Stories tagged: home
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been advised to bring …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
The house needs a new roof. I climbed into the attic and noticed foil-faced insulation is attached to the underside of the roof, and I see I have a powered …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
The loans have given lenders the incentive to smooth over the unpleasant connotations of “second mortgage” and create a new atmosphere surrounding “home equity.”
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Four homes on a tree-lined South Hill street are featured on this annual fall tour.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case’s 225-year-old Vermont home.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 3 p.m.
When decorating a room, we don’t tend to give much thought to the waste receptacle. But the decorative details can be important.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
I need to use polymeric sand on an upcoming job. Have you used this material before? Did you find it hard to work with? I’m terrified of having mottled stains …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
HARTFORD, Conn. – The birthplace of abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was disassembled and stored in trailers 20 years ago, has been put up for sale on eBay. The …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
It’s fair to say that downsizing from 10 acres to a standard city lot would be an adjustment for anyone – but especially for two dedicated gardeners. Kurt Madison and …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
My family’s new house is just finished, still a mess of unpacked boxes and construction dust, but already buzzing like a good home should.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
It appears I wasted some money five years ago. I had my brick building repointed with new mortar, and it has deteriorated quickly. Do you have any idea what caused …
Sat., July 29, 2017
Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 10 a.m.
Summer is a hard time for me to think about decorating; I mostly turn my focus outside to my garden and porch. But I do use these months to edit …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
I’m starting to have some rot issues with my 10-year-old deck. Not only are some of the treated wood decking boards rotting, but I’m also noticing that the tops of …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 1 p.m.
David Austin Roses display gardens, an hour from Stratford-upon-Avon, covers about 2 acres. The gardens are divided into separate “rooms” surrounded by brick walls or clipped hedges. In addition to …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
We need to have a new blacktop driveway installed, and I thought it was going to be a simple process of comparing quotes. It turns out it’s somewhat confusing. I …
Sat., July 8, 2017
If it’s something you’re going to look at and touch every day, you want it to be perfect. Case in point: the water glass. Yet finding one with the right …
Sat., July 1, 2017, noon
We gardeners often want what we don’t have: If our gardens are sunny, we long for shady retreats. Conversely, those who have shady yards yearn for sunshine. While some might …
Sat., June 17, 2017
Summer for many of us means reconnecting with water – lakeside hikes, paddles in the sea, luxuriant floats in some relaxing pool. And that connection isn’t confined just to the …
Sat., June 17, 2017
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Sun., June 11, 2017
So today, with summer looming just beyond the horizon, let’s celebrate backyards and the world of possibilities they present.
Sat., June 10, 2017, noon
Garden tour season officially begins this month. First up is Saturday’s Spokane in Bloom tour, hosted by the Inland Empire Gardeners. This year’s spotlight is on six inspiring gardens on …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Now in its 15th year, Farm Chicks brings vintage, antique, country, retro, shabby chic and more to the fairgrounds for a two-day show that draws thousands of shoppers.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
A well-planned home landscape – whether designed professionally or by the gardener-in-residence – does a beautiful job of reflecting those who live there.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
When planning a pergola, consider structural challenges first, then aesthetics.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
From kitchen herb gardens to miniature indoor trees, interior designers are increasingly bringing plants into their home design projects.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
City officials say they have not been able to get much done on a growing trash pile at a foreclosed Tumwater home considered hazardous.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
It just so happens fire pits are a minor hobby of mine. I’ve built several and sat around many. Here are a few key fire pit ideas to consider.