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The Weekend Poll: What's underfoot?

There may be no spot in the house that takes more wear and tear than the kitchen floor. What does the job best?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 18, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Home features , New construction , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Weekend Poll  
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The Weekend Poll: Which appliances could you do without?

Nobody is suggesting you start to churn your own butter. But are there any common household appliances that you really wouldn't miss if they were gone?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 4, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Home features , Poll , Weekend Poll  
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The Weekend Poll: Compact fluourescent bulbs

We're told they're the green thing to do. They're supposed to last longer and save money, too. So what's the verdict on compact fluorescent light bulbs?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  May 14, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Weekend Poll: Backyard wish list

What tops the list of improvements you'd like to make to your home's landscape?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  May 7, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Home features , Outdoors , Poll , Weekend Poll  
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The Weekend Poll: Are these decor trends tired?

Which decor trend would you most like to see retired?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  April 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Energy Star: A cheap and easy seal of approval

You won't believe what garnered the government's Energy Star seal of approval in a sting set up by the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan federal auditor: A gasoline-powered alarm clock. That's right, a completely bogus gasoline-powered alarm clock. I'll tell you I have never found these kind of yuks in a GAO document.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  March 26, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Chat today at 1 p.m.!, Elizabeth Razzi , February 19, 2010
Our homes are late to the tech revolution, Elizabeth Razzi , January 8, 2010
Consumer Reports takes washers for a spin, Elizabeth Razzi , January 7, 2010
A timely snowfall and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , December 18, 2009
Relining the chimney: Safety or scam?, Elizabeth Razzi , December 7, 2009
The holidays: A stress test for your home, Elizabeth Razzi , December 1, 2009
Remodelers: "It will die if you don't take care of it.", Elizabeth Razzi , November 10, 2009
Germany Takes Top Honors in Solar Decathlon , Elizabeth Razzi , October 16, 2009
Solar Winners, Chat Day and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 16, 2009
What's the Mortgage-Interest Deduction for That Yacht?, Elizabeth Razzi , October 13, 2009
Low-Tech Sustainable Houses and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 9, 2009
Early Peek at Solar Decathlon Houses, Elizabeth Razzi , October 8, 2009
Sidewalk Superintendent Browses Solar Decathlon, Elizabeth Razzi , October 5, 2009
A Flood of Solar Events and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 2, 2009
What Boomers--and Others Want in a Home, Elizabeth Razzi , September 29, 2009
WHO Urges Lower Threshold for Acting on Radon , Elizabeth Razzi , September 24, 2009
Empty Nest, and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 18, 2009
Fewer New Home Sales, But Greater Satisfaction, Elizabeth Razzi , September 17, 2009
Fortress Home: Swine Flu Redux, Elizabeth Razzi , September 3, 2009
...And You May Find Yourself in a Beautiful House.., Elizabeth Razzi , September 2, 2009
Protecting Your Identity and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 28, 2009
I Dream of Boxes: Three Moves in One Week, Elizabeth Razzi , August 27, 2009
Share and Share Alike: Vacation Home-Swaps, Elizabeth Razzi , August 18, 2009
When the Tree Branch Hits the Power Line, Elizabeth Razzi , August 11, 2009
Chat Plus: Finding the Right Balance in a Remodel, Elizabeth Razzi , August 10, 2009
Bills That Go Up, and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , July 31, 2009
Spinning a New Take on Pets that Shed , Elizabeth Razzi , July 29, 2009
Sleeping Porches: Romantic and Practical, Elizabeth Razzi , July 21, 2009
Think Snow! A Very Early Winter Forecast, Elizabeth Razzi , July 20, 2009
A Summer Break for the Air Conditioner, Elizabeth Razzi , July 7, 2009
Pre-Vacation Routines for Your Home, Elizabeth Razzi , June 30, 2009
What Metro Adds to Home Values, Elizabeth Razzi , June 29, 2009
Taking Stock of Your Stuff, Plus the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , June 26, 2009
Cucina Bella And the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , May 29, 2009
What's Not Covered by Flood Insurance?, Elizabeth Razzi , May 27, 2009
Virginia's Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies , Elizabeth Razzi , May 26, 2009
A Flag Primer for Memorial Day, Elizabeth Razzi , May 25, 2009
Inching Toward a Remodeling Comeback, Elizabeth Razzi , May 19, 2009
Foghorn Leghorn in the Yard; Weekend Reading , Elizabeth Razzi , May 15, 2009
Do You Really Need a Land-Line Phone?, Elizabeth Razzi , May 7, 2009
Fortress Home: Why I Don't Fret Over Pig Flu, Elizabeth Razzi , April 29, 2009
The Perfect Napping Spot, Elizabeth Razzi , April 27, 2009
Exploit Your Surroundings, Elizabeth Razzi , April 22, 2009
Talking Dirt at Dinnertime, Elizabeth Razzi , March 30, 2009
 
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