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Home Improvement

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  • Mid-century modern style hot in homes

    Mid-century modern style hot in homes
    Back at the turn of this century, whenever I heard the phrase "mid-century modern," which was rare, I was puzzled. What's modern about a style that started before I was born and that came of age alongside "Leave it to Beaver"? But now, when I hear the...
  • New Lenox brothers return home

     New Lenox brothers return home
    The little house on Prairie Road in New Lenox — which a year ago had been falling down and in danger of being condemned — now looks brand-new. With sage-colored siding, white trim and a wreath hanging on the front door, it stood proudly...
  • Dealing from a fresh deck

    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...
  • Deputies ID man found dead in broad daylight on 18th Street

    Deputies ID man found dead in broad daylight on 18th Street
    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....
  • Lead poisoning statistics hold steady, state plans new efforts

    Lead poisoning statistics hold steady, state plans new efforts
    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....
  • Charter School Group Directed Work To Executive's Husband

    Charter School Group Directed Work To Executive's Husband
    HARTFORD — The Jumoke Academy charter school organization, now facing a state probe into allegations of nepotism, directed more than a million dollars in construction work to the husband of one of its executives, a Courant investigation has found....
  • Help Mom, Dad and Grandparents Tackle Summer Projects

    Help Mom, Dad and Grandparents Tackle Summer Projects If you are visiting older parents or an elderly grandparent over the summer take the time to offer help and assistance while you visit; helping older family members with household maintenance...
  • Live magnificently in your multipurpose den

    Live magnificently in your multipurpose den
    There's never been a better time to think about home improvement, especially if you have a den project in mind. Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies forecasts double-digit gains in home improvement spending for 2014, according to its...
  • For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own

    For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own
    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"...
  • Tamarac helps fund rehab of local homes

    There is good news for low- and moderate-income people in Tamarac who are interested in the rehabilitation of their homes. The city will have more money next year to help them out. The city will receive $356,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • New apps to aid in home design and renovations

    New apps to aid in home design and renovations
    Home owners and renters looking to redesign or renovate can turn to new apps to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently. Last year Americans spent approximately $130 billion on home remodeling projects, the highest...