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Budget-Minded Kitchen Remodeling Nov. 05, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I am on a fairly tight budget, but I really want to remodel my kitchen to make it more f... Read More

A No-Barrier Bathroom Can Make It Feel More Spacious Apr. 16, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: We are remodeling our small master bathroom and like the idea of a European-style, no-ba... Read More

The Contractor Nightmare Feb. 11, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

You might be one of the fortunate people who had a flawless experience adding a room, building a sec... Read More

Adding Another Few Rooms May Not Increase Your Value Dec. 24, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

I've had several calls recently from homeowners planning to sell in the next three to five years. Th... Read More

Upgrades and Fixer-Uppers Nov. 19, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

If I'm making upgrades to a new home, is it reasonable to pay for the upgrades in advance? Yes, it i... Read More

Plan Your Bathroom Remodeling in the Proper Sequence Nov. 07, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are planning a do-it-yourself project to add another bathroom for the children. What ... Read More

Minimize Risk From Lead Paint When Remodeling Jan. 17, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to remodel a 50-year-old house, but want to retain as much original charac... Read More

Let's Hear It for These Three Companies and Their Great Customer Service Aug. 16, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

There's a part of me that cannot believe we're going to do this again. Six years ago, my husband rem... Read More

Stuck in the Corner? Dec. 06, 2017

Small Spaces

It's never pleasant to be stuck in a corner, is it? When the only available table in a cafe is that ... Read More

No More Huge Islands Oct. 19, 2017

Small Spaces

Let's hear it for smaller kitchen islands, please! It is time to dispel the myth that a 5-by-10-foot... Read More

Choose Unique Materials to Expand Space Aug. 23, 2017

Small Spaces

It is easy to be overwhelmed by all the decisions involved with remodeling a major bathroom. Where d... Read More

Drugs and Keys Nov. 06, 2016

House Calls

Ms. Lank: You had a question in the column about staging a home for an open house, and you wrote to ... Read More

Tips for Installing an Additional Half Bathroom Oct. 27, 2016

Here's How

Dear James: We could use an additional bathroom in our house. Installing a small lavatory in a close... Read More

Make Room for Dining Table Jun. 01, 2016

Small Spaces

There is nothing more fun than spending a leisurely Saturday rearranging furniture. But when you're ... Read More