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Home Warranty Rating Methodology

The This Old House Reviews team is committed to providing comprehensive and unbiased reviews to our readers. This means earning your trust through transparency and having the data to back up our ratings and recommendations. Our Rating Methodology for Home Warranty Providers With that in mind, we spent time creating an objective rating system to score each home warranty company. Here’s what that review process looks like: We call every home warranty provider, talking to sales agents and company representatives. We get quotes, ask questions, and fully understand the protection plan offerings. We test the customer service, including factors such…

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Did Our Net-Zero House Meet its Energy Goals?

A combination of passive solar design, upgraded insulation and windows and a photovoltaic array helped this Minnesota house to net-zero status in 2019. Utilizing higher levels of insulation, high-performance windows, passive design, whole house electrification, and a 9.8 kW solar energy system, we were successful in being net-zero in 2019 with the house producing approximately 800 kWh more electricity than we used. We designed our net-zero house in early 2017 and broke ground in the fall of 2017 with the build completed in late 2018. Solar panels were installed and commissioned on January 3, 2019. Now that it’s 2020 we…

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Steal This Look: A Clean, Well-Lighted Study by Designer C.S. Valentin

Not only is A Colonial House in Bellport with Uncommon Style from French Designer C. S. Valentin one of our favorite house tours ever on Remodelista, but it also features one of my favorite room images ever. The picture showcases the cozy study on the second floor of his client’s classic New England house. With its soft light, quiet hues, and white walls (unadorned save a framed drawing by a child), the room is a palette cleanser, a refined and serene home office perfect for work, study—and the occasional nap. Here’s how to steal the look. Above: The photo, styled…

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ICAA Webinar: What to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

ICAA Webinar: What to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act | 2020-03-30 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree…

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Idea House Build: Let the Light In | Cottage on the Cape (E2)

Previous episode: Idea House Build: Cottage on the Cape (E1) | Next episode: Coming soon In this episode: Dry-in is almost complete at the Cottage on the Cape. Matt explains the multi-layered roofing system that will be installed when the sheathing is completed. With the sheathing over the ADU finished, Chris joins Pete on the roof to see how the skylights will fit in with the layers and learn how the opening will be made water-tight. Back on the ground, a ScapeWell gets built along the side of the house for additional egress and provide natural light to the finished…

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Sheltering at Home—and Posting on Instagram: 12 Inspiring Glimpses from Behind Closed Doors

Arranging, rearranging, sanitizing–and taking photos. These last few cooped-up weeks have been a time of interior introspection. And an opportunity to take part in some Instagram Show and Tell. For design voyeurs, there’s been a steady flow of inspiration to distract from the news and fear. Here, a dozen inside looks from creatives sheltering at home. Above: We’ve been turning to artist Wayne Pate for inspiration for years now: see Julie’s 2010 Steal This Look on his home office, and Bloomsbury in Brooklyn, my more recent post on his wallpaper and fabrics. Wayne captioned this glimpse of his living room…

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