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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Ask the Builder: Avoid these mistakes in residential home building

UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2023

Each week, I have the good fortune to speak on the phone with homeowners all across the USA who ask me to solve problems at their homes. Many of these homeowners are facing expensive repairs because of mistakes made by the home builder. Each error is avoidable. The link to arrange a coaching phone call is
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In the Garden: Garden Fair returns next weekend, with by-appointment shopping and advice

If You Go Garden Fair & Plant Sale When: By appointment only on Friday and Saturday. Where: 222 N. Havana St., just south of the fairgrounds. More details: To sign up for a time slot, find the link to appointment scheduling beginning at 9 a.m. Monday at Foundation members will have received an email containing the link to appointment scheduling on Saturday. There is also a list of plants at the same link.

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Ask the Builder: Sources of sewer gas

Two months ago I received a desperate text from a young woman who’s the cantor at my church. All of a sudden she was smelling noxious sewer gas in her condominium. She had moved in just two months before and for weeks there had not been a problem.
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Appealing to the senses

Homes have a scent — only sometimes intentionally. Depending on the situation, they can attract or repel. Appealing to the senses, specifically a sense of smell, can be easily achieved, especially for those looking to do so naturally. Looking for ways to infuse scents into your home? Here are some top Design Recipes tips. 1. Consider herbs. From sage to lavender, many herbs can provide an ...
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Nine tips to separate remote ‘work’ from ‘home’

As home and work have converged for many, it can be challenging to discern how to separate the two. How do you avoid having home feel like “the office” while still creating an environment that feels like home? Where is the work-life balance? Here are some recommendations for designing an ideal blend of work and relaxation under the same roof. 1. Create a separate area for work. Ideally, this ...
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Get rid of that kitchen island with these clever alternatives

Kitchen islands have taken over the interior design scene for years now — perhaps too long. Some homeowners are starting their own trends by taking out their massive kitchen centerpieces and replacing them with new ideas. Here are some of the best ways you can design a kitchen without installing an island. Freestanding table Islands are great at providing additional kitchen counter space, but ...
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How ‘live, laugh, love’ and Rae Dunn took over American homes

UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2023

In 1994, Rae Dunn took a ceramics class in San Francisco and figured out almost immediately that she loved everything about working with clay. In particular, she developed a fondness for stamping words onto her pottery pieces as a way to express herself.Nearly three decades after starting her ceramics business, a small act of self-expression has exploded into a major business with a cult following.

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