Where We Live: renosaga


Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/24/2012

My renovation saga | green home design

Our Arlington County homeowner looks into an environmental-friendly renovation.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012

My renovation saga | Designing a home with old age in mind

Our Arlington County homeowner plans her home renovation around a time when she might have less mobility.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/27/2012

My renovation saga | A citation for an overgrown yard leads to questions about definition of weeds

Our Renovation Saga homeowner receives notice from the county that the weeds in her yard need to be trimmed.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/25/2012

My renovation saga: A break-in brings safety to mind

After her parents’ home is burglarized, Mary realizes she needs to think more about her home security.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012

My renovation saga: A desire for neatness competes with a penchant for clutter

In transforming her home, a retired professor confronts the aesthetic tension that has long defined her.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/04/2012

My renovation saga: Running hot and cold on green solutions

Mary reluctantly severs her emotional ties with green technology in favor of more practical but equally efficient alternatives.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/28/2012

My Renovation Saga: Community Forklift

Mary visits a place in Maryland that will take reusable building materials, architectural salvage, furniture and appliances. 

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/21/2012

My home demolition: Where will all the storm water go?

Why I’m trying to create a vernal pool

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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/14/2012

My home demolition: Struggles with the gas company

Getting the gas turned off shouldn’t be hard, right? Right?

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012

My home demolition: Why tear it down?

Our home demolition blogger explains why she chose to tear down and recycle her home.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/30/2012

My Home Demolition: Heating and air conditioning

Our home demolition blogger considers how to best insulate her home.

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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/23/2012

My home demolition: Building it green

Our home-demolition blogger visits a green-building supply store and has an eye-opening realization about geothermal energy.

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Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 04/15/2012

My home demolition: Minding the details

Learn what one homeowner is doing to make her house both suit her needs as she ages and help the environment through green techniques.

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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/06/2012

My home demolition: The architecture

Our home demolition columnist finds an architect to help build her eco-friendly dream house.

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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/27/2012

My Home Demolition Saga: Considering the wrecking ball

One woman’s project to tear down her home, build a new one, and “age in place.”

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