Stories tagged: home
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.
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. 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 …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.
“A white toilet and a white sink are the most expected thing you can do in a bathroom,” says designer Scott Sanders. “A powder room should be chic and interesting. …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
The average price for homes with sales closing in August was $260,800 – nearly unchanged from $259,300 in July, and down from a peak of $268,830 in June, according to …
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 …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, noon
Don’t wait until you have mobility issues to make your house ready for it.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, noon
Pastels are gender-neutral and blend well with other colors while creating a sense of soothing and calm in a subtle way.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, noon
Installing a pre-hung door
Sat., July 28, 2018, 10 a.m.
Executed correctly, stock-tank pools achieve a certain design aesthetic for a fraction of the cost of an in-ground pool.
Sat., July 14, 2018, 11 a.m.
When it comes to cleaning painted walls, the finish of the paint is what matters; the color doesn’t. Flat paint is the hardest to clean but the easiest to touch …