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We've all been there - you decide to take the plunge and buy a new dining room table, but just can find the right one.  You've spent countless hours searching stores, catalogues, and websites and you can't help but wish there was one place you could go and see all of the cool stylish dining room ...
08/25/2008
For some, Ben's Chili Bowl may not be the most well known of DC's attractions, but to many, it is an institution and a landmark.  This week marks the 50th anniversary of the day Ben's Chili Bowl first opened its doors on U Street.  As part of the Ben's Chili Bowl 50th Anniversary Celebration (and...
08/20/2008
                                                                                    Isn't it great when you can enjoy a few drinks, a live band, hang out with friends, and do it all for a good cause?  Thursday, August 21 from 6-9 p.m. is the 4th annual Brew at the Zoo at the National Zoo (3001 Co...
08/19/2008
After much anticipation, the SmartBike program has finally debuted in DC.  A collaboration between Clear Channel Outdoor and the District Department of Transportation, SmartBike is being billed as America's first self-service public bike rental program.  With ten locations around the city, membe...
08/14/2008
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There are many eco-friendly countertops on the market today that hold up well under heavy use.  They combine natural and man-made materials in composite slabs, and usually integrate recycled materials as well, while remaining very attractive and utilitarian alternatives to mainstream countertops....
07/25/2008
Kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular home improvement projects and is an excellent investment.  However, before diving into a large kitchen remodel, carefully consider both budget and design.  When planning your initial kitchen remodel budget, it is useful to allocate 40-50% of your budg...
07/23/2008
It's Just Lunch (IJL) is a specialized dating service for busy single professionals in D.C.  A Chicago woman founded It's Just Lunch more than 15 years ago after her engagement was suddenly called off.  Only 5 months after founding IJL, she attended her first IJL wedding, and has been working to ...
07/21/2008
It's wise to consider your technology needs carefully when moving to a new home.  Be sure to research a new neighborhood's technology choices and problems by talking with service providers and other residents to ensure that high-speed internet access is available, or that a local monument doesn't...
07/18/2008
1.  Find a purpose. First, determine exactly how you want to use the room in question.  Do you want a great room that combines dining, television, and family space?  Or do you have extra rooms and want one casual family room and one formal living room?  A room's purpose should be one of the stron...
07/17/2008
Doorknobs are small details that can have a large impact on a space, while remaining within a budget.  Doorknobs come in many shapes and sizes, but be careful not to go overboard when shopping for new doorknobs; they should complement the room, but not be the focal point.   To replace your doorkn...
07/17/2008
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