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    • How to Create a Garden on a Balcony or Roof Deck

      Experts answer questions about designing a leafy retreat high above the city If you’re lucky enough to have any outside space in the city, there are plenty of ways to turn it into a cool, green haven even if it’s high in the sky. Have questions before...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • Mortgage rates fall for Tuesday

      Several benchmark mortgage rates sunk lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both fell. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, remained steady. Mortgage rates are constantly changing, but the...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • 5 Things that Make Your Bathroom Look Messier Than It Is

      We talk a lot about shortcuts for straightening things up to make our living spaces quickly look neater and cleaner than they are: Even if you can’t scrub the grout or deep clean the oven as often as you’d like, you can still get the fresh feeling you...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • Kitchen Confidential: The Best Low-Maintenance Finishes

      Cut down on cleaning time and repair costs by adding these easy-to-maintain finishes to your kitchen If you want to cut down on the time it takes to keep your kitchen spick and span, you should take a closer look at your finishes. From flooring to har...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • Plumber: Soak up some bathtub information

      Q: Dear Ed: I recently read your article on choosing a toilet and I started thinking about my own new bathroom. Along with a toilet, I plan on installing a new bathtub as well. Can you list some tub types I can explore? – Betsy, Massachusetts A: There...
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    • 7 Reasons to Choose a Freestanding Kitchen Island

      Islands on legs have benefits, including an airy look. Would any of these work for you? For a kitchen island with a light and airy feeling, consider a design that resembles a freestanding piece of furniture instead of a solid group of cabinets. 1. Sho...
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    • How to Lay Out a 100-Square-Foot Bathroom

      An engineer shares 10 smart ways to efficiently lay out a bathroom A midsize bathroom with a double vanity, toilet, and separate shower and tub comes out to about 100 square feet. But that doesn’t mean you’ll find one right way of organizing those com...
      Written by Zarghami Group