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Renovation going strong in New Orleans

The remodeling industry is slow all over . . .  except for in New Orleans, where rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina continues in full swing. Above you see a century-old [...]

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Like this site? Help support it

If you have found benefit in this site, would you consider being a supporter? The author of this site loves helping people puzzle through the process of remodeling. But doing [...]

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What are you people searching for?

What recession? We who love our homes still seek to make them better. I was curious about what types of projects interest people these days, so I studied the Google searches [...]

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The magical digital camera

Ever wish you could see through walls? This magical skill comes in handy when you're thinking of cutting into a wall or moving a wall or changing it in some major way. [...]

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Are some landscape plants TOO wonderful?

On my walks lately, I keeping coming across the type of plants you see in this photo. They are in bloom right now and so gorgeous I can hardly stand it. So you might wonder, [...]

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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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Home and garden calendar

APRIL Now through May 18: Philharmonic House of Design, tour new house with interiors and outdoor rooms designed by the American Society of Interior Designers, Orange County, [...]

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Daily Dust Digest

• Is an “eco brat” judging your household? [San Francisco Chronicle]• Seven energy-saving eco-gadgets [Smart Money]• Green hotels LEEDing the way? [Los [...]

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April home and garden calendar

4-6: 21st Annual Palm Springs Home Expo, Palm Springs Convention Center 5-6: Central Coast Spring Home Show, Santa Maria Fairpark, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11-13: Home Remodeling [...]

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Know something? Share your wisdom

Attention all readers: From the Reader-to-Reader Forum: Question: Shouldn’t the HOA be responsible for this water damage? Why weren’t we warned? more » Question: [...]

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SoCal home-and-garden weekend calendar

MARCH 14: The 4 Women of Prefab, panel and book signing, 1:15 p.m., CA Boom Design Show, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica Airport 14: Pacific Palisades Home Tour, led by [...]

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482,000 toasters are toast

It must be harder than it seems to design and manufacturer small home appliances that are safe and sound. A case in point is the 482,000 toasters made in China and sold here [...]

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You write the caption

As seen today near the Orlando Convention Center and the International Builders’ Show. What’s up with this [...]

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The ADHD method of home maintenance

If you’ve got even a slight touch of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (I’m raising my hand here), you’ve probably started one home maintenance [...]

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Upcoming SoCal home improvement events

JANUARY 25: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Southwest Legacy, lecture, 7:30 p.m., Art Center College of Design, Padadena 25-27: Home & Backyard Living Expo, Ontario Convention [...]

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2008 SoCal home improvement calendar

JANUARY 8-March 11: Residential Remodeling, class, 10 Tuesdays, 3:45 to 6:45 p.m., $420, UCLA Extension 11-13: Pomona Home Improvement & Remodeling Show, Fairplex L.A. [...]

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Pardon Our Dust: Year in review

It’s been a robust year on the Pardon Our Dust Blog. Here’s a taste of what we’ve shared: Some excellent kitchen remodels . . . A Westwood kitchen in a New [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from me and Seva (a.k.a. Seva Bean), age 4, who is visiting this holiday with her family. And remember . . . home is [...]

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Want to be a guest blogger?

Do you have a project or remodel you’d like to share with the Pardon Our Dust community? In preparation for my vacation from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, I’m looking for a [...]

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A union-made remodel?

Speaking of the striking writers’ union, are you pro-union, anti-union or somewhere in the center? I’ve got my own pro-union bias because my dad was a union [...]

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