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JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
In Search of Antique Tools

Lee Richmond’s foray into the world of antique tool collecting was simply a young man’s means to an end. As an engineering student, Lee frequented the Philadelphia Museum of Art on weeken...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bathroom Flooring: A Wealth of Options

When it comes to bathroom flooring, you’ll find a wealth of options to fit any budget and style. Keep in mind the needs of the people who will be using the bath as you make selections, th...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bathroom Essentials: Tubs, Showers, and Sinks

Lifestyle is an important consideration when selecting tubs and showers. For instance, while people often fall in love with the looks and the idea of a sculptural soaker tub or air tub, b...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Quick Tip: Budget-Smart Bathroom Remodeling

As with any home improvement project, it’s smart to approach bathroom remodeling with special attention to budget—particularly since the national average for a bath redo is around $16,634...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Planning Guide: Bathroom Remodeling

Bathrooms continue to top homeowners' lists of popular rooms to remodel—and for good reason. As more Americans are carefully investing in their homes rather than selling, they realize the...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Architectural Salvage 101

Architects, designers, and homeowners are increasingly on the hunt for salvage materials whose superior grade and character have passed the test of time. “I think a lot of people are tire...

JANUARY 29, 2013 | TUESDAY
16 Gorgeous Galley Kitchens

The galley kitchen gets its name from its resemblance to the kitchen aboard a vessel— called the “galley.” The biggest hallmark of galley kitchen design is its layout: cabinet units, coun...

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 | FRIDAY
10 Essentials for an Authentic Home Movie Theater

Give theme-appropriate furniture and accessories top billing in your home movie theater.

OCTOBER 9, 2012 | TUESDAY
11 "Neat" Garage Storage Solutions

Is your garage a haven or a horror? Too often, we just shut the door and forget it when we walk into the house. But it’s so much easier to keep a garage organized if there are places to p...

AUGUST 20, 2012 | MONDAY
Porch Style

Americans love their porches, and for good reason. This neutral sliver of space between household tasks and yard work practically demands that you stop and relax, sip lemonade, catch up o...