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Home Improvement

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  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Building permits thorny issue in Wilmette

    Building permits thorny issue in Wilmette
    Wilmette officials are concerned about the number of residents completing home improvement projects without proper permits, some of which could contribute to flooding and other issues. If they seek variances after the fact, trustees are put in the...
  • Warranties: Dubious value

    Warranties: Dubious value
    Home warranties, maintenance plans and service contracts have two things in common. One: You pay upfront to cover home repairs and services even if you never need them. Two: Many plans will pay for only part of the fix. Sound like a bad deal? On Angie's...
  • Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities

    Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities
    More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials. "We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
  • 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...
  • Home Depot earnings jump 43%; retailer boosts full-year forecast

    Home Depot earnings jump 43%; retailer boosts full-year forecast
    Home Depot, the country's largest home-improvement retailer, reported a 43% jump in third-quarter earnings, thanks largely to the housing recovery. Net income rose to $1.35 billion in the quarter that ended Nov. 3 from $947 million a year earlier....
  • 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...
  • 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...