How can I limit harmful offgassing from a recent coat of "non-green" paint?

— Rebecca Ronn, Brooklyn, NY

Answered by Nick Cope on December 17, 2008

Are Paperstone or IceStone countertops good choices for indoor air quality?

— Sean Sullivan, Milltown, NJ

Answered by Shannon Demma on October 20, 2008

For a baby nursery, is refinishing the hardwood floor better than installing new carpet?

— Anna Hilton, Philadelphia, PA

Answered by Martine Paquin on September 11, 2008