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San Leandro approves home repair grants for Trailer Haven residents

East Bay TimesEast Bay Times - Apr 12, 2017
SAN LEANDRO — Trailer Haven residents who saw large hikes in the rent for their mobile home spaces and utility bills will be getting some assistance from the city over the next year as part of a home repair program. The one-time $150,000 grant ...  

Interior Design

How interior design can affect the health and well-being of seniors

McKnight's Senior LivingMcKnight's Senior Living - Apr 17, 2017
Interior design can affect several aspects of a senior living community, including its reputation, revenue, resident happiness, staff morale and more. In fact, many older adults and their family members cite an attractive and “home-like” appeal as a ...  


Martha Stewart Easter decorating DIYs

Today.comToday.com - Apr 14, 2017
No one does Easter quite like Martha Stewart. Lucky for you, she's sharing some of her favorite Easter DIYs for you to adopt as your own! Closed Captioning. ON  


Building on success: Kenneth Estes leads state homebuilders association

Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalNortheast Mississippi Daily Journal - Apr 16, 2017
We started out just painting and wallpapering, and now we do everything from residential to commercial remodels and addition.” Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com Kenneth Estes, right, talks. Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com. Kenneth ...  


HOME PROFILE: Marblehead Colonial holds plenty of surprises

Wicked Local SomervilleWicked Local Somerville - Apr 25, 2017
A classic built-in cast-iron tub/shower combination and subway tile wainscoting are focal points in the Jack 'n' Jill bathroom shared by two identically sized bedrooms with deep walk-in closets with open shelving and built-in two-over-three drawer bureaus.  

Faux Painting

Salon NYC 2017: Muralists and faux-finish artists show off talents

NewsdayNewsday - Apr 13, 2017
She is known for her strié finishes (faux painting that creates a natural, fine-lined texture), as well as plasters layered to look like stone, marble or suede. One of her projects was a mural painted on a ceiling that displayed an ancient map with ...  


High lead levels found in some faucets at city schools

New York PostNew York Post - Apr 17, 2017
Amid rising concern over lead in schools, the DOE checked about 100,000 taps in elementary buildings — including water fountains and faucets used for cooking — across the five boroughs between December 2016 and February of this year. More than ...  

Bathroom Renovation

Are 2 sinks better than one in a bathroom renovation?

The Journal News | LoHud.comThe Journal News | LoHud.com - Apr 11, 2017
Question: A reader from Tomkins Cove wants to know: "We are thinking of updating our bathroom sink. It is a 71 inch long space currently housing one sink and an area for putting on makeup, etc. Our countertop is a laminate. Should we install two sinks?  

Kitchen Design

10 Things to Consider in Designing Your New Kitchen

CapeCod.com NewsCapeCod.com News - Apr 24, 2017
It's hard to imagine a new kitchen design without an island. That's just how popular they are. But the island isn't just another surface area. We spoke to Mid Cape Home Centers who say that the trusty kitchen island has come a long way. They can now ...  

Kitchen Makeover

See this 60-year-old kitchen go from dated to darling after a huge makeover

Today.comToday.com - Apr 20, 2017
“Make sure to do your research beforehand to narrow down the look you want, and shop around for the best options and prices,” she said. “It really pays to do your homework first.” You can see more of the kitchen makeover at Jenna Sue Design blog and in ...  

Wood Flooring

China turns to western NC trees for wood flooring and furniture

Winston-Salem JournalWinston-Salem Journal - Mar 30, 2017
ROBBINSVILLE — The rumor in the timbering parts of the mountains began a few years back: The Chinese are buying up the lumber mills. But those "Chinese" buyers in Western North Carolina are one charismatic man, Jimmy Lee, whose 11 mills include the ...  

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl Flooring Industry is Expected to be the Most Promising Markets By 2022- Foresight Research

TechAnnouncer (press release) (registration) (blog)EIN News (press release) - Apr 11, 2017
Vinyl flooring Market around the world is growing rapidly. Vinyl flooring is manufactured in many parts of the world and is the most popular product these days. The cost associated with Vinyl Flooring Industry is very less as compared to the flooring ...  

Laminate Flooring

7 Easiest Cheapest Laminate Flooring To Install Yourself

Insider Monkey (blog)Insider Monkey (blog) - Apr 10, 2017
If you want to avoid paying someone for labor costs and you'd rather do all the work alone, check out the easiest cheapest laminate flooring to install yourself. There are no two places I hate more on this earth than Lowe's and Home Depot. I appreciate ...  

Hanging Wallpaper

Building on success: Kenneth Estes leads state homebuilders association

Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalNortheast Mississippi Daily Journal - Apr 16, 2017
“Well, the neighbor told my wife how much money we could have made in this amount of time, and she said, 'that's more than I would have made in a week at Wal-Mart,' so we started painting and hanging wallpaper in 1994 and it's just grown from there.”.  


The Way We Were: Staff at Hanley plastering firm worked at city theatres

Stoke SentinelStoke Sentinel - Apr 12, 2017
Ken, who recently celebrated his 86th birthday, is pictured around 1951 with his colleagues at Hanley plastering company, H Hill & Son. The photograph, taken at the firm's base in Union Street, features both men and boys, some of whom look as young as 12.  


Plumbing Problems

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 15, 2017
Q. Hours after we moved into our new apartment in Queens — and days after we signed the lease — the landlord informed us that there was a problem with the plumbing. Because of narrow pipes, toilet paper cannot be flushed down the toilet. Instead, wet ...  


Open shelving and other kitchen design trends that an organizer hates

Washington PostWashington Post - Mar 28, 2017
Often, the open shelving becomes a display space in an area that would have been the perfect place to store daily dishes. Before you add open shelving, consider how your pieces will look and whether you're up to the task of keeping the shelves neatly ...  


Does tiling pay?

Wallace's FarmerWallace's Farmer - Apr 20, 2017
For tiling very poor to poorly drained soils, figure a 54-bushel-per-acre increase for corn and 18 bushels for soybeans. If land is somewhat poorly drained, pencil in a 30-bushel yield increase for corn and 12 bushels for beans. On moderately well ...  


Oslo psychiatric centre by Hille Melbye features planted courtyards and decorative brickwork

DezeenDezeen - Apr 9, 2017
Patients of Hille Melbye's psychiatric centre in Oslo are welcomed by a decorative brick building, which is surrounded by landscaped courtyards designed to act as an extension of therapy. Southern Oslo psychiatric centre by Hille Melbye architects. The ...  


Demand for Metalworking Fluids Will Witness a Moderate Growth During 2016-2026
MarketWatch - Mar 29, 2017

The role of metalworking fluids in large scale manufacturing is instrumental as their use ensures a longer life and operational efficiency of metal surfaces and components. Over the years, however, manufacturing processes have been remodelled to avoid ...  


Wall Colmonoy Announces EU Modern Furnace Brazing School 17-19 October 2017

AviationPros.comAviationPros.com - Mar 22, 2017
Preserving the tradition originated by the late Robert Peaslee, a brazing pioneer who invented the first nickel-based brazing filler metal, Wall Colmonoy offers the next session of the European Modern Furnace Brazing School on 17-19 October 2017 at ...  


Girl Scouts Learn Carpentry Skills In St. Paul

CBS Minnesota / WCCOCBS Minnesota / WCCO - Apr 1, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — About 100 Girl Scouts showed up at the Twin Cities Carpenters Training Center in St. Paul Saturday. Twenty-five female carpenters from North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters hosted the event. gb bike rack with gs ...  


Better Business Bureau: Choosing a tuck pointer for masonry

MyDaytonDailyNewsMyDaytonDailyNews - Mar 29, 2017
Do you own a home in which the brick and mortar is crumbling or just needs a facelift? If you're not a DIYer, you may leave this job to a professional. Hiring a ...  

Outdoor Lighting

Consider outdoor lighting to accent your home

C&G NewspapersC&G Newspapers - Apr 12, 2017
There are plenty of outdoor lighting options for your backyard, front yard, patio, driveway, walkway, deck or flagpole. The national chain of Lowe's Home Improvement offers several options. “Landscape lighting can accent a home's facade and landscape ...  


Stone steps

YouTubeYouTube - Feb 7, 2013
11:52 · How to Cover a Concrete Wall with Stone Veneer - This Old House - Duration: 8:21. This Old House 1,512,528 views · 8:21. Don't Pour New Concrete Stairs Over Old Concrete Stairs - Construction Tips - Duration: 6:27. stairbuilding 72,648 views ...  


$1.2 Million Harleysville Estate: Fireplaces, Massive Garage, Beautiful Lawn

Patch.comPatch.com - Apr 10, 2017
$1.2 Million Harleysville Estate: Fireplaces, Massive Garage, Beautiful Lawn. This Harleysville mansion sits on 1.8 acres and includes multiple fireplaces, French doors throughout, a massive garage, and much more.  


Operation Vandelay Industries: Upstate NY man charged for impersonating architect

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Apr 20, 2017
The New York Attorney General's office has charged Paul J. Newman with 58 counts of larceny, forgery and fraud Thursday for allegedly claiming to be a licensed architect. Newman, president of Cohesion Studios, Inc., has been hit with three indictments ...  

Interior Designer

Interior Designer Crush: Cheryl Luckett of Dwell By Cheryl

StyleBlueprint (blog)StyleBlueprint (blog) - Apr 11, 2017
Interior Designer Cheryl Luckett's core belief is that “everyone deserves to dwell in a space they absolutely love and can't wait to come home to” — and that design services should be affordable enough to make that happen. Today she shares her best ...  

Lighting Engineer

Hitchin street lighting engineer saves life outside St Albans crown court

Herts AdvertiserHerts Advertiser - Apr 13, 2017
Hitchin street lighting engineer saves life outside St Albans crown court. PUBLISHED: 13:11 13 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 13 April 2017. Fraser Whieldon. Ringway engineer Paul Wheeler, who used CPR to save a man in St Albans. Archant ...  


Female plasterer, 25, claims Wickes worker 'left her speechless with sexist remark'

The SunThe Sun - Apr 7, 2017
A WOMAN planning a DIY plastering job says she was left speechless when told by a Wickes worker: “I hope you're getting your husband to do it for you”. Jennifer Noakes said she had been shopping for supplies at the home improvement store when the staff ...  


Plumber: Looking for a versatile kitchen faucet

Sioux City JournalSioux City Journal - Apr 22, 2017
Question: Dear Ed: We're planning to remodel our tiny kitchen. We can only fit a smaller size one-bowl kitchen sink, but I'd like to have some extra features. I remember reading your past articles where you mentioned adding a filtered beverage faucet ...  

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