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11 Home Remodeling 'Precautions' You're Taking That You Think Are Smart (But Are Actually Mistakes)

Fraser Patterson | Posted 10.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Fraser Patterson

You've heard the horror stories about contractors running off with five-figure sums and new kitchens being ripped out because they didn't pass inspection. None of that will happen to you! You'll take precautions! Or so you think.

LOOK: This Kitchen Went Through A Serious DIY Transformation

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

You'll never believe it when you see the "before" pics.

PHOTOS: Two New Grads Renovate A Home With Impressive Results

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

Many things could have gone wrong in this scenario.

Is Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer?

Liza Hausman | Posted 08.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Liza Hausman

We've got the ins and outs of a backyard renovation.

Big Moves Ahead For Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.31.2013 | Celebrity

Months of waiting and an added 4,000-square feet later, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux can finally move into a place they call home. The eng...

They Won't Take That Away From Me

Tom Judson | Posted 07.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tom Judson

March 16 of this year I received a letter from Bank of America: "Although you have missed several of your monthly payments, it is not too late to get help. Please act quickly before time runs out." I suppose 40-odd missed payments can safely be counted as "several." But time running out? Methuselah should have such a surplus.

How Renovating A House Gutted My Marriage

Dan Crane | Posted 07.06.2013 | Divorce
Dan Crane

What happens when the one thing that is supposed to make you feel secure in the world upends your world?

Den Upgrade

Brian Kelsey | Posted 05.21.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brian Kelsey

Once upon a time, there was a small den, stuck in 1972. My job? Bring it to at least 2000! Easy, fun, and inexpensive. The best part is, you can do it yourself.

Lynne Peeples

What Middle-Class Parents Don't Know About Lead Could Hurt Their Kids | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

Erin Pavlica's family pediatrician had never recommended a blood lead test for any of her three children. And when she came in with her daughter Quinn...

Tales of an Irish Country House

Pam Peterson | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Pam Peterson

There's no sign and it's not on any map or in any GPS. After driving in circles and, finally, asking a shopkeeper, we found the little dirt lane with grass growing down the middle that led to Ballinderry Park.

History in the Walls

Pam Peterson | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Pam Peterson

In 1902, a letter was delivered to Monsieur le Baron de Thénard, at Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris. It was from a mechanic, demanding payment for the work he had done on the baron's yacht. In 2012, the letter was found in a wall.

Finding Joy Amidst Dust and Drop Cloths

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 11.18.2012 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

I wonder why there's no reality show about living in a house undergoing repair? The scenario's got everything: endurance, drama, living by your wits, sleep deprivation, fight scenes, transformation, the ruthless culling of the weak, and ultimately, hopefully, a happy ending.

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

This Stately Home's New Interiors Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We never would have guessed what was inside this stately stone 1920s colonial in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Mt. Airy. Though it blends right in ...

This Charming Townhouse Got Some Much-Needed Attention

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Sometimes the most impactful renovations are those that you can't even really see. That is the case with this amazing Park Slope, Brooklyn townhouse t...

I Have A White Couch...And Three Boys

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Dosoretz

They say your home should be your personal sanctuary, right? Last time I checked, my sanctuary didn't contain skateboards, trains or a diaper genie.

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.

Tips on Having a Happy Renovation

Toni Haber | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

In an attempt to save others from the costly and (seemingly) never-ending horror that renovating your home can be, I wanted to share my story. So here is what I learned.

Wells Fargo Pays Big Time To Settle Discriminatory Lending Claims

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

* City of Memphis had accused Wells of discriminatory lending * Bank has denied allegations, citing commitment to responsible lending...

6 Tips for Selecting the Right Team of Professionals to Work in Your Home

Women & Co | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Whether launching a new product at work or building the kitchen of your dreams, having the right people on your team to help you plan and execute is vital to success.

PHOTOS: See How This Bathroom Goes From Scary To Stylish

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've been following the progress of designer and blogger Abbey Hendrickson as she undergoes a DIY renovation of her New York farmhouse. You might rem...

The Strangers on Montagu Street: One of Karen White's Best Novels

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There are good books out there of course, but hard to put down? Not so many. That is why I am pleased to announce that Karen White's latest novel The Strangers on Montagu Street is definitely hard to put down.

Cachet Style: Makeover Your Home Online in 3D

Courtney Cachet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

Navigating the My Deco website brought back fond memories of Domino Magazine. Stylish design ideas, accessible and straightforward advice combined with the all important "Where to Buy".

Life in the "Lilong": My Shanghai Lane House Adventure

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Doctoroff

Lilong life has charm. But, with an open eye and mind, one can plumb the scene for insights on the fundamental motivations of Chinese people, even the structure of Chinese society