Stories tagged: home-garden
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
When they’re dead, she said, it’s so much easier to share and show off their beauty.
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.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
We are having a spectacular fall. Just enough frost to turn the leaves. No wind or rain to knock them off yet and bright sunny days to enjoy all the …
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
No matter which type of concrete foundation you use, make sure it’s reinforced with steel.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10 a.m.
Designers wisely advise us against trends: “I actually try to steer clear of trends,” says Chicago designer Summer Thornton. “They’re more likely to look dated in a few years.” Still, …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, noon
Nonetheless, any contractor who says you need deck piers for your new deck or to expand an existing one is giving you great advice. Deck piers are the foundation for …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
With the end of the garden season rapidly approaching, it’s time to reflect on how this year’s garden performed. Two challenges were high temperatures and hazardous air quality from regional …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9 a.m.
Her “KonMari” method has six basic rules: Commit yourself to tidying up. Imagine your ideal lifestyle. Finish discarding first. Tidy by category, not by location. Follow the right order. Ask …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
Q. Tim, I need your help. I’ve got a masonry fireplace that puffs smoke into the room when a fire is burning. It gets worse as the fire dies down. …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
Ryan Oelrich’s Spokane Hobbit House at Spokane End provides more than a home office and meeting place. The cozy room offers a creative escape, reading nook and conversation starter.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1 p.m.
Warning: while purchasing spring-flowering bulbs is great fun this time of year, remember that you have you dig a hole for every one of them.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of my Ask the Builder syndicated newspaper column. I’m very proud of surviving this long as a writer and publisher, and I thought I’d share …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
When Tammy Arndt purchased the Harry and Ella Skinner House overlooking Corbin Park three decades ago to open a bed and breakfast, she became a steward of history. The Queen …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
New York Times best-selling authorthe Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County’s fall banquet on Oct. 11.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
You may recall that point in high school physics class when a frustrated student demanded, “Give me an example of when I’ll ever use this stuff in real life!” Well, …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, noon
The fundraiser brings together local artists’ works and floral arrangements inspired by the artwork to benefit the site, which is on both the Spokane and Washington historic registries.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
When passers-by slow down time and again to look at a garden, you know it’s special. But what makes this one extra special is that it’s an artist’s garden.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 3 p.m.
Typically not considered to be an impulse purchase, most seek to make a sofa purchase perhaps only once or twice.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, noon
Heinz has been “seriously gardening” for about eight years and has mostly learned through trial and error and from a lot of reading.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Good gutter guards aren’t worth the high price.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, noon
Watching hummingbirds zip from flower to flower fills us with wonder and admiration. Adding their favorite plants to our gardens is the easiest way to attract them.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11 a.m.
Based on the number of emails I receive each week, I see a growing and alarming trend of people who are so busy, stressed and discombobulated that all they want …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
It started with squalling tires and a big bang.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4 p.m.
Q. Can you cut through the fog of confusion about solar attic fans? Do they really work, or are they mostly hype? What does it take to really cool an …