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Understanding potential lead hazards in old porcelain enamel bathtubs and sinks and ceramic tile of any age


Lead hazards have been in the news all year, and that will continue for some time. So, owners of older homes have been and will continue getting even more reminders that they should pay attention to the risks, particularly if…
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Whirlpool “White Ice” Appliances — another nice choice for a vintage or midcentury style kitchen


Do you need new appliances in your vintage-style kitchen? Thanks to a tip from reader Donna, we discovered the Whirlpool Ice line of appliances, which look like they would fit nicely into a retro-style kitchen. While they are not overtly vintage-looking appliances, their sleek, clean look could…
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Sherwin-Williams celebrates their 150th Anniversary with a history of paint colors


To celebrate their 150th anniversary, Sherwin-Williams has created a historical color journey showing paint color trends throughout the decades. The timeline starts in the Victorian era and spans all the way to the 2010s — which they refer to as the ‘greying of America.’…
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