Friday, September 26, 2008


NY Home Improvement Blog Patrol

Is Swingtown Inspiring the 70's Design Wave? Is He Serious with that Mustache?

Are the Seventies back? Based on the items and styles arriving this week at the Boston Design Center for the 2009 furniture design report, the Boston Globe sure thinks you could make that case. The evidence? How about the Kirk Brummel-designed mushroom wallpaper from textile company Brunschwig & Fils? White-on-white monochromatic looks, open weave pieces made of metal or leather, color shades of "juicy berries" like magenta and red, and "cool neutrals" are everywhere. The reporter chalks the seventies influence up to the TV show Swingtown, but seriously, is anyone really watching that?
Boston Globe on the 70's Design Comeback

Tragedy struck at the Ebbets Field Houses in Brooklyn recently when a handyman was arrested in the beating death of a churchgoing woman in her home. This is a terrible tragedy and the Daily News story just reinforces the fact that you must do your homework on any handyman or general contractor prior to hiring. In this case, the handyman was a building regular, but the fact remains that researching handymen is a must. You can find a rated and reviewed New York Handyman on and here's a guide to choosing a New York Handyman.
Daily News Reports Handyman Arrest in Brooklyn

On Tom Kraeutler's AOL Home Improvement column this week, he fields a question from someone attempting to sell their home with a black mold problem in their attic. Tom gives some good advice and stresses the need for an environmental clean-up before the attempt to sell is made, as mold is a deal breaker. New Yorkers who know what's up find mold remediation and environmental pro's on
Tom's Money Pit: Black Mold

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