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Feel The Heat: At-Home Saunas On The Rise

Feel The Heat: At-Home Saunas On The Rise

They say that your home is your sanctuary, so it only makes sense that your space reflect your interests, tastes and, in the case of at-home saunas, your leisure preferences. What may sound like a frivolous addition to some is an inviting paradise to others. The Wall Street Journal reports […]

Don’t Get Soaked By Long-Term Pool Costs

Don’t Get Soaked By Long-Term Pool Costs

In continuing a discussion about things I’d like to have in my dream home (including a secret room), an in-ground swimming pool tops the list. I’ve loved to swim and be near the water since I was a kid, and I’ve always thought that having a pool in my backyard […]

Solve Your Landscaping Woes With Goats

Solve Your Landscaping Woes With Goats

During the dog days of summer, one of the last things you want to do on a regular basis is tend to your lawn. Yet if your yard is truly out of control, here’s an idea from the Wall Street Journal about how to keep those unruly grasses and weeds […]

The Renovation Chain of Command

The Renovation Chain of Command

We’ve been following this great home renovation series from the Wall Street Journal as a tech editor, Julia Angwin, continues to renovate her Harlem Brownstone. This week she shares a humbling experience regarding the chain of command when it comes to a renovation. It’s a lesson learned and fortunately Julia’s […]

Follow a Brownstone Renovation in the Wall Street Journal

Follow a Brownstone Renovation in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is one of my favorite papers and this goes beyond their outstanding business news. If you dig a little deeper you’ll find some of the greatest coverage of art, science, fashion and home related stories that you would read anywhere and with newspapers and original reporting […]

Las Vegas Boom Now has some Construction Workers Gone Bust

Las Vegas Boom Now has some Construction Workers Gone Bust

We want to highlight how the construction slowdown is effecting peoples lives especially in what used to be hot markets such as Las Vegas. No other city could match the commercial building frenzy that Las Vegas was able to sustain from the early 90′s until 2007 but now that many […]

The Incredible Shrinking Sofa

The Incredible Shrinking Sofa

The trend to small homes is starting to take hold as they are typically more energy efficient and community friendly. Smaller furniture is following this lead and is now coming in vogue. New Yorkers have always been limited in living space and a few furniture manufacturers and websites have catered […]

Homeowners Against Drunk DIY’ers (HADD)

Homeowners Against Drunk DIY’ers (HADD)

No, this isn’t a renovation gone awry but a clever DIY costume by Mindy of Fixer-Upper. It’s her reaction/mocking of a recent WSJ article The Three-Martini Renovation. There is a trend among some homeowners to bundle cocktail parties with their friends and families into remodeling gigs that can have disastrous […]