Author Archive

Leslie Pandey,

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  1. interior-design

    Would You Use an Interior Designer?

    What are the reasons why you would or would not work with an interior designer? That’s one of the hot topics being discussed in Home Remodeling and […]

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    Michigan Woman Brightens Foreclosure With Her Paintbrush

    It’s easy to dismiss the foreclosure crisis as one big, sad mess that you can’t do much about. But instead of pooh-poohing the crisis, one Flint, […]

  3. bellingham-house

    Garbage Truck Crashes Into Washington House

    This has not been a good news week for homes in the Pacific Northwest. First, there was the Portland, OR house that slid down a hill. […]

  4. cardboard-bedframe

    Remodeling Ideas — From College Students

    Photo courtesy NY Times Now here’s an interesting concept I came across in this New York Times article: If you’re thinking about forgoing your home improvement projects […]

  5. kennedy-compound

    The Kennedy Compound, Reagan’s House, and Other Homes of Presidents

    At left, the Kennedy Compound; at right, Ronald Reagan’s Bel Air home When Sen. Ted Kennedy, died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, it set off talk about […]

  6. lofts

    Tokyo Lofts Designed to Keep Residents Healthy

    The secret to staying young and healthy? According to New York-based architects Arakawa + Gins, it may be your house. But we’re not talking about just any […]

  7. Remodeling work

    $10 Basement Makeover, Using a Sharpie

    Homeowner Charlie Kratzer of Lexington, Kentucky thought the “classic cream” walls in his basement could use a little something. So what did he do? He took […]

  8. fall-colors

    Remodeling Color Spotlight: Orange

    (Photo courtesy of Flickr’s Ming chai) Since it’s October 1 today, we thought it would be fun to showcase the color that is synonymous with the month […]

  9. condo-up-for-raffle

    Michigan Woman to Raffle Off Condo

    Now here’s an interesting way to get your house sold in a down market: Raffle it off! That’s exactly what Angela Schaab plans to do with […]

  10. Kitchen with quartz counters (photo courtesy Silestoneusa.com)

    Is Quartz the New Granite?

    Here’s an interesting topic being debated in our Discussions section: How important is granite?For years now, granite has been one of the most popular kitchen countertop […]

  11. bank-owned-home

    Board-up Specialists in Demand

    What’s the latest trend in the home improvement industry? Well, it’s not something that “improves” the home per se, but rather something that protects it. I […]

  12. tiny-house

    College Student Builds Her Own House

    Photo courtesy the Hartford Courant A few weeks ago, Whitney wrote a great post about the housing conundrum that parents of college students face: Is it more […]

  13. spider

    Pests Make Themselves at Home in Foreclosures

    Last summer, Amy wrote about how California had been seeing a rise in cases of West Nile virus linked to foreclosed homes with swimming pools. As this CBS […]

  14. outdoor-living-area-1

    Outdoor Living Spaces Gaining in Popularity

    I was just looking over the results of the American Institute of Architect’s latest Home Design Trends Survey, and I noticed a few interesting trends. According […]

  15. real-estate-scam

    Real Estate Scam: Beware of Fake Agents

    The Miami New Times recently reported on a real estate scammer who’s been swindling in the South Beach area. It seems that a Frenchman that goes by the names “Chris” or […]