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Replacement Windows - 1970s Ranch ~ New windows on a 1970s ranch house. It's one way these Georgia homeowners plan to beat back the beast of rising fuel costs. Go to page View gallery (requires Flash player)

Exterior Face-lift - 1970s Ranch ~ Sometimes it takes vision and creativity to see the potential in what you're buying. A West Virginia homeowner shares a Before & After on a small ranch style house built in 1976. At purchase, virtually nothing had been done to the house's exterior or the yard. Go to page

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  • Have you (or has your firm) completed a remodeling project (inside or out)?
  • Do you have before & after project photos?
  • Do you have "lessons learned" from a project you've done?

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In the Reading Room:

If you're living in an older ranch style house that underwent some "upgrading" before you moved in, you might want to double-check your grounded outlets, particularly those in your bathroom and kitchen. How can you be sure they're really grounded? Should you be concerned? Read more.

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