Here is a happy problem: Should you renovate or move? No matter what choice you make, you are going to have something better.But when you get into the details, both options are stressful. If this is your decision to make, start by asking yourself whether you like the location of your home.You might find yourself saying you like the neighborhood, the commute, the access to … [Read more...] about Should you stay or should you go?
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Down is the new up when it comes to luxury homes. Or at least that's what architect Randy Correll said in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. Instead of expanding their homes' footprints or building new floors -- sometimes prohibited by local zoning codes or historical designations -- wealthy homeowners are building huge basements with amenities that most … [Read more...] about Instead of going up, mansions go down
Sometimes it pays to raze a house and build a new one.Is your house 80 or 100 years old and seriously damaged, but in a location you love? You might be better off knocking it down instead of trying to remodel or buying a house somewhere else. Tearing down a house is a good idea when:* The house has rotted beams and antiquated wiring or plumbing.* The foundation is faulty.* … [Read more...] about Should you remodel the house or tear it down?
The American Physical Therapy Association says there are things you can do to make shoveling snow a little less stressful for your body. They recommend:* Shovel in the afternoon if you can. More slipped discs occur in the morning when fluid pressure in spinal disks is higher because your body has been at rest all night.* Warm up your muscles before starting a strenuous task. Do … [Read more...] about Snow Shovel smart!
Is the best part of waking up cereal and milk in your cup? Turns out, dry cereal has quite a fascinating history, and while it's common today, it's also a surprisingly new invention. Before modern times, dry cereal wasn't really a thing. Folks might enjoy warm porridge or oatmeal, but not the cereal staples that now fill the breakfast aisle. Cereal offers a relatively … [Read more...] about A sweet history of breakfast cereal