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You may think you're jazzing up your home with that new, unconventional paint job - but it could hurt you in the long wrong. Many homeowners undertake renovations in the fall before winter sets in.
4 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice
A Dallas Township man is facing fraud charges after he allegedly tore out a bathroom at a Kingston home and failed to complete the job. Raed "Ray" Hamad, 50, of Lincoln Street, is facing a felony count of home-improvement fraud after failing to refund the money or get the job done, according to Luzerne County detectives.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers, Jim Nuehring and Jamie Calderwood work to remove a set of cabinets from the kitchen of Mike and Heather Mundell of Vacaville. The Mundells are remodeling their kitchen and donated their old appliances and cabintets to Habitat for Humanity.
All the Do-It-Yourself information you need for your home repairs: easy to search through, even easier to use. The editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenance; we've been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more than a few bestsellers under our tool belts.
Sam Franklin's Sept. 4 letter concerning improving waste services, especially regarding discarded paint, made me recall a service in Warsaw, Ind.
This is a guest post from Andrea Davis. Davis is the editor of HomeAdvisor , an online service that connects homeowners with home improvement professionals in their area for free, ensuring quick and reliable contractor services at reasonable prices.
A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court. Venita Godfrey-Scott of New Haven, Conn., was a supervisor in the facilities management department of the VA's medical center in West Haven, making her responsible for minor construction and repair projects at the facility, according to the VA inspector general's office, which circulated an announcement of her sentencing Monday.
Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through home improvement techniques. In this special episode, the guys make several important improvements.
Tom Hawkes, owner of masonry business Endurance Stone, recently sent along a photo showcasing the beauty of stonework. He suggests home owners who want to remodel should consider natural stone because it is "the product of choice for aesthetic and enduring properties."
A rental house in Ann Arbor's Lower Burns Park neighborhood has found new life as a single-family home after an energy-efficient remodel. The home on Montclair Place was originally constructed in 1927.
If you are undertaking home remodeling or construction, you must have a clear understanding of what contract allowances mean up front. Most contractors use allowances for items that the homeowner needs to select, such as plumbing fixtures, appliances, granite slabs , tile, door hardware etc.
America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram. Paul Grothouse installs a teak island top in the kitchen, while Jim Snyder installs a solid surface vanity top in the master bath.
No matter how generous Mother Nature was in supplying you with homegrown produce over the past weeks, it soon will be used up, given away, or preserved for the coming winter. Imagine having a new stock of fresh, delicious, healthful veggies to enjoy as the weather turns nippy.
While nobody who lived here over the past year needs to be reminded how harsh a Wisconsin winter can be, the chill in the air last week ought to serve as a nudge to start getting ready for the next one. Last winter - the 10th-coldest on record in Milwaukee - exposed neglect or wishful thinking by homeowners on everything from old heating systems to evergreens that, it turned out, actually don't stay forever green when the right combination of nasty weather converges.
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