Stories tagged: home-garden
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3 p.m.
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, noon
The only thing harder than setting a realistic remodeling budget is sticking to it. The secret? Knowing when to splurge and when to save. Here are top picks for each …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 10 a.m.
Is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? Sure is.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2 p.m.
It’s important to realize that vapor is very hard to stop. That’s why it’s best to call the products vapor retarders, not vapor barriers. I can tell you unequivocally they’re …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10 a.m.
The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It …
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 3 a.m.
There’s a good case to be made for galley kitchens: They allow you to work without the obstruction of an island or table. They also keep the work area smaller, …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3 p.m.
Deck construction is serious business, and you need to make sure everything is done correctly.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
These trinkets are well-loved, even if – in some cases – only the memory of them remains.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.
Pantone’s new Color of the Year is Living Coral. Orange? Not really. Living Coral is updated and fresh, not orange, not peach, but instead, according to the celebrated Pantone Institute, …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 5 a.m.
Q. I need your advice. My clothes dryer stopped getting my clothes dry. The problem was traced to the vent line being squished behind the dryer. I was also told …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4 p.m.
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but between hosting holiday festivities, shopping for presents and working full time, it can feel like the most stressful.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause health issues. The gas is generated by the decomposition of uranium, a natural element. Some types of bedrock contain more uranium …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10 a.m.
Q. My roof is leaking, and my last attempt to get it repaired was fruitless. It rained again and water still came in. Where do most roof leaks happen? Is …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Does your favorite holiday ornament have a story to tell?
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 3 p.m.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, noon
Consider mirrors as an affordable alternative to traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically lower priced wall decor.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Yesterday I did a 30-minute phone consultation with a gentleman who lives in New Jersey. It was a grim call because he was thinking about suing his builder. I started …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
The Spokesman-Review is seeking stories about treasured holiday ornaments.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today we will celebrate with family and friends around a table with more calories than we deserve. So how do we burn those off before they become …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, noon
Just as there are many shades of white, there are also many different types of white dinnerware, so we asked tastemakers for their advice and recommendations.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10 a.m.
The best way to prepare for this mayhem is to create a detailed set of plans and some written specifications. Great plans and specifications become your north star and prevent …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Winter’s gentle teaser last week is a good reminder that our gardening has moved indoors for the next few months. Here are some tips to keep plants alive and happy. …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, noon
If you haven’t done the job before, you should know that hanging giant strips of wallpaper is challenging.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Digging into your home’s past can be fun, but it can also help you make aesthetic decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
You can’t buy the official White House china patterns that presidential families use to entertain. But a new line of glass decoupage plates by designer John Derian and artist Katharine …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6 a.m.
The good news is that crappy caulk jobs can be repaired with relative ease.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 1 p.m.
What does your home say about you? What is the first or lasting impression? In many instances, the unseen can make a lasting impression, whether positive or negative. We are …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 10 a.m.
Let’s face it, closets can be messy! One of the main culprits often relates to a lack of proper organization. The key to a well-organized space is for everything to …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Based on the email that I get, I’d say the biggest mistake you might make when building or buying a pre-built shed is that it’s going to be too small.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
When they’re dead, she said, it’s so much easier to share and show off their beauty.