September 2012

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Free Home Decor Advice for the Westchester Homeowner

Updating a Victorian Bathroom

Both bathrooms in our 1850s house have wood floors, painted wainscoting and cast-iron tubs. Our budget is limited, but I’d like to update one of the baths by switching the tub for a shower, and replacing a vanity that looks out of place. Any ideas for an affordable update that will keep the period charm?


One-Step Paint and Primer

I’ve seen ads for paints with primer in them, so that you can skip that step. Are they any good? Can you really eliminate priming? Or is it just marketing?