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Home Improvement

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  • Home Depot profit jumps 17% amid housing recovery

    The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings that jumped 17% over the same period last year. The Atlanta company reported Tuesday...
  • More nuggets from the national survey of consumer complaints and scams

     
    Today's Watchdog column briefly mentions a new national report and survey about the top issues people are complaining about and the most-common scams that consumer protection officials are seeing. Here's some more information from that report, including...
  • Home experts offer a dose of renovation reality

    Home experts offer a dose of renovation reality
    Home improvement shows are a mixed blessing, says Kent Drinker of Timberlake Building & Renovations. Drinker speaks from experience. The Annapolis-based project and client relations manager had his brush with television when his company was featured...
  • Some tips on exterior house painting

    DEAR TIM: I just got bids to paint the exterior of my home. Ouch! I'm a little afraid of being on a ladder, but I am determined to do this job myself to save money. Can you share any tips on what I can do to be more comfortable? I'd also appreciate any...
  • Tips for staying safe with DIY home projects

    Finally fixing that loose step? Planning to use power tools? Doing your own home repairs and projects can feel empowering, but if done improperly, it can be dangerous too. Last year, one-third of DIYers reported injuries while working on a home...
  • Vacants to value: growing Baltimore block by block

    Vacants to value: growing Baltimore block by block
    In East Baltimore, the 1200 block of North Broadway was once almost entirely vacant. Now a woman who moved to the city from Parkville has made it her family's home. There were once 25 vacants on this block; only six remain, all of which are under...
  • January 7: Home improvement contractor on trial for theft

    The Allen Township man needed his roof replaced. The contractor who came to his house offered to do the work and more, and seemed professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Nearly $35,000 later and with his second floor completely gutted, Leeander...
  • Book profiles simple cabins

    Book profiles simple cabins
    Here's a prescription for your cabin fever: architect Dale Mulfinger's new book, "Back to the Cabin." Mulfinger, who has designed cabins across North America, takes readers on a tour of 37 getaways, both old and new. Among them is the cabin in northern...
  • Change in quality of appraisers a cause of concern

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Many people have faced difficult moments during the housing crisis wondering whether the home they want to buy, sell or refinance would appraise out in value. We've answered a number of questions about appraisers and...
  • Cost vs. value of renovation: Are numbers reliable?

    Cost vs. value of renovation: Are numbers reliable?
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Today I read your response to a question about the cost (and value) of remodeling a bathroom. My husband was an art director for Remodeling Magazine for 10 years. It was a job and company he enjoyed greatly....
  • Gorilla clear repair take takes on tough jobs

    The makers of Gorilla Glue have come out with a clear tape that stands up to tough repairs. Gorilla Clear Repair can be used to fix most surfaces, such as cracked smart phone screens, broken headlights and torn tents. It's weatherproof, water-resistant...