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    Dear Sally: Just over a year ago, my partner and I finally finished a major renovation of our home. We worked with a contractor for some of the projects and did other parts ourselves over long weekends.  It looks beautiful, but lately we’ve noticed some problems, cracks appearing over doorways, separation where there […]

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ASK SALLY Dear Sally: My husband and I recently bought a mid-1930s bungalow in a historic small town neighborhood. It’s a rambling old place with a lot of charm and, if I’m honest, a lot of things that need updating. We’re about to start working on the kitchen. The existing cabinets are solid pine, mostly […]

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Dear Sally, I’m the owner of an older home (built 1928) and my husband and I have started a renovation process of our downstairs. We’re still pretty early on in construction, but I’ve started to look fairly seriously at paint colors. It’s important to us that the house looks updated. But we collect a lot […]

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Dear Sally:   My husband and I have been remodeling the downstairs of our home over the past few months. Our contractor originally estimated that the job would be completed by the middle of October. As is often the case, we’ve had several unforeseen complications that delayed the construction process. This is no one’s fault—our […]

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Dear Sally: I have lived in my house a few years, and I am finally getting around to thinking about a backsplash in the kitchen.  We have a convection stove, concrete countertops and plenty of sunlight. But something is still missing. Since our kitchen is new and my home improvement talents are few, I definitely […]

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