Stories tagged: home
Sat., July 7, 2018, noon
Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, the Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour on July 15 takes visitors to six gorgeous gardens, and also features artisans and vendors of garden-related items, …
Sat., June 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
A few decades ago, government officials enacted laws to try to conserve water. Little did they know the secondary effects of these laws would be millions of frustrated homeowners.
Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Having a few different baking pans and dishes is smart and it’s a worthwhile investment.
Sat., June 16, 2018, noon
June is the month when roses are at their peak in area gardens. This beautiful flower will be celebrated in two very special ways this week.
Sat., June 16, 2018, 8 a.m.
If you’re not inspired to cook because you can’t easily find the tools you need, or if you’re convinced you don’t have ample space to prepare a meal, not only …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 3 p.m.
In the past few years, consumers have embraced artificial flowers, unapologetically welcoming the silk, polyester or poly-blend version of succulents, orchid plants and hydrangea bouquets into their homes.
Sat., May 26, 2018, noon
While it’s fun watching deer, observing them up close in your garden or dealing with the consequences of one of their visits is a whole different story. In the Inland …
Sat., May 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
The good news is all the wiring needed for a typical low-voltage deck project can be done with no power connected to the circuit.
Sun., May 6, 2018, noon
The museum tour page calls the event, now in its 29th year, one of Spokane’s great traditions and a cornerstone of Mother’s Day weekend.
Sat., May 5, 2018, noon
The theme is “Garden Fiesta: Let’s Party!” and if there’s one thing Inland Empire Gardeners has demonstrated over the years, they know how to put on a great party.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
SEATTLE – As the Seattle area continues its run as the nation’s hottest real estate market, it has now seen home prices surge upward for a full six years – …
Sun., April 29, 2018, noon
Innovations in design, materials and manufacturing have had a big impact on home decor – outdoors as well as in.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Property taxes and the tortured terminology surrounding them leave many homeowners confused. In the end, though, it’s pretty simple.
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Realtors say Zillow, other websites are inaccurate and confusing but lead buyers to those in the know
Zillow is a useful, if imperfect, tool for home hunters. But real estate agents aren’t really happy about its dominance, even if they recognize the role Zillow and other online …
Sat., April 28, 2018
Tim Carter answers questions about retaining walls, grout.
Sat., April 21, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
If you are looking for some ways to brighten and lighten your home this spring, here are some of our top tips.
Sun., April 8, 2018, noon
Terms such as “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code-words for composite materials.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Average home prices in the Spokane area continue to rise, reflecting demand for homes and a declining inventory.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
“We’re potentially on the brink of a materials revolution that could help rebalance our relationship with our planet and reshape society for the better. Consumers are looking for brands and …
Sat., March 31, 2018, 8 a.m.
Next weekend, the Spokane Orchid Society will put on their annual Orchid Show & Sale at the Spokane Community College Lair and it’s a sure thing attendees will swoon over …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
“It’s something of a myth that pruning needs to be done every year,” said Tim Kohlhauff of the WSU/Spokane County Extension. “It should only be done if it accomplishes a …
Sat., March 17, 2018
Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home – or plants in your garden – used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of …
Sat., March 17, 2018
This column was inspired by two expensive mistakes, one by a home builder and one by a home service installer. In both instances, an hour or two of extra time …
Sun., March 11, 2018
Before deciding on and executing the typical major renovations – roof, bathroom and kitchen – plus other applications that are often needed to age in place, remember that any renovation …
Sat., March 10, 2018
You should never ever hope that everything in your new home is going to be done the best possible way or to the highest level you can afford.
Sat., March 10, 2018
Colored, textured and patterned comforters and duvets are telling a dramatic bedtime story these days.
Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
Color can both attract and repel. It can also serve as a creative way to add energy and interest into your home. Afraid to use color? Well, you are not …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Each day, through the “Ask Tim” page at my website, I get questions from readers like you and folks that find me on the Internet.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant future, cars will drive themselves and other things may become obsolete, but home will always be home. …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
There was a time when designers and decorators considered floor coverings to be background elements in a room. Rugs and tile were meant to be practical, not attention-getting. That’s changed.