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Home Improvement

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  • These improvements add instant value to your home

    Even with today's real estate worries, our homes remain the single largest investments most of us make. And, regardless of the market in your area, it's always a good idea make improvements that keep your home updated and refreshed. Some home improvements...
  • How to insulate your basement

    DEAR TIM: I'm going to be remodeling my basement and want it to be toasty warm. How would you do insulation for a basement remodel like this? Would you use foam insulation or just the old standby fiberglass? What's the worst thing that can happen if you...
  • Developer Notes

    Developer Notes
    William Ryan Homes offers Custom Collection With the introduction of William Ryan's Custom Collection, buyers can now select a home site anywhere they want and William Ryan will do the rest. Currently, the company is building a custom home model in...
  • Mérida — an appealing destination in Mexico's south

     Mérida — an appealing destination in Mexico's south
    MÉRIDA, Mexico — Until this winter, Mérida had just been a busy city I passed through on my way to the ancient Mayan ruins. Then, in mid-December, I made it my destination. I pretty much had to: I'd been hearing the city's name all fall, from...
  • Builder Profile: West Point Gardens

    Builder Profile: West Point Gardens
    'Building each home as if it was our own' West Point Builders and Developers, Inc., is celebrating their 56th year. They are currently building West Point Gardens in Elgin. We asked Pat Curran of West Point Builders about their business and latest...
  • 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap, 'Excess Breeds Success'

    'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap, 'Excess Breeds Success'
    Between her over-the-top run-ins with Cynthia Bailey and mission to scurry down the aisle with boyfriend Walter, new housewife Kenya Moore is quickly stealing this season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." This week's episode was a celebration of...
  • Popularity of home elevators gets a lift

    Popularity of home elevators gets a lift
    Actress Jane Fonda bought a home in Beverly Hills last year with a feature that might seem counterintuitive for a fitness guru: an elevator. The Holmby Hills house that pop icon Michael Jackson leased has one within its 17,200 square feet of living...
  • Refeathering the empty nester home

    Refeathering the empty nester home
    What do empty nesters want in a home? For Sally and James Gavin, formerly of Lake Forest, it's a lofty perch in an apartment at 500 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. For Fred and Stephanie Bishop, it's a comfy roost in a remodeled Glencoe condo near their...
  • Home improvement TV: The reality

    Home improvement TV: The reality
    Home improvement shows are a mixed blessing, says Kent Drinker of Timberlake Building & Renovations. Drinker speaks from experience. The Annapolis, Md.-based project and client relations manager had his brush with television when his company was...
  • What to consider when choosing to rent or buy

    What to consider when choosing to rent or buy
    Depending on the status of the real estate market the advice regarding renting versus owning can fluctuate, but for older adults ready to make a move, the state of the economy isn't the only consideration. For some they have been living in the same...
  • Courant/FRONTLINE Investigation: Raising Adam Lanza

    Courant/FRONTLINE Investigation: Raising Adam Lanza
    Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....