Stories tagged: home
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.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
A Victorian home in northeast Spokane was built in 1890 for a former city mayor and is now up for sale
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Authorities say a Connecticut man is under arrest after massive amounts of explosive black powder were found in nearly every room of his home, enough to potentially blow up his …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
I asked a contractor to build a set of porch steps using name-brand materials. He made a mess of it and when you step off the last step you trip …
Sat., April 8, 2017
Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
Even though it’s too early to transplant our seedlings out in the garden, a few mild days can make any gardener want to jump the gun. Unfortunately, this can lead …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
I’ve seen those standardized spring checklists over the years, and I sort of chuckle at many of them. I realize the authors have good intentions, but I often wonder if …
Sun., March 26, 2017
“Everything is so casual these days, it’s nice to be a bit more formal in a room where you entertain or gather your family,” said designer Erica Burns. “The room …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 7 a.m.
Diagonal bracing can quiet roof noises.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
This year, I’ll be growing a small cutting garden right in the middle of my vegetable garden. Cut flowers are often a blend of perennials, bulbs and annuals, but I’m …
Fri., March 17, 2017
What you lose in integrity, you make up for in savings, and these days, most folks can’t tell the difference.
Sat., March 11, 2017, 8 a.m.
Basements can be cold and dark, and often get much less decorating attention than the rest of the house. But you can gain new, useful and stylish living space by …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 7 a.m.
My 10-year-old house developed some cosmetic cracks in the mortar. I got some bids to have tuck-pointing work done and nearly gagged when I looked at the cost.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Rose Quartz is a soft light pink that, according to Pantone, fulfills “our yearning for reassurance and security.” If you ask me, it’s just the sort of calming color our …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Oftentimes, gardeners will engage in what has been amusingly coined “zonal denial” and buy a plant that isn’t hardy enough. Because it’s so desirable, they are certain it will grow …
Sat., March 4, 2017
I’ve got an exciting outdoor patio project I’m about to start. But I need your help. This is a multi-level patio that will be connected by several different sets of …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8 a.m.
I’ve got 1,500 square feet of lakefront boardwalk made from composite decking. The brand is Trex Accents. It started developing black spots within two years of the installation. I’m mad …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5 p.m.
having a small bathroom remodeled. My wife and I thought we did our due diligence and hired a great contractor. I came home from work to discover the ceramic wall …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
“Everyone can grow a garden.” That will be the recurring theme for my columns throughout this year’s growing season. I strongly believe everyone should be able to successfully grow a …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
The designers describe their first-ever Badgley Mischka Home Collection, which launched last week, as “couture furniture” infused with old Hollywood glamour.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
In “Hotel Chic at Home” (The Monacelli Press), author Sara Bliss tries to capture the transformative power of travel, and that moment in a stylish hotel when you say to …