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We’ve spent a lot of time at home the past two years—enough to get restless and bored with our surroundings. Find some inspiration in these tips, trends, and resources, and start re-feathering your nest.

By Lauren Fisher, John Fox, Sarah M. Mullins, Patricia Gallagher Newberry, and Elizabeth Miller Wood

The Kitchen That Got Away

Why do we tackle certain home renovations and leave others undone?

Good Bones: Our Favorite Local Renovation Projects

You won't believe the before-and-after photos from these Greater Cincinnati projects.

Dawson Heating & Air Conditioning’s Family Mission Is to Keep Homes Comfortable

They specialize in HVAC planning for historic renovation projects in neighborhoods where homes were built without heating and cooling technology or have experienced a hodgepodge of system installments over the decades.

Reno Trends: What’s In and What’s Out

Check out these home renovation trends for your own project—and find the ones to avoid.

Three One-of-a-Kind Spaces in Greater Cincinnati

We’d love to have basketball court hardwood floors. Wouldn’t you?

D-I-Why Did I Do That?

10 renovation lessons I learned the hard way.

Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel

Costs can pile up quickly for kitchen remodels, but there are ways to save by purchasing rehabbed items.

Editor’s Letter, February 2022: Home Sweet Home

They say home is where the heart is. I’d add that life is better when your home has a heart of its own.

Bringing Ben Dombar Back to Life

Beth Johnson is rehabbing the famous Cincinnati architect’s own home and studio, hoping to place it on the National Register of Historic Places and cement the reputation of a Frank Lloyd Wright disciple.

Should You Buy New or Rehab for Flooring and Lighting?

If you need to get a permit for renovation work, your best bet is to buy the materials new.

Tips to Save on Your Bathroom Remodel

Handy tips on remodeling your bathroom.

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