| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Help for your home is on its way.
The Fort Lauderdale Fall Home Design and Remodeling Show returns to the Broward County Convention Center Nov. 15 – 17.
South Florida expertise will be on hand with two special features: “An Artist...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:31 AM
A true recovery of Florida's economy, one where jobs are plentiful and consumers feel confident, won't happen until the state's housing market muscles up and starts throwing its weight around again.
We've definitely seen some of that in the last year,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:16 PM
When hearth and home — together with a growing family and an onsite family business — are at the center of day-to-day living, a small and dated one-story farmhouse in Ellicott City begins to burst at the seams. To keep their extended family...
| Jul 26, 2013
They seem like an integral part of the house that should never wear out. Some scraping and painting might be needed, especially on the sills, but replacement? Windows, which were installed originally before the siding and trim, are difficult, disruptive...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:28 AM
When hiring a home improvement contractor, choose carefully. There are many good ones out there, but others will give you trouble, as I noted in today's Watchdog column about contractor Kevin Drake. Here's how you can try to protect yourself.......
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:07 PM
The inside of the vacant Port Mesa church is in thrashed disarray.
Broken-down doors, spilled roofing tar, shattered glass and trash are the evidence of vandals ravaging the former Westside Costa Mesa church and school from within.
The walls where the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:18 PM
The criminal case against swimming pool contractor Ed Mara Sr. has been dismissed after he repaid a homeowner he was accused of ripping off.
But Mara isn't out of deep water yet. The state attorney general's office now is trying to put him in jail for...