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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: 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)
Categories:  Home features , New construction , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Weekend Poll  
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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)
Categories:  Funny , Home features , New construction , Remodeling and repair  
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Is this the worst of it for remodelers?

The current quarter may be the worst point of the economic downturn for home remodelers, according to a report out Thursday from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Spending on remodeling is likely to start increasing after this quarter ends in March, and continue rising through the rest of the year.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  January 21, 2010; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New construction , Remodeling and repair , Statistics , The economy  
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Our homes are late to the tech revolution

Technology-based change keeps coming at us at the speed of the closest WiFi router, but not that much has changed around our homes. Well, technology has changed life in the family room. We have hi-def television with streaming movies. Interactive video games like the Wii. And Skype gives me free face-to-face communication around the world through my laptop. Yes, the tech revolution has made its way to my couch....and pretty much stopped there.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  January 8, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Home features , New construction , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Weekend Poll  
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Feds link Chinese drywall to 'corrosive environment' in homes

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's unsettling advice to people who live in homes made with Chinese drywall: "Spend as much time outdoors in fresh air as possible." On Monday, the CPSC reported there is a "strong association" between homes built with Chinese drywall and levels of hydrogen sulfide in the air and corroding metals around the home.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  November 23, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fortress Home , Home features , New construction , Remodeling and repair  
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Germany Takes Top Honors in Solar Decathlon , Elizabeth Razzi , October 16, 2009
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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
It's Official: We're Hot and Hip, Elizabeth Razzi , September 30, 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
Fewer New Home Sales, But Greater Satisfaction, Elizabeth Razzi , September 17, 2009
 
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