a large return on investment. However, you don't have to gut your kitchen and [...]

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Energy tax credits tempt homeowners

From Bank Rate: Federal tax credits are helping to fuel demand for energy-efficient, "green" home remodeling projects. Few people undertake major home remodeling [...]

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Sarah Susanka designs her dream window

Do you remember Susan Susanka, the guru of the not-so-big-house movement? Well, this architect can do it all — design homes, design interiors, write bestsellers and present [...]

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