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Bathtub Refinishing Saved Us $700 on Our Redondo Beach Home Renovation

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Size: 1,800 square feet • Location: Redondo Beach, California • Budget: $150,000

Top priority: Creating a sophisticated but livable space for a future family. 

Architect Niharika Hablani has designed offices for a few companies you may have heard of: Google, LinkedIn, and Tinder are all on her roster. So when she and her husband bought a light-filled, ’90s-style home in Redondo Beach, California, in January, she wasn’t scared to give it a facelift—but the couple wasn’t exactly working with a Silicon Valley startup budget. 

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Photography by Jessica Alexander

To make the most of the $150,000 they allotted themselves, the Hablanis found crafty ways to

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Titans’ Kevin Byard delivers baby in bathtub for catch of his life

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SportsPulse: At USA TODAY Sports we are tracking if home-field advantage will even be a factor for NFL teams this season. Our reporters who were on scene at the top games this weekend share what the atmosphere was like for them and the teams given the unprecedented circumstances.

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They just couldn’t make it to the hospital, Kevin Byard said.

So on Aug. 23, a day before their baby’s due date, the Titans safety had to deliver his newborn son at his home in Nashville. Byard on Wednesday explained how the harrowing experience unfolded, beginning with his wife, Clarke, waking him up at 10:30 p.m. with contractions that quickly grew in intensity.

Byard said he went downstairs to prepare the car for their trip to the hospital and called their doula, telling her to meet them there. Moments later, Clarke told her husband to pick up the phone

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