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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo lumber is stacked at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. Don’t let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay off when you're ready to sell. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

5 home improvements that may not pay off when you sell

Feb. 12, 2020 9:19 AM EST

You spent the holidays binging on HGTV, and now visions of shiplap accent walls and freestanding soaking tubs are dancing through your head. Don’t let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay...

An aerial view of the Multifamiliar Tlalpan in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb 8, 2020. Before the 2017 earthquake, which killed more than 200 people in the capital, the complex was home to 500 families. The residents have trickled back since November as workers finished on one building and then another. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

Mexico City residents displaced by earthquake finally home

Feb. 8, 2020 7:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After more than two years of protests, including campouts, dozens of families displaced by the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City have a new home: a five-story building that stands where their former apartments pancaked, killing nine people. The new structure is “a historic emblem of...

This 2015 photo shows a home office designed by interior designer Michelle Gerson in New York. When one partner has a collection to display and the other partner prefers an uncluttered space, it's important to take an organized approach, as seen in this home office space created by Gerson, where custom shelving was designed to prominently but neatly display a collection of music memorabilia. (Patrick Cline/Michelle Gerson via AP)

Til decor do us part? How couples can decorate together

Feb. 6, 2020 2:34 PM EST

Sharing a home with someone you love can be wonderful. But decorating together isn't always easy, especially when your tastes aren't the same. If one partner loves filling every space with mementos and the other is clutter-averse, who gets their way? It can be hard to find good compromises when one loves bold...

Models wear creations for the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 fashion collection presented Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show

Jan. 21, 2020 4:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown shrubs and flowers, and white sheets drying on a line met Pharrell Williams and other curious guests at the Chanel show inside the Grand Palais. The set recreated the landscape house founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel viewed as a child after her...

Signs point up for small manufacturers, home remodelers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent economic indicators point to an easier time ahead for small manufacturers and companies in the home remodeling industry. A decline in the home repair and remodeling market that began in the first quarter of 2019 is projected to end with the third quarter of this year, according to...

State plans renovation of Susan B. Anthony's childhood home

Jan. 20, 2020 9:19 AM EST

BATTENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is planning to do restoration work on the early childhood home of Susan B. Anthony. The house that Anthony's father built in 1833 in the Washington County hamlet of Battenville is water-damaged and in rough shape. The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer's money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles

Jan. 18, 2020 6:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace...

Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and Meghan will give up "royal highness" titles and repay home renovation money.

Jan. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and Meghan will give up "royal highness" titles and repay home renovation money.
This undated photo shows a room design by designer Jessica Wachtel. If you're seeking to brighten up a room during the dark winter months, Wachtel suggests adding a patterned rug in light and bright colors, as she did in this Bethesda, Md., living room. (Photo by Joe Cereghino/Jessica Wachtel via AP)

ASK A DESIGNER: Easy ways to brighten rooms in winter

Jan. 8, 2020 8:58 AM EST

When home designer and builder Marnie Oursler talks with clients about building their dream homes along the Delaware coast, their No. 1 request is having bright spaces with lots of natural light. But at this time of year, it can feel like that brightness and light is in short supply in most any home. The...

Tania Grgurich, clinical associate professor of diagnostic imaging at Quinnipiac University, puts the skull of the skeletal remains under CT scan machine at the university's Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in North Haven, Conn. The skeletal remains were found underneath a 18th century home while the owners were renovating the basement in December. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Tests begin on bones that may be Revolutionary War soldiers

Jan. 3, 2020 3:39 PM EST

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A university laboratory began tests Friday on skeletal remains found beneath an 18th century home in the hopes of identifying the three people believed to be soldiers killed during the Revolutionary War. In December, while homeowners were renovating their house in Ridgefield, the...