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  • Tending To Backyard Trees

    Even if you’re not a tree hugger, there’s a lot to love about having trees in the yard. But hey, rot happens. And so do overgrown branches. And pests. When it’s…

  • Safest House In The World

    The appearance of panic rooms or safe rooms in homes isn’t commonplace, but it’s not just something out of a Jodie Foster movie anymore. A super luxe home outside Los Angeles…

  • Water Damage Repair – Getting Started

    A few months back we featured a series on identifying, isolating and drying water damage in the home. The series left off after an effective drying system is set-up, and your…

  • Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

    Universal design to benefit seniors and the physically challenged is an under served sector of home and interior design. But with the aging boomer population, there is an opportunity for manufacturers…

  • CES 2010 Home Security Highlights

    The Consumer Electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas is a lot to take in and although the gadgets and audio/video components are really the heavy hitters, we did find some jewels that…

  • Taking Down Christmas Lights Safely

    Usually we are in no rush to take down Christmas lights and will wait until the first weekend after the new year. As always its important to not forget these safety…

  • Prepping for the Blizzard of 2009

    It looks like 2009 will end with one of the biggest storms to hit the Eastern seaboard in years. Hard to imagine since it hit nearly 80 degrees today here in…

  • 7 Deadly Sins that Lead to Hoarding

    We love our stuff. That might be one of the reasons we moved from NYC, there just wasn’t enough room for our stuff. Fortunately in New York we had a loft…

  • Simple Safety Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

    If you’re decorating for Christmas this weekend we’ve got some simple light hanging tips that are great safety reminders. 1. Use the Proper Lights – If you hang lights outdoors make…

  • Best Christmas House Decoration Ever

    A reader just sent over one of the greatest Christmas house decorations we’ve ever seen which gives new meaning to “hanging” Christmas lights. It also qualifies as an April fool’s joke!…

  • Chinese-Made Drywall May Not Be the Only Culprit

    As the Consumer Products Safety Commission probes deeper into the tainted Chinese drywall issue they’ve also discovered that a small number of homeowners are reporting American-made drywall is causing some of…

  • Chinese Drywall Saga Continues

    We’ve been following the toxic Chinese drywall story this past year and a Federal investigation from the Consumer Products Safety Commission just released a report stating, “a strong association exists between…