Renovations in the Recession and Local Sales

Renovations in the Recession and Local Sales

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Rachael Grad
Feb 12, 2009

This week the Washington Post Home & Garden Section focuses on ways to save money at home. Articles feature frugal home renovation projects, small-scale home projects starting at $1,500, and using wired blankets to save money. The Post also plugs the Washington Design Center Sample Sale, which is this Saturday. More details and article links below the jump...

The Washington Design Center's biannual sample sale is open to the public this Saturday, February 14th (300 D St. SW; phone 202.646.6100). Items up to 75 percent off from showrooms including Henredon, Pugrant Associates, Warp & Weft, and Luxe Studio. This time admission is free!
Haute, a high-end fabric and trim store in Fauquier County, is also having a sale.

The Post's articles on frugal home renovations and saving money at home:

- New Model For the Remodel Business; Projects Are Smaller, Cheaper in Downturn

- Renovation Projects Starting at $1,500: Facelift the housefront, cosmetic fixup for the kitchen, and upgrade the closets

- It's Electric: Wired Blankets and Pads Can Save Cash

- How To: fix broken window shades on your own

In the Garden:
- The history of naming roses: Nom de Plume; Fancy a Bouquet of Pest? A Look at the Strange and Sublime History of Naming Roses.

(Images: Alain Jaramillo (both above the jump, Arbiter)

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