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Archive for March, 2010

Allison Millar
Mar
19
Spring is in the air and I'm thinking about venturing out of the Chicago winter cocoon and back into the yard. If you're planning a few spring remodeling projects, think about those that can connect you with the outdoors. Home Improvement Starts at the Front Porch My all time favorite is a front porch. Whether it's a wrap around that hails from the Victorian home design ...
Allison Millar
Mar
18
We've all seen images of small children eating paint chips…scary stuff, but how common is lead paint, really? Since this is National Poison Prevention Week, I decided to do a little research on the whole lead paint issue. Lead Paint Stats The truth is pretty scary. Did you know that over two-thirds of houses built before 1960 contain lead paint? Lead paint can get into household dust and soil from ...
Allison Millar
Mar
15
If spending hours pulling out staples from an old floor doesn't thrill you, don't worry. There are plenty of other ways to contribute to the do-it-yourself (DIY) life and save a little money in the process. Many people think they have to do all of the remodeling to qualify as a DIYer, but that's not true. Here are some creative ways you can save on remodeling without breaking ...
Allison Millar
Mar
11
The key to staying ahead on the resale market could be right at your front door. According to US News and World Report, a recent survey found that buying a steel replacement door is one of the best projects going for resale. (Returning a whopping 129 percent of the cost..makes you want to add a few around the house.) Home Improvement Without the Kitchen That's right. Forget the coveted kitchen ...
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