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Home Improvement

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  • Homeowners in a fix over remodeling work

    More than half of 190,000 registered Houzz users recently surveyed said they plan to tackle a remodeling project to increase the resale value of their homes, although most don't plan to move for at least five years. A series of lawsuits recently filed by...
  • Homeowners opting to remodel to get the space they want

    If the real estate industry already is wringing its hands about a dearth of houses on the market, this isn't going to help the situation much: Homeowners who recently remodeled or are planning a renovation say they did it for themselves, not with an eye...
  • Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford

    Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford
    Take a stately home with an impeccable pedigree and season it with a meticulous renovation. The result honors the history of the property yet offers a comfortable, updated space for contemporary living and entertaining. The white clapboard exterior with...
  • Lowe's settles EPA allegations on lead paint

    WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint. The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
  • Fells Point home has historic exterior, modern interior

    Fells Point home has historic exterior, modern interior
    Much of the charm of Fells Point is found in its narrow back alleys and side streets — contributing to the area's original grid from land purchased by William Fell in the early 1700s. Many of the homes on these streets date to the mid-18th to 19th...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 04/29/14

    Today's Birthday (04/29/14). You can win your game this year. Today's New Moon solar eclipse in your sign initiates a new personal phase. Revise plans with your team over the next three weeks. New communications skills provide a breakthrough in...
  • EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat

    EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat
    Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message? That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...
  • Small-business profile: the ABL Group

    Small-business profile: the ABL Group
    Name: Miriam Lipsky Age: 57 Hometown: Highland Park Name of business: The ABL Group Describe what you do/sell/serve: We are a full-service decorating, remodeling and maintenance company. Our remodeling division provides comprehensive home...
  • Renovate for your pleasure, not for resale

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We recently purchased a home which is large for our growing family. Although the home is beautiful, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are outdated. I really want to update them and have the resources to do so....
  • How to make lethargic L.A. grow

    How to make lethargic L.A. grow
    The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledges home improvements by county workers

    Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledges home improvements by county workers
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledged Tuesday that a taxpayer-funded project to install a security system in a converted garage at his home involved improvements "over and above" that job, but said he reimbursed the county for...