Monthly Archives: September 2013

Top Seven Remodels

Build a better kitchen, bath or bedroom and live by the “bigger is better” mantra if you want the most return for your money on remodeling jobs. Homeowners who updated their most frequented rooms and those who added on more … Continue reading

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Painting Walls: Wall Preparation Tips

By Howard Stier Preparing walls for painting is the most difficult part of the painting process. But if you don’t put the time to scrape, patch, sand and prime the walls, your finished project will show it.  So if you … Continue reading

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Cut Your Electric Bills Painlessly

When Mom told you to turn out the lights, she was thinking of saving energy dollars, not rolling blackouts and bankrupt utility companies. Rarely have Moms words of wisdom been as fitting as they are now and not just in … Continue reading

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10 Easy Pieces: Switch Plate Covers

Most homes are full of the standard builder-issued light-switch covers. Plain white and plastic, these elements are adding little aesthetically to rooms. The cover deserves more attention. Here are several streamlined options. Note: While we show single- and double-switch models, … Continue reading

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