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Tuning Up ‘The Tiny’

Even though Roger Beckman had dated Ann Baber for more than a decade, he didn’t discover her hidden talents until she started remodeling her 1970s Culver City, Calif., [...]

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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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The New Chic: Decorating From the Dump

I knew we were on our way to a Depression Era decorating mentality and now we have arrived. Thank goodness we have artists living at the poverty level to show us the way. As [...]

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Remodeler Picks His Poison

Carl Balton still remembers how he spent one Christmas Day — alone, miserable and working on his just-purchased first house, a 1928 Mar Vista fixer-upper. On that day, the [...]

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The $1,400 Ikea Bathroom Remodel

Here’s one of the latest creations posted on Ikea Hacker blog, where clever people find ways to create cool environments on a budget and mostly with Ikea products. The [...]

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A Condo Less Boring

Living room and kitchen after The Los Angeles condominium Jay Falamaki bought several years ago was like scores of others in Southern California. “It was boring,” [...]

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A Backyard Grotto on a Budget

You know you’re headed for a challenge when your real estate agent says: “I’ll show you this house but I know you’re not going to want it” and [...]

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