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2013-09-25 23:27:16

Houseplans.com visitors will receive valuable content aimed at all things related to building or remodeling a home. Newtown, CT (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Fine Homebuilding magazine and Houseplans.com are proud to announce an exclusive content-sharing partnership. Visitors to Houseplans.com will be provided a steady stream of content on home building and home improvement provided by Fine Homebuilding’s experts. This information will be useful to anyone contemplating or in the process of...

2012-10-24 04:04:07

The Taunton Press is pleased to announce its newest book The Accessible Home: Designing for all Ages and Abilities will be published on October 23, 2012. Through case studies and more than 220 photos from across the country, The Accessible Home shows how to remodel a home for aging or for living with disability. Author Deborah Pierce, an architect for three decades, shows us that “accessible” can be beautiful and functional, light and airy, low-maintenance, safe and comfortable....

2011-11-14 19:50:00

New Book by Architect Duo Dickinson Newtown, Conn. (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 The American dream of owning a home and then buying or building a bigger and better one is no longer viable. Millions of homeowners stymied by the housing market and economy have embraced remodeling instead. The Taunton Press is pleased to announce the most enterprising remodeling book to date, and one that is geared specifically to our times. Home design meets personal finance in Duo Dickinsonâs...

2009-01-01 13:25:04

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Taunton Press wiring instruction books due to content errors. The Taunton Press of Newtown, Conn., produced Wiring a House, 3rd Edition and Wiring Complete, Expert Advice from Start to Finish, which instruct readers on wiring projects. But, errors in technical diagrams could lead consumers to incorrect wiring, which, in turn, could create a shock hazard, the Commission said. About 64,000 books were sold nationwide...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'