| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:48 PM
What makes an outdoor deck desirable is also what makes it vulnerable – exposure to the open air.
Years of sun, wind and precipitation can weather an untended deck almost past using. It's a common experience for homeowners to be lounging outside...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The Orange County Sheriff's Office identified the man who was found shot to death Monday behind an 18th Street home being renovated as 51-year-old Nicholas Roehrick.
Deputies are asking for the public's help with the investigation of Roehrick's death....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:05 AM
For twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, fixing up houses and selling them started when they were 17-year-olds in Canada. Now Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan (the licensed contractor) exercise their skills as the stars of "Property Brothers"...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Projects such as historic restorations and whole-house redos reveal that beauty and excellence are in the details.
Every year, the Maryland Improvement Contractor Association (MICA) selects winners for its Remodeler of the Year (ROYAL) Awards. Here,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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This Old House The home improvement...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:43 PM
The decades-long decline in lead-poisoned children in Maryland has essentially stalled, but state officials said Thursday they are taking steps in the coming months to address gaps in the marathon effort to eliminate the environmental health threat....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday.
Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
It is not often that a piece of Maryland architectural history goes on the market, which is one of myriad reasons that the Springfield Estate (also known as Peerce's Plantation) in northern Baltimore County is such a treasure.
At a selling price of $1....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The defense in the perjury and voter fraud trial of Richard Alarcon rested its case Tuesday with neither the former Los Angeles city councilman nor his wife taking the witness stand on their own behalf.
Alarcon and his wife have been accused of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave."
In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:12 AM
For people who have chosen to be gentle to Mother Earth, being green is a way of life.
The same is true for eco-responsible homebuilders. Being green is their philosophy.
"What we preach is process," says Adam Segal, vice president, Segal & Morel Inc....