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The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Renovations in Philly

When AnneMarie Horowitz and her family of four moved into their twin townhome in Mount Airy in August 2022, they knew it needed work. Built […]

Life & Style

Bonus Room Makeovers: How 5 Philadelphians Transformed Spare Rooms Into Sanctuaries

Recently, we’ve had to become creative with how we use our homes — spare bedrooms turning into offices, kitchen annexes working as classrooms, a bathroom […]

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Life & Style

These TV Set Designers Gave a Historic Fairmount Townhouse an Old-School Look With a Modern Twist

You may not have heard of Oak Design Project before, but you’ve definitely seen owners Rachelle Lazzaro and Kevin Bennert’s work: They build out sets […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This South Jersey Family Transformed Their Basement Into a Hip Man Cave

Kyle and Gianna Hines spend nine months of the year in Russia and three in Sicklerville. (Kyle plays for CSKA Moscow, and Gianna is a […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This West Philly Couple Added Onto Their Rowhouse to Get a Bigger Kitchen

Though previous owners of Jordan Rock and Caroline Winschel’s Regent Square rowhouse had upgraded all of its “expensive, boring parts” — the plumbing, climate control […]

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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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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 […]


A First-Time Philly Flipper Takes the Plunge and Lives to Tell About It

You know that cute rehab in Point Breeze we featured here a week ago? The guy who took on the project just might give Rachel […]


A High-Performance Kitchen Makeover

Why do people drop serious money on kitchens they might use only a few times a year? It’s a question that’s gnawed at this home […]