Renovating with Heat and Water Conservation in Los Angeles

Remodeling? Consider these modern methods to improve your L.A. home’s heating and cooling Renovating a house in L.A.’s extreme climate requires special measures. Heat is intense during the summer and

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2021 Cottage Community: Finishing Touches | Ep. 3

> Host Chris Ermides is back at the Idea House, where the finishing work is well underway. From bathroom tiles to kitchen countertops, from built-in workspaces to scenic screen porches—here’s

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My Sweeten Story: A Slow-Brewing Remodel Speeds Up in Queens

remodel in a Jackson Heights co-op delivers an open floor plan, kitchen peninsula, and spa bathroom “After” photos by Kate Glicksberg for Sweeten Homeowners: Dia, a personal trainer, and Alex, a

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How to Make and Mix Concrete

> iStock Concrete projects can be tough work. While there isn’t much you can do about the labor, you can lighten the load on your wallet by making your own

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How to Soundproof a Door

> Jared Kuzia How can you stop—or at least reduce— noise coming from outside a room? Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to soundproof an interior door, and we’ll

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6 things you should know about smart home technology

You may have heard of a ‘smart home’ but what exactly can it do for you? Getting the right smart home tech and using it effectively can make your home

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Meet Sweeten Washington DC General Contractor Jennifer

This Sweeten general contractor strives to do good for others At Sweeten, the experts in our network are experienced contractors and design pros we’d be thrilled to have working in our own homes. We check their licenses,

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Behind the Build | 2021 Cottage Community Idea House

> Shake the Tree Productions Builder Jerry Effren and his team are racing toward the finish line at the TOH Cottage Community in Norwalk, CT. Builder Jerry Effren had originally

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How to Frame Out Basement Walls

> Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls. Whether you’d like to partition your basement into more functional areas or you’re just tired of looking at

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How to Fill a Hole in a Brick Wall

> We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent. Since it’s such a small repair, it may

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