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The row houses of Saratoga
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The row houses of Saratoga

When an inferno raced through five 19th century Woodlawn Avenue brick row houses in July, it jeopardized one of the few Saratoga Springs examples of the brownstone-style homes that are so numerous in New York City.
 
Security systems can protect against break-ins

Security systems can protect against break-ins

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
More and more American homes are being burglarized, the Associated Press reports -- all in pursuit of gold, whose price peaked last month at $1,891 an ounce.
 
Wall-to-wall carpeting making bold comeback

Wall-to-wall carpeting making bold comeback

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
After years of being ripped out and kicked to the curb, carpet is making a comeback. And not just the neutral-toned carpets of recent years, but ones that are boldly colored or patterned.
 
Decks getting fancier, easier to maintain

Decks getting fancier, easier to maintain

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
The deck has gone high tech.
 
'Mother-in-law' suites in demand, builders say

'Mother-in-law' suites in demand, builders say

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.
 
Fall an ideal time for reinvigorating touches

Fall an ideal time for reinvigorating touches

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Spring may be the season of cleaning out clutter and brightening up the home, but fall can be equally inspiring.
 

Prepare for the cold while it's still warm

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Late summer is a perfect time to start preparing for winter.
 
Trees can be prepped for harsh winter weather

Trees can be prepped for harsh winter weather

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
It's a rite of fall -- green leaves turn red and gold and then fall as trees prepare themselves for winter. It's an excellent time to give your trees a good once over.
 
Kitchen sinks get eye-catching updates

Kitchen sinks get eye-catching updates

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
If you haven't looked at kitchen sinks in a few years, you might be surprised. Kim Kubicki of Overland Park, Kan., certainly was when she recently remodeled her kitchen .
 

Kids should have own space to do homework

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Kids may want to do their homework at the kitchen table with a sea of activity surrounding them. Many experts say they shouldn't.
 
 

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