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  • 16 smart things to do with your tax refund

    Truth be told, you're better off not getting a tax refund. Calculate the proper amount of witholding using the IRS' withholding calculator.  Still, since a tax refund is commonly seen as a windfall, we offer our suggestions for what to do with a refund.

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  • New Restaurant Alert: Souvla in San Francisco

    When the proprietors of new SF restaurant Souvla contacted us recently, we were happy to learn 1) that owner and designer Charles Bililies is a Remodelista devotee (he found inspiration for his design on RM), and 2) that the food is inspired by the simple, rustic cuisine of the Greek islands.…

    Remodelista
  • 2014's Best Credit Cards May Surprise You

    The best rewards, balance transfer, and low-interest credit cards. Hundreds of unbiased ratings & reviews. Find the best card for you & apply online.

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  • 7 ways to clean green for Earth Day

    Keep the following in mind: Don't mix chlorine bleach with toilet-bowl cleaner or ammonia as it could produce dangerous fumes. Don't mix bleach with vinegar because the combination increases the potency of bleach, which could damage certain materials. Add water to a bucket or spray bottle first,…

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  • Current Obsessions: Found Art

    This past week, we looked at a DIY kitchen overhaul for under $500 and bunny decor for the design-minded. With Earth Day looming, we're dedicating our next issue to eco-friendly and sustainable living. Until then, take a look at a few things we've got on our minds.  

    Remodelista
  • The Magic of Two Courtyards in Melbourne

    Melbourne architecture firm Edwards Moore’s insertion of two internal courtyard gardens into the existing fabric of a small and narrow urban house might at first seem counterintuitive. With limited space, does it make sense to carve more out?

    Remodelista
  • How to design the perfect kitchen island

    What to consider when adding a center island to your kitchen

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  • Tour Miami Beach's Burdines Department Store in 1953

    Click here to view the full photogallery.Photos via "Library of Congress Today we take take a break from the regularly scheduled residential fare to have a look at the interiors of a department store in the 1950s. Burdines, the...

    Curbed
  • Break the Mold With a Brutalist 'Tree House' on the Chesapeake

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Up for $1.29M on Maryland's Gibson Island is this atypical Chesapeake cottage, a 2,826-square-foot fortress designed by blocky brutalism extraordinaire, Ulrich Franzen. Known as the Glass Tree House, the 1962 three-bedroom was...

    Curbed
  • Upgrade Your Home with Quality Laminate Flooring

    Get quality laminate flooring starting at $0.49/ sq ft. Browse our wide selection today!

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  • Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

    Not being pre-approved won’t get you past the front door.

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  • Colorful Fabrics Restore a 'Dilapidated Concrete Bungalow'

    Click here to view the full photogallery.Photos by Simon Upton/Elle Decor Enchanted by the "wild dogs and unrestored, decaying palazzos" of Lecce, a historic city in Puglia, Italy, fashion designer Liza Bruce and her husband, artist Nicholas Alvis Vega,...

    Curbed
  • Inside Karim Rashid's Magical, Hot Pink 'Sparkle Krib'

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Give designer Karim Rashid pretty much anything—a condo tower, a food court, a record album, a Twitter account—and he'll be sure to make it fruit-punch colored and amorphous, the princess castle of...

    Curbed
  • 1835 Textile Mill With Labor Rights History is Now Housing

    Here now, Past Lives, in which Curbed explores what some of the country's most interesting residential buildings used to be before they became livable homes. Care to suggest a building with a fascinating past life? Do drop us a line....

    Curbed
  • Gigantic SoCal Equestrian Estate 'Rancho Latigo' Asks $45M

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

    Curbed
  • Top Husqvarna mower features easy blade changes

    Swapping out the blades to sharpen them entails elevating the heavy machine and then manipulating your tools beneath the mower deck. Thanks to Husqvarna, that task just got easier with the introduction of the 46-inch Husqvarna YT46LS, $2,300, one of a series of tractors that features tool-free…

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  • Forbes™ School of Business at Ashford University

    Relevant courses and one-on-one attention in fields ranging from Accounting to Supply Chain Management. Start your degree online today.

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  • Popular Apartment Amenity Trends for 2014

    There are amenities to suit the needs of every renter. Take a look at some of the most popular ones for 2014.

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  • How a 25-Year-Old Decorated a Ballerina's Dakota Apartment

    Photo via Domaine Decorated by the insanely talented, 25-year-old Sasha Bikoff—an up-and-coming new interior designer with a self-professed talent for reading her client's personalities—this 4,700-square-foot apartment in NYC's legendary Dakota building is meant to channel equal parts "Scarface and…

    Curbed
  • Eight-Foot King Neptune Guards This 'Castle-Like Chateau'

    Click here to view the full photogallery. If it's true that there's nothing more American, architecturally speaking, than a complete disregard for context, then it could be said that this four-bedroom "castle-like chateau' in California is just doing its...

    Curbed
  • Editors' Picks: 10 Metallic Sandals for Spring

    Above: Margot spotted the latest Robert Clergerie shoe collection at Louis on Boston's waterfront. The collection includes a glint of silver in almost every shoe;

    Remodelista
  • Levitating Homes; Nightclubs for Children; More!

    Photo via Design Boom · Adorable 3BR cape near Sandwich Village wants $323K. · How the modern office shapes American life. · Here's how an eight-story addition to an old embassy looks. · Buyers of new homes want these features,...

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  • Enter to Win: Eileen Fisher Eco Giveaway

    Celebrate Earth Day with Eileen Fisher by entering their #THISISECO Facebook Giveaway now through Sunday, April 20.

    Remodelista
  • 10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

    Style doesn't need to be expensive. We have the definitive list of the 10 coolest cars that will keep you wondering how they are less than $25,000.

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