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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+.


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Are You Ready for Glow-in-the-Dark Trees?

They’re no longer science fiction. A team of California biologists has already created glowing plants, and now they’re working on glowing trees. Read More

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Tips for Taking Down Walls and Creating an Open Floor Plan

Stuck in a home with too many walls? You can get that open floor plan you’ve always wanted. Here are tips and advice on how. Read More

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Do Organic Home Remedies for Lawn Care Work?

Think you’re smart and thrifty feeding flat beer to your lawn? Think again. Home remedies for lawn care may cost you more than you think. Read More

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Goodbye, Polar Vortex; Hello, Home Maintenance Headaches

The winter from hell may be about over, but your home maintenance headaches are about to begin. Here are some polar vortex leave-behinds that need your attention. Read More

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Lawn Care Maintenance Tips to Revive Your Frozen Turf

Has the polar vortex wrecked your lawn? Here’s how to bring back the green. Read More

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Did You Know Dirty Light Bulbs Waste Energy?

Dirty light fixtures not only look bad, they reduce brightness and waste energy. Here’s how to clean your fixtures and brighten the room to boot. Read More

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Kitchen Lighting Design Tips

The right lighting in your kitchen brings out the best in cabinets, countertops, food — and you. Here’s our guide to kitchen lighting design. Read More

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Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get the Effect You Desire

Light changes color, so your lighting design — a top priority for any remodel — should help guide your color choices. Here’s how. Read More

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Lighting Isn’t Cheap: Here’s How to Do It Right

With the cost of today’s bulbs and fixtures, it pays to plan for lighting on the front-end of your remodel. Read More

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