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Home repair assistance available

The Redding PilotThe Redding Pilot - Nov 8, 2017
HomeFront is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming 31st annual repair blitz in the spring of 2018. Interested homeowners must apply before Friday, Nov. 17 in order to be considered for help in the 2018 season. HomeFront offers ...  

Interior Design

10 Questions With... LucidiPevere

Interior DesignInterior Design - Nov 14, 2017
Interior Design: Where did you grow up, and how did it influence your work? Luca Pevere: When I was a child, I lived with my grandmother when my parents were at work, and grandmothers... well they can give a lot of freedom to young kids. I always tried ...  


This '80s decorating style is making a comeback

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 9, 2017
Pop culture from the 1980s is having a bit of a moment, and it's not just because of “Stranger Things.” Bold, blocky geometric forms, reminiscent of the design phenomenon known as Memphis, are making a comeback, according to Los Angeles-based interior ...  


Bonnie Jensen

Dickinson County NewsDickinson County News - Nov 14, 2017
She enjoyed wallpapering with Hilda Huelsbeck, sewing, cooking great meals, picnics and spending time with family. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Eugne and Elsie Tuel; two brothers, Harold Tuel and Kenneth Tuel; five sisters, Velma Reiter ...  


An updated gem in Sherborn

MetroWest Daily NewsMetroWest Daily News - Nov 5, 2017
The master has two windows on the side and two on the back, partial white wainscoting with dark green walls above and a wood fireplace made of brick with a white wood mantel and sides. The room has an original wooden post and two right-angled closets.  

Faux Painting

Tanglewood home bubbles with personality

Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Oct 18, 2017
Another custom touch in the home isn't nearly as expensive as you might think: faux painting. Robinson Hutton's friend Brigitte Howell of Fabulous Faux Finishes, worked on all kinds of things for her. She stenciled the foyer hall in a way that looks ...  


Foul smells come from water faucets

BurlingtonFreePress.comBurlingtonFreePress.com - Oct 28, 2017
Q. I am hoping you can help me. I have foul smells emitting from both the cold and hot water faucets in my home. The hot water heater is barely 6 months old so I doubt that the anode rod could be the problem. One of the “solutions” for my problem that ...  

Bathroom Renovation

Common renovation blunders and how to avoid them

Domain NewsDomain News - Nov 14, 2017
If you've decided to project manage a kitchen or bathroom renovation yourself, it's vital to know the correct order in which things need to be done. You need to know which materials need to be onsite when, and at which stage the various trades are ...  

Kitchen Design

2018 Houzz design predictions for the kitchen

Supply House TimesSupply House Times - Nov 14, 2017
Concrete accents, wallpaper-like backsplash tile and vintage lighting are among the top 5 kitchen design trend predictions for 2018 from home remodeling and design platform Houzz. Check out the full list below. 1. More color in kitchens. White will ...  

Kitchen Makeover

Habitat For Humanity, Pillsbury Team Up For Charity Kitchen Makeover

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Nov 15, 2017
The non-profit organization and brand came together determined to make this incredible kitchen makeover happen as part of their “Made At Home” campaign. “At Pillsbury this year, we are helping people make homemade memories through a partnership ...  

Wood Flooring

7 On Your Side and Consumer Reports puts faux wood to the test

KGO-TVKGO-TV - Nov 10, 2017
Consumer Reports put faux wood flooring through their rigorous tests to see which were the best. When Rachel Trobman updated her guest room, she wanted the look of wood and weighed the options. "We knew the cost associated with wood, everything like ...  

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl Flooring Demand to Grow 4.4% Annually Through 2021

The Legman News (blog)PR Newswire (press release) - Oct 18, 2017
CLEVELAND, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global demand for vinyl flooring is forecast to rise 4.4% per year to 3.0 billion square meters in 2021, exceeding the global flooring average pace. The increasing popularity of luxury vinyl tile will continue ...  

Laminate Flooring

Lumber Liquidators plans $36M settlement relating to Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring

Richmond.comRichmond.com - Oct 25, 2017
Lumber Liquidators plans a $36 million settlement to resolve claims brought on behalf of consumers who bought Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring that the chain previously sold. The Toano-based specialty hardwood flooring retailer said it and a ...  

Hanging Wallpaper

Martha Stewart: Career relaunchers offer 'tremendous value'

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Nov 16, 2017
We all know that Martha has spent the past couple of decades teaching and inspiring people about everything from baking the perfect cake, arranging flowers, hanging wallpaper and choosing the perfect paint colors. But did you know that before Martha ...  


Accrington and Rossendale College brings home three awards for plastering success

Lancashire TelegraphLancashire Telegraph - Nov 17, 2017
More than 180 people attended the Plaisterers' Training Awards Event in London to acknowledge and reward excellence in the teaching of plastering skills. At the ceremony Accrington and Rossendale College won the 'John G Robinson Trophy' presented to ...  


Plumbing coming to Victoria tent city

Globalnews.caGlobalnews.ca - May 14, 2016
VICTORIA – Plumbing is being installed at a tent city set up on the lawn of Victoria's court house. The province is installing running water and a flushing toilet at the homeless camp, where about 100 people have been living since last spring. Victoria ...  


Build Quick and Easy Shelving
Creators Syndicate - Nov 16, 2017

Dear James: My kids use the garage for all their junk. There is barely room for the standard garage stuff like paint cans, tools, etc. How do I design some simple shelves and how big should they be? — Dennis H. Dear Dennis: Shelving for the garage is ...  


Not sure I was smiling while tiling

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Nov 4, 2017
We spent Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday night working on the tiling. I had never tiled a floor before and before the night was over said it would be my first and last tiled floor. I chose a natural wood like porcelain tile that was six inches by 24 ...  


Grey brickwork to clad Upper East Side residential tower by DDG

DezeenDezeen - Oct 23, 2017
A host of art deco-influenced details are found in the design of this condominium building under construction in New York's Carnegie Hill, including patterned grey brickwork, vaulted balconies and brass frames. 180 East 88th Street by DDG. Slated for ...  


Metalworking Helps Local Students Build For The Future

www.localmemphis.comwww.localmemphis.com - Nov 14, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Locals students get a hands-on lesson on the art of metalworking. Students from several Shelby County schools visited the National Ornamental Metal Museum Monday to create their own work of art. The students first ...  


UltraFlex Power releases Dragon 15 induction brazing robotic arm
Automation.com (press release) - Nov 3, 2017

November 3, 2017 - UltraFlex Power Technologies has recently announced the release of Dragon 15 - their induction brazing robotic arm, which is designed to fully automate the brazing process for copper to copper, copper to steel, brass to copper and ...  


Maplewood carpentry and electricity students complete renovations on rental property

Record-CourierRecord-Courier - Nov 9, 2017
Juniors and seniors at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna who participating in the school's electricity and carpentry programs are receiving hands-on learning by completing projects at various locations in the community. The students are currently ...  


Potential sale of historic New Windsor church to masonry contractor raises concerns

Carroll County TimesCarroll County Times - Nov 17, 2017
The historic Pipe Creek “Brick” United Methodist Church in New Windsor has been for sale without a buyer for years. Now a buyer, a masonry contractor, has stepped up but some in the community are upset that the property will no longer be used for worship.  

Outdoor Lighting

Smart City Protocol on Its Way

EC&MEC&M - Nov 10, 2017
The TALQ Consortium formally updated its consortium scope to address smart city applications beyond smart outdoor lighting. The new objective of the TALQ Consortium is to extend its standardized software protocol for use between central management ...  


Stairbuilders convene at mysterious staircase

woodworkingnetwork.comwoodworkingnetwork.com - Sep 13, 2017
The SMA was founded in 1988 and is the only organization in the United States that represents dedicated professionals in the stairbuilding industry. The SMA provides educational opportunities for its members, architects, builders and building officials.  


11 fireplaces? A turret? Solarium? Forget Boston. Your $1M dream's right here (VIDEO)
Lowell Sun - Nov 5, 2017

In the center of Dunstable, $1.35 million will buy you a 6,600-square-foot, remodeled mansion with a barn-turned-six-bay-garage, heated greenhouse and gardens galore. This is a side view of the home at 519 Main St. See video and slide show at ...  


Oakland home built by architect couple asks $699K

Curbed SFCurbed SF - Nov 6, 2017
Architect David Pultz purchased the three-room cottage on the Emeryville border 24 years ago for $60,000. Over the last two decades, the house, located in a onetime industrial area, has transformed into a thoughtful abode crafted over time by Pultz and ...  

Interior Designer

A Florida-Based Interior Designer Loves the Challenge of Decorating an Older Property

Mansion GlobalMansion Global - Nov 13, 2017
Interior designer and “master colorist” Gil Walsh, author of “Gil Walsh Interiors: A Case for Color,” has homes—and Gil Walsh Interiors locations—in West Palm Beach, New York City and Martha's Vineyard. In New York, she helps clients update their ...  

Lighting Engineer

Thoughts on lighting thanks to Noon's launch

Stacey on IoTStacey on IoT - Nov 7, 2017
They are trying to replicate the custom programming a lighting engineer would offer with the Lutron professional line. The idea is that Noon combines customized lighting design with automation, whereas most other options on the market only provide ...  


Plasterer Records
Dying Scene - Oct 23, 2017

Dying Scene profile page for Plasterer Records with discography, tour dates, recent news, reviews, and user comments.  


Federal Reserve gains a plumber-in-chief with Jay Powell

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Nov 6, 2017
On the eve of his official nomination as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, Jay Powell was addressing an industry roundtable on the efforts to move the ...  

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