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Local Address Archive: Remodeling and repair

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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Guest chatter to talk about new lead-paint rules

Considering how much of the Washington area housing stock was built before 1978, when lead-based paint was banned by law, the new EPA rules set to kick in next Thursday will affect a lot of us. As of then, contractors working on all but the tiniest home-repair jobs will have to abide by strict rules designed to keep lead-laden dust contained to the work area and cleaned up thoroughly when the job is done.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  April 15, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chat Plus , Fortress Home , Remodeling and repair  
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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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Chat today at 1 p.m.!

Please stop by -- or send your comments ahead of time -- for today's Real Estate Live chat at 1 p.m. And this Saturday's Real Estate section features an Inhabit piece by Nancy McKeon. She takes us through a home in Northwest Washington that was remodeled in stages -- following the definition of "green" as it has evolved over the years.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  February 19, 2010; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Home features , 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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Older Entries in This Category »

Our homes are late to the tech revolution, Elizabeth Razzi , January 8, 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
Act fast to cash in credit card rewards, Elizabeth Razzi , October 27, 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
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
Chat Plus: Questioning the Appraisal, Elizabeth Razzi , September 21, 2009
Labor Day, Jobs and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 4, 2009
...And You May Find Yourself in a Beautiful House.., Elizabeth Razzi , September 2, 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
Think Snow! A Very Early Winter Forecast, Elizabeth Razzi , July 20, 2009
Taking Stock of Your Stuff, Plus the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , June 26, 2009
Chat Plus: Perils of a Damp Basement, Elizabeth Razzi , June 1, 2009
Inching Toward a Remodeling Comeback, Elizabeth Razzi , May 19, 2009
Foghorn Leghorn in the Yard; Weekend Reading , Elizabeth Razzi , May 15, 2009
Exploit Your Surroundings, Elizabeth Razzi , April 22, 2009
Winning Renovations and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , April 3, 2009
New Tax Credit, New Windows, Elizabeth Razzi , March 25, 2009
 
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