Front Porch Remodel Guide: Types, Costs, Timeline

Get started gathering details you’ll need: the front porch design, the permits, and the renovation process One reason you may love your neighborhood is that it is neighborly and friendly. Front porches allow friends and family to stop by and enjoy a cool drink and warm conversation. Front porches, too, are neutral spaces where strangers …

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12 Hacks to Lower Your Utility Bills Even Further

You have heeded the typical advice: turning off the lights when not in the room, using energy-efficient appliances around the house, reducing shower times, etc. But you’re still staring at the bottom line of your utility bill knowing you can do better. If you are looking to lower your utility bills even further, here are …

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A Gut Kitchen Remodel in Manhattan Revives in Color

Small-space appliances work with full-sized gusto in this Upper West Side gut kitchen remodel “After” photos by Kate Glicksberg for Sweeten Written in partnership with Sweeten homeowner Before: In this gut kitchen remodel, technical needs took priority over aesthetics When the laminate on the cabinets started peeling off, I couldn’t wait any longer. The kitchen looked …

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Why You Should Consider a Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

What is the difference between a dry only vacuum, and a wet and dry vacuum cleaner? As its name implies, a dry only vacuum cleaner is meant for cleaning up dry solids such as dust, dirt and soil. The way it operates is very straightforward; the electric motor creates a vacuum or low pressure area, …

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How Much Does It Cost To Tile a Bathroom?

Consider all of the materials (not just the tile itself!) plus labor to get a true picture of what it’ll cost to tile a bathroom When budgeting for a bathroom tiling project, it’s easy to become focused on the cost of the tile itself. After all, tile is at the heart of the project; it’s …

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A West Village Condo Renovation Enters a New Century

Retired homeowners—and their visionary architect—went for it, floor to rafters “After” photos by Kate Glicksberg for Sweeten Written in partnership with architect Aaron Davis, A.I.A., and Sweeten homeowners Ilene and Neil Homeowner: After living in their West Village condo for over 15 years, Neil Berkson and Ilene H. Lang decided it was time for a total …

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A 1950s Home Remodel is Pandemic-Life Perfect

Stifled by work-at-home requirements, a newly-purchased 1950s home transforms with a remodel “After” photos by Advanced Focus Photography for Sweeten Homeowners: Amy and Kevin posted their 1950s home remodel project on Sweeten Where: Westchester neighborhood, Los Angeles, California Primary renovation: Updating the 1,538-square-foot house, the couple revised the living room, kitchen, and “his” and “her” …

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