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  • The National Home Maintenace Manual
    New book helps you to maintain your home
    Owning a home is comforting but it is also a huge responsibility. It’s great when things are new, but the only way to assure you are safe and comfortable long-haul, is to pay attention to maintenance. (Did we hear someone groan?)Often things...
  • Diamond Head Tower guest room
    Diamond Head Tower transformed by a $21 million renovation
    In time for summer travelers, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort recently completed a six month, $21 million renovation of the 17-story Diamond Head Tower. The transformation included refurbishment of all 380 guest rooms and suites,...
  • Turn your garage into an office, exercise space and more
    Turn your garage into an office, exercise space and more
    Just recently we received some photos with a story about how to turn your garage into a posh office. We already have an office but are entertaining the thought of turning an area of the garage into an exercise space. We followed up that idea with...
  • Renovate, Remodel ... Relax!
    Renovate, remodel book worth the read for homeowners
    Home renovation is always a big deal no matter the size of the project. It is easy to underestimate the amount of labor, the unseen costs, and clean-up, well, that’s a constant challenge. Even if the room is isolated in another wing, the...
  • See a real-life Barbie penthouse created by Nicole Sassaman
    See a real-life Barbie penthouse created by Nicole Sassaman
    Lifestyle Examiner received a copy of an extraordinary book called, BARBIE PENTHOUSE: A Chronicle of the Epic Renovation of the Famed Barbie Penthouse by NICOLE SASSAMANTo begin, this is unlike any other on the market. It arrived in a slipcase,...
  • Gramercy Park home renovation
    Cost of renovating a home in NYC
    Ok, we know the cost of a renovation depends on the scope of the project - whether or not you're planning on a budget-friendly remodel or a very high quality enterprise. But there are a few more general rules to consider as you contemplate a...
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    One rundown rental house gets fixed up in Brockport
    The exterior of one of the worst eyesores in Brockport has been fixed up in the past few days. Pat Doherty’s student rental house at 176 Utica Street has been a rundown wreck and the worst looking house in the neighborhood for as long as...
  • Cost of renovating a home
    Property renovations: What does your budget buy?
    Thinking of buying a "fixer-upper" and turning it into the home of your dreams? Or maybe you're looking for a way to boost value before putting your property on the market? Either way, you'll need to know how much those...
  • Modern Country cover
    Pining for country living? Look at the book Modern Country
    Modern Country takes you into the interiors of several French magazines—Côté Sud, Côté Est and Côté Quest. The interiors run from European locales such as Brittany to Corsica, Ibiza, to Cornwall. There are a variety of looks here as well:...
  • 100 Sassy Tips: Renovations
    Nicole Sassaman's book on her tips and Renovations is five-star
    Have we been living in a cave? Hardly. But Nicole Sassaman somehow escaped our radar until now when we heard she had a new book out called, 100 Sassy Tips: Renovations. Sassamon, we’re told, put in over two decades of buying, rehabbing and...
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    New addition, other improvements on tap for South St. Paul high school
    Plans for a multi-million-dollar upgrade to South St. Paul High School are moving forward with construction bids expected to be opened next week.The 1920s-era school, also known as South St. Paul Secondary, will have its original gymnasium...
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    St. Paul construction firm lands Farmington Library renovation job
    A St. Paul-based general contractor Thursday was gearing up to start work on exterior renovations at the Farmington Public Library after winning a bid from Dakota County.Parkos Construction Co.'s bid of $321,500 was the winner among six...
  • Chicago Metro Apartment Summit
    Chicago Metro Apartment Summit
    The Chicago Metro Apartment Summit convened on March 6th. Business leaders from all aspects of the rental housing industry gathered at Germania Place to discuss current trends and best practices. Michael Daniels, Chief Operating Officer, Cagan...
  • Old church gets an extreme makeover from volunteers, Ty Pennington, contractors and technicians for a community center in Tampa, Fla.
    Abandoned church being converted to a youth development and community center
    The former Presbyterian Church built in the 1900s has stood at the corner of W. Lamar and E. Palm Ave. in Tampa, Fla. abandoned untilSears Home Services'"Building Community Together"initiative was revealed and launched yesterday.It...
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart renovation
    Basilica of the Sacred Heart renovation
    While students and staff are relaxing at home over Christmas Break, construction workers will be hard at work at the University of Notre Dame's Basilica of the Sacred Heart. From December 26 to January 17, the Basilica will be closed for...
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