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Author Profiles

Lisa Kaplan Gordon

is an avid gardener, a member of the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, and a builder of luxury homes in McLean, Va. She’s been a Homes editor for Gannett News Service and has reviewed home improvement products for AOL. Follow Lisa on Google+.


The 7 Most-Needed Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Relax. Here’s how to make short work of every common repair annoyance from a leaky toilet to a sticky window. Read More

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How Long Is That Remodel Going to Take?

Some remodeling projects go on for weeks and make a mess of your home life. Here’s what you need to know to survive. Read More

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Which Newfangled Appliance Features are Worth Getting?

We look at the latest appliance trends and tell you which bells and whistles are worth the price. Read More

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Cleaning Your Kitchen Appliances the Easy Way

If Mr. Clean isn’t magically popping into your kitchen to make it sparkle, you still can get that clean satisfaction with these easy appliance cleaning tips. Read More

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Top 10 Common Repair Costs

In the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require. Read More

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How to Help Your Appliances Last Longer

Do your appliances die before their time? Here are ways to keep them humming longer. Read More

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9 Kitchen Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

Remodeling your kitchen is a huge commitment. Make sure you’re getting the best return by making choices that’ll last. Here are 9 trends with staying power. Read More

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Tips on Buying Bath Vanities and Cabinets

Bath vanities and cabinets are steamed, banged, and splattered. Make sure the ones you select will work hard for you. Read More

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Do Homemade Floor Cleaners Really Work?

It’s easy to make your own floor cleaners, but not all will take out tough stains. We put DIY floor cleaners to the test. Here’s what we found. Read More

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Which Durable Countertop is Best for Your Kitchen?

Countertops are your kitchen’s tough guy, but they have to look good, too. Here are six of the handsomest, most durable countertops on the market today. Read More

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