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This Belmont home was once a fire station. The truck bays are now a family room and garage.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

This Belmont home was once a fire station. The truck bays are now a family room and garage.

Making new homes from old workplaces and more

Converting old churches, schools, firehouses, and office buildings into chic, sleek apartments, and condos has gone from quirky to trendy. By Marni Elyse Katz

The updated kitchen includes classic Shaker-style cabinets, oil-rubbed bronze finishes, and translucent glass pendant lighting.

Jessica Delaney

Room to Love

Saying goodbye to L-shaped kitchen space in South Boston

Milton-based interior designer Beth Bourque wanted to complement the traditional architecture of a young family’s row house.

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Problem clock has been a waste of time

What could be the cause of a problem with the appliance clock? Some sort of electrical interference on the power line?

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// Fertilize, water, and then slow down your garden

Keep fertilizing annual flowers and vegetables. This is the peak season for veggies such as tomatoes, squash, peppers, and cucumbers.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


Location, Location, Location

// What your money buys in Holbrook

A sampling of homes for sale in Holbrook includes a split-level with an addition and a Colonial that’s a short walk to the commuter rail.

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