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How the kitchen took over our homes

My last kitchen was a nightmare. From behind the front door of the handsome Georgian town house was a hodgepodge of a building. The dark and unwelcoming kitchen was at the rear in a poorly constructed 1970s extension. At one point this kitchen must have represented an ideal, but it really needed knocking down and […]

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Modern House Design

15 modern hallway ideas | Real Homes

If your entryway is looking a little on the dated side, we’ve got some beautiful modern hallway ideas for you. But before you think we’re being judgmental of your style, we know it’s not necessarily your fault. Perhaps you’ve inherited old-fashioned hallway ideas from a fixer-upper house you’ve just bought, or you think your landlord […]

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Home Inspectors

How the state’s mistake decided the course of two nursing homes

California Department of Public Health officials say they cannot fix their mistake, amid cries the licensing system for nursing homes is “broken and ineffective.” CALIFORNIA, USA — This story was originally published by CalMatters. The state’s nursing home licensing system has long raised the ire of elder-care advocates. Now, another misstep has sparked new frustration […]

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Home Inspectors

State oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’

Lea este artículo en español.   A CalMatters investigation reveals an opaque licensing process for California nursing homes, rife with indecision and contradictions. Officials have let the state’s largest nursing home owner and his companies operate 18 homes for years while failing to decide whether to grant the required licenses. The virus swept through Country Villa Sheraton […]

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Home Inspectors

Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California : Shots

In December 2019, Cynthia Carrillo placed her older brother David at Villa Mesa Care Center, a nursing home in Upland, Calif. After the shutdown in March of 2020, Cynthia Carrillo couldn’t visit David inside Villa Mesa. One month later, David, 65, who had Down syndrome, died from COVID-19. Chava Sanchez/LAist hide caption toggle caption Chava […]

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Home Inspectors

Texas veterans homes were deadly during the COVID-19 pandemic

About this story: The Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle spent months investigating how Texas cared for veterans and their spouses during the coronavirus pandemic at the nine state-run veterans homes. Reporters reviewed hundreds of pages of inspection reports and internal emails, and interviewed more than a dozen experts, resident advocates and families. Mary Kay Dieterich […]

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Modern House Design

Cherokee Gardens ranch on Tour of Remodeled Homes

Julie Blankenbaker and her husband Ralph were prepared to renovate their Cherokee Gardens ranch home as soon as they purchased the property. “When we bought this place, we knew we wanted to (remodel),” Julie told the Courier Journal. “It was (owned by) a 90-something-year-old woman — and it looked like a 90-something-year-old woman’s home.” She and […]

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