Spring/Summer Home Improvement 2009

15 Stories • Available March 2009
Reuse And Renew

Reuse And Renew

h what you have can create a beautiful atmosphere Cindy Cafferty Creators News Service Whether your motive is to save money or save the earth, recycling, reusing and refurbishing what you already o

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Cheap Chic

Cheap Chic

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That Old House

That Old House

ation can be fun, smart and even green Glenda Winders Creators News Service Whether your home is a classic architectural gem from another era or an older house with good bones, restoring it to its

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Patio Pleasures

Patio Pleasures

RES Turn your patio into a lounge area, an outdoor kitchen or both Chelle Cordero Creators News Service Home is a place of refuge. Maybe it's because of gas prices, the cost of movie tickets or the

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A Fresh Coat

A Fresh Coat

ts can wake up your home for pocket change Vicky Katz Whitaker Creators News Service You don't have to spend thousands to improve the look of your home. A coat of paint may be all that's needed. A

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Child's Play

Child's Play

an help in projects around the house Cindy Cafferty Creators News Service Think do-it-yourself projects mean doing it all by yourself? Think again. With a few tips, some simple strategy and a lit

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Storage Space

Storage Space

ht place to put everything can help your decor Isabelle Lipkin Creators News Service "A place for everything and everything in its place" is an old adage. But what place -- and where exactly -- are

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Small Spaces

Small Spaces

ome's inner spa in a small bathroom Christine Brun Creators News Service Last summer I joined millions of Americans who, because of escalating fuel costs and a weak dollar, took a "staycation." One

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Decor Score

Decor Score

e color or texture to a monochromatic room Rose Bennett Gilbert Creators News Service Q: We try to live an "eco-savvy" life, including the things we use in our home -- for decorating as well as eve

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Spring Ahead

Spring Ahead

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Tough Choices

Tough Choices

S Should you do it yourself or call in a contractor? Valerie Lemke Creators News Service In terms of both the challenge and saving money, home improvement projects can be a temptation to many a hom

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Tight Squeeze

Tight Squeeze

most of your small space is simple Isabelle Lipkin Creators News Service "Cozy," "intimate" and "snug" are all euphemisms real estate brokers often dredge up to convince buyers or renters about the

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The Best Tools

The Best Tools

al items that every homeowner needs Linda Pescatore Creators News Service The economy may be at a standstill, but your house won't stop creaking, squeaking and leaking just because you have less mo

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A Greener Spring

A Greener Spring

lenty of ways to make your house eco-friendly Chelle Cordero Creators News Service "Green matters. Boy does it ever -- indeed, forever. In fact, if we don't take green matters into our hearts and m

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Vintage Fun

Vintage Fun

n bring great character to your living space Diane Schlindwein Creators News Service If you want to give your house special warmth that makes it more inviting, adding antiques can help you say "wel

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Here's How

Here's How

ruction starts with a solid foundation Pat Logan Creators News Service Dear Pat: I have a backyard deck, but I would also like to build a patio on a level area adjacent to it. I need advice on what

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Home How-to 1

Home How-to 1

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Home How-to 2

Home How-to 2

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