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Tracking chronology of home a fun hobby

June 28, 2012 ST PAUL, Minn. — The construction of Julian Sellers’ bungalow in St. Paul, Minn., was started in 1926 and finished in early 1927. The builder was a Swedish immigran. more »»

Decorating material mimics many items

June 21, 2012 Choosing tile for your home once meant picking from among a handful of pastel ceramic squares. more »»

Companies reuse old building components

June 7, 2012 NASHVILLE — Industrial designer Robert Hendrick was on a tech career track out of college until two things happened that changed his trajector. more »»

Outdoor ornaments take on lots of color

May 31, 2012 SEATTLE — I feel like Alice in Wonderland. Sprinting past an alligator drinking a soda pop and a T-Rex playing guitar, I lean toward a family of colorful metal toadstools that come to my knee. more »»

Homegrown veggies, meats more popular

May 24, 2012 MONTPELIER, Vt. — A committed “locavore,” Robin McDermott once struggled to stock her kitchen with food grown within 100 miles of her Vermont home. more »»

Craftsman turns tree parts into masterpieces

May 17, 2012 FAIRBANKS, Alaska — To an untrained eye, the property surrounding Phil Marshall’s home along Skyline Drive looks like it houses a vast, eclectic and surprisingly well-organized firewood collection. more »»

Quality, affordable furniture highlighted

May 10, 2012 MILAN — Philippe Starck said his philosophy of democratic design, or quality pieces at accessible prices, is paying off in the ongoing economic crisis. “People are intelligent. They want quality. more »»

Striking synthetics take decorating to the next level

May 3, 2012 Next time you’re having a backyard barbecue or going mod with some new furniture, thank science. more »»

Get into the swing of spring cleaning

April 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — It seems the winter weather has finally bowed down to the next season (knock on wood), which means residents and businesses alike are getting themselves in full spring mode. more »»

Increase in building permits promising

April 19, 2012 WASHINGTON — U.S. builders requested the most permits in March for single-family homes and apartments in 3 1/2 years, suggesting that many expect the housing market to improve over the next year. more »»



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