Home Renovation

Today’s Lull, Tomorrow’s Deal: Time to Engage Architects, Designers, and Realtors

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re all a little bored. We’ve run out of aloe for screen-burned eyeballs and we’re not feeling the burn bench-pressing soup cans – not to mention the angst at losing all those Flowbees on eBay. Yes, we’re at the point where a Flowbee must be backordered to a “wish list” or wedding registry on Amazon. […]

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5 Shows to Add to Your Shelter-in-Place Work Week Watch List

By Elaine Raffel / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

These five bingeable design-centric series let you mix business with pleasure during yet another shelter-in-place work week.

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5 Ways To Tell A Full Renovation From a Remodel

By Jon Anderson / January 31, 2020 / 6 Comments

What’s the difference between a remodel and a renovation? Typically, all things being equal, the difference is price.

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Penthouse Plunge: Renovation Always Brings Surprises And Their Costs

By Jon Anderson / January 28, 2020 / 3 Comments

It’s time to get real on renovation. You will spend more than you budget. I think the only way I’d come in under budget on any renovation were if I died in the middle.

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Best of: Entrepreneur Selling Fab Casa Linda Cottage—Her Change Is Your Gain

By Leah Shafer / December 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

It’s the time of year when we look back on our accomplishments and discoveries for 2016. This Thursday Three Hundred, published March 17, was a favorite of both readers and the author! Enjoy this flashback. Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner […]

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Getting Real About Renos: Will New Insulation Really Add Value to My Home?

By Leah Shafer / July 13, 2016 / 4 Comments

This is the third installment of a new occasional column called Getting Real About Renovations. We’re looking at renovation realities for all sorts of projects, from hardwood floors and open floorplans, to master suite additions and kitchen upgrades. We’ll give you the unadulterated truth about options, costs, effort, Realtor opinion, and estimated ROI for these projects. You […]

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