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Money down the drain: The hidden costs of plumbing renovations in Finland

Delays, shoddy work and rising costs mean many homeowners and tenants question the system of replacing of outdated copper pipes. The plumbing renovation on Paul Newill's* apartment building began in J... read more

The Hidden Home Improvement Disasters That Can Wreck Your Budget

Advertisement For example, in what was supposed to be a pretty straightforward bathroom remodel in my home, contractors found out the bathroom drain ... to your renovation budget, House Logic says. Th... read more

Tips from design pros on how to reinvent your home — or build a new one

We asked architects on the panel to weigh in on ways to keep down remodeling ... Hidden challenges: Removing and replacing old infrastructure, such as plumbing and electrical, can be complex. When you ... read more

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Strategies for Keeping Your Basement Flood-Free

it can cost as much as $10,000. Your local landscaping company would either be able to install a French drain or know somebody who could, Southcomb says. [See: 8 Home Remodeling Projects That Are Wort... read more


Fall is the time to prepare your home for winter

Clean the air filter on stove hoods, which tend to be grease magnets. And pay attention to plumbing. "Your shower may be fine for three minutes a day, but what if you have guests coming?" Jon Wittmaac... read more

Finland transforming housing trade system to digital age

Buying a residential property in Finland is set to become easier and faster, according to a group of banks and businesses who aim to whisk the country's real estate system into the digital world. A nu... read more

Not Afraid of Color, Interview with Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers today. He has over 3000 products in production, countless awards and an ever growing list of collaborations; exhibitions, restaurants, banks, automat... read more

Rainwater harvesting: Catchment comes with a catch

"We wanted to put in the rainwater system up front when we renovated last year, but we got so much resistance from the plumbing inspector ... save a little money while lessening the strain on local wa... read more

Clues to Finding Buried Fuel Oil Tanks

A leaking underground storage tank (LUST) can contaminate the soil as well as the home, creating an environmental hazard that can cost a ridiculous amount of money to clean up ... Sometimes they just ... read more

Decorating a Bathroom

Some fixtures and fittings ha­ve changed in style over the years since indoor plumbing first ... To save the most money on a toilet, choose a basic gravity-assist two-piece model in white (sometimes a... read more

Flushed away

Many of Bazalgette's greatest engineering achievements were either hidden from public view ... A selfish corrupt racketeer, who made his money from selling watered-down penicillin on the black market ... read more



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