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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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The Rewards of Remodeling

Avocado-colored appliances from the 70s may be rusting on cracked linoleum floors. Stains in the grout or scuffs on the hardwood make dinner dreary. Your sister-in-law’s gleaming new range might inspire jealousy-;or, you could simply be ready for a change.

According to the Mintel Group’s research, the US market for kitchen renovation reached $17 billion in 2005. And US Census Bureau statistics calculate that home improvement projects accounted for almost 75% of the $198.6 billion that homeowners spent on their residences in 2004, with kitchen renovations at the top of... Read more of "The Rewards of Remodeling"»

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Your New Kitchen

Your New Kitchen

The contemporary kitchen is far more than a room for food preparation. In many homes, it is the primary gathering place, a space where people eat, study, socialize and entertain.

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Miracle Paint

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Design Economics

Hiring a professional to remodel your kitchen (or help with...

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Ready to Work

Thanks to the housing crisis, contractors and craftsmen are...

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