philadelphia home renovation stories

Home Makeovers, Philly Edition: How Six Families Transformed Their Not-Quite-Right Houses Into Perfection

Chances are if you’re a homeowner or in the market to become one, you’ve got renovation plans on the brain. How do we know? According […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How a Fishtown Couple Retrofitted Their Rowhome to Be an Eco-Friendly Dream House

When Maura Diberardinis and Pete Angevine hired Jeremy Avellino of Bright Common to redo their Fishtown rowhouse, their goal was to make it feel more […]

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HGTV’s Rachel Street on How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Renovation

Want to make sure your home remodel is going to add value — and attract another buyer down the line? Rachel Street, a realtor and […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This Center City Couple Made Their High-Rise Condo Feel Bigger by Adding Walls

Juliet Whelan of Jibe Design is used to making small urban spaces more livable by opening them up. But when she got together with physicians […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This Main Line Couple Turned a Pair of Spare Bedrooms Into a Chic Home Office

When Michelle and Alex Gage purchased their Villanova home in 2017, they knew they were in for a full overhaul of the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath house. […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How a Montco Family Got Their Dream Open-Concept Kitchen

After Heather and ­Charlie Tranen purchased their ­Wyndmoor quad in 2018, plans for renovations began immediately. Given their love of entertaining, the homeowners wanted to […]

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The 50 Hottest Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Nearby Towns

Did your neighborhood make the cut? Here’s a list of the Philadelphia region’s priciest places* and most expensive neighborhoods in 2019. 1. Gladwyne (19035), Main Line […]

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6 Architectural Salvage Stores That Can Fill Your Philly Home With Historic Charm

If you’re redoing a Philly house, you’re probably redoing an old house. From antique light fixtures to reclaimed floorboards, Philadelphia’s salvage shops have exactly what […]

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City Life

I Wanted New Wall-to-Wall Carpet. He Wanted a New Sidewalk. 25 Years Later, We Have Neither

Marriage is a mystery. The notion that anyone should ever be able to find another human being with whom to happily spend, oh, say, 40 […]

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City Life

Pat Toomey Defends Impeachment Vote, Says He’ll Support Trump in November

Senator Pat Toomey had a smart plan for how to publicly explain his vote in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. He rolled it out last […]

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City Life

Confessions of a Philadelphia Serial Networker

“You’re dressed as if you’re competing against Liberace,” an acquaintance told me as she picked me up for an event. “These folks will stare.” I […]

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City Life

10 Philadelphia Networking Organizations That Have This Town Wired

These are the networking organizations every in-the-know Philadelphian needs to know. The Flow A seasonal series that’s hosted by diverse City Hall politicos. The Walnut […]

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Be Well Philly

After Years of Neglect, I Finally Faced My Fears and Went to the Dentist

Laura, my wife, has this playlist called “’70s Dentist Office Waiting Room Music.” Collected, culled, curated over years, it’s a deep dive into wood paneling […]

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City Life

Can Phillies Fans Learn to Love a Bunch of New Yorkers?

If I’m paying attention when I walk around my South Philly neighborhood, I see these stickers. They’re black, white and red — making prominent use […]

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City Life

The Untold Tale of Cosmo DiNardo’s Descent Into Murder and Madness

In the middle of a murder rampage, Cosmo DiNardo had an appointment to see his psychiatrist. So on the afternoon of July 6, 2017, the […]