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  • The house that home-makeover shows built
    The house that home-makeover shows built

    When "This Old House" premiered on the Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979, few could have predicted it would spawn an entirely new television genre: the home-improvement show. The series that made Bob Vila a household star and inspired the top-rated sitcom "Home Improvement"...

  • For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own
    For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own

    For twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, fixing up houses and selling them started when they were 17-year-olds in Canada. Now Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan (the licensed contractor) exercise their skills as the stars of "Property Brothers" and several other HGTV shows...

  • If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive
    If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive

    Are you struggling to sell your house? Did you have a renovation nightmare? Does your dwelling have its own story to tell?

  • New candle lines add a glow of inspiration
    New candle lines add a glow of inspiration

    Candles that are for enjoying classical music or are shaped by rushing water. Fragrances that encourage guests to linger or scents designed as tributes to the men in our lives. New L.A.-based entrants in the field of home fragrances are differentiating themselves through distinctive...

  • Cramped Valley home is renovated in a modern ranch style
    Cramped Valley home is renovated in a modern ranch style

    Even before Peter and Janet Shurkin moved into their 1950s Valley Village home, the couple knew they needed to make some renovations. "We liked it," Janet says, "but the tiles would fall off and none of the cabinets were working properly."

  • Rudolph Schindler-designed Bethlehem Baptist Church regains splendor
    Rudolph Schindler-designed Bethlehem Baptist Church regains splendor

    When the Rev. Melvin Ashley Jr. saw the for sale/lease sign on the side of the dilapidated Bethlehem Baptist Church a year ago, he found the answer to his prayers. At the time, he was searching for a venue where he could house his congregation, Faith-Build International, and extend its...

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