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  • A Smart Garage Conversion

    A Smart Garage Conversion
    By Mar Jennings I'm a master at maximizing space potential. Whether it  be a closet, family room or garage I'll come up with resourceful ways to make the space functional and beautiful while being smart about the plan. If you're interested in renovating...
  • You're Such A Bad Driver

    Driving Test How much do you remember? By Deb Acord CTW Features   Most adult drivers are happy to view their test-taking days in the rearview mirror – and it shows.  One in five U.S. drivers couldn’t pass a written driving test if...
  • What to do about frozen pipes

    What to do about frozen pipes
    If a pipe freezes, act quickly but carefully to thaw the pipe before it bursts. Using a blow dryer to heat a cold water pipe at the point of the freeze may melt a clog. Electric pipe wraps are an option. A space heater placed in front of an open vanity...
  • Butchers Hill home tour opens door to couple's renovation

    Butchers Hill home tour opens door to couple's renovation
    Brockett Horne and her husband, Chris Tesluk, say they chose their city home with the flip of a coin. "Chris works in College Park and I teach at MICA; we ended up choosing Baltimore over D.C.," says Horne, a 40-year-old graphic artist. "We wanted an...
  • Hometown general store becomes home

    Hometown general store becomes home
    Keith Kratz grew up in White Hall in northern Baltimore County with happy memories of visits to the general store just across the two-lane street from his home. "It was a mom-and-pop convenience store back then," he said. "There was even a gas pump...
  • Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels

    Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels
    As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...
  • At Heath Ceramics, your old dishes can help make someone else's new home

    Heath Ceramics on Friday kicks off the fifth year of its Home Plate program. During the monthlong event, the California ceramics company will collect donated dishes for Skid Row Housing Trust residents in exchange for a 25% discount on any corresponding...
  • From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena

    From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena
    Greg and Jerilyn Chun found their ideal home 20 years ago while still engaged. "I know we said we'd wait, but I think I found the one," Jerilyn recalls telling her soon-to-be husband. Her find was a 918-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960 kit...
  • From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice

    From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice
    Many homeowners like to share their impressive before-and-after stories. Like how they transformed a shabby den into a spiffy new entertainment center or turned a dated kitchen into something refreshingly new. But designer Emily Kovner and her client...
  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views

    Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views
    For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance. The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...