- Backyards, Beware: An Orchard Wants Your Spot. A look at the increasing number of urban gardeners planting and harvesting fruit trees.
- Calling in the House Therapist. Renovation consultants can be reassuring and helpful when planning large-scale projects. In addition to offering professional advice, they act as intermediaries between home owners and contractors, architects and construction workers.
- Room to Improve: What should I do with the tiny foyer in my studio apartment? One of the experts the author talks to is last year's Smallest Coolest finalist, Ron Marvin.
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