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  • 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...
  • Sink Renovation Photo
    Re-assess your work space all the time
    It was very disappointing when the laminate counter-tops in the kitchen begin to deteriorate on the side of the sink where it is constantly exposed to water. No matter how we try, it seems impossible to keep a cutting board next to the sink...
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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...
  • UCLA, USC promoting food quality in low-income communities
    UCLA, USC promoting food quality in low-income communities
    Commonly lacking in low-income neighborhoods are big chain grocery stores, farmers, markets, and other healthy food sources. These areas are referred to as “food swamps” by public health experts because of their lack of available...
  • Jumbo-Renovation-Mortgage
    Renovation financing opening doors for potential home-buyers
    Potential home-buyers in California have an issue. They want to buy, they're actively home shopping, but they are spinning their wheels, a day late or a dollar short on every offer for their dream home.Housing inventory in California is...
  • All's lovely & fair in newly-rennovated Fairmont Chicago
    All's lovely & fair in newly-renovated Fairmont Chicago
    To celebrate the $2.5 million renovation of the hotel’s meeting space, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is offering a special Presidential Conference Package including one complimentary Grand Suite for every 200 room nights, an upgrade to a...
  • Your home: Move or improve?
    Your home: Move or improve?
    Not so long ago, purchasing a home was an investment, a sure thing. Buy, improve, sell at a profit. You just had to decide how much you should spend on each project to get your money back. Common knowledge was that a new kitchen would pay you back...
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    Interior Design: Five Home Renovations That Can Lead to Divorce
    Divorced couples all have their own personal horror stories of why their marriages came to an end. But according to a survey conducted by home renovation website Houzz, 12% of participants admitted to actually considering divorce because of the...
  • $10 million & the floor plan doesn't work
    $10 million & the floor plan doesn't work
    The headline was intriguing: the famous first daughter and her husband were about to purchase a condo in lower Manhattan for $10.5 million. Anything Clinton is an attention grabber, so the pictures invited studying.The building is a recent condo...
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    Renovating an urban condo: Your neighbors matter
    From the New York Daily News, an article about a noisy construction project. Between the lines of this one lurks the ultimate urban horror, or does it?The ongoing renovation of the 3500 square foot apartment has so far taken over two years. 3500...
  • ICOP interior of the ice rink
    Ice Connection of Pittsburgh gets rink makeover
    In late April, the Ice Connection of Pittsburgh closed its doors for a biennial two-week period during which the rink completely shut down for repairs and improvements to its facility, including the replacement of its entire ice surface.This year...