Spring Cleaning & Home Repair

A special Boston Globe section to help you make your home the best it can be.

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Mar. 18 Noon
Chat with Mike Holmes

Chat with Mike Holmes

The host of HGTV's Holmes on Homes takes your home repair questions Friday at noon.

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Condos Gain Family Appeal
Some families with young children are going condo, skipping the single-family with the big yard, the Globe reports. It is part of the resurgence in...
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FEATURES

10 projects that add value

10 projects that add value

If you do one thing, paint. But if you're more serious, we've got nine other worthwhile home improvement projects and the percentage of cost typically recouped at resale.
Wenham house gets a fresh look

Wenham house gets a fresh look

After tearing down walls and adding 175 square feet to this Cape Cod-style home, homeowners Stephanie and George Needham didn't have to move to accommodate their growing family.

Well-stocked toolbox key to a job done right

Few new homeowners are likely to set up a workshop right after moving in, and new tools are probably well below furniture and appliances on the shopping list.
Small changes add up to quality improvements

Small changes add up to quality improvements

It's the little unseen details, like the texture and quality of doors and knobs, that go a long way.

DIY can save time, money but watch for hazards

It was supposed to be a quick and easy switch: a recessed light in the kitchen for a more decorative pendant fixture. But Daniel Evans had no idea the comedy of errors that lay ahead when he began.
Do you own a fixer-upper? Here's what not to do

Do you own a fixer-upper?
Here's what not to do

Are you considering taking on a major home renovation project? Ed Zotti provided a list of 10 things to avoid, including flat-finish paint.
New England Home Show

New England Home Show

Whether it's the luxury of a six-head shower or the accessibility offered by this Kohler bathtub, above, check out this year's latest home technology. (By Clifford Atiyeh, Boston.com Staff)
Inspections 101

Inspections 101

A home inspection is a vital part of the buying - and owning - a home. Here are 10 things you should know about getting a Mass. inspection.
(By Jesse Nunes, Boston.com)
Home makeovers

Small changes, big results

These days, more homeowners are maximizing their living space by transforming underused areas of their homes to create more functional and attractive spaces.
Share your home renovation photos

Share your home renovation photos

Have a home project you're proud of? Send us before and after photos of your best renovations.