Stories tagged: home
Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Homeowners, designers and even celebrities are warming to the idea of laminate surfaces thanks to new technology that mimics the look and feel of real stone and wood. The pendulum …
Tue., April 16, 2019, 11 a.m.
Humans have built all kinds of houses throughout history. During the Ice Age, humans made their homes in big caves. A few thousand years later, people figured out how to …
Sat., April 13, 2019, 3 p.m.
This technique for dying eggs with old neckties or other silk fabric scraps is simple and creates beautiful designs that pop.
Sat., April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.
What can you tell me about radiant floor heat? Is it really that good, or is what I’m hearing all hype?
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
Escaping into Spokane she sheds: Local women ahead of the curve on creating their own separate spaces
Inland Northwest women seem ahead of the curve in a trend of creating a “she shed,” the space conversion craze of turning an outdoor tool shed or small barn into …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 8 a.m.
Decluttering is great, but some things you can’t just toss; you must get another to take its place. If something is looking shabby or worn, replacing it will give your …
Sat., March 23, 2019
Laminate flooring will snap and pop as you walk on it if it’s bridging across hollow spots under the flooring. Your weight stresses the interlocking tongues and grooves in the …
Sat., March 16, 2019
Several rug experts offer tips to help demystify the process of buying and caring for a rug, whether you’re shopping at Goodwill, Ikea or an upscale carpet store.
Sat., March 9, 2019
What columnist Susan Mulvihill loves most about raised beds is that it’s possible to intensively plant them, thus getting a higher yield in a smaller space. They also warm up …
Sat., March 2, 2019, 11 a.m.
Who hasn’t stared at their kitchen and wished HGTV could sweep in and update it? Short a television show’s budget and ability to bring in contractors, the next best thing …
Sat., March 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Poor planning is the most common reason for dissatisfaction with both detached garages and homes in general. The root of the problem is that most people are unable to visualize …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 1 p.m.
As many homeowners move to living smaller in tiny houses, accessory dwelling units and mobile homes, the sleeper sofa has taken on new importance regarding space-saving needs.
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
I grew up in an older home with an attic. I love storing things up there. When I watch new homes being built, all I see are trusses with all …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
If you’ve ever attempted a DIY project at home, only to be disappointed by the results, you’ve got lots of company. That’s the takeaway from a survey by Improvenet.com, which …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Recent innovations make it easier than ever to live a green lifestyle without sacrificing style.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Not considered bland, boring or low end, these days white is a popular and desired choice for homeowners looking for a timeless and elegant look and a neutral palette.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:39 a.m.
With the debut of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” cleverly released on Jan. 1 for those seeking a reset in the new year, she has quickly emerged as a cultural …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, noon
From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn’t taboo to mix …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Never allow grease to go down a drain. It solidifies and will clog drain pipes. Same goes for flour and egg mixtures into your kitchen sink drains.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 3 p.m.
Ask The Builder: You can drill a well almost anywhere, but beware local regulations (and pollutants)
The trouble is that in many locations well drilling is mostly chance.
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.
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., 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. 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.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
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. 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
No matter which type of concrete foundation you use, make sure it’s reinforced with steel.