Vern Yip, The Washington Post Published 7:28 am PDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 Everywhere you look, in practically every American neighborhood, there is a visible thread of continuity that once culturally galvanized us: white subway tile. It seemed that everyone, at one time, agreed that white subway tile (whether plain, crackled or hand-molded) was the clear, de facto choice for any renovation requiring wall tile. As a result, for the past decade, it multiplied faster than rabbits. White subway tile, after all, was considered that magical combination of being both fresh and timeless. Now, after a decade of near-universal agreement that it would never go out of style, there are distinct rumblings for fresher alternatives, prompting design enthusiasts and weekend warriors to ponder: What's next? As it turns out, there's a lot to talk about because there isn't just one answer. As homeowners have steadfastly moved toward embracing individuality, and tailoring their homes to … [Read more...] about Fresher alternatives to subway tile? There’s not just one answer.
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A historic South Shields building has been preserved for future generations thanks to painstaking restoration work. Grade II-listed Harton Chapel, in Harton Cemetery, has undergone extensive repairs to its store room roof, which was badly water damaged.The Gothic-style structure is now watertight with a slate roof covering and zink guttering, which will leave it less vulnerable to thieves and vandals.Work on the building, which was built between 1888 and 1891, took around two months to complete.Its original features were retained and repaired where possible, or otherwise replaced using the same methods and materials.Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for culture, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to protect this local landmark.“It’s an important part of the town’s heritage, overlooking the cemetery where several notable South Tynesiders, including Captain Richard Annand VC, and members of the Readhead … [Read more...] about Vital repairs carried out on South Shields cemetery chapel which was built 130 years ago
HOUSTON (AP) — Several Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run, quick hit program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey said Wednesday their houses are worse off than before they were fixed because of incomplete or shoddy work.The program is run by the Texas General Land Office and uses mostly federal funding to provide up to $20,000 in temporary repairs so families whose homes were damaged during Harvey can live in their houses while long-term, more permanent repairs can take place.The land office said about 13,500 Texas homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering, or PREPS, program. Work provided under the program includes treating, but not remediating, for mold and ensuring that at least one usable bathroom and functional kitchen facilities are available."This program has been exceptionally helpful to the vast majority of individuals who otherwise would not have any repair assistance thus far," said Brittany … [Read more...] about Residents critical of program to repair Harvey-damaged homes
Melody Santos Bauman returns to the ashes of her home on White Water Court in Redding, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018, after it was destroyed, Thursday night when the Carr Fire tore through her neighborhood. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) A helicopter works late in the day fighting the Carr Fire in Igo, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) The sun sets after another day of fighting the Carr Fire near Igo, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Cheri Harrison paints a thank you to firefighters on the windows of the Wild Card Brewery in Redding, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018, as the Carr Fire continues to burn in the area. Harrison lives in nearby Shasta and has been evacuated from her home for days. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Jim Milestone checks on his neighbor’s home destroyed in the Redding, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. Milestone’s home survived. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) The … [Read more...] about Carr Fire: Blaze burns over 95,000 acres, death toll rises to six