Renovation & Restoration

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A remarkable makeover of a 1960s ranch

Transforming a 1960s ranch into a home suited to today’s lifestyle was not as easy as it first appeared.
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Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More

Free up countertop space and keep often-used items handy by making your backsplash more resourceful
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How to Get a Tile Floor Installed

Inventive options and durability make tile a good choice for floors. Here’s what to expect
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10 Features That May Be Missing From Your Plan

Pay attention to the details on these items to get exactly what you want while staying within budget
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How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets

Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY project or with help from a pro

How to Get a Tile Floor Installed

Inventive options and durability make tile a good choice for floors. Here’s what to expect

Why it's important to have a user-friendly bathroom

Several homeowners share stories of how they transformed these rooms to function for family members of all ages.

Tips for designing a user-friendly bathroom

Here are some pointers for making your home bathroom more user-friendly for everyone in your family and those with special needs

Easy fixes for a safer bathroom

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 percent of bathroom injuries among teens and adults happen in the bath or shower.
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LEDs: A Bright Future for Kitchens

LEDs are becoming the first choice in lighting design.

A Designer Shares Her Kitchen-Remodel Wish List

As part of a whole-house renovation, she’s making her dream list of kitchen amenities. What are your must-have features?

Kitchen Confidential: A Guide to 6 Island Styles

L-shaped, galley, rolling or curved? See what kind of kitchen island might be right for you

Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More

Free up countertop space and keep often-used items handy by making your backsplash more resourceful

Kitchen Confidential: How to Measure Your Cabinets

Follow these quick and easy steps before calling in the pros
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11 Quirky Features Worth Preserving in Historic Homes

Dumbwaiters, root cellars, phone niches: Vintage details such as these add charm and tradition to a house
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Repurposing an Old House

A brick building in Keene is transformed into an energy-efficient coffee roastery.
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An Elegant Pied-à-Terre

A short walk from Boston’s theater district, a tiny condo in an historic home is now a New Hampshire couple’s weekend getaway.
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