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House Renovation

Seeing the Big Picture, Piece By Piece

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The concept of deconstructing for the purpose of constructing something better can be extended to our thoughts and attitudes as well. Such efforts at reconstruction will ultimately allow for a more positive impression and hopefully more rewarding relationship as well.

PHOTOS: This Old Townhouse Got A New Look

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 07.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

This house restoration is one for the books, folks!

A Couple Remodels A Desert Home As A Retreat From The City

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.12.2012 | HuffPost Home

California couple Dana Benoit and Steve Johnson, a principal of MDA Johnson Favaro Architecture and Urban Design set out to pay homage to the designe...

10 Things I'd Never Do Again When Renovating

Kimberly Mulligan | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kimberly Mulligan

In July 2011 my husband and I hired a general contractor and an interior designer to renovate our summer home in East Hampton, New York. Our plan was to get rid of all of our furniture and fixtures and completely redecorate every room from floors to windows to walls. We would also gut the outdated kitchen and bathrooms. After several weeks of discussing our design plans we handed the key to the contractor and left for our home in San Francisco. Nine months, 1000 emails and 50 phone calls later, we came back to our beautiful home which had undergone a major transformation.

She Renovated In New York City And Lived To Tell About It

Karen Marsala | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Karen Marsala

I rented a shoebox-sized apartment (300 square feet) downtown and was just happy to be back in civilization where my friends wold come and visit me. A fourth-floor walkup, the space was described somewhat generously as a one-bedroom. I had one window which looked into an air shaft where some weird man would stare at me and my apartment smelled like sweet and sour chicken.

Rescued by the House No One Wanted

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

I have a thing for rescue. Put in certain circumstances I act before I think, especially when crises involve animals. It's a reflex.

How To Transition Your Home Off Oil

Chelsea Green | Stephen and Rebekah Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Puttering around your own home, you may think the possibility of freeing it from fossil fuels to be somewhat remote. As our culture has progressed dow...

The Reno: My House Is Now An Archaeological Site

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Crittenden Frum

I went over and examined a rectangular pile of bricks. A hole above it indicated previous owners had eventually installed some sort of coal or wood-burning oven in front of it. Renovating. Just like us.

"Home, Sweat Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

In the last 10 years, I have learned that a house is not a home unless there is something to do. And there always is.

The Reno: Falling in Love

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Buying a house is like getting married. You make a hugely important, life-altering personal decision in a state of mind in which you should not be trusted to operate a motor vehicle.